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Find out more about the BCA Branch Appraisal App

Trust in the condition and description of a vehicle is key to both buyers and sellers. BCA use the NAMA Vehicle Grading Scheme which makes the true condition of a vehicle visible and transparent.

 

Grade 1 - car

Grade 1:
The vehicle may have minor interior and exterior defects that require SMART repairs, i.e. minor scratches or dents and minor replacement parts could also be required.

Grade 2 - car

Grade 2:
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1 plus up to 1 major or minor body shop repair. The replacement of more significant internal or external trim parts (excluding panels) may also be required.

Grade 3 - car

Grade 3:
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1 & 2 plus may include up to 5 minor bodyshop repairs, 3 major bodyshop repairs or a combination of major and minor repairs. The vehicle may include a single replacement bumper.

Grade 4 - car

Grade 4:
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1, 2 & 3. It may have a combination of major and minor repairs and could include a non-structural replacement panel.

Grade 5 - car

Grade 5:
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1, 2, 3 & 4. It may have a combination of major and minor repairs or the vehicle may have sustained collision damage and the replacement up to two structural panels may be required (providing there is no other damage on the vehicle).

Grade Unclassified  - car

Unclassified:
Vehicles in this grade are simply uneconomical to appraise and fall into one of the following categories.

  •     Substantial Accident damage
  •     Major Parts Missing
  •     Recorded items that exceed the criteria of Grade 5
  •     Multiple unrecorded items

BCA will do their utmost to capture all defects on the appraisal, but if any are missed, BCA will only entertain complaints where a re-examination reveals the grade to have changed.