"In todays fast-paced and pressured motor industry, buyers are quite rightly seeking increased confidence in the quality of stock theyre procuring."
Produced by the team’s NAMA-accredited inspectors, G3 Assured is the firm’s first mechanical inspection report. Highlighting the condition of tyres, brakes and the engine when running – to name just a few components – the audits are designed to give complete transparency surrounding the state of each auction lot. A buyer will have 96 hours or 250 miles, whichever comes first, to contact G3 should they experience a misreported issue.
The introduction of G3 Assured comes in response to wider market demand for a further de-risked buyer process.
Joint director and co-founder Matt Dale explains: “In today’s fast-paced and pressured motor industry, buyers are quite rightly seeking increased confidence in the quality of stock they’re procuring.
“We’ve therefore introduced a number of mechanisms to strengthen the calibre of our visual checks, but this mechanical assessment now offers even greater peace of mind for dealers.”
The news is not G3’s first inspection announcement for 2017. Following 18 months of in-house technical development and £150,000 of investment, G3 launched a new mobile inspection and asset management application – AVID – in the spring.
Utilising Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) technology, the vehicle appraisal system became the first of its kind to include video, audio descriptions and HD images. It has since enabled inspectors to capture a more accurate assessment of a car’s true condition, using over 20 vehicle-specific 'splats'.
“Innovation is something we care a lot about,” continues Matt. “So, because AVID was extremely well received, we wanted to take our approach to inspections that one step further.”
G3 Assured reports are provided with all vehicles in the company’s fortnightly Monday morning sale, for a fee of only £25. The service was launched during G3’s Maximum Margins Week, in late September.