What do we check in a vehicle inspection?

ID: Compliance plate, engine number checks

Body work inspection: rust, body repairs, glass/mirrors, sunroof, aerial, convertible (if applicable), frames and members, under body parts, front suspension, rear suspension, steering components, auto/manual transmission, exhaust, differential, and drive shafts.

Engine Bay:
engine noise, fluid level, fluid leaks, mountings, hoses/pipes, water pump/fan, ignition system, fuel system, standard 12V battery (not hybrid or electric car battery), radiator/cap, drive belt/pulleys, brake booster, and master cylinder/ABS.

Tyres, Wheels and Brakes:
tyres, wheel rims, spare tyre/rim, brake hose callipers/pipes, brake pads, brake discs, brake linings, wheel cylinders, brakes and drums, park brake, and wheel bearings.

seats, seat belts, other trims, radio, rear window demister, air-conditioning, heater demister, washer/wipers, horn, doors, locks, hinges, window operation, warning lights and gauges, dash, and all other lights.

Visual inspection for rust, previous body repairs, panels and suspension.

Accident Damage
: A paint depth gauge test is used to check for previous cosmetic repairs. A visual inspection is used for evidence of accident, hail and flood damage.

Road Test: ease of starting idle, engine noise, engine performance, exhaust smoke/emissions, gearbox auto/manual, differential, steering/suspension, brake operation, speedo, cruise control, 4WD (if applicable), camshaft/drive belt, and owner’s manual.

*The inspection of any vehicle undertaken by RedBook Inspect is visual only; no removal of parts or components is undertaken during the inspection process. Please refer to the terms & conditions for more information.

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