The supermarket whose critics claim is "eating Britain" will already arrange insurance for your pet, organise your bank account and even a funeral; now they will sell you a used car.
Tesco has launched into the second-hand car market in the group's latest venture to expand outside traditional supermarket retailing.
Tescocars.com went live online yesterday, offering an internet-only service for buyers of used cars. Its move to tap into the £24bn used-car market comes after Tesco bought a significant minority stake in the online dealership Carsite for an undisclosed sum.
The Tesco site will advertise up to 3,000 cars a week sourced from hire and lease fleets – and will reward shoppers with 2,000 Tesco Clubcard points if they buy a vehicle through the site.
It aims to offer good deals by supplying car stock direct from the source and claims each car will go through a 167-point independent inspection by the RAC, including a ramp inspection and road test.
Andrew Higginson, chief executive of retailing services at Tesco, said: "By supplying directly to customers, there is no middle man, no expensive showroom and no salespeople oncommission." He added: "There's no pressure, no hard sell. You can select and buy your car from the comfort of your own home and, just like your weekly shop, we will even deliver it to your front door." The motor industry veteran Sir Trevor Chinn will be chairman of Tesco Cars.Reuse content