British Car Auctions (BCA) Predicts Number Plate Changeover Will bring Choice to Used Car Market

British Car Auctions (BCA) is anticipating improved choice for used car buyers as the 63-registration plate hits the roads. As Tim Naylor, editor of the BCA Used Car Market Report explained this should be good news for hard-pressed motorists looking for a good deal, following the limited availability of good quality vehicles earlier in the year which has pushed prices up.

British Car Auctions“Typically the September plate change brings an influx of ex-fleet cars and dealer part-exchange vehicles into the auctions, as nearly every new car sold triggers a chain of used car sales too”, said Tim Naylor. “And with the SMMT predicting that the new 63-registration plate is going to be hugely popular with motorists encouraged by 0% and low finance deals that should also mean more choice for used car buyers”.

“We are expecting to see a wide range of used cars coming to auction in September across many makes and models and including everything from low mileage and nearly new cars to prestige and company cars at 2 to 3 years old. We also anticipate seeing more good value high mileage older cars which means there should be something for everyone in every price range. It’s a good reason to visit one of our centres, even for auction novices, because it means buyers can compete for a car in the wholesale market.”

BCA lists on its website – – every vehicle it has for sale with a comprehensive catalogue listing and images. And many cars sold by BCA are covered by the BCA Assured scheme which provides peace of mind to buyers with a report on a 30 point mechanical check carried out by an independent motoring organisation. Cars under 8 years and 120,000 miles are eligible and the checks include warning lights, tyre depths, engine noise, limited gearbox check, suspension and fluid levels and an onsite drive to test brakes to VOSA standards.