Our Buying Process

Here at Auto Centre Inverurie, we don’t just buy any car and we don’t just buy from anywhere. Our selection process is paramount to our business. We only want the best vehicles on the market. Being in business for 17+ years we have acquired an extensive customer base along with a strong and reliable reputation allowing us to purchase most of our stock from private owners who holds the same values as ourselves. We strive to have a stress-free buying process and offer the strongest value for the right car.

Along with the usual HPI checks and visual inspection, every vehicle must be completed with adequate service history and documentation. The life of the car is critical to our buying process. We have a no-tolerance engine modification policy. We understand that some of these cars are meant to be driven but not abused.

We fully inspect all paintwork using our specialised paint depth gauge, we also inspect the vehicle’s glass for any imperfections. Moving on to an alloy wheel inspection for lacquer peel or curb damage.

We set a very high preparation standard and if we have the slightest hint that we will be unable to get the vehicle to the “ACI Standard” we will not purchase the vehicle.

  • HPI Clear
  • Outstanding Finance Cleared
  • Full-Service History
  • Unmodified
  • Immaculate Body Work and Alloys,
  • 2 Keys
  • Privately Sourced Owners
  • Common Fault Known and Cleared

Pre-Sale Inspection

Onsite we have a 300 Square meter workshop with an MOT test station along with two vehicle inspection lifts, two mid height lifts, Hunter Wheel alignment equipment, Hoffman tyre changer with Balancer along with diagnostic equipment such as PEKO, VAG-COM, and DELPHI. We can complete a full range of vehicle maintenance and repair services in-house.

All our vehicles go through two extensive checks prior to leaving us. The first stage is a Pre-Sales then followed by a Pre-Delivery Inspection, all vehicles will leave us with a minimum tyre depth of 4mm and at least 40% life remaining on the brakes disc + pads. We have a minimum of 6 months of MOT And Service lifespan left on our vehicles when sold. We also update the online service record for the following manufactures.

  • Audi
  • BMW – Including iDrive updates
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes
  • Mini
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Volkswagen

Our unnegotiables

  • Minimum 4mm Branded Tyres
  • Only Genuine Parts
  • Minimum 40% Brake Life
  • Minimum 6 Months Or 50% On MOT + Services
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • 2 Extensive Mechanical Inspections
  • Extensive Road Test
  • Highly Experienced Technicians

Valeting + Detailing Process

To get our Vehicle to the “ACI Standard” It first starts with a deep pre-detailing wash where we use a wide range of specialist cleaning products to remove all decontaminate such as dirt, grime, tar, glue, and iron. This starts with a snow foam wash followed by a safe hand 2 bucket (Clean and Rinse) wash. We ensure that no key areas are missed such as wheel arches, door checks, exhaust tips, engine bay, boot lid, and brake calipers. The vehicle is then dried down using a microfiber towel and compressed air and then brought inside to the valeting scissor lift where the interior is started.

The interior of the vehicle is first blown out and hoovered using compressed air. We then move on to shampooing the carpet and seats / cleaning and treating leather and Alcantara. The interior windows and door checks are then cleaned and polished. We then move on to the plastics which we treat and polish.

Final Touches

Every car goes through a polish phase and where applicable we 3-stage machine polish all panels, plastics, headlights, and trim. If required, we also supply and fit PPF to relevant areas of the vehicle. We then use the manufacturer’s touch-up pen and lacquer to treat any stone chips on the vehicle. We flatten using a very light abrasive paper and lubricant. Once flattened and dulled, We 3 stage machine polished the repaired areas to remove imperfections. The vehicle is then ready for advert photos and walk-around video.