Vehicle Grading

the G3 Inspection Grading System

We go further to give you a truer picture.  Using our bespoke AVID system, we are able to create a detailed inspection report and highlight individual areas of damage with more accuracy

How do we grade vehicles?

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.

Are we NAMA approved?

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

We grade the exterior using an A-E scale and the interiors using 1-5, then combine the 2 to give a grading score, eg; A1, B4, C3.

For example

– an A1 would be a clean condition vehicle both internally and externally.

– A B4 would have minor damage externally and something significant internally to repair.

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.

Exterior Condition (A-E Gradings)

A Grade

The vehicle is generally in good condition for its age. Minor external defects like chips and scratches with minimum refurb required.

B Grade

The vehicle may require bodyshop repair or a number of SMART repairs with a low level of repair work to bring to retail standard.

C Grade

The vehicle will require multiple minor, or up to 2 major bodyshop repairs (for example a bumper), alongside multiple SMART repairs.

D Grade

The vehicle will require multiple minor, or up to 3 major bodyshop repairs (for example a panel), alongside multiple SMART repairs.

E Grade

The vehicle will require a lot of work, including multiple major bodyshop repairs (eg; after a collision) SMART or a structural panel.

Interior Condition (1-5 Gradings)

1 Grade

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.

2 Grade

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.

3 Grade

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.

4 Grade

The interior is in damaged condition for its age with multiple minor stains, a professional valet, SMART repair or replacement parts being required.

5 Grade

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.

U/U Grade (Ungraded)

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).