Autochoice Bristol is an RAC approved dealer. What does that mean to you?
April 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM
When you’re buying a used car, choosing a reputable dealer to buy it from can seem a very difficult task. You can trawl the Internet and look for dealers with a good reputation but you might still have doubts. Buying from a private seller doesn't give you the reassurance you need either as you're relying on their word that the car is sound and reliable.
What is the Royal Automobile Club? (RAC)
Ideally, you should look for a used car dealer who uses a motoring organisation or independent engineer to inspect their cars.
The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) is an organisation of such which provides the valuable service of inspection to used car dealers so that it 100% sure they follow the established code of practices to ensure service quality. It follows, therefore, that RAC approved dealers will have high standards and can be considered trustworthy.
Why trust the RAC?
Trustworthiness is such important element when it comes to buying a used car that RAC did a survey to a sample of over 2,300 motorists. The survey results revealed that the 67% of the motorists asked believed they had been sold a car with hidden defects while the percentage of 21% thought that their used car was over-priced. Motorists claim that they have spent, on average, more than 10 hours researching their purchase both on the internet and visiting the used cars dealers before taking the plunge, so they are not to be fully blamed.
Buying a used car from an RAC Approved Dealer, like Autochoice Bristol, helps you to resolve such problems. Used car dealers who have their brands endorsed as with the RAC Approved Dealer status have proved their quality, integrity and customer focus time and time again.
The BuyShure Programme
Autochoice Bristol, as an approved dealer, is also part of the RAC BuySure programme. This is a national approved used car scheme that all kinds of dealers can apply to join.
Independent dealers, franchises and car supermarkets can be accepted onto the BuySure programme and subscribe to the very high standards set for selling used cars. The programme guarantees that dealers will provide an 82-point RAC Approved Preparation Standard for each car or van with a warranty cover of at least 3 months.
The programme also provides RAC Roadside breakdown cover with support in the event of an accident via the RAC Accident Management Service.
RAC complies with the Sale of Goods Act
Buying a used car from an approved RAC dealer means that the car will comply with the Sale of Goods Act.
This states that an item must be of acceptable quality to a level you’d expect taking into account certain factors such as price, age, make/model and mileage. The vehicle also needs to be as described, roadworthy and suitable for your intended use.
In the unlikely event of a problem with the used car, you buy from an RAC approved dealer, they’ll co-operate with you and offer a refund in line with your consumer rights. This applies to buying a car online as well as in person.
So, does it worth buying from an RAC approved dealer? – Yes, it definitely does!
Given all these benefits of buying a used car from an RAC approved dealer, it makes eminent sense to trust Autochoice Bristol for your next purchase.
Trusting RAC means that you can trust us too, by enjoying a happy on-going relationship with our brand.
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