RAC Approved Dealers


We recognise that when looking to buy a used vehicle you want to buy with confidence and peace of mind:


  • In who you are buying from
  • That the car is safe to buy (both mechanically and in terms of history)

Peace of mind:

  • That there is someone to turn to if you have a problem with the car
  • That there is someone to turn to if you have a problem with the seller
  • That the car is under warranty with third party support

As the UK's leading motoring organisation we are regularly asked by car buyers how they can purchase a used vehicle with confidence and, demonstrating our position as the Motorists Champion, we feel obliged to put them in contact with a dealership that shares our ethos for quality, integrity and exceptional customer service. That's why we set up our network of RAC Approved Dealers.

RAC Approved Dealers are the only dealers who offer RAC BuySure; a guarantee that every car purchased from one of our Approved Dealers comes with the following:

  • A certificate confirming the vehicle has passed the RAC 82 point Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard
  • A Car Data Check
  • A minimum of 3 months RAC Warranty
  • 12 months RAC Breakdown Cover (Roadside, Recovery, At Home)
  • RAC Accident Care (for the duration of your breakdown cover)

We visit our Approved dealers at least 6 times a year to check their vehicles are prepared to our standards.

TSI Approved Code logoOur Approved Dealers also work to our Used Vehicle Code of Practice. This is the first used vehicle code of practice to be approved by The Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Our code sets out the standard that our Dealers need to follow when it comes to delivering exceptional customer service in line with your consumers rights. Read our code.

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The RAC dealer network is operated by our partner The Warranty Group (TWG).

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We recognise that car buyers want added reassurance when buying a used vehicle


The RAC Approved Preparation Standard is set by us to ensure a consistent minimum level of vehicle preparation at all participating RAC Approved Dealers


All vehicles bought from an RAC Approved Dealer have been prepared to the RAC Approved 82 point standard


Read our guide and discover the benefits of RAC Approved Dealers and how they can help get the right car for you


Make the first step to becoming an Approved RAC Dealer


Looking for used car dealers near you? Browse all the Approved Dealers in your local areas.


If you’re looking at buying a used car from a dealer, find out all you need to know with our Approved Dealers guide.


When you buy a vehicle from one of our RAC Partner Dealers, we’ll give you 12 months complimentary Breakdown cover