Thursday, May 17, 2007

Good News For Used Cars Buyers ?


Puspakom inspection for second-hand car deals from July onwards
BY SIM LEOI LEOI - The Star

PUTRAJAYA: From July 1, all private vehicles will have to undergo mandatory Puspakom inspection before the transfer of ownership. Mandatory checks for all private vehicles before these can be sold will start July 1. In response to this, Puspakom has promised to set up another 10 branches to cope with the increase in the volume of cars to be inspected expected from the enforcement of the ruling.
Another additional RM 72 Million annual revenues for Puspakom ?

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1 comment:

kittykat46 said...

Easier said than done. Currently new non-locally assembled cars and also all commercial vehicles have to be inspected prior to road tax renewal. Puspakom barely copes with the volume of work.
Plus a lot of hanky-panky in the inspection certification.

Ever wonder why there are so many badly maintained commercial vehicles - buses, lorries, on the road, yet they pass the Puspakom inspection every 6 months ?

I work with a foreign multinational, which won't pay such "coffee-money", so every time our vehicles go in for inspection we put in a lot of effort to make sure they are in tip-top condition. But I know a lot of companies don't do that, and elect to pay "lubricating oil" to Puspakom fellas.

So now, they have a wonderful new source of "oil".