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Why buy from Sherwoods Carstore Washington

We know that choosing the right car is an important decision which is why we are working closely with the AA to ensure that when you choose Sherwoods Car Store, you can buy your next vehicle with confidence. Gone are the days of buying a new vehicle only to be disappointed by it breaking down. Every vehicle undergoes an extensive 128-point safety check and 5-mile road test, carried out by an AA Approved Technician. With all off this and a minimum 6 month M.O.T you can be sure our vehicles are prepared to the highest standard.


Each vehicle is AA Approved, meaning all of them come with a detailed history check, as standard, at no extra cost to you. These checks cover stolen or written-off vehicles and much more. No more nasty surprises after you buy a vehicle. Plus, for additional peace of mind, all our cars come with a 12 months AA breakdown cover FREE OF CHARGE.

The cover includes:
• 24-hour roadside assistance for 12 months
• Cover for your vehicle, whoever is driving
• We'll tow your car to the nearest garage if we can't fix it
• Exclusive offers and discounts

Our vehicles undergo an independent inspection conducted by the AA, meaning you will benefit from complete transparency, no possibility of dealer bias and reassurance that your car is all it seems to be. You can also see the inspection report before you make a decision. We are giving you have all the information you require.

The 128-point safety check includes:

✓ Body exterior fittings ✓ Front suspension, steering and under frame
✓ Engine compartment ✓ Brakes
✓ Interior fitting ✓ Exaust system
✓ Electrical controls ✓ Wheels and tyres
✓ Rear suspension and underframe ✓ Fuel system Hybrid/PHEV system
✓ Interior and luggage compartment ✓ Transmission and Final Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

AA stands for Automobile Association. It is a British motoring association originally founded in 1905, which currently provides breakdown cover, motoring advice, road maps, vehicle insurance, driving lessons, loans and other services.

An AA approved car dealer can sell fully AA approved vehicles to you. These vehicles are fully inspected by an independent AA inspector and have passed all the safety checks and inspections to ensure your car is road-ready.

An AA inspection checks 128 mechanical points, ensuring that the car is in great condition for your peace of mind. All our cars come with a 12 months breakdown recovery (this is 1 claim ¼ mile away from home. You may choose to upgrade to unlimited over for just £12)

A reputable AA dealer will have AA approved branding such as flags around the site as well as AA information on their website, indicating it.

The best place to buy a used car from is through an AA approved dealer such as Sherwoods Car Store Washington. All of our cars are approved by the AA, giving you a peace of mind.

An approved used car has passed the independent 128 point AA check as well as a 5 mile test drive to ensure the car is in good condition.

Yes, the AA do carry our pre purchase inspections.

An AA appraised vehicle is one that has passed its 128 point AA check and 5 mile test drive.

Basic inspection costs just £142, whilst comprehensive inspection is £191

The 12 months AA free breakdown cover includes a FREE basic breakdown cover for 12 months ( 1 call out a year ¼ miles from home).

The AA 128-point check is the strict check that the AA carry out on all our cars to ensure they are in good condition and safe for our customers. If any of our vehicles fail that test, it does not go on sale. You can be sure you are buying the best vehicles from us.

No, MOT is not included in the AA check, however any AA approved dealerships have signed into their Dealer promise, meaning all vehicles have to come with a minimum of 6 months MOT.