We pride ourselves on being an RAC Approved Dealer, supplying 1,000’s of quality RAC Approved vehicles every year.
The RAC brand is synonymous with quality and integrity, the same ideals we apply at Unbeatablecar every day. The approved dealer scheme was launched in January 2013 as a ground breaking program designed by the RAC, to create a high level of protection and reassurance for all used car buyers.
The RAC’s main objective was to make it easy for motorists to find the good, reputable dealers, in an often crowded & confusing market place.
RAC Approved Dealers are the only dealers able to offer the Buysure scheme. Each dealer is regularly audited, their processes checked, and their quality thoroughly tested. Every Approved Dealer shares the RAC ethos for quality, integrity and exceptional customer service.
Buying a used car can become a complicated experience, and many people feel vulnerable or unsure of the right questions to ask. This can often lead to customers feeling rushed and pressured into buying a vehicle, without going through the necessary checks and inspections.
Having a car that has been confirmed as good quality, safe, and legal, by an RAC approved qualified professional, takes away these problems before you’ve even looked at it.
The RAC brand is one of the most trusted brands in the UK with an excellent reputation for high quality and honesty, and whilst we looked at several other scheme providers, the RAC stood head and shoulders above the rest.
Our experience tells us that customers who have a car checked in this way feel safer, less stressed, and are far happier that everything is in order. Unbeatablecar and all RAC Approved Dealers are committed to providing the very best quality cars and service, to ensure the customer receives a great vehicle with a fantastic buying experience.
The RAC recognise that customers want peace of mind when buying a used car, and we at Unbeatablecar want that too. By purchasing a car from an RAC Approved Car Supermarket, you can rest assure it comes with a Premium BuySure complete package, listed here below in more detail.
Many people buy a car on its looks, so hearts can rule heads very easily, people feel vulnerable or unsure of the right questions to ask. It can be a worrying experience and motorists can find themselves confused and unsure about who to trust.
RAC Buysure completely eliminates this problem, turning a possible nightmare into a fantastic, pleasurable experience.
The RAC Buysure check list includes:
GAP stands for Guaranteed Asset Protection, and that’s exactly what is does.
In the event of a total loss, Gap insurance is designed to cover the difference between your motor insurance and the amount you originally paid for the car, or the amount outstanding on finance – whichever is greater.
RAC Combined GAP and RTI Insurance is intended to provide financial protection against this loss, when buying your car, regardless of how you originally funded the purchase.
If you bought your vehicle outright and paid £26,500 for your car and your motor insurance pay-out is £14,000, RTI can pay up to the difference of £12,500 to top it up to the original £26,500. If you had an outstanding finance payment of £17,500 Finance GAP insurance may pay out up to £3,500.
In this instance the Combined GAP and RTI payment would be £12,500.
RAC Combined GAP and RTI Insurance can provide protection for a term to suit you from 12 months up to a maximum of 60 months for GAP cover and 36 Months for the RTI cover and will pay out up to the purchase price of the vehicle or the outstanding finance, whichever is the greatest.
RAC GAP and RTI Insurance is fully cancellable. If you wish to cancel, providing no claim has been made, you may be entitled to a pro-rata refund on the remainder of the policy calculated monthly for each full month left to run subject to terms and conditions.
RAC Combined Guaranteed Asset Protection insurance is subject to terms and conditions. You should note there are certain limitations in terms of the maximum amount you may claim.
Before any vehicle can become an Unbeatablecar, its pedigree has to be proven to be of the highest standard.
More complex that the standard run of the mill history check, the RAC Car Passport combines information from Experian, Glasses, WhatCar, and the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), to provide the most comprehensive report currently available in the UK.
Launched in February 2016, RAC Car Passport has been an incredible success. It has excelled in taking on existing services such as HPI, Experian and CDL, the RAC Car Passport has delivered, to both the dealer and the customer, something that has been lacking in the market place for years.
Some of the RAC Car Passport standard features are;
A complete car history check, including 10 alerts:
Up to £30,000 of guarantee to cover your car history check data.
A thorough RAC Car Passport check can help you avoid the cars history coming back to haunt you. In the UK an average of 1 in 200 cars are sold despite having been marked for scrap. Motorists can potentially find their new car costing far more than they thought, and in many cases having to spend money on repairs they could have avoided. Additionally, driving a scrapped car is extremely hazardous and can potentially result in a dangerous accident, often with the driver being uninsured as a consequence.
Write-offs are another concern for the safety of drivers. It is illegal to drive a written-off car if it hasn’t been repaired properly, or had the appropriate Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) by the DVLA. To avoid being caught out by a miss-sold car, whenever buying from a private seller, it is important to personally confirm the car’s history to avoid any legal difficulty. The fact that 1 in 6 cars is an insurance write-off means that there are a lot of vehicles out there to be wary of, and failure to make the appropriate checks will mean you could be driving a car that could be illegal to be on the road.
There are a number of products currently available, which produce reports similar to the above, however none are as customer friendly and as simple to understand as the RAC Car Passport.
At Unbeatablecar we have used HPI Trade Check for over 30 years, and have been very happy with the great service and the excellent results. HPI is integrated with our central Dealer Management Software, and forms a key part of our pedigree check process. As HPI uses different databases and different ways of sourcing information, we feel our customers are best protected if we use both RAC Car Passport and HPI Trade Check systems, when checking our vehicles provenance. We have found the systems complement each other well, to give the highest level of history coverage.
It’s quite common for motorists to take advantage of the savings to be had by bulk purchasing several services at a time in advance. The RAC Service plans we offer allow you to spread the cost of the servicing over many months as opposed to forking out a large sum when the time comes for the maintenance.
With an RAC Service plan you can be certain that genuine original equipment or manufacturers OE equivalent parts are always used – oils, consumables and fluids are all included in the monthly price.
When you chose to buy your service plan through Unbeatablecar there are several advantages, the cost of the parts and labour within the plans are fixed at today’s prices, so sudden seasonal changes in the market won’t affect how much you’re forking out keeping your new car in a safe tip-top condition.
Another advantage is that a service book correctly stamped will improve the residual values of the car on the used market, New & Nearly New car warranties will usually only remain valid if you use the recommended parts and follow the manufactures servicing guidelines.
The main reason to purchase an RAC service plan is to take advantage of the savings to be made against the cost of having your vehicle maintained at a franchised dealership, the labour rates at Unbeatablecar are usually 30 - 50 per cent less expensive than the main dealer, combine this with the increased buying power Unbeatablecar now have when negotiating discounts on bulk parts & oil purchses, all results in reduced servicing prices, but still with the excellent quality & attention to detail you would expect from the Uk's largest RAC Approved Dealership.