Pilot Garage made important evaluations about the second-hand market and auto expertise sector, which was active last year due to supply problems and currency fluctuations in zero kilometer vehicles. Cihan Emre, General Coordinator of Pilot Garage, stated that the auto check-up/appraisal industry broke a new record in 2021, and that 7,5 percent of the approximately 70 million second-hand vehicles sold had an appraisal process. He pointed out that the sales of the models with an average of 1 percent increase compared to 2020. Emphasizing that the radical price increases in the last quarter of the year led consumers to models aged 80 and over, Emre said, “In our appraisal operations in 10, we observed that 2021 out of every 100 vehicles were pert (heavily damaged). Consumers are turning to older cars as purchasing costs have risen. It is critical to pass these cars through very detailed checks before purchasing them.” said.
In the year 2021, which we left behind, Pilot Garage Otomotiv A.Ş. General Coordinator Cihan Emre shared important information. Expressing that the auto appraisal industry broke a record again in 1 with the effect of the new regulation on the second-hand vehicle trade that came into effect on September 2020, 2021, Emre stated that 7,5 percent of the approximately 70 million second-hand vehicles sold had an appraisal process. In the vehicle market, according to our observations, when we look at the year in general, cars up to 2021 years old were the most popular. For models up to 2 year old, sales increased by an average of 1 percent compared to 2020 due to stock problems. In our appraisal processes, we encountered more changed/painted parts in 80, just like in 3, on vehicles with zero mileage and very low mileage up to the age of 2021 years. Again, in the check-ups and appraisals, we encountered the fact that 2020 out of every 100 vehicles were pert (heavily damaged). The appetite for profits of those whose primary occupation is not car dealership is increasing fraudulent activities day by day.” made the statement.
Demand rises for vehicles over 2012 model
Sharing his views on the current situation of the second-hand vehicle market, Emre said, “The continuous increase in zero kilometer vehicle prices is unfortunately the biggest reason for the increase in used vehicle prices with high model years. Consumers began to be more interested in 2012 model and below vehicles in order to reduce their purchasing costs. However, since the accident history of older model vehicles will be more extensive, detailed expertise and controls are of great importance. Whether the vehicle is zero kilometer or 30 years old, we definitely recommend that our citizens have a detailed control of the automobile they are considering at TSE Certified corporate expertise points. In this way, they will protect the safety of both life and property with small fees.” said.