RAC network sets 1,550 target

The RAC dealer network has passed the 1,400 member mark with a trio of new signings. Rainworth Garage of Mansfield, Voy Trade Centre of Oldham and YCP of Leeds and York have all joined recently, with the aim to reach 1,550 members by the end of the year.

Sean Kent, RAC director of sales at Assurant, which partners RAC in the warranty secotr, said, ‘It is very pleasing to pass the 1,400 dealer mark and we’d like to welcome all of these new members on board. Together, they show the diversity of dealers who are part of the network, from family owned, trusted local businesses through to thriving specialists and franchise dealers.’

He added that warranty sales by volume in the first quarter of 2019 across the RAC dealer network had risen by nine per cent.

‘We are very much on track to meet our dealer recruitment target for 2019 and interest is high from a wide range of dealers right across the country, all of whom recognise the benefits that we could bring to their business.

‘The proposition that the RAC dealer network represents has a long and proven track record of success for many different kinds of used car retailer and an increasing number want to benefit from an established, customer-focused programme.

‘There remains substantial potential for network growth and we are keen to recruit dealers who share our passion for delivering a customer experience that reflects the high expectations associated with the RAC brand.’