RAC Approved Dealers

When you’re buying a used car, you want to be confident you’re getting a great vehicle at a fair price. With an RAC Approved Dealer, you don’t need to worry.

Every eligible car from an RAC Approved Dealer comes with all this:

  • 82-point Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard
    Each car is checked against the RAC’s strict preparation standard so you know you’re getting a safe and reliable vehicle.
  • Vehicle History Check
    This is to make sure the vehicle you’re buying isn't stolen, written off or being sold with outstanding finance.
  • RAC Warranty
    With a minimum of 3 months RAC Warranty, you can relax knowing if anything goes wrong we’ll be here to help.
  • 12 months FREE RAC Breakdown Cover*
    If you break down in the first year you can be assured that help is at hand 24/7.

You’ll get complete peace of mind that:

  • You’re buying from a trustworthy seller with the RAC stamp of approval.
  • The car you’re buying is safe and under warranty.
  • We’ll support you in the unlikely event that you have a problem with the car or the seller.

12 months FREE RAC Breakdown Cover*

With our award-winning breakdown cover, if you break down in the first year you can rest assured that help is at hand 24/7. Accident Care is included too.


Why choose an RAC Approved Dealer?

To make sure our dealers meet the RAC’s high standards, we audit them at least 6 times a year. That way, you know you’re buying a high-quality vehicle from a seller you can trust.

We also make sure our approved dealers work to our Used Vehicle Code of Practice, so you get an exceptional level of customer service. This code is approved by The Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

  RAC Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard Mandatory Warranty RAC Breakdown Cover
RAC Approved Dealer   Min 3 months up to 36 months 12 Months Free*
RAC Warranty Dealer   Min 3 months up to 36 months 12 Months Free*
Other Dealer      
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RAC Approved Dealers near me

Find your nearest local RAC Approved Dealer.

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Vehicle Preparation Standard

See the full standard all RAC Approved Dealers follow to make sure you get a car you can rely on.

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Become an RAC Approved Dealer

Are you a used car dealer looking to grow your business? Learn how becoming an RAC Approved Dealer helps you attract more customers.

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Make a complaint

If you’re unhappy with the service you’ve received from an RAC Approved Dealer, we’re here to help.

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Many vehicle breakdowns happen at home – but with RAC At Home Cover you can get on with your day quickly again.


If your vehicle breaks down miles away from home, national recovery cover from the RAC could prove invaluable – find out more here.


If your vehicles in the garage after a breakdown, RAC’s Onward Travel helps you keep moving. We’ll pay for hire care for up to 3 days, overnight accommodations or alternative transport.


If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the side of the road, our vehicle recovery service will transport it to either a garage or back to your home address.


RAC European Breakdown Cover provides you with peace of mind and single-trip or annual cover you can rely on during your holidays.


Find out what the RAC offers that the AA and Green Flag don't.


*12 months free RAC Breakdown cover is provided following the purchase of a vehicle from one of our RAC Approved Dealerships (subject to customer activation) and applies to the vehicle purchased at the RAC Approved Dealership. If this condition is not complied with, we reserve the right to cancel this membership.

Your membership will automatically renew each year on a continuous basis using the payment details you gave us when activating your cover, unless you opt out. 12 months free breakdown cover cannot be activated while in a breakdown situation. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer excludes taxis and minibuses. Business cover cannot be redeemed online, please call to activate.

Breakdown cover arranged and administered by RAC Financial Services Limited (Registered No 05171817) and provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and/or RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England and Wales at RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. RAC Motoring Services and RAC Financial Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

The RAC will seek to recoup the cost of recovery from your insurer/3rd party insurer. You may be asked to pay if this isn’t possible.

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