RAC extends passport control

RAC has extended its passport scheme to include vans and motorbikes.

The provenance check was introduced for cars in March and has since been adopted by more than 300 dealers.

On that back of this success, the RAC has now extended the service to commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and motorbikes via its RAC Car Passport for Dealers.

The service offers a transparent pricing structure with a £2.99 standard price, £2.49 for 5,000 checks or more, £1.99 for 10,000 plus and from 99p above 50,000. There is no monthly subscription fee.

Features include customer-facing, downloadable RAC Car Passport documentation designed to maximise the credibility of the check, a £10,000 guarantee that can be increased to up to £50,000 to protect higher value vehicles, and a mileage adjusted valuation that can be upgraded to a Glass’s valuation for an additional cost.

Robert Diamond, managing director of Motoring Services at the RAC, said, ‘We see van and bike dealers as an important part of our future customer base, so we are very pleased to be able to offer RAC Passport to them.

‘The advantages that the product brings to car dealers, providing an industry standard provenance check at a low cost and backed by the credibility of the RAC name, apply just as strongly to van and bike retailers.’