What is not checked in the inspection?

  • Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Evidence of brake fluid contamination/hydraulic fluid
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
  • Meters indicating oil and fuel consumption or the degree of oil and fuel consumption
  • Reason for oil leaks
  • Oil pump strainer to assess sludge build up
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Vehicle electrics and electronics
  • Transmission mechanics
  • Engine cylinder compression
  • Engine mountings
  • Water pump/fan
  • Body water leaks or reason for leaks
  • Odometer and camshaft belt, drive belt and timing belt;
  • Estimated expiry of exhaust system, clutch, dual mass flywheels
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Catalytic converters
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Mechanical switching of wipers and lights
  • LPG systems
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • Status of habitation areas of motorhomes or caravans
  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems
  • Technical systems
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