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RAC Vehicle Inspections

From £99*

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.

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

Call our team today for a quote or for help on choosing the right inspection for you.

Call: 0330 159 07201.

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.


From only £99*

  • 218 point mechanical and structural inspection
  • Road–test (up to 3 miles)
  • Engineer fault report sent via email


From only £189*

  • 307 point mechanical and structural inspection
  • Main functions and controls check
  • Full interior, bodywork and paint inspection
  • Road–test (up to 10 miles)
  • Engineer fault report sent via email and verbal summary


From only £239*

  • Identical checks to the comprehensive inspection plus;
  • Diagnostic check of key areas
  • Road–test (up to 20 miles)
  • Brake fluid test and analysis
  • Photos of the vehicles within the report sent via email2
  • Engineer fault report sent via email and verbal summary

* Prices depend on the age, value and model of vehicle.

To book your inspection, call the team on 0330 159 07201
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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 07201 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 03 numbers are charged at national call rates and included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles. Calls may be monitored and/or recorded.

2 (4 x external shots, 1 x odometer shot, 1 x vehicle document shot plus shots of identified major defects)