Yorkshire-based family-owned motor retailer JCT600 is launching its own ‘JCT600 Approved’ seal of approval for used cars as the company celebrates the re-opening of all 54 of its dealerships following the latest lockdown.

Since being founded as Brooklands Garage on Sticker Lane, Bradford, in 1946, the company estimates that it has sold over one million new and used cars. Now in its 75th year, it is building on trust for the long-established business by launching ‘JCT600 Approved’ to give customers the reassurance that every used vehicle bearing this badge has undergone a rigorous quality check – from price and market checking, to provenance and the provision of 90 days of warranty and road assistance, plus a six month valid MOT and a 14 day money back guarantee. In addition, a multi-point inspection by JCT600’s experienced technicians has been completed on all JCT600 Approved vehicles.

The company is bringing together all its used car sales under one consistent brand across the group with the launch of JCT600 Approved centres in Bradford, Leeds, Boston, Doncaster, Grimsby and Rawdon where a wide range of car marques is available such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar and MINI. All JCT600 Approved vehicles can be bought online in just a few minutes, and are priced from under £5,000.

“Over the years, JCT600 has become one of the most trusted names in the motor retail industry, often with generations of the same family buying car after car from us,” explains John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600. “For most people, buying a car is one of the biggest purchases they will make, and they want the peace of mind of knowing that they’re dealing with a reputable, experienced retailer they can trust, whose vehicles have gone through a rigorous quality check.”

To celebrate the launch of JCT600 Approved, the company is making customers a special introductory offer – every JCT600 Approved vehicle will include 12 months’ warranty, 12 months’ roadside and 12 months’ servicing.

Tony and Fran Senior of Halifax have been JCT600 customers for the last seven years during which time they’ve bought five cars from JCT600; their daughter, Tracey Duke and her husband, David, have bought another four cars from the company; and their grandson, Gary, has bought a car from JCT600 too!

Tony, who recently ordered the Vauxhall Mokka Launch, explains: “We all keep going back to JCT600 because of their fantastic customer service and immaculate showroom. Having visited other motor dealerships, they’re not a patch on JCT600 - the whole team are really courteous and helpful, and we trust them to look after us.”

Tracey, who bought a Vauxhall Grandland last year, adds: “I just wouldn’t go anywhere else – the JCT600 name is renowned and I wouldn’t dream of buying a new or used car from a company I didn’t know.”

Andy Bateman, customer experience director for JCT600, added: “With 54 dealerships in Yorkshire, the North East, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, we have thousands of used cars coming into the business in part exchange every year and a team of experienced buyers, enabling us to offer a huge choice vehicles from just about any car marque at prices starting from under £5,000.

“The ‘JCT600 Approved’ badge tells customers that the vehicle has met our high benchmark and been thoroughly inspected as well as providing ‘extras’ such as our warranty and six months’ MOT as standard. With such a long heritage in the motor industry, we can offer customers a huge range of used vehicles, from a name they can trust.”