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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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Comprehensive is a full 166 point inspection of the vehicle:

BODY EXTERIOR

1. Panel Condition / alignment

6. Door locks - operation

11. Mud flaps

2. Paintwork

7. Fuel filler cover and cap

12. Body panels

3. Exterior trim

8. Soft top (operation)

13. Bonnet catch

4. Glass

9. Body damage

14. Bonnet hinges

5. Bumpers No plates – F / R

10. Corrosion

ENGINE COMPARTMENT                                                                       No. of CYLINDERS:

15. Coolant Level / Condition

22. Power Steering – oil level

29. Turbo

16. Coolant leaks

23. Clutch Fluid

30. Fuel pump / pipes

17. Antifreeze

24. Brake Fluid

31. Accelerator linkage

18. Radiator / Cap

25. Engine Oil level

32. Cold starting

19. Hoses / Pipes  (where visible)

26. External leaks (upper engine)

33. Fast idle (cold)

20. Drive Belts       (where visible)

27. Engine mountings

34. Noise level (cold)

21. Water Pump  

28. Fuel Injection

35. Excess fumes / smoke

 

Spark plugs are not removed.
It should be noted that a gas analyser has not been used to check the exhaust emissions.
To ensure future serviceability of the camshaft drive belt (if applicable), it is important that the camshaft belt is replaced at intervals specified by the manufacturer. It is in your best interest to ensure that this is carried out.

ELECTRICAL / CONTROLS                                                                                                     

36.Starting system / Ignition lock

41. Rear lights & No. plate lights

49. Instruments

37. Battery condition

42. Stop lights

50. Horn

38. Battery voltages:

43. Indicator/ Hazard lights

51. Radio/Cass/CD/Aerial

             - nominal    12.31 volts

44. Reverse / Fog lights

52. Heater / Fan controls

             - starting     11.19 volts

45. Auxiliary lights

53. Air Con operation

             - charging    14.40 volts

46. Interior / Panel lights

54. Windows / Sun roof

39. Headlights

47. Mirrors (electric)

55. Wipers / Washers

40. Sidelights / running lights

48. Controls / Switches

56. Headlamp wash / wipe

INTERIOR / LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT

57. Steering Wheel / Adjustment

64. Door seals / hinges

71.Rear parcel shelf

58. Seat upholstery

65. Interior sills

72. Boot / tailgate lock

59. Seat adjustment

66. Headlining / visors

73. Luggage area trim con

60. Seatbelts

67. Sun roof

74. Illumination light

61. Carpets

68. Dash panel (condition)

75. Tool kit etc

62. Door trim panels

69. Cigarette lighter

76. Soft top (condition)

63. Door fittings / operation

70. Mirrors (internal)

77. Tonneau cover

FRONT SUSPENSION / STEERING / UNDERFRAME

78. Engine underside leakage

83. Wheel hubs / bearings

88. Sub-frames mountings

79. Steering joints/ ball joints

84. Springs/suspension units

89. Suspension arms / mountings

80. Steering rack / box

85. Pipes / hoses

90. Tie bars / anti roll bars

81. Chassis members

86. Dampers (condition / leaks)

91. Corrosion protection

82. Power steering (operation)

87. Gaiters

92. Corrosion – floor/chassis

REAR SUSPENSION / UNDERFRAME

93. Springs/suspension bars

97. Location rods/fixings

101. Sub-frames/ mountings

94. Anti roll bar

98. Bump stops/gaiters

102. Chassis members

95. Dampers/bushes

99. Wheel hubs/bearings

103. Corrosion protection

96. Suspension arms/fixings

100. Pipes/hoses

104. Corrosion – floor/chassis

CLUTCH / TRANSMISSION           

105. Fluid / oil leaks

109. Casings

113 Backlash

106. Cables / adjustments

110. Mountings

114. Gaiters

107. Hydraulic system

111. Drive shaft assembly

115. Propshaft (s)

108. Linkage (wear)

112. Universal / sliding joints

116. Bearings / supports

EXHAUST SYSTEM

117. Manifold

119. Silencer(s) catalyst

121. Joints / couplings

118. Pipes

120. Heat shields / mountings

122. System condition
 Good /Average/
Poor / Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUEL SYSTEM

123. Tank

125. Fuel lines

 127. Evidence of leaks

124. Tank fixings

126. Breather pipes

BRAKES

128. Master cylinder security

131. Flexible hoses

134. Handbrake op / adjustment

129. Fluid leaks

132. Pipes / connections

135. Handbrake linkage

130. Servo / power system

133. Discs / pads (if visible)

136. Pedal / linkage

WHEELS AND TYRES  Type:
It is recommended that tyres are replaced when the tread depth reaches 2mm

137. Wheel Rims

138. Wheel Trims

Tyres

Make

Size

Type / Construction

Min tread depth

139. Front RH

Mm

140. Front LH

Mm

141. Rear LH

Mm

142. Rear RH

Mm

143. Spare

IVE INSPECTIONS
Vehicle Inspection Report

ROAD TEST

 

TEST DISTANCE

SPEED ACHIEVED :     

145. Final drive operation /
         noise level

152. Instrument /controls function

159. Road holding / stability

146. Gearbox operation /
         noise level

153. Steering wheel alignment

160. General steering / handling

147. Engine performance

154. Clutch operation

161. Footbrake operation

148. Engine noise

155. 4WD operation

162. Handbrake operation

149. Excess smoke

156. Cooling fan operation

163. Suspension noise

150. Overheating evidence

157. Steering effort

164. Warning lights

151. Auto changes / kickdown

158. Hot restarting

FINAL CHECK

165. Oil leaks

  166. Coolant leaks

 

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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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