Our RAC BuySure guarantee lets you buy with total confidence

RAC Buysure

Looking to buy a used car?
You’re not alone! Around 75% of car buyers in the UK now opt for a used car.

So, how can you be sure you’re getting what you expect?

At Mike Brewer Motors we want you to feel completely confident that when you buy a car from us, it is prepared to the highest possible standards and handed over to you with every reassurance that it is safe, sound and ready to hit the roads.

Mike Brewer Motors is an RAC BuySure Approved Dealer, which means that we adhere to strict standards around the preparation of your vehicle for sale.

Purchase your next car from us with confidence and peace of mind.

82 Point Vehicle Preparation Standard

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

RAC Guarantee

A minimum of 6 months RAC guarantee.

12 Months Breakdown Cover

Vehicle based breakdown including Roadside, Recovery and At Home.

Car Data Check

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

RAC Accident Care

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

So, what’s included in the RAC 82 point vehicle preparation standard check?

The preparation standard includes:

RAC buysure guarantee

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
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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