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Pre-purchase vehicle inspection

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We’re certain we provide the best pre-purchase used car inspection service in the UK. Our service leaves no part of the vehicle’s condition or history in doubt.

  • History check
  • Photographs
  • On-site service

Complete piece of mind with a pre-purchase independent vehicle inspection

  • We work alongside Warrantywise to provide the best pre-purchase car inspection service in the UK. All you need to do is pick the type of inspection that suits your needs.

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Premium

starting from£189
  • Up to 226 Point Check
  • General Inspection (mechanical and visible parts)
  • Up to 10 mile road test
  • Accident Damage & Previous Repair Damage Checks
  • Brake Fluid Check
  • Photographs Provided

Premium Plus

starting from£229Popular
  • Up to 318 Point Check
  • Comprehensive Physical Inspection (mechanical and visible parts)
  • Up to 20 mile road test
  • Accident Damage & Previous Repair Damage Checks
  • Brake Fluid check
  • Photographs Provided
  • Full Vehicle History Check

Why you should choose a pre-purchase vehicle inspection

Here at Car.co.uk, it’s vitally important to us that you’re absolutely confident in your choice of vehicle before you commit to a purchase. It’s our continuing aim to ensure that you have as much detailed information at your disposal before you buy so there are no lingering doubts in your mind when you’re trying to make your decision and no regrets after you purchase.

We offer the opportunity of an expert opinion on your vehicle of choice. By taking advantage of this service, you receive the benefit of specialist knowledge in your corner that allows you to fully understand the vehicle and its history before entering into an agreement of any kind.

You can choose from our premium or premium plus options, which deliver different levels of information on your chosen car.

The premium inspection includes a 226-point check and general inspection of both the visible and mechanical parts of the vehicle. A road test of up to 10 miles will be conducted and the car will be examined for accident damage and signs of damage repaired. A brake fluid check will take place and photographs of any issues that need to be highlighted will be supplied for your perusal.

If you require a more detailed investigation into the car you want to buy, it’s worth considering the premium plus vehicle inspection. This is a 318-point check of the car in question, which comprises a comprehensive physical inspection. The extended road test carried out will be for 20 miles allowing you to see how the car handles over a greater distance. Like our premium service, the vehicle will be thoroughly studied for signs of damage caused by accidents and if such damage was previously repaired. The brake fluid will also be checked. Photographs of any problems surfacing will be issued to you, identifying areas of concern.

An added benefit of the premium plus service is the ability to thoroughly understand the history of your vehicle before you purchase it. This detailed information includes full MOT history and any evidence that the car has been reported lost or stolen. If at any time the vehicle was scrapped or written off, this will also be noted. A list of any previous licence plates will be supplied and if the vehicle has been involved in previous finance agreements this will be outlined.

If you have particular areas of concern in regard to your car of choice you can choose a bespoke service which will investigate in depth your individual worries. This can prove invaluable to put those niggling doubts to rest and allow you to make a selection you are confident in.

Why you should choose a pre-purchase vehicle inspection

Your specialist pre-purchase vehicle inspection report

By the time you receive your inspection report, you’ll know the vehicle inside and out with detailed information on the transmission, the engine, the exhaust, brakes, electrics, Fuel System and the suspension.

Finding out that there is something mechanically wrong with your vehicle after the fact is not only disappointing but frustrating when it can be avoided. In making a long term investment such as purchasing a car it’s always advisable to make your choice as informed as possible. Always take full advantage of all resources available and go into any buying situation fully armed with a comprehensive knowledge of exactly what you are purchasing to insure you get the best value for your money.

At Car.co.uk we take pride in offering you the service of an expert inspection and help you feel secure in your selection before you buy.

Book your inspection in a few simple steps

Booking your independent car inspection takes less than 2 minutes! Tell us a bit about the car, pick a suitable time, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our car inspection service helps us support charity work

When you book your pre-purchase car inspection with Car.co.uk, the revenue it helps us to create means we can grow our social value programme.

Safety and financial protection; these are the things on most people’s minds when they’re shopping around to find a used car inspection service. By delving deep into a car’s condition and history, we give you that peace of mind – but the way we work means you also get to know that your vehicle inspection is going help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people too.

We’re changing the way business is done in the car industry. Car.co.uk is designed to create social value; giving something back to people in communities around the country.

We provide financial support for a range of charities and good causes; from food redistribution services that support local food banks and school breakfast clubs to HMP Academies the help to significantly reduce crime rates by providing training and rehabilitation for ex-offenders.

There’s a lot of work to be done before we can be certain everyone’s got a safe place to call home and food on the table – but every time we help someone check the car they’re buying is safe, we’re taking a step in the right direction.

Our car inspection service helps us support charity work

Supporting taxpayer-funded services

It’s no secret that the emergency services and health service are facing incredible financial pressure – but the organisations we help to fund are helping to tackle that. 

The finances we create mean our partner charities can make a real difference to the strain put on the police, prisons, the courts, Youth Offending teams, social housing provisions, the NHS, and many other vital public services.

You probably didn’t expect a vehicle inspection provider to offer added feelgood factor when you made your booking – but with Car.co.uk, that’s exactly what you get.