Spending many years working here as an expatriate in Malaysia may beckon the itch of homesickness. However, the last piece of the puzzle to unpack before you leave for home is the car that you bought in Malaysia. Selling the car online may be a quick way to dispose of it as fast as you can but there are risks of getting scammed and a hassle to deal with in terms of paperwork. Fret not! CARSOME now has a program for expatriates to sell their cars to us to make this an easy process!
To make this easy, we spoke to a CARSOME Consultant, our head of inspection, the head of the seller operation, and an expat to document the experience.
Before You Sell to us…
Before we explain the process of selling a car to us, it is very important that loans for the car are all paid off and there is no outstanding summons with the traffic police. If you’re not sure where to check your summons, you can do a quick search via the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan portal (JPJ) here.
What Documents to Bring (As An Expat)
The Following Documents are Needed When Selling Your Car:
- Seller’s original Identification Card or Passport
- Original Vehicle Registration Card
- Vehicle’s original and spare key.
- B5 PUSPAKOM report (this report is only required if you accept our offer after the car inspection.)
How You Can Sell Your Car to CARSOME (as an expat):
Step 1 – Book a free inspection: Head over to CARSOME.my or download our mobile app and click on “Sell Your Car”. Then, fill in your contact details as well as the details of the car you want to sell. Our CARSOME Consultant will contact you to confirm your inspection appointment shortly.
Step 2 – Attend the inspection: Bring in your car for inspection and our certified inspectors will conduct a thorough 175-point inspection on your car — which will only take around 30 minutes, and then we will offer a price for your car on the spot.
Step 3 – Accept the offer: You can choose to accept our offer right away. If it’s an offer you can refuse and have the time to spare, you can put up your car for live bidding where our dealers nationwide will bid for your car where you may get a higher market value*.
Step 4 – Getting the paperwork done: Once you accept the price, we will handle all the paperwork and legalities for you, including ownership transfer and PUSPAKOM inspection. For expats, a B5 PUSPAKOM report will be required to officiate the name transfer to CARSOME. You can either get the report yourself for this step via our guidance or we can assist you for a small fee.
Step 5 – Receive payment: After the paperwork is completed, the transaction of the sale can be done at CARSOME’s office via e-transfer. You will receive the payment within 24 hours.*
Bonus: What is PUSPAKOM?
Puspakom is Malaysia’s national vehicle inspection company that is appointed by the Malaysian government to undertake all mandatory inspections for commercial and private vehicles. The Puspakom B5 report (from the transfer of ownership inspection) is needed to detail the condition of the vehicle and protect the new vehicle owner from illegal purchases.
If you are keen on selling your station wagon to CARSOME, contact us today! CARSOME guarantees trust and transparency toward our customers and we offer the best value for used cars. It’s easy to sell! All you need to do is book an inspection here, attend it and sell it off in just 24 hours!
What started off as a simple hobby of collecting die-cast cars grew to become an obsession with the real deal. Dabbled in property for a year before making a career change to follow his passion for cars. Drives a 2016 Nissan Almera daily with dreams of upgrading to a Toyota one day.