MUV by Tan Cheong Motors is expanding the scale of its operations by introducing a new website for consumers to buy and sell vehicles. All the paperwork is handled by MUV, and potential buyers will have the option to view the vehicles before committing to a purchase.
MUV was founded in 2013 as a one stop centre for buying and selling cars. It is effectively a used car lot; although one that offers more after sales support than most other second hand dealers. The new MUV Xchange Platform is an extension of this service, which shifts a portion of the dealings with MUV to the website – making it easier to trade vehicles and reducing the amount of paperwork needed.
Sellers can contact MUV through the website, and will then receive a visit from an appointed valuer within 24 hours. The seller will then be quoted a price for the vehicle, after which they will be asked to drop it off at the nearest MUV Xchange Centre.
Potential buyers can also use the MUV Xchange Platform to bid on vehicles, although they will need to do so using bidding credit bought from the site. It is notable that buyers will only be able to pre-bid through the website; but must still visit one of the viewing days to place a final bid.
MUV has also released the MUV Xchange Platfrom as an app on Android and iOS – although it looks like this is only for dealers to bid on potential vehicles. It might be a little odd for a service to exclude regular consumers from the mobile platform, but that is what it is.
There are currently three MUV hubs in the Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor; and has held 50 auctions for over 11,000 vehicles since it was established. The actual MUV website is down at the time of this writing.