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Compare Inspection Packages

Quickly compare each inspection package to choose the best inspection for you.

Once you've made your choice call 0330 159 07201 and speak to the Inspections team to make your booking or request a call back.

Our Comprehensive and Advanced inspections come with extras too, simply speak to a member of the team when you make your booking to add these to your inspection report.
 

 
Body exterior >
 
Wheels and tyres >
 
 
Engine compartment >
 
Exhaust system >
 
 
Electrical/controls >
 
Fuel system >
 
 
Interior luggage compartment >
 
Brakes >
 
 
Front suspension and steering >
 
Road test >
 
 
Clutch/transmission - manual >
 
Final check >
 
 
Rear suspension and underframe >
 
General  and exclusions >
 

Body exterior

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Panel condition/alignment   Yes Yes
Paintwork   Yes Yes
Exterior trim   Yes Yes
Glass Yes Yes Yes
Bumpers/number plates   Yes Yes
Door locks/operation Yes Yes Yes
Fuel filler cover/petrol cap Yes Yes Yes
Soft top (operation/condition)   Yes Yes
Body damage Yes Yes Yes
Past repair evident * Yes Yes Yes
Corrosion Yes Yes Yes
Mud flaps   Yes Yes

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Engine compartment

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Coolant level Yes Yes Yes
Coolant leak Yes Yes Yes
Antifreeze Yes Yes Yes
Radiator/cap Yes Yes Yes
Hoses/pipes Yes Yes Yes
Drive belts Yes Yes Yes
Water pump Yes Yes Yes
Power steering fluid level Yes Yes Yes
Clutch fluid level Yes Yes Yes
Brake fluid level Yes Yes Yes
Engine oil level Yes Yes Yes
External leaks (engine) Yes Yes Yes
Engine mountings Yes Yes Yes
Fuel injection   Yes Yes
Turbo/super charger Yes Yes Yes
Fuel pump/pipes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerator linkage Yes Yes Yes
Body panels   Yes Yes
Bonnet catch   Yes Yes
Bonnet hinges   Yes Yes
Cold starting Yes Yes Yes
Fast idle (cold) Yes Yes Yes
Noise level (cold) Yes Yes Yes
Excess fumes/smoke Yes Yes Yes

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Electrical/controls

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Starting system/ignition lock Yes Yes Yes
Battery charging system Yes Yes Yes
Headlights Yes Yes Yes
Side light/running lights Yes Yes Yes
Rear lights/number plate lights Yes Yes Yes
Stop lights Yes Yes Yes
Indicators/hazard lights Yes Yes Yes
Reverse/fog lights Yes Yes Yes
Auxiliary lights Yes Yes Yes
Panel lights Yes Yes Yes
Mirrors (electric)   Yes Yes
Switches/controls Yes Yes Yes
Instrument/controls function Yes Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes Yes
Radio/cassette/CD/aerial   Yes Yes
Heater fan/controls   Yes Yes
Air con. operation   Yes Yes
Door locking Yes Yes Yes
Window/sunroof operation Yes Yes Yes
Wipers/washers Yes Yes Yes
Headlamp washer/headlamp wiper   Yes Yes

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Interior luggage compartment

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Steering wheel/adjustment   Yes Yes
Seat upholstery   Yes Yes
Seat mechanism Yes Yes Yes
Seat belts Yes Yes Yes
Carpets   Yes Yes
Door trim panels   Yes Yes
Door fittings/operation   Yes Yes
Door seals/hinges   Yes Yes
Interior sills   Yes Yes
Headlining/visors   Yes Yes
Sunroof   Yes Yes
Dash panel (condition)   Yes Yes
Cigarette lighter   Yes Yes
Mirrors - internal Yes Yes Yes
Rear parcel shelf   Yes Yes
Boot/tailgate lock Yes Yes Yes
Luggage area trim/condition   Yes Yes
Illumination lights   Yes Yes
Tool kit etc.   Yes Yes
Soft top material   Yes Yes
Tonneau cover   Yes Yes

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Front suspension and steering

