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We are an RAC BuySure dealer!

The benefits of the Buysure Programme - 

BuySure guarantees that all of our approved vehicles have been prepared to the RAC Approved Preparation Standard and come with:

  • A Car Data Check
  • 82 Point Inspection
  • Minimum 3 months RAC Warranty
  • 12 months RAC Breakdown Cover
  • RAC Accident Care


The benefits of buying from Autostrada - an RAC Approved Dealer:

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Vehicle History

  • VIN Inspection
  • Vehicle History Report Obtained
  • Scheduled Maintenance Performed (inc timing belt)
  • Current MOT Certificate (if applicable)Road Test
  • Cruise Control (if applicable)
  • Satisfactory starting, general performance and behaviour of the vehicle
  • Particular attention to the operation of clutch, transmission, steering, suspension and brakes including A.B.S.
  • Listen for abnormal noises
  • After road test a visual check for fluid leak
  • Gauges operate properly
  • Check battery and starter motor start engine with ease from both hot and cold
  • Check for excessive visual emissions from exhaust
  • Check hot-starting and any evidence of over-heating
  • Check no stored faults on the OBD
  • Ensure correct operation and efficiency of the parking brake

Vehicle Exterior

  • No dents or scratches visible to the eye from a distance of 2m
  • Windscreen free from any damage that would exclude the vehicle from an MOT test
  • Check for any corrosion around paint cracks or chips
  • Operation and condition of exterior mirrors
  • Check all previous structural body repairs/accident damage has been repaired to a satisfactory standard
  • Check body panel/alignment
  • Operation of fuel filler system including petrol caps and lever release system
  • Operation of bonnet catch, safety catch, hinges, tailgate supports
  • Operation of door locks and central locking including child safety locks.
  • Inspect exterior trim for security and correct fitment

Vehicle Interior

  • Operation of door windows (manual / electric)
  • Operation of all exterior lighting equipment and respective control lights and cluster illumination
  • Operation of wipers and washers
  • Operation of convertible roof mechanism (if applicable)
  • Visual check of SRS functionality
  • All warning lights operate correctly
  • Operation of audio and alarm systems
  • Operation of Navigation System (if applicable)
  • Operation of Air-conditioning, heating and demist systems
  • Operation of instruments, gauges and controls
  • Operation of all internal equipment (e.g. cigarette lighters, sun visors, arms rests, etc)
  • Operation of visual and audible driver warning systems
  • Operation of parking assistance systems (if applicable)
  • All drive pedals operate correctly
  • Ensure no evidence of water ingress
  • Operation and condition of seatbelts / mountings
  • Security of seat mountings, head rests and seat adjustment mechanism
  • Operation of interior lights
  • Operation of rear view mirror /sun visors
  • Check operation and condition of sunroof mechanism (if applicable)
  • Ensure correct operation of parcel shelf
  • Inspect interior trim/dashboard for tears, holes, burns or excessive soiling

Wheels and Tyre Check

  • Ensure vehicle jack, tool kit, locking wheel nut and safety equipment (where applicable) are in place
  • Ensure minimum tread depth of 3mm across all tyres including spare (if applicable)
  • Ensure road wheels are free from distortion, gouges or visible cracking
  • Ensure tyres are free from cuts, bulges and inappropriate repairs
  • Inspect for evidence of uneven tyre wear or casing damage

Engine Compartment

  • Check engine oil for correct level and dipstick oil sample is free from contamination
  • Check coolant for correct level and that coolant is free from visual contamination
  • Check vehicles charging system for minimum output
  • Ensure correct gearbox fluid levels manual / automatic (where applicable)
  • Check all Fluid Levels: e.g. brake, clutch, power steering, washer reservoir and battery (including security)
  • Inspect auxiliary drive belts, condition and tension
  • Check engine mountings for security and condition
  • Inspect wiring, pipes, hoses, oil and fuel feed lines for routing, check for damage, chafing and leaks (where visible)
  • Check for oil and water leaks
  • Check condition of cooling system radiator and engine oil cooler/intercooler are free from damage or excessive corrosion
  • Ensure no evident undue engine noise

For hybrid vehicles only:

  • Check operation of Hybrid cooling system
  • Inspect switchable powertrain mount Hybrid entertainment and information display
  • Check entertainment and information display

Underbody

  • Check exhaust condition and mountings
  • Check clamps and security
  • Ensure no evidence of fluid or exhaust leaks
  • Check Catalytic Converter
  • Check operation and condition of steering for leaks and security
  • Check tie rod ends, CV boots and rack boots condition
  • Check condition of front and rear suspension
  • No visual evidence of faults to braking components
  • Ensure brake pads have a minimum of 50% material remaining
  • Check underbody for excess corrosion and ensure that the chassis is free from extensive structural repairs
  • Ensure transmission/driveshaft is secure and free from excessive play
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