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RAC BuySure Dealer Wins Used Car Retailer of the Year Award

By raccars Published

Over 1,100 motor industry professionals helped celebrate the 23rd annual Motor Trader Awards at London's Grosvenor House on 10 July, hosted by BBC sport anchorman John Inverdale.

The big news coming from the event was that McCarthy Cars won the prestigious “Used Car Retailer of The Year” Award which was presented on the evening by Sir Stirling Moss.

The Used Car Retailer of the Year Award is open to all franchised and independent dealers retailing used cars to the public. The judges looked for evidence of professionally managed and profitable businesses that have increased stock turnover by sourcing vehicles best suited to their customers’ needs.

McCarthy Cars is an Independent Used Car Dealership with sites in the Croydon and Clapham areas of London. They are a family run business and were established in 1973 by Jim McCarthy. Jim is still highly involved in the business but McCarthy Cars is now managed, on a day to day basis, by his eldest son, James, who also oversees operations at the main Croydon site. McCarthy Cars' other sites are run by James' brothers, Jonathan and Robert.

In March 2013 McCarthy Cars was named as first RAC BuySure dealer.

General Manager James McCarthy said: “Today, people are looking for as much reassurance as possible when making a used car purchase and the RAC BuySure scheme meets that need.”

“As a business, we have built our reputation on offering cars that have been correctly sourced and then prepared to a very high standard. Being able to add the RAC BuySure brand and offering adds an extra degree of confidence for our used car customers.”

The RAC launched the BuySure programme as a nationwide approved used car scheme open to independents, franchised dealers and car supermarkets.

Huge congratulations to McCarthy Cars and long may the success story continue. If you’d like to view McCarthy Cars stock on RAC Cars please click here.

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