Vehicle Inspections from DEKRA Expert

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Comparison Chart

The following table gives you a breakdown of the main items checked as part of our vehicle inspections. Please note that there may be some checks that are not applicable to the vehicle you are buying.

Body Exterior

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Panel condition/alignment x     x
Paintwork x     x
Exterior trim x     x
Glass x x x x
Bumpers and number plates x     x
Door locks x x x x
Fuel Filler cover/cap x x x x
Soft top operation x      
Body damage x x x x
Corrosion x x x x
Corrosion Protection x     x
Mud Flaps x x x x
Bonnet catch x x x x
Bonnet Hinges x x x x
Body load space condition     x  

Engine Compartment

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Coolant level/Condition x x x x
Coolant Leaks x x x x
Anti Freeze x x x x
Radiator/Cap x x x x
Hoses/Pipes x x x x
Drive Belts x x x x
Water Pump x x x x
Power Steering (oil level) x x x x
Clutch Fluid x x x x
Brake Fluid x x x x
Engine Oil level x x x x
External Leaks (Upper engine) x x x x
Engine Mountings x x x x
Carburettor/Fuel Injection x x x x
Turbo/Supercharger x x x x
Fuel Pump/Pipes x x x x
Accelerator Links x x x x
Cold starting x x x x
Fast Idle (cold) x x x x
Noise Level (cold) x x x x
Excess Fumes/Smoke x x x x

Electrical Controls

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Starting Systems/Ignition lock x x x x
Battery Condition x x x x
Battery Voltages x x x x
Headlights x x x x
Sidelights x x x x
Rear lights x x x x
Stop Lights x x x x
Indicators/Hazard lights x x x x
Reverse/Fog lights x x x x
Auxiliary Lights x x x x
Interior/Panel lights x x x x
Mirrors (electric) x x x x
Controls/switches x x x x
Instruments x x x x
Horn x x x x
Radio Aerial x     x
Heater/Fan controls x     x
Air Con operation x     x
Windows/sun roof x     x
Wipers/washers x x x x
Headlamp wash/wipe x x x x

Interior/Luggage Compartment

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Steering wheel alignment/Adjustment x     x
Seat Upholstery x     x
Seat adjustment x x x x
Seat belts x x x x
Carpets x     x
Door trims panels x     x
Door fittings/Operations x     x
Door Seals/Hinges x     x
Interior sills x     x
Headlining/Visors x     x
Sun Roof x     x
Dash panel (condition) x     x
Cigarette Lighter x     x
Mirrors (internal) x x x  
Rear Parcel shelf x x x  
Boot/Tailgate lock x x x  
Luggage area trim condition x      
Illumination light x     x
Tool kit x     x
Soft top (condition) x      
Tonneau cover x      

Front Suspension/Steering/Under frame

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Engine underside leakage x x x x
Steering joints/ball joints x x x x
Steering box/rack x x x x
Chassis members x x x x
Power Steering (operation) x x x x
Wheel hubs/bearings x x x x
Springs/suspension units x x x x
Pipes/hoses x x x x
Dampers (condition/leaks) x x x x
Gaiters x x x x
Sub frames mountings x x x x
Suspension arms/mounts x x x x
Tie bars/anti roll bars x x x x
Corrosion Protection x     x
Corrosion-floor/chassis x x x x

Rear suspension/Under Frame

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Springs/suspension bars x x x x
Anti roll bar x x x x
Dampers/bushes x x x x
Suspension arms/fixings x x x x
Location rods/fixings x x x x
Bump stops/gaiters x x x x
Wheel hubs/bearings x x x x
Pipes/hoses x x x x
Sub frames/mountings x x x x
Chassis members x x x x
Corrosion Protection x     x
Corrosion-floor/chassis x x x x

Clutch/Transmission

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Fluid/oil leaks x x x x
Cables/Adjustments x x x x
Hydraulic system x x x x
Linkage (wear) x x x x
Casings x x x x
Mountings x x x x
Drive shaft assembly x x x x
Universal/sliding Joints x x x x
Backlash x x x x
Gaiters x x x x
Prop shaft(s) x x x x
Bearings/supports x x x x

Exhaust System

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Manifold x x x x
Pipes x x x x
Silencer(s) Catalyst x x x x
Heat shields/Mountings x x x x
Joints/couplings x x x x
System condition x x x x

Fuel System

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Tank x x x x
Tank Fixings x x x x
Fuel lines x x x x
Breather pipes x x x x
Evidence of leaks x x x x

Brakes

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Master cylinder security x x x x
Fluid Leaks x x x x
Servo/power system x x x x
Flexible hoses x x x x
Pipes/connections x x x x
Discs/pads (if visible) x x x x
H/Brake/operation adjustment x x x x
H/Brake linkage x x x x
Pedal/linkage x x x x

Wheels and Tyres

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Wheel Rims x x x x
Wheel Trims x x x x
Right front tyre x x x x
Left front tyre x x x x
Right rear tyre x x x x
Left rear tyre x x x x
Spare tyre x x x x

Road Test

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Distance covered where possible in miles 10 5 5 10
Final drive operation/noise x x x x
Gearbox operation/noise x x x x
Engine performance x x x x
Engine noise x x x x
Excess smoke x x x x
Overheating evidence x x x x
Auto changes/kick down x x x x
Instruments/controls operation x x x x
Steering wheel alignment x x x x
Clutch operation x x x x
4WD operation x   x x
Cooling fan operation x x x x
Steering effort x x x x
Hot restart x x x x
Road holding/stability x x x x
General steering/handling x x x x
Foot brake operation x x x x
H/Brake operation x x x x
Suspension noise x x x x
Warning Lights x x x x

Final Check

  Comprehensive POM Van Motorhