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Aston Barclay offers 'peace of mind' with Assured product

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay

Aston Barclay has launched its Assured product across the group after an extensive pilot at its Chelmsford branch.

If a vehicle does not meet the standards described on the initial Assured Inspection report, the independent remarketing specialist will look at a replacement or repair, or under extreme cases refund the sale price of the vehicle under the terms of the product, which claims to offer buyers  extra peace of mind when buying at auction.

Cars of up to 10 years and 100,000 miles qualify for Assured, with areas covered including engine operation, brakes, steering, transmission, key electrical components, fluid levels and dashboard lights.

To make is easier for buyers, cars loaded onto the website and Buyer App are clearly marked as having both Condition and Assured reports while cars going through the auction carry the Assured logo.

The new upgraded Buyer App also features a new live audio feed which further improves the auction experience when bidding and buying remotely.

Aston Barclay’s group operations director Martin Potter (pictured) said: “Assured has been set up purely with buyers in mind and our nine-month trial has been greeted positively.

“This is our latest buyer initiative with more to come over the next few months.”

Buyer fees cost £30 plus VAT for account holders and £35 plus VAT for non-account holders.

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  • sean burley - 03/02/2018 11:06

    i just purchased a assured car from Chelmsford, and driving it home 10 miles it overheated, I phoned to claim about this as it was assured but they just wiped their hands of it, so this assured is not worth the paper I had to pay for !! ** edited for legal reasons **