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We would like to reassure you that DEKRA is taking the appropriate measures during the current situation with COVID-19.

The safety and well being of customers and staff is our priority - please pay close attention to the Covid Protocols on our inspection booking page.

The administration team continue to work from home, and we will endeavor to do our best to assist your query, via telephone or email. Please see the details below should you wish to speak with an agent.

Telephone: 01494 417889

Email: info@dekra-expert.co.uk

We hope you are staying safe.

DEKRA Inspections Team

What do our customers have to say about our vehicle inspection services...

DEKRA - Motorhome Inspection

Booked online - very easily.


DEKRA - Van Inspection

Very good service.


DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Very professional and friendly. Good advice offered. Totally set my mind at rest.

Mr Wilson

Comprehensive Inspection

My husband and I have used DEKRA each time we purchase a different car. The manner and professionalism of the call handler I spoke with to book the inspection, and the thoroughness of the vehicle inspection gives me peace of mind and is the reason I always use DEKRA. Thank you for constant good service.

Mrs Moffat

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Comprehensive engineer's initial report/opinion, conversation on phone- and quick ' email report'.


DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Excellent report and nice call from Philip Brown. Very helpful. Very recommendable

V Munzer

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Excellent report - well done to person who inspected the vehicle.

T. Bowers

Comprehensive Inspection

First time I have used you. I have already recommended you to a mate who is looking to buy a car.

Mr Jefford

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Steve was excellent. Taking time to explain everything in detail and give me a full picture of what I am buying.

Mr Snell

DEKRA - Peace Of Mind Inspection

Thank you. And I have to say that I’ve used your services many times among the years but this is the first time I’ve seen such a thorough inspection from an engineer. Please pass my compliments to Mr. Kershaw.

Aristos Nicolaou

DEKR-Comprehensive Inspection

The whole process was excellent. I can not compliment the engineer enough (Arron Cooper), he was fantastic and very accomodating to me when speaking on the phone. He is a credit to your company.

Mr Donnelly

DEKRA Expert Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection

Martin's call was much appreciated. Excellent guy. Perfect blend of technical know-how and common sense

Mr Storey

DEKRA Expert Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection

I would highly recommend Dekra for the excellent service they provide. I had a few issues with the garage from where the car was being bought but DEKRA were very accommodating on schedules. Sophie and VickY coordinating the inspection handled the many hiccups with the garage very well. Colin the test engineer was excellent. A good down-to-earth, very professional individual who provided an excellent report and also gave a very comprehensive verbal appraisal. He answered all the questions I had in a thoughtful and accommodating way. He is a credit to the company. I would have no hesitation in recommending DEKRA to anyone looking to seek a professional pre-purchase inspection.

Mr Gruba

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Very happy with the service and quality of report.

C. Bartolo

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Fantastic service from Trevor Gibbs very thorough and friendly on the phone.

Mr Thorpe

DEKRA - Motorhome Inspection

Highly recommend took a weight off my shoulders by letting a professional give his verdict.

Mr Thorne

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

A DEKRA report is worth its weight in gold, informative and removes any worry regarding being totally blinkered when buying a vehicle! I always use DEKRA before buying any Vehicle. Many thanks.

Mr Parkin

DEKRA Expert Peace Of Mind

I booked online and also spoke to someone in the phone about it, whom I'd also rate as excellent. The online booking process was very good but could be improved by adding the facility to specify an appointment online (before paying) rather than having to phone up for a verbal assurance of when the inspection will be done by. The inspector was very professional and helpful.

Mr Hunt

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Will use you again. Vicky who booked me in was a true asset to your company. She really looked after me.

Mr Chaudhry

DEKRA - Comprehensive Inspection

Everyone I dealt with was excellent.

Mr Armstrong

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Buying a used car always calls for vehicle inspection and when experts in the field do the job, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. When a professional company like DEKRA conducts your vehicle inspections, there is no need to have apprehensions and worries. Once the vehicle inspections are complete, you will be given a complete report about the vehicle. The pre purchase inspection will also help you to decide whether you want to buy the vehicle or not. The main purpose of pre purchase inspection is to point out areas of fault in the vehicle. Once the pre purchase inspections are complete, you can decide whether you want to buy the vehicle.

Usually vehicle inspections are performed at the dealership that is selling the car or at the home of an individual who is selling the car. The pre purchase inspection is done at the convenience of mainly three parties; the buyer, the owner and the staff from DEKRA. These pre purchase inspections are done so that there will be no unforeseen problems later on. Even if you know something about cars and other automobiles, you may not know how to do proper pre purchase inspections. A professional will zero in on a defect the moment he comes for car inspections. They are trained to do that. If you want to do a pre purchase inspection yourself, you will have to drive the car for some time and listen to the engine, the sounds coming from the engine and so on. You may not be able to pinpoint a problem when you do a car inspection yourself.

However, a complete professional may well not even have to drive the car during car inspections. They will know whether the car is road worthy during the initial stages of the car inspection. You might be able to check the interiors of the vehicle during pre purchase inspections. When buying a used car, a vehicle inspection will reveal whether or not car has been in an accident. The professional, during a vehicle inspection will know it instantly.

If you are particular about the tidiness of the interior, the cushions and the upholstery you can take a note of these during vehicle inspections.

Competent professionals at DEKRA also do van inspections. Since commercial businesses need van inspections done, they conduct a thorough check on the vehicle and state whether the van is fit to be on the road or not. So when you are thinking about getting vans to transport your products, packages or service equipment, get your van inspections done by DEKRA. Van inspections can leave you with peace of mind. Check the security features of the vehicle during van inspection. The reports submitted by the company during van inspection are complete and reliable. In fact, they will give you tips on how to maintain the van once the van inspection is over. To ensure complete service, the company does a 150-point inspection during a van inspection.

Having a safe reliable car at your disposal is always an asset, so doing car inspections is necessary. To get an engineer’s report for the car inspections done, you will have to pay a substantial fee. However, the amount is not huge when you think of the risk you might take if you buy a car without a car inspection. The report from a car inspection will tell you what you can expect from a particular car. DEKRA will also check for scratches, bumps and cracks during a vehicle inspection.