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RAC Approved Dealership

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We're proud to be an RAC Approved Dealer

Giving you complete confidence in buying from Pound Avenue Car Sales

At Pound Avenue Car Sales we feel it to be important for you the customer to have piece of mind that as you drive off of our forecourt your vehicle is protected against mechanical failure. This is why we have teamed up with the RAC to be able to offer you RAC warranties ( available from 3 to 36 months ) for your total piece of mind. For more information on the warranties we offer please call us today or drop in.

What does this include?

RAC Approved

82 Point Vehicle Preparation Standard

An RAC approved vehicle preparation standard that all Approved Dealers have to meet and are audited on.

RAC Approved

Car Data Check

Ensures the vehicle you are buying isn't stolen, written off or has outstanding finance

RAC Approved

RAC Warranty

A minimum of 3 months RAC Warranty

RAC Approved

RAC Breakdown Cover

12 months vehicle-based breakdown cover including Roadside, Recovery and At Home

RAC Approved

RAC Accident Care

Your RAC breakdown cover includes Accident Care and Motor Legal Care (for the duration of Breakdown Cover)

Our RAC 82 point inspection

Vehicle History

  • VIN Inspection
  • Vehicle History Report Obtained
  • Scheduled Maintenance Performed(inc timing belt)
  • Current MOT Certificate (if applicable)
  • Engine number check

Road Test

  • Cruise Control (if applicable)
  • Starting system, general performance and behaviour of the vehicle
  • Clutch, transmission, steering, suspension and brakes including A.B.S.
  • No evidence of abnormal noises
  • No visual fluid leaks after road test
  • Gauges operate properly
  • Check battery and starter motor start engine with ease from both hot and cold
  • Efficiency of parking brake
  • Check to ensure no excessive visual emissions from exhaust
  • Check no engine management lights are illuminated on test drive or when engine idling
  • Engine cooling fans operate at appropriate temperature

Vehicle Exterior

  • No dents that have either cracked paint or are larger than 50mm in diameter
  • Windscreen free from any damage that would exclude the vehicle from an MOT test
  • No signs of bodywork corrosion
  • Exterior mirrors
  • All structural body repairs/accident damage have been repaired using manufacturer approved methods
  • Ensure correct body panel fitting and alignment
  • Operation of fuel filler system including petrol caps and lever release system
  • Bonnet catch, safety catch, hinges, tailgate supports
  • Door locks and central locking including child safety locks
  • Exterior trim for security and correct fitment

Vehicle Interior

  • Wipers and washers
  • Visual and audible driver warning systems
  • Rear view mirror / sun visors
  • Parking assistance systems
  • Navigation System
  • Interior lights
  • Instruments, gauges and controls
  • Door windows (manual / electric)
  • Convertible roof mechanism (if applicable)
  • Audio and alarm systems
  • All internal equipment (e.g. cigarette lighters, sun visors, arms rests, etc)
  • All exterior lighting equipment and respective control lights and cluster illumination
  • Air-conditioning, heating and demist systems
  • Sunroof mechanism
  • Operation and condition of seatbelts / mountings
  • No evidence of water ingress
  • No interior trim / dashboard for tears, holes, burns or excessive soiling
  • Parcel shelf or tonneau cover if fitted
  • All warning lights operate correctly
  • All drive pedals operate correctly
  • SRS warning light functionality
  • Security of seat mountings, head rests and seat adjustment mechanism

Road Wheels & Tyre Checks

  • Minimum tread depth of 3mm across all tyres including spare
  • No evidence of uneven tyre wear or casing damage
  • Tyres have no cuts through to the casing, bulges and no evidence of temporary repairs
  • Road wheels are free from distortion, gouges or visible cracks

Engine Compartment

  • Carry out battery test & ensure terminals are secure & free from corrosion
  • Engine oil is correct level & dipstick oil sample is free from contamination
  • Coolant antifreeze content, & ensure system is free of visual contamination
  • Check vehicles charging system for minimum output
  • Gearbox fluid levels, manual or automatic are correct
  • All fluid levels are correct; e.g. brake, clutch, power steering, washer & battery
  • Auxiliary drive belts, condition & tension
  • Engine mountings for security & condition
  • Wiring, pipes, hoses, oil & fuel feed lines for routing; are free from damage, chafing & leaks (where visible)
  • No fluid leaks
  • Cooling system radiator & engine oil cooler/intercooler are free from damage or excessive corrosion
  • No evidence of undue engine noise
  • For hybrid vehicles only:

  • Hybrid cooling system
  • Hybrid power-train mount
  • Hybrid entertainment & information display


  • Exhaust, mountings, clamps & check security of system
  • Exhaust gas leaks
  • Any fluid leaks from engine, drive train, fuel systems
  • Catalytic converter
  • Steering for leaks & security
  • Tie rod ends, CV joints, drive shafts & steering rack including books/covers
  • Front & rear Springs, Shock absorbers & mounting points
  • No visual evidence of faults to braking components
  • Ensure brake pads have a minimum of 50% material remaining
  • Check underbody for excess corrosion & ensure that the chassis is free from extensive structural repairs
  • Ensure transmission / driveshaft is secure & free from excessive play


  • Fully cleaned and valeted vehicles
  • Owners manual, including locking wheel nut tool (if fitted)
  • 2 Keys and remote fobs
  • Service history (if applicable)

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