- Full mechanical check
- Registration check
- Discount for members
Pricing for vehicle checks.
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What exactly is in a car history report?
We pay for a PPSR search which is a service to help customers buying second hand personal assets. You can check their website for more details on what to expect but a basic check provides:
- Records of write-offs
- Registration details
- Finance owing
- Stolen vehicle check
- VIN validation
What do you check inside the car?
When checking inside the car, we’ll look at the condition of:
- Keys and remote locking/unlocking
- Dash warning lights
- Window operation
- Wipers and washers
- Doors including boot/tailgate
- Spare tyre, jack and tools (where fitted)
- Exterior lights
What do you check under the bonnet?
When checking under the bonnet, we will look at the condition and/or levels of:
Engine oil and whether there are any leaks
Air and fuel filters
Battery, it’s age, load test and terminals
Alternator check and test under load
Logged faults using scan tool
Safety system (vehicle self-checks)
We'll also check:
For evidence of recent work (vehicle self-checks)
If fitted with a timing belt, whether it has been replaced as required (vehicle self-checks)
Whether the car is due for a service(vehicle self-checks)
What do you check under the car?
We will lift the car on a hoist and check the following underneath:
- Brake pads and rotors
- Drive shafts, CV joints and boots
- Drivetrain oil leaks
- Damage to drivetrain components
- Damage to underbody including structural
- Fuel lines and any exposed electrical connections
- Steering and suspension components
What do you look for during the road test?
When we are driving the car, we’ll look and listen out for:
- Engine performance
- Transmission operation
- Clutch operation, if manual
- Drivetrain noise or vibration
- Suspension noises (bangs, squeaks and clunks)
- Brake performance including vibrations
- Steering (does it pull to one side, steering wheel not centred)
- Steering wheel vibration (wheel balance)