BCA relaunches vehicle appraisal training programme

BCA has relaunched its vehicle appraisal training programme with additional new content for 2023.  

Aimed at retail dealer groups and independent dealers, the course teaches used car teams to carry out accurate, informed and standardised appraisals, reducing grade variance and improving the opportunity to increase profitability on the part-exchange deal.

Up to 15 delegates per session will be guided through internal and external vehicle appraisals in detail, paying close attention to defects and faults and how they can affect grading and valuation.

At the core of the vehicle appraisal training programme is BCA Dealer Pro, used by leading franchised and independent dealers across the UK and integral to many manufacturers’ used car and online retailing programmes.

BCA boss Stuart Pearson said: “The BCA Appraisal Training courses are unique within the motor industry, delivering a hands-on, tried and tested approach to managing the part-exchange process through a standardised interior and exterior vehicle inspection, while identifying basic vehicle faults and how they impact the vehicle valuation.  

“Attendees also learn how to check vehicle authenticity and provenance and understand how this can impact vehicle valuation.”

He added “The course covers basic refurbishment methods and current government requirements for road legal vehicles – useful background knowledge for anybody involved in the vehicle appraisal and part-exchange process. 

“And this knowledge, when combined with the BCA Dealer Pro tool gives our customers a step up on the competition when valuing their vehicles, allowing them to make informed decisions into which remarketing channel will maximise their sales potential.”

For more information, visit the BCA website at www.bca.co.uk/services/dealer-pro-training

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