Grocery giant Tesco has begun dealing in second hand cars as it continues its march into non-food retailing.

The online service – - offers thousands of “quality-checked, used cars at competitive prices”, and customers can even get vehicles delivered to their homes.

Customers will also get 2,000 Tesco Clubcard points with every car purchase.

The website, launched on Sunday, allows Tesco to tap into the £24bn market.

Andrew Higginson, chief executive of Retailing Services at Tesco, said: “Trust, value and service are at the heart of the Tesco Cars experience. We are offering a wide choice of the most popular models– from small hatchbacks to executive saloons to family-sized MPVs.

“Each and every vehicle will have passed a 167-point RAC inspection.

“By supplying directly to customers, there is no middle man, no expensive showroom and no salespeople on commission. Buyers can be sure they are getting the best value out there – and we will say ‘thank you’ with 2,000 Clubcard points.

“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.”

Tesco Cars will advertise up to 3,000 cars every week.