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TORONTO, Ontario — The VehicleGateway.com online used-vehicle marketplace for Canada recently made its debut and can help provide dealers and private sellers with an efficient avenue to showcase vehicles for sale and reach out to potential buyers.

It also provides consumers with pertinent information needed to make used-car shopping decisions, such as vehicle histories and current conditions of used units. This can help build confidence among shoppers, which is crucial to the used-car industry.

"VehicleGateway.com is taking the first step in building confidence in the Canadian second-hand vehicle marketplace by empowering consumers with the information that matters," explained Peter Davies, director of sales and marketing at Vehicle Gateway Corp.

"With VehicleGateway.com, consumers now have a source for quality used vehicles and a marketplace built around the full disclosure of pertinent information," he added. "Buying and selling used vehicles just became a lot safer and easier."

Additionally, the site can help sellers reach shoppers who want "used-vehicle prices with new-vehicle features," as it puts a great emphasis certified pre-owned vehicles.

"We recognize that other competing sites are out there, but they can end up being very costly for both buyers and sellers, and they don't offer the same attention to detail that we at VehicleGateway.com pride ourselves on," Davies continued.

"When choosing VehicleGateway.com, private sellers are given a free place to advertise, and buyers are armed with an unprecedented level of insight into the vehicles they are purchasing," he noted.

Also, Vehicle Gateway Corp. has introduced Vehicle Gateway Mobile for shoppers on the go. Officials explained that it is a specially optimized version of VehicleGateway.com that can be viewed via cell phone or smartphone.

Users can go to VehicleGateway.com on any Web-capable handheld device to access the mobile version.