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March 9, 2020 - Auto dealers now have access to a program that enables them to brand used vehicle inventory as ‘AAA Inspected.’ The program is the result of a partnership between SureSale and AAA Club Alliance, the third largest AAA auto club in the national AAA federation. The program is scheduled to launch initially in Kansas and Oklahoma.
‘AAA Inspected’ is powered by SureSale, which offers a comprehensive platform to guarantee used vehicle quality across 30 different makes and hundreds of models. ‘AAA Inspected’ vehicles have passed an extensive background check and come with a clean title, a 150+ point vehicle inspection, a 5-month, 5,000-mile limited warranty, and include a 5-day exchange guarantee.
According to Keith McIntyre, Director of Auto Buying and Sales at AAA Club Alliance, the affordability crisis for new vehicles is driving a market shift towards quality used vehicles. As new car costs have risen, consumers have shifted their attention to quality used vehicles and driven the growth of original equipment manufacturer CPO vehicles, which are now experiencing their tenth consecutive year of record growth.
“‘AAA Inspected’ increases auto dealers’ opportunity to meet consumer demand for quality used vehicles with a turnkey program,” says McIntyre, “all while ensuring the rigorous quality of the vehicles for AAA members -- from extensive inspections, to VIN-specific history and comprehensive warranties.”
SureSale President Jeffrey Schwartz emphasized the importance of the AAA brand: “AAA is one of the most trusted and valued brands in the world. The SureSale platform enables AAA Club Alliance to offer their members a rock-solid vehicle inspection program that lives up to the AAA brand, while increasing both the range and affordability of quality used vehicles their members have access to.”