How We Prepare Our Cars at McCarthy

Every single car that is listed among our stock is first prepared for sale to guarantee the highest standards of quality are maintained. Our meticulous focus when assessing each vehicle is one reason why we are an RAC Approved Used Car Dealer. The preparation process includes a number of stages that must be followed to meet our strict requirements.

The attention of manufacturer-trained technicians

When a car arrives at either of our Croydon sites they are placed in the hands of our manufacturer-trained technicians for the assessment to begin. The smallest issues can be picked up on and rectified fully as our experts know the particular model in detail.

Genuine parts are fitted

A genuine manufacture part will be sourced and fitted if our technicians judge that a replacement component is needed. They are covered by a warranty for your peace of mind and help to make sure that the issue won’t return.

Service history handed over

Finally, we will hand over the complete service history of your next Approved Used car before you leave our forecourt. 

These documents prove that it was cared for properly by our technicians, and keeps its value high for when you decide to sell or trade in the model.

Advanced diagnostics

Leading-edge diagnostics equipment is used to detect those faults that may not be immediately obvious.

This means that no issue is missed, so you don’t inherit a fault that may be costly to fix.

A full wash and valet

Your chosen vehicle will be washed and valeted before you pick it up so that it looks and feels first-class as you drive away.

What does RAC Approved Used status mean?

Having RAC Approved Used status confirms that we uphold the leading motoring organisation’s commitment to quality, integrity and fine customer service. It also gives assurances that we will follow the 82-point RAC Approved Preparation Standard with every car that is in our possession. For you, our Approved Used status means three months of RAC warranty cover and twelve months of complimentary RAC Roadside Assistance when you buy from us. Search through our stock online and please make an enquiry to arrange a test drive with one of our team members.

RAC Approved

The RAC Approved Dealer Network was developed to take the risk out of buying a used car. McCarthy Cars is approved by the RAC, confirming that we share their ethos of quality, integrity and exceptional customer service. We are the only RAC Approved Dealer in Croydon, making us the most trustworthy place to purchase a used car in this part of South London.

As an RAC Approved Dealer we have committed to the RAC BuySure programme. What this means for our customers is that every car has been subject to an 82-point RAC Approved Preparation Standard to make sure it is of the highest quality and reliability. You also benefit from three months of RAC warranty cover and twelve months of complimentary RAC Roadside Assistance. Supporting you in the event of an accident, the RAC Accident Management Service is an invaluable source of support which buyers of our used cars are automatically enrolled onto.

McCarthy Cars is visited by the RAC at least six times a year to make sure we adhere to all of their strict standards. We recognise that the most important aspect of buying a used car is your confidence in the quality and reliability of your vehicle. Your peace of mind is important to us which is why we ensure that we continue to support you after you have driven your car home from the dealership. Whether for servicing, repairs or roadside assistance, you can turn to us if there is a problem with your vehicle.

To find out more about what buying a car from an RAC Approved Dealer means for you, please contact our dealership in Croydon and a member of the team will be happy to answer your questions. Browse the website to see the cars that are currently in stock and call us if you would like to arrange a test drive.