Tesco launches website for used-car sales

SUPERMARKET chain Tesco yesterday launched an online used-car sales service, giving customers access to thousands of pre-checked vehicles at set prices.

To avoid the pitfalls usually associated with buying a second-hand vehicle, all cars will undergo an RAC inspection and be provided with full service history and details of any damage.

Tesco claims the service will offer cheaper prices than the traditional forecourt model by supplying the cars direct to customers, sourced from a variety of business and retail stock.

Though customers won’t be able to test drive the car before purchase, the website includes videos of the vehicles being tested for performance and safety.

The new service is chaired by Sir Trevor Chinn, former chair of both Kwik-Fit and the RAC.