Why should you buy a car from A1?

At A1 we pride ourselves on offering a completely bespoke shopping experience for you. Our small team of dedicated staff work hard on providing the best customer service and won’t rest until you have exactly what you asked for. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our previous customer’s have to say about us on Checkatrade.

A1 Car Search Limited is an RAC approved dealer, this gives you peace of mind when purchasing a car through us.

We have certain criteria to fulfil in order to maintain this approved status so you can have confidence in who you are buying from and that the car is safe to buy (both mechanically and in terms of history).

RAC Approved Dealers are the only dealers who offer RAC BuySure; a guarantee that every car purchased from an approved dealer comes with the following:

  • A certificate confirming the vehicle has passed the rigorous RAC 82 point Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard
  • A Car Data Check, RAC’s version of a HPI check and certification
  • 6 months nationwide RAC Warranty, extendable to 24 months. Includes extended claim limit of £4000 per claim
  • New 12 month MOT & Full Interior & Exterior Detail (a very posh valet, 8 hours labour)
  • 12 months RAC Breakdown Cover (Roadside, Recovery, At Home), totally free to every A1 customer.
  • RAC Accident Care (for the duration of your breakdown cover)
  • Excellent part exchange prices
  • Low rate finance, leasing and PCP
  • Delivery to your door on car search deals


Extending Your Warranty

As an RAC Approved dealer, all our Approved cars come with six months warranty as standard. You can extend the term of the term of cover as you feel is sufficient for your needs. The policy term can be extended up to 36 months.

Extending the warranty also increases the single claim limit from the base level of  £4000.

From 6 to 12 months cover – £199 + VAT, that’s just £4.60 per week including VAT

From 6 to 24 months cover – £339 + VAT, that’s just £3.91 per week including VAT



We are visited at least 6 times a year to check our vehicles are prepared to RAC approved standards.


A years warranty extension starts from just £199+VAT

Still need to know more? See what RAC have to say.



82 Point Vehicle Preparation Standard

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


RAC Warranty

A minimum of 3 months RAC warranty.



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 (for the duration of Breakdown Cover).