Used Car & Van Inspection Check Service

Body Exterior Electrical Controls
Panel condition / alignmentStarting system / ignition lock
PaintworkBattery charging system
Exterior trimHeadlights
GlassSide light/running lights
Bumpers/number platesRear lights / number plate lights
Door locks / operationStop Lights
Fuel filler cover/petrol capIndicators / hazard lights
Soft top (operation/condition)Reverse / fog lights
Body damageAuxiliary lights
Past repair evidentPanel lights
CorrosionMirrors (electric)
Mud flapsSwitches / controls
Instrument / controls function
Engine CompartmentRadio / cassette / CD / aerial
Coolant levelHeater fan / controls
Coolant leakAir con. operation
AntifreezeDoor locking
Radiator / CapWindow / sunroof operation
Hoses / pipesWipers / washers
Drive beltsHeadlamp washer / headlamp wiper
Water pump 
Power steering fluid level
Clutch fluid level Interior Luggage compartment
Brake fluid levelSteering wheel / adjustment
Engine oil levelSeat upholstery
External leaks (engine)Seat mechanism
Engine MountingsSeat belts
Fuel InjectionCarpets
Turbo/ super chargerDoor trim panels
Fuel pump / pipesDoor fittings / operation
Accelerator linkageDoor seals / hinges
Body panelsInterior sills
Bonnet catchHeadlining / visors
Bonnet hingesSunroof
Cold startingDash panel (condition)
First idle (cold)Cigarette lighter
Noise level (cold)Mirrors - internal
Excess fumes / smokeRear parcel shelf
 Boot / tailgate lock
Luggage area trim / condition
Front suspension steeringIllumination lights
Engine underside leakageTool kit etc.
Steering joints / ball jointsSoft top material
Steering rackTonneau Cover
Chassis members 
Power Steering
Wheels hubs / bearings Clutch / transmission - manual
Springs / suspension unitFluid / oil leaks
Pipes / hosesCables / adjustment
Dampers (conditions / leaks)Hydraulic system
GaitersLinkage (wear)
Sub frames / mountingsCasings
Suspension arms / mountingsMountings
Tie bars / anti roll barsDrive shaft assemblies
Corrosion protectionUniversal / sliding joints
Corrosion - floor / chassisBacklash
Rear suspension and underframeBearings / supports
Springs / suspension unit  
Anti-roll bar 
Dampers / bushes Wheels and tyres
Suspension arms / fixingsWheel rims
Location rod / fixingsWheel trims
Bumpers stops / gaiters Front right tyre
Wheel hubs / bearingsFront left tyre
Pipes / hosesRear right tyre
Sub frames / mountingsRear left tyre
Chassis membersSpare
Corrosion protection  
Corrosion - floor / chasis 
  Exhaust system
Fuel SystemPipes
TankSilencer(s) / catalyst
Tank fixingsHeat shields / mountings
Fuel linesJoints / couplings
Breather pipesSystem condition
Evidence of leaks 
  Road test
BrakesEngine - performance
Master cylinder securityEngine - noise
Fluid leaksExcess smoke
Servo / power systemOverheating evidence
Flexible hosesGearbox operation / noise level
Pipes / connections Auto changes / kickdown
Discs / pads (if visible)Final drive operation / noise level
Hand / parking brake operation / adjustmentsClutch operation
Hand / parking brake linkage4wd operation
Pedal / linkageCooling fan operation
Instrument / controls function
Steering wheel alignment
Steering effort
General steering / handling
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Hand / parking brake operation
Suspension noise
Road holding / stability
Hot restarting
Warning Lights
Cruise control

Please note, there is no stripping involved in the above inspections.

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