What does full dealership history mean?

When advertising cars online, many dealers will use the term “Full Dealership History” in this case, the term and meaning can vary by car dealership.

Here at Tickenham Garage, we only use this term if the service history of the vehicle is exclusively confirmed as being conducted by a main dealership for the brand of vehicle.

As an example, if you are looking at a Volkswagen, the history will relate to only a Volkswagen main dealers.  Some companies will post this term if the car has the majority of history from a main dealer, this is something we believe to be deceiving and will not advertise a car like this if it is not 100% exclusive to the main dealer brand.

Having a main dealer history can increase the value of a vehicle in some cases, however, the most important factor to look for when purchasing a new car, is to ensure that the car has a full service history and has been serviced the manufacturer’s specification.  Large breaks in the service record could mean that it has been driven for some time without having an oil change, this is not great as the engine could have developed faults during this time. Always ensure that you have evidence of the history when purchasing a used car. We supply as much detailed information as possible to ensure that you can see the history of the vehicle.

For further information or to discuss any of the vehicles on our site, please get in touch.

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We offer a variety of second hand cars. Cars for the family, SUV's, MPV's, Economical small cars for town driving and larger models for you if you need something for frequent longer journeys. No matter what your need is, we can help.

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All of our finance packages are bespoke to your requirements. You are in control. We are independent, so we can find you the best deal available for you and your car. We offer both HP, PCP and can even arrange personal loans. Give us a try!

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Maybe your looking to sell your current car, this could be through part exchanging against another car or just selling it to us. We will appraise your car and provide you with a valuation. We make payments within 6 minutes, with no admin fees.

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Our relationship doesnt end once you drive away. We offer nationwide, comprehensive and market leading warranties to protect you for years once you have taken your car home. Our warranty is the only one in the UK that is Trading Standard approved.

Accredited Garage and Workshop

Our garage is a RAC Authorised Repair Centre, Which? Trusted Trader as well as previously being awarded Garage of the Year for South West of England as well as an AA Approved Garage.

Approved Used & Enhanced Inspections

All vehicles undergo a vigorous inspection prior to leaving us. MOT advisories are fixed before the car is released as well as ensuring all servicing and maintenance tasks have been fully completed.