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Engine underside leakage Yes Yes Yes
Steering joints/ball joints Yes Yes Yes
Steering rack Yes Yes Yes
Chassis members Yes Yes Yes
Power steering Yes Yes Yes
Wheels hubs/bearings Yes Yes Yes
Springs/suspension unit Yes Yes Yes
Pipes/hoses Yes Yes Yes
Dampers (conditions/leaks) Yes Yes Yes
Gaiters Yes Yes Yes
Sub frames/mountings Yes Yes Yes
Suspension arms/mountings Yes Yes Yes
Tie bars/anti roll bars Yes Yes Yes
Corrosion protection   Yes Yes
Corrosion - floor/chassis Yes Yes Yes

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Clutch/transmission - manual

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Fluid/oil leaks Yes Yes Yes
Cables/adjustment Yes Yes Yes
Hydraulic system Yes Yes Yes
Linkage (wear) Yes Yes Yes
Casings Yes Yes Yes
Mountings Yes Yes Yes
Drive shaft assemblies Yes Yes Yes
Universal/sliding joints Yes Yes Yes
Backlash Yes Yes Yes
Gaiters Yes Yes Yes
Propshaft(s) Yes Yes Yes
Bearings/supports Yes Yes Yes

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Rear suspension and underframe

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Springs/suspension unit Yes Yes Yes
Anti-roll bar Yes Yes Yes
Dampers/bushes Yes Yes Yes
Suspension arms/fixings Yes Yes Yes
Location rod/fixings Yes Yes Yes
Bumpers stops/gaiters Yes Yes Yes
Wheel hubs/bearings Yes Yes Yes
Pipes/hoses Yes Yes Yes
Sub frames/mountings Yes Yes Yes
Chassis members Yes Yes Yes
Corrosion protection   Yes Yes
Corrosion - floor/chassis Yes Yes Yes

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Wheels and tyres

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Wheel rims   Yes Yes
Wheel trims   Yes Yes
Front right tyre Yes Yes Yes
Front left tyre Yes Yes Yes
Rear right tyre Yes Yes Yes
Rear left tyre Yes Yes Yes
Spare Yes Yes Yes

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Exhaust system

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Manifold Yes Yes Yes
Pipes Yes Yes Yes
Silencer(s)/catalyst Yes Yes Yes
Heat shields/mountings Yes Yes Yes
Joints/couplings Yes Yes Yes
System condition Yes Yes Yes

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Fuel system

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Tank Yes Yes Yes
Tank fixings Yes Yes Yes
Fuel lines Yes Yes Yes
Breather pipes Yes Yes Yes
Evidence of leaks Yes Yes Yes

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Brakes

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Master cylinder security Yes Yes Yes
Fluid leaks Yes Yes Yes
Servo/power system Yes Yes Yes
Flexible hoses Yes Yes Yes
Pipes/connections Yes Yes Yes
Discs/pads (if visible) Yes Yes Yes
Hand/parking brake operation/
adjustments
Yes Yes Yes
Hand/parking brake linkage Yes Yes Yes
Pedal/linkage Yes Yes Yes

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Road test

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Engine - performance Yes Yes Yes
Engine - noise Yes Yes Yes
Excess smoke Yes Yes Yes
Overheating evidence Yes Yes Yes
Gearbox operation/noise level Yes Yes Yes
Auto changes/kickdown   Yes Yes
Final drive operation/noise level Yes Yes Yes
Clutch operation Yes Yes Yes
4wd operation   Yes Yes
Cooling fan operation ** Yes Yes Yes
Instrument/controls function Yes Yes Yes
Steering wheel alignment   Yes Yes
Steering effort   Yes Yes
General steering/handling Yes Yes Yes
Footbrake operation Yes Yes Yes
Hand/parking brake operation Yes Yes Yes
Suspension noise Yes Yes Yes
Road holding/stability Yes Yes Yes
Hot restarting   Yes Yes
Warning lights Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control   Yes Yes

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Final check

  Basic Comprehensive Advanced
Leaks - fluid Yes Yes Yes

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An RAC Vehicle Inspection gives you the peace of mind to buy your next car with confidence, giving you a personal service that you can trust. We also offer a full car check, so that you can check that the history of the vehicle is clear before your purchase.


General notes & exclusions

* Repairs and replacement panels will only be reported if work has not been carried out to a professional standard.

** Providing engine reaches operating temperature on road test.

1 03 numbers are charged at national call rates and included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.