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The Automobile Association (AA) launched an innovative service with independent vehicle dealerships and AA Approved workshops across the country to provide consumers with credible information on pre-owned vehicles they intend purchasing.  Through the service, dealerships can offer an AA 125-point inspection of vehicles and thereby provide a comprehensive report on the vehicle to prospective buyers.

 

Consumers across South Africa will be able to access this service at all dealerships that display the AA Certified Pre-Owned branding.

 

The Motorland Group in East London is the newest outlet offering the service. A business built on trust, communication, mutual respect and strong Christian values, the Motorland Group is a family-owned establishment that has been in operation for 49 years. Up front, you will be assisted by a group of experienced and trained sales executives that are backed up by well-equipped workshops and fully trained technicians.

“In developing this product and service, the AA along with our brand partner AA Warranties, recognised that we can offer support to independent dealerships while providing the motoring public a valuable and credible service that enhances the selling and purchasing experience,” says Willem Groenewald, AA CEO.

 

Critically, the inspection process does not offer a “pass” or “fail” assessment of a vehicle. Instead, it provides a report which states the “facts” of the vehicle at the time of assessment.

 

“The AA has been trusted and respected for generations in SA, and we did not hesitate when given the opportunity to be associated with such a prestigious brand.  We are proud and excited to be able to offer our clients peace of mind when purchasing a vehicle from us.  Having an additional 125-point check that is endorsed and recognised by a trusted brand such as the AA only adds further to the value of our excellent pre-owned vehicles,” says Dealership Principal Steve Chandler.

 

The AA is engaging with independent dealerships across the country regarding the AA Certified Pre-Owned accreditation. The intention is to have a minimum of 150 dealerships in South Africa offering the service in the next two years.