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RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

Buyers of used vehicles through the RAC's Approved Dealer scheme will now benefit from the new, independently-accredited code

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck

RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Motorcycles, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles all now covered by the RAC's vehicle check service

RAC Cars partners with Motors.co.uk to shake up car search market

RAC Cars partners with Motors.co.uk to shake up car search market

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2016 12:00 BST

RAC Cars and Motors.co.uk have joined forces to create a powerful new advertising partnership that takes competition in the car search market to the next level.

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying.

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 00:01 BST

Britain’s least trustworthy dealers should be left with “nowhere to hide” as a result of new Consumer Rights Act 2015, says RAC In first six months, onus lies with dealer to prove vehicle was not defective when sold New law could boost resale values of second-hand cars

​Car dealers’ failure to put problems right fuels lack of trust among buyers

​Car dealers’ failure to put problems right fuels lack of trust among buyers

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2015 00:01 BST

RAC BuySure research finds that more than a third (39%) of motorists who have bought a used-car would under no circumstances use the same dealer again.

RAC comment on Glass's look at car clocking - practice needs to be "stamped out once and for all"

RAC comment on Glass's look at car clocking - practice needs to be "stamped out once and for all"

News   •   Apr 23, 2015 17:35 BST

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on a study from Glass's on car clocking.

RAC Cars launches free-to-advertise used car market place

RAC Cars launches free-to-advertise used car market place

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2015 09:00 BST

RAC signals transformation of Britain’s used car market from top to bottom, with launch of online car showroom that matches millions of potential buyers with used cars.

Motorists lack trust in garages as two thirds claim bad experience

Motorists lack trust in garages as two thirds claim bad experience

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2015 09:30 GMT

The UK’s garages are facing calls for better transparency and improved service as almost two thirds (60%) of motorists say they have had a bad experience when taking their car in for a repair, service or MOT.

RAC warns against buying a car on 'face value' alone
RAC launches drivetime radio campaign for RAC Cars

RAC launches drivetime radio campaign for RAC Cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2013 00:01 BST

The RAC is investing in a new drivetime radio advertising campaign to raise awareness of the RAC Cars website.

Launch of RAC Cars brings peace of mind to used car buyers

Launch of RAC Cars brings peace of mind to used car buyers

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2013 00:01 BST

Launch of RAC Cars promises to give consumers a new level of trust, transparency and confidence in the purchase of their next used vehicle.

RAC Cars appoints automotive experts to drive launch and growth

RAC Cars appoints automotive experts to drive launch and growth

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2013 00:01 GMT

The RAC has appointed two of the UK’s leading specialists in the automotive commercial industry to head up its RAC Cars business, created following the acquisition of Netcars.com.

RAC launches a safer way to buy a second-hand car

RAC launches a safer way to buy a second-hand car

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2013 00:01 GMT

The RAC to rock the second-hand market with the launch of its RAC Cars website, following its acquisition of Netcars.com.