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30 April 2015

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AA Mechanical Checks in West Midlands

Whenever you visit our Motor Market homepage, one of the first messages you are likely to see concerns the “AA Mechanical Checked Cars sold here” banner. Several customers who have contacted our used cars centre here at Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, have asked for more detail about this, so here goes...

When the scheme was first introduced, David Bruce, the director of AA Cars said: “You wouldn’t buy a house unless a survey is carried out, but many people buy a used car without a similar confirmation of its condition. Now dealers can offer a 128-point AA mechanical check, stepping up confidence for their customers”. In their own research, this was considered only slightly less important than a history check by potential buyers (of course, all our Motor Market used cars are HPi-checked too)

The next question we are often asked is: “What does it cover?” In summary, these AA Mechanical Checks include all the principal engine components and their function; plus the electrical and control systems. With the chassis, the body exterior and interior fittings, both steering and front and rear suspension and underframe are all inspected. It also includes the engine compartment, transmission and fuel system, and of course the brakes, wheels and tyres, not forgetting the exhaust system. A road test is also carried out, covering up to three miles, at a maximum of 50mph or any lower legal speed limits.

We think that certainly justifies calling it comprehensive! To go a step further, we’re also happy to talk to you about the range of Dealer Care Extended Guarantee AA Warranties we can also offer, and you'll find full details here: www.motor-market.net/warranty.

Back to David Bruce from the AA for a final word on this superb checking facility: “They will generate a stronger following for dealers, providing a high degree of transparency and buyer confidence in the vehicles they sell”. We can but agree! If you’d like to know more, do give us a call on 01384 411119.


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