January 14, 2016 at 11:10 AM
The RAC are the self-confessed UK Motorists Champion, having been in business since the turn of the last century and with a reputation that goes before them.
The fact they now endorse UK car dealerships with the RAC Approved Dealer status is an enormous added benefit to both buyers and dealers alike. Who else would a car buyer look for reassurance and peace of mind when buying a car other than, an iconic and reputable motoring organisation?
The RAC Approved Dealer Network was launched to give motorists the assurance that they can avoid the many difficulties of buying a used car from a run-of-the-mill dealer or a private buyer.
Since the launch of the internet, it's become easier to attract a wide audience of potential customers.
With this, however, comes drawbacks as it's easy to make a car look good on the outside without necessarily showing what's going on under the bonnet. In these situations, usually the buyer's left to carry the can with unexpected expenses and much inconvenience.
This threat's very real because an RAC survey recently carried out on over 2,000 motorists revealed that more than two thirds of drivers believe they may have been sold a malfunctioning car and nearly a quarter were left feeling they'd paid over the odds for their vehicle.
You can hardly blame the motorists, who often spent many hours doing their homework before handing over their hard-earned cash.
The benefits for customers who buy from an RAC Approved Dealer, such as Used Cars of Bristol, are far-reaching. For those looking for an RAC Approved Dealer in Bristol and the West Country, Used Cars of Bristol, like all selected Approved Dealerships, are strictly vetted by the RAC and chosen based on reliability, honesty, quality and top customer service.
The RAC, who only approve car dealers who meet these stringent criteria, have also gone the extra mile by launching a service known as RAC BuySure, which gives used car buyers and dealers alike the chance to be part of a national approved used car scheme with the highest of standards. Dealers that have earned this accolade include independent dealerships and franchises, both large and small.
Approved dealers endorsed by the RAC are bound by what's known as an 82-Point Preparation Standard, approved by the RAC for every single vehicle the dealership sells. This includes at least a 3 month RAC Warranty with 12 months RAC Roadside Breakdown Cover and membership of the RAC Accident Management Service, which is a support service by the professionals should the member suffer a motoring accident.
All levels of cover can be extended should the buyer wish to have the continued peace of mind that their vehicle's supported by the RAC. For those in the market for a second-hand car, with so many fantastic benefits, there really are no excuses not to buy from an RAC Approved Dealer.