The G3 vehicle inspectors appraise all vehicles before they go in an auction. We issue a grade based on the estimated repair cost to bring it back to retail standards. At G3 our inspectors view external defects from 1 metre away whereas the industry standard is 2 metres, giving you a truer picture of the condition and improving the online experience.
Yes! We’re proud to say that all of our vehicle inspectors are trained to strict NAMA standards and G3 is an approved member of the association. NAMA (National Association of Motor Auctions) are the industry organisation setting consistent standards across motor auctions in the UK and their vehicle grading has been developed to add an additional level of trust for buyers across the board. Read more about NAMA here
Note: these descriptions are to be used as reference only and may vary depending on vehicle make or model, weather conditions and appraisers assessment at the time of inspection.
The vehicle is generally in good condition for its age. Minor external defects like chips and scratches with minimum refurb required.
The vehicle may require bodyshop repair or a number of SMART repairs with a low level of repair work to bring to retail standard.
The vehicle will require multiple minor, or up to 2 major bodyshop repairs (for example a bumper), alongside multiple SMART repairs.
The vehicle will require multiple minor, or up to 3 major bodyshop repairs (for example a panel), alongside multiple SMART repairs.
The vehicle will require a lot of work, including multiple major bodyshop repairs (eg; after a collision) SMART or a structural panel.
The interior is generally in good condition for its age. A standard valet may be recommended in the appraisal report or minor marks may be found on seats or panels.
The interior is in an unclean condition for its age with minor stains or missing items, a professional valet would be recommended in the appraisal report.
The interior is in damaged condition for its age with at least 1 major stain and multiple minor stains, a professional valet, SMART repair or replacement parts may be required.
The interior is in damaged condition for its age with multiple minor stains, a professional valet, SMART repair or replacement parts being required.
The interior is in severely damaged condition for its age with areas beyond repair (eg; airbag inflation from a collision). Extensive repairs or replacement parts will be required.
Some of our vehicles will be listed as U Grade
This means they are either requested by the vendor that they are listed as ungraded in the sale (many of the vehicles in our Thursday sale), or the vehicle is uneconomical to appraise (it could be due to it’s age or conditon).