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Used car dealers near me

Used car dealers near me

When purchasing a second-hand car, one of the main concerns is knowing whether you are buying from a reputable dealer or not. There are more complaints about used cars in the UK than any other purchase, here at the RAC we understand that concern . Our Approved Dealer Network was set up to help alleviate those fears and give you peace of mind and confidence in your purchase.

When asking yourself “Which used car dealers near me can I trust?” our list of Approved Dealers in your local area is a great starting point.

Browse our list of local Approved Dealers in your area and purchase your used car with confidence today.

RAC Approved Dealers near you

Even though there are many reputable used car dealers all across the country, it can be difficult to know which one to go with. With our list of local Approved Dealers you can be assured that you are buying from a dealer who meets our high standards. Not just that, each purchase from one of these dealers comes with BuySure.

RAC BuySure was developed to provide used car buyers with a nationwide approved used car scheme that sets the highest standards and is only open to the very best dealers.

RAC BuySure includes:

  • RAC Approved 82 Point Vehicle Preparation
  • A minimum of 3 Months' RAC Warranty
  • 12 Months' RAC Breakdown Cover (Roadside, Recovery, At Home)
  • RAC Accident Care

While the quality of service may vary from one dealer to another, all of our Approved Dealers share our ethos for quality, integrity and exceptional customer service. To ensure this high level of service, all our Approved Dealers have to meet our RAC Approved Preparation Standard, and we visit them at least 6 times a year to check their vehicles are meeting our standard.

The preparation standard includes checks for:

  • Vehicle History – Includes a VIN Inspection and Vehicle History Report.
  • Road Test – Includes testing the general performance, behaviour of the vehicle and the operation of clutch, transmission, steering, suspension and brakes, including A.B.S.
  • Vehicle Exterior – Includes checks for dents or scratches visible to the eye from a distance of 2m to inspecting exterior trim for security and correct fitting.
  • Vehicle Interior – Includes checks for the operation of door windows to the operation of all internal equipment.
  • Road Wheels & Tyre Check – Includes checks that the vehicle jack, tool kit, locking wheel nut and safety equipment (where applicable) are in place and evidence of uneven tyre wear or casing damage.
  • Engine Compartment – Includes checks that the engine oil level is correct and dipstick oil sample is free from contamination, as well as oil and water leaks.
  • Underbody – Includes checks of the exhaust condition and mountings, plus visual evidence of faults and braking components.
  • Convenience - Includes checks for fully cleaned and valeted vehicles, along with keys and remote fobs.

Contact us today

Find further information here at RAC Approved Dealers or speak to one of our RAC advisers on 0844 891 3111* to get a quote.

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Breakdown cover provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. Arranged, sold and administered by RAC Motoring Services who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities only. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.


RAC Approved Dealers

Used cars from dealers that share our ethos for quality, integrity and exceptional customer service.

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