Nathan Kempson, Sales Manager at Castle Minibus explains the process of buying a second-hand minibus or vehicle from Castle Minibus.
If someone’s interested in buying one of our used minibuses, we’ll send them a link to a walk-around video so they can see the vehicle that they’re interested in purchasing. Most of our customers aren’t based locally to us, they can be some distance away, we sell a lot of vehicles to Liverpool, Manchester and Wales for instance. So, we’ll send a walkaround video to a customer so they can look at the vehicle in question.
If they decide that they want to go ahead and purchase the minibus, what we do is send them an electronic reservation form which they’ll fill in electronically. They’ll then arrange to pay for the minibus within 7 days, at which point we’ll reserve it for them and begin the preparation works.
Once the vehicle has been sold and we’ve received payment from the customer, all vehicles undergo an 82-point RAC check. They’ll also come with a full clean 12 month MOT; when the vehicle has presented for the MOT, if there were any ‘advisories’, we would get that work carried out, so when it comes to you it’s got a full clean MOT.
We also have a full service carried out on the vehicle, irrespective of where it sits on the service schedule. That covers all of the mechanical preparations.
In terms of the bodywork, it is a commercial vehicle, so there may be some small chips and dents, but there will not be any dents with cracked paint or dents bigger than 50 mm.
All our vehicles come with 2 keys as standard.
We deliver for free throughout the UK.
We are conscious that a lot of customers are buying from a distance, so we provide a 12 month RAC warranty, along with 12 month’s RAC breakdown cover.
You’ll also receive 12 months on-site 10- weekly safety inspections for the first year of that minibus, which you can renew in the following year.
Take a look at our used minibus page on the website to browse the vehicles we have on offer. If you can not see a vehicle that suits please do give us a call on 01869 253744 and we will work with you to find the right vehicle for you.