Developed to coincide with the launch of the Vanbase supermarket in Bristol last month, the motoring organisation’s approved used vehicle initiative has previously only been available for cars.
The new scheme has been written specifically for LCVs under 3.5 tonnes and includes a three-month RAC warranty, annual breakdown cover, a vehicle data check and enrolment to RAC Accident Care.
The products are created and delivered by Assurant, which partners with the RAC in providing and administering warranties and related solutions.
Sean Kent (pictured), RAC sales director at Assurant, says: “We have been looking to extend our presence into the LCV sector for some time and the launch of Vanbase provided a timely opportunity to bring the advantages of our proposition to this part of the used vehicle market.
“As a result, we have created an offering for used van buyers that we believe is market leading and will play an important part in Vanbase’s success. It expands to the LCV sector the level of reassurance that customers expect from a used vehicle carrying the RAC brand.”
Gordon Veale, general manager at Carbase, the company behind the Vanbase launch, adds: “We have worked very closely together on the creation of the RAC approved standard for LCVs for the launch of Vanbase. It is a genuine innovation in the used van sector and should help us to create useful differentiation in a highly competitive part of the market.”