Carsales.com Ltd has announced the launch of new sub-brand Carfacts.com.au, which is intended to help consumers buying and selling vehicles to check the car’s financial, legal and safety history.
The service can be accessed via the classified pages of Carsales.com.au and CarPoint.com.au, as well as on the standalone site Carfacts.com.au.
The reports will cost consumers $25 and are intended to offer more security by providing certification to comply with the Federal Government’s new Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).
CarFacts point of difference is that it combines publicly available data with historical sales information from the carsales.com Ltd network.
The launch of the platform coincides with the appointment of Chris Polites to the newly created role of director – automotive. Chris was formerly head of agency relations and automotive industry manager at Google Australia. Polites will join the team on 23rd April.
Polites said in a press release: “I’m very pleased to be able to join the team at Carsales. Online and automotive are both fast moving marketplaces. Carsales has a history and culture of innovation and I’m keen to add my expertise into the mix.”