UK – We use NAMA grading to help you buy online with confidence

May 15, 2022

We know how important it is for our buyers to easily understand a vehicle’s condition when buying online at OPENLANE UPSTREAM. That’s why we chose the NAMA Grading Scheme.

The NAMA Scheme has been developed to enhance transparency and give a better understanding of a vehicle’s condition, making it easier to buy with confidence. Grades are assessed by inspectors specifically trained to grade vehicles and work to a strict NAMA standard. The scheme has 5 grades which are based on the external condition of a vehicle.

Here’s an explanation of the 5 grades…

Grade 1
• Minor repairs, for example, small dent without paint damage or touch in type repair
• Missing minor trim items, e.g. tow eye cover

Grade 2
• 1 medium body shop repair or a combination of 1 medium body shop repair and several minor repairs
• May have up to 7 minor repairs or a combination of minor repairs and small missing components

Grade 3
• Up to 4 medium body shop repairs
• Could require a new bumper but not 2
• Up to 3 major body shop repairs

Grade 4
• A single major repair and some medium and/or minor repairs
• More than 1 major repair

Grade 5
• More than 2 major repairs