When you buy ...

  • For vehicles, please check with the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) if the seller is registered as the owner of the vehicle, and to verify that the vehicle has not been reported as stolen.
  • Check the background or history of the vehicle before deciding to buy the vehicle. If the vehicle has an outstanding loan, ensure that it is fully paid before the change of ownership takes place.
  • Check the service record to verify the vehicle's history and mileage.
  • Request to have the vehicle tested by an independent service/repair shop.
  • Insist on a proper Sales and Purchase Agreement.

When you sell ...

  • Ask for identification documents from a potential buyer (IC, passport, driving license, etc.) before you allow him/her to test drive. Check with your insurance company whether you have the necessary coverage. Some insurance policies do not cover your losses in case of theft or damage if you have handed over the keys to the car, even if it is only for a test drive.
  • Beware of individuals posing as car dealers who may contact you with the promise of helping you to sell your car, give you a small deposit, and then disappear with your car.
  • Beware of buyers trying to buy your vehicle from a different country and who want to pay with a cheque or bank transfer. This is a common method used by fraudsters.
  • Be sure that you have received the full payment before you hand over the vehicle. If you have accepted payment by cheque, wait until it has been fully cleared by the bank.
  • Insist on a proper Sales and Purchase Agreement.

Remember ...

  • Review a buyer's identification documents before allowing him/her to test drive your vehicle.
  • Beware of false documentations and individuals posing as car dealers.
  • Check the vehicle's service record.