Vehicle Inspection Services

Inspection and testing

Inspection and testing - including pre-purchase inspections

Interior / luggage compartment

  • Steering wheel alignment 
  • Seat and upholstery
  • Seat adjustment
  • Seat belts
  • Carpets
  • Door trim panels
  • Door fittings / operations
  • Door seals / hinges
  • Interior sills
  • Headlining / visors
  • Additional stowage
  • First aid kit
  • Time clock
Interior / luggage compartment
  • Sun Roof
  • Dash panel (condition)
  • Cigarette lighter and ash tray(s)
  • Mirrors (internal)
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Boot / tailgate lock
  • Luggage area trim condition
  • Illumination light
  • Tool kit
  • Soft top (condition)
  • Tonneau cover
  • Other seat functions
  • Ashtray(s)
pre-purchase inspections

Front suspension / steering / under frame

  • Engine underside leakage
  • Steering joints / ball joints
  • Steering box / rack
  • Chassis members
  • Power steering (operation)
  • Wheel hubs / bearings
  • Springs / suspension units
  • Jacking points
  • Protective covers
Corrosion protection
  • Pipes / hoses
  • Dampers (condition/leaks)
  • Gaiters
  • Sub frames mountings
  • Suspension arms / mounts
  • Tie bars / anti roll bars
  • Corrosion protection
  • Corrosion-floor/chassis
Engine underside leakage

Rear suspension/under frame

  • Springs / suspension bars
  • Anti roll bar
  • Dampers / bushes
  • Suspension arms / fixings
  • Location rods / fixings
  • Bump stops / gaiters
  • Jacking points
Springs / suspension bars
  • Wheel hubs / bearings
  • Pipes / hoses
  • Sub frames / mountings
  • Chassis members
  • Corrosion protection
  • Corrosion-floor / chassis
  • Protective covers
Wheel hubs / bearings

Body exterior

  • Panel condition / alignment
  • Paintwork
  • Exterior trim
  • Glass
  • Bumpers / number plates
  • Door locks
  • Roof bars / condition & security
  • Tailgate hinges
  • Tailgate struts / springs
  • Windscreen
  • Rubber seals
Body exterior
  • Fuel filler cover / cap
  • Soft top operation
  • Body damage
  • Corrosion
  • Mud flaps
  • Bonnet catch
  • Bonnet hinges
  • Bonnet struts / springs
  • Door hinges
  • Front grille(s)
  • Rubber seals
Fuel filler cover / cap

Engine compartment

  • Panel condition / alignment
  • Paintwork
  • Exterior trim
  • Glass
  • Bumpers / number plates
  • Door locks
  • Roof bars / condition & security
  • Tailgate hinges
  • Tailgate struts / springs
  • Windscreen
  • Rubber seals
Engine compartment
  • Hoses / pipes
  • Drive belts
  • Water pump
  • Power steering fluid (level)
  • Clutch fluid (level)
  • Brake fluid (level)
Clutch / transmission / axle
  • Mileage
  • VIN No :
  • MOT details :
  • Road tax expires :
  • Vacuum lines / hoses
  • Corrosion
  • Engine oil level
  • External leaks (upper engine)
  • Engine mountings
  • Carb / F injection
  • Turbo / supercharger
Vacuum lines / hoses
  • Fuel pump / pipes
  • Accelerator rods & linkages
  • Cold starting
  • Fast idle (cold)
  • Noise level (cold)
  • Excess fumes / smoke
  • Audible checks using stethoscope
Fuel pump / pipes

Electrical controls

  • Starting systems / ignition lock
  • Battery condition
  • Battery voltages
  • Headlights
  • Sidelights
  • Rear lights
  • Stop lights
  • Indicators / hazard lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Auxiliary lights
  • Headlamp wash / wipe
  • Alternator output
  • Interior / panel lights
  • Mirrors (electric)
  • Controls / switches
  • Instruments
  • Horn
  • Radio / cassette /CD / aerial
  • Heater / fan controls
  • Air con operation
  • A/C air temperature at vents ( °C )
  • Rear fog lights
  • Windows / sun roof
  • Wipers / washers
  • Front proximity sensors
  • Reverse proximity sensors
  • Fluid / oil leaks
  • Cables / adjustments
  • Hydraulic system
  • Linkage (wear)
  • Casings
  • Mountings
  • Noises (engine idling)
  • Drive shaft assembly
  • Universal / sliding joints
  • Backlash
  • Gaiters
  • Prop shaft (s)
  • Bearings / supports

Exhaust system

  • Starting systems / ignition lock
  • Battery condition
  • Battery voltages
  • Headlights
  • Sidelights
  • Rear lights
  • Stop lights
  • Indicators / hazard lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Front fog lights

Fuel system

  • Tank
  • Tank fixings
  • Fuel lines
  • Breather pipes
  • Evidence of leaks
  • Filler cap and sealing ring

Brakes

  • Master cylinder security
  • Fluid leaks
  • Servo / power system
  • Flexible hoses
  • Pipes / connections
  • Discs / pads (where visible)
  • Parking brake / operation adjustment
  • Parking / brake linkage
  • Pedal / linkage
  • Noises

Wheels and tyres

  • Wheel rims
  • Wheel trims
  • Right front tyre condition
  • Left front tyre condition
  • Right rear tyre condition
  • Left rear tyre condition
  • Spare tyre condition
  • Tyre tread depths in mm
  • Spare
  • NSF NSR OSR OSF

Final drive operation/ noise

  • Gearbox operation / noise
  • Eng performance
  • Engine noise
  • Excess smoke
  • Overheating evidence
  • Auto changes / kick down
  • Instruments /controls operation
  • Steering wheel alignment
  • Clutch operation
  • Cooling fan operation
  • Steering effort
  • Hot restart
  • Road holding / stability
  • General steering / handling
  • Footbrake operation
  • Hand / park brake operation
  • Suspension noise
  • Warning Lights
  • Other noises
Final Checks and 10 Mile Road Test (where possible)
Final Check
  • Oil leaks
  • Coolant leaks
  • 10 Mile Road Test (where possible)

For pre-purchase inspections as well as complete professional inspection and testing services, 

Tel: 07970 836 612 or 07854 985 906

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