How Carspring works:
We know that the quality of your car is all that really matters to you. That’s why our preparation process is all that really matters to us. It’s not witchcraft, magic or anything else that gets one of our high quality, Carspring Certified cars to your door. It’s hard work and a seriously OCD way of doing things. Here’s how our 10-14 working day preparation process works:
Your car arrives at our preparation centre
Once you’ve decided one of our cars is perfect for you, we’ll go about making sure it arrives to you in the best possible condition. To do this, we need to transport your new car to our preparation centre. This is where we undertake our process so we can proudly call your new car Carspring Certified.
If required, we’ll put your car through an MOT
We always ensure your car has 6 months left on its MOT. However, often an MOT simply isn't required. If it is, at this stage we'll put it through the MOT test, a tyre checkup and a service, making any minor repairs that need to be made.
Independent, RAC-verified inspection
We don’t leave anything to chance. Here, we get independent mechanics to undertake an RAC-approved inspection. They take a detailed inspection of every aspect of your car, including bodywork, engine, electrics, mechanics, wheels, tyres and interior. Then, they take it out for a road test. This includes a 5-10 mile test drive by a highly trained RAC-approved mechanic.
This is where we get really OCD. We get the hoover out, we get the carpet cleaner out. We go crazy. Giving your car a seriously deep clean. We’ll spray a little bit of air-freshener here and there to make sure that your used car has that satisfying new-car smell.
Good to know
- The process usually takes 10-14 working days. During this period, we’ll send you emails to keep you up-to-date with where your car is in our preparation process.
- This page is a (pretty accurate) guide. However, occasionally, cars in really good condition won’t need to go through every step of the process.