If you’re looking to buy a used car, it’s important you know that it's mechanically and structurally sound before parting with your cash. A vehicle inspection from the RAC can help identify any hidden problems you may not be aware of which could lead to costly repairs.
We offer 3 levels of inspection:
* Prices depend on the age, value and model of vehicle.
To get a quote or to book a vehicle inspection, you'll need:
The vehicle registration number
The seller's permission
The address where the vehicle is kept
To book your inspection, call the team on 0330 159 0720
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Our opening hours are -
Monday, Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Please note, we are not open on Bank Holidays.
Our other inspections
Post-accident inspection - checks repairs made to the vehicle meet the manufacturer standard
Unit and component inspection – performs a detailed inspection of specific vehicle parts
Post purchase inspection – provides a mechanical, structural and component check covering 307 points to confirm problems or mechanical faults after you’ve bought the vehicle
Please call the team on 0330 159 0720 for more information or to book any of our other inspections.
Peace of mind when buying a car...
When buying a new vehicle, you’ll want to make sure that it’s roadworthy, safe to drive and worth the price you’re prepared to pay for it. So why not choose a vehicle inspection from the RAC to give you the peace of mind you need when closing a deal on the vehicle you want.
From as little as £99 you can book an RAC vehicle inspection where one of our highly experienced engineers will:
Inspect the vehicle at an agreed location, usually within 48 hours of your request
Conduct a road-test and visual inspection of the vehicle
Email your report to you and on request, send you a written copy of the report in the post
† The following vehicles are exempt: imports, 4x4’s, convertibles, write-offs, hybrids, vans, vehicles over 10 years old, vehicles with more than 5 seats, prestige vehicles, 4-wheel drives, LPGs, motorhomes and vehicles with more than 120,000 miles on the clock.
1 (4 x external shots, 1 x odometer shot, 1 x vehicle document shot plus shots of identified major defects)