AAA Northern California Launches New Peer-to-Peer Used Car Buying and Selling Service

AAA CarConnect enables safe and trusted used car-buying process for both buyers and sellers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 – AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah today announced the launch of AAA CarConnect, a new service for used car buyers and sellers that is safe, simple and smart. Launching in San Jose, Calif., this service provides guidance from trusted AAA Auto Advisors, a neutral location for buyers and sellers to meet, a 60+ Point Used Car Inspection, DMV services and secure transactions of funds.

“As a leader in safety, we want to provide assistance to our Members and the general public in the used car-buying market, an area of the automotive industry historically rife with safety and trust challenges,” said Tim Condon, president and CEO, AAA Northern California. “96 percent of people say trust is missing in the used car buying and selling process. Through AAA CarConnect, we want to remove those barriers and provide an easy and safe way for buyers and sellers to connect and enable secure payments while also providing the impartial trust and guidance that is the cornerstone of all of AAA services.”

This new service is launching in time for the December holiday car season, well-documented to be the ideal time for used car buying and selling1. For sellers, the service will provide guidance, an inspection and appraisal for each car, and assistance in car listings on preferred online marketplaces. AAA CarConnect will also provide a neutral place for test drives and insurance checks and help handle DMV paperwork and assist in payment transaction via a secure payment solution.

For buyers, this new service will provide full transparency into vehicle quality and include trusted and expert guidance from AAA Auto advisors from start to finish. Transactions completed through AAA CarConnect come with a 30-day limited warranty for qualified vehicles and options for additional services from financing through insurance, maintenance and more.

CarConnect is currently available at the AAA San Jose Brokaw Commons branch located on Brokaw Road in San Jose, California, with plans to expand to additional AAA branches in 2018. AAA Members will receive a 20 percent discount on their buying or selling package.

About AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah offers a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and discounts to more than 5.7 million members. AAA has been an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded over a century ago.

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