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BCA Essential Check

BCA Essential Check  - Be Better Informed

BCA Essential Check has been developed to give you more information on older, higher mileage vehicles

Learn more about BCA Essential Check

 BCA Essential Check Customer Guide


What is BCA Essential Check

The BCA Essential Check is a 35+ point check on older higher mileage vehicles. Giving you more information than we ever have before on this market segment.


It covers areas such as: tyre tread, headlight/sidelight illumination, window / wiper/ mirror operation, some warning lights and more.



  • 35+ point check
  • Carried out onsite at our remarketing centres
  • More information than ever on older, higher mileage vehicles
  • Low cost at only £7.50 ex. VAT per vehicle.
  • Easily access the report – on the vehicle windscreen sticker and online pre-sale


Have a look at the BCA Essential Check: Customer Guide to learn more about the assessment, how it is done and what is covered.