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September plate change will bring more used car choice, predict BCA

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:00

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WELCOME: September plate change good news

Choice for used car buyers will be boosted when the 63-registration plate hits the road next month, British Car Auctions (BCA) are predicting.

Tim Naylor, Editor of the BCA Used Car Market Report, has claimed the changeover is good news for hard-pressed motorists looking for a good deal.

Many drivers have suffered from the limited availability of good quality vehicles earlier in the year pushing prices up.

Mr Naylor said: “Typically the September plate change brings an influx of ex-fleet cars and dealer part-exchange vehicles into the auctions, as nearly every new car sold triggers a chain of used car sales too.

“And with the SMMT predicting that the new 63-registration plate is going to be hugely popular with motorists encouraged by 0% and low finance deals that should also mean more choice for used car buyers.

“We are expecting to see a wide range of used cars coming to auction in September across many makes and models and including everything from low mileage and nearly new cars to prestige and company cars at two to three years old.

“We also anticipate seeing more good value high mileage older cars which means there should be something for everyone in every price range.

“It’s a good reason to visit one of our centres, even for auction novices, because it means buyers can compete for a car in the wholesale market.”

BCA list every up-for-sale on their website, alongside a comprehensive catalogue listing and images.

Many cars sold by BCA are covered by the BCA Assured scheme, which provides a report on a 30-point mechanical check carried out by an independent motoring organisation.

Cars under eight years and 120,000 miles are eligible, and the checks include warning lights, tyre depths, engine noise, limited gearbox check, suspension, fluid levels and brakes.

“September is a great time to go shopping for a used car at auction,” added Mr Naylor.

“And over the coming weeks, BCA will have around 13,000 vehicles catalogued for sale every day on our website with sales taking place daily throughout the network of 19 auction centres across the UK.”

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