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Contact: Nigel Holmes, Consultant Engineer AMIMI, Barnstaple and North Devon, Tel: 0777 330184 E: info@southwestcarinspections.co.uk W: www.southwestcarinspections.co.uk

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Basic Peace of Mind is a 140 point inspection of the vehicle:

BODY EXTERIOR

Glass

Body damage      

Y/N

Body panels

 

Door locks/operation

Corrosion             

Y/N

Bonnet catch

 

Fuel filler cover/cap

Mud flaps

Bonnet hinges

 

ENGINE COMPARTMENT        PETROL        DIESEL        MULTI-FUEL        No. of CYLINDERS:      

Coolant Level / Condition

 Power Steering – oil level

Turbo   /   supercharger

Coolant leaks   

Y/N

 Clutch Fluid

Fuel pump / pipes

Antifreeze

 Brake Fluid

Accelerator linkage

Radiator / Cap

 Engine Oil level

Cold starting

Hoses / Pipes

 External leaks (upper engine)    

Y/N

Fast idle (cold)

Drive Belts

 Engine mountings

Noise level (cold)

Water Pump    Visible Yes/No

Carb   /   fuel Injection

Excess fumes / smoke

Y/N

ELECTRICAL / CONTROLS                                                                           

Starting system / Ignition lock

Sidelights/running lights

Controls/switches

Battery condition

Rear & number plate lights

Instruments

Battery voltages

Stop lights

Horn

          - Normal       volts

Indicator/hazard lights:

Windows/sun roof

          - Starting       volts

Reverse/fog lights

Wipers/washers

          - Charging         volts

Auxiliary lights

Headlamp wash/wipe

 Headlights

Interior /panel lights

INTERIOR / LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT                      NUMBER OF SEATS:      

Seat adjustment

Internal mirrors

Boot/tailgate lock

 

Seatbelts

Rear/parcel shelf/load cover

 

FRONT SUSPENSION / STEERING / UNDER FRAME

Engine underside leakage 

Y/N

Wheel hubs / bearings

Sub-frames mountings

Steering joints/ ball joints

Springs/suspension units

Suspension arms / mountings

Steering rack / box

Pipes / hoses

Tie bars / anti roll bars

Chassis members

Dampers (condition / leaks)

Corrosion – floor/chassis

Y/N

Power steering (operation)

Gaiters

REAR SUSPENSION / UNDER FRAME

Springs/suspension bars

Location rods/fixings

Sub-frames/ mountings

Anti roll bar

Bump stops/gaiters

Chassis members

Dampers/bushes

Wheel hubs/bearings

Corrosion– floor/chassis

Suspension arms/fixings

Pipes/hoses

CLUTCH / TRANSMISSION      MANUAL    AUTOMATIC     MULTI-USE    4x4MANUAL    4X4 AUTO                       4 /5 /6 /7   SPEED GEAR BOX

Fluid / oil leaks

Y/N

Casings

Backlash

Cables / adjustments

Mountings

Gaiters

Hydraulic system

Drive shaft assembly

Propshaft(s) / fittings

Linkage (wear)

Universal / sliding joints

Bearings / supports

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Manifold

Silencer(s)

System condition

Good

Pipes

Heat shields / mountings

Poor

Catalytic converter (s)

Joints / couplings

Limited life

FUEL SYSTEM

Tank

Fuel lines

 Evidence of leaks  

Y/N

Tank fixings

Breather pipes

BRAKES

Master cylinder security

Flexible hoses

Handbrake op / adjustment

Fluid leaks      

Y/N

Pipes / connections

Handbrake mechanism

Servo / power system

Discs / pads (if visible)

Pedal and pad / linkage

Wheel Rims

Wheel Trims

Tyres

Front RH

Front LH

Rear LH

Rear RH

Spare

ROAD TEST

Test Distance             

                       Miles

Speed achieved up to            MPH

 

Final drive operation /
       noise level

Instrument /controls function

Road holding / stability

Gearbox operation /
       noise level

Clutch operation:

General steering / handling

Engine performance

Cooling fan operation

Footbrake operation

Engine noise

Steering effort

Hand/park brake operation

Excess smoke

Y/N

Hot restarting

Suspension noise

Y/N

Overheating evidence

Y/N

Warning lights

Auto changes / kick-down

FINAL CHECK

Oil leaks       

Y/N

Coolant leaks     

Y/N

Uneven tyre wear                        Y/N                  

 

 

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Contact: Nigel Holmes, Consultant Engineer AMIMI, Barnstaple and North Devon, Tel: 0777 330184 E: info@southwestcarinspections.co.uk W: www.southwestcarinspections.co.uk

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