The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has teamed up with Eagers Automotive, an automotive retail group in Australia and New Zealand, to provide car-buying services.
As part of the partnership, Eagers Automotive's consultants will provide RACQ members with free expert advice on the best vehicle options and technologies, including electric vehicles (EVs), to make the car-buying process easier.
“Not everyone has a friend or mate they can speak with about cars and our members have told us these big purchases often come with lots of research, dealer visits, administration, and stress negotiating prices and terms,” said Karen Wynn, general manager member loyalty and benefits at RACQ. “With this new member benefit, RACQ is providing the confidence members need when purchasing their next car. Eagers will do everything in the car-buying process from helping you choose the most suitable vehicle to arranging test drives and trade-ins if required. [It] will also coordinate contracts of sale and ensure a smooth handover of your car.”
The car buying service is only available for RACQ customers purchasing new and used commercial and passenger vehicles and does not extend to boats, caravans, trailers, or motorcycles.
The insurer will share part of its commission or similar payment with members who buy a car with the service in the form of a $250 credit to use on purchases made through the RACQ Member Benefits platform.
“This service is aimed at members who want a more convenient way to purchase their next car while getting access to the right advice before making a decision,” Wynn said. “RACQ, through its Member Benefits like the Cay Buying Service, is committed to helping make life easier and more affordable for our members.
“By using the Car Buying Service, we hope members will feel more at ease with what is a big purchase decision at a time when we are all affected by cost-of-living pressures and time constraints.”