Vehicle Inspections from DEKRA Automotive

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Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection

The comprehensive vehicle inspection from DEKRA Automotive is ideal for people thinking about purchasing a second hand car (pre-purchase), or for those who have recently purchased a used vehicle (post-purchase). As well as carrying out a full mechanical check on the vehicle, the DEKRA Automotive comprehensive vehicle inspection also offers a full body check, for people who would prefer a professional opinion on the vehicle's bodywork and overall cosmetic appearance.

The comprehensive vehicle inspection includes:

Bodywork Check

The bodywork check involves the use of a paint depth gauge on the vehicle's panels, to check the amount of paint on each of the panels. This is useful for indicating where repair work has possibly taken place.

Road Test

The comprehensive vehicle inspection also includes upto a 10 mile road test, as well as inspecting the interior of the vehicle, making sure that all of the electrical instruments are functioning (if applicable), and checking that the air conditioning (if present) is functioning.

Car Data Check

Data Checks are carried out on all pre-purchase inspection as a free service to our clients. Data is collected from the DVLA, Insurance companies, Finance companies and the Police.

This check confirms the following vehicle details:

  • registration number
  • make & model
  • door plan
  • colour
  • date of first registration in the UK
  • year of manufacture
  • transmission type
  • engine number
  • fuel type
  • engine capacity

This information is then confirmed where possible/visible by the inspection engineer during the vehicle inspection.

More importantly, the Free Car Data Check searches information categories for any outstanding finance on the vehicle, any Police interest, stolen vehicles, insurance losses, major accident damage, condition alert, high risk cars, number plate transfers and change of colour.

Please Note: The Car Data Check is carried out free of charge and therefore the information is for DEKRA Automotive inspection engineer use only. However, you will be advised if the check is clear, or of any adverse information verbally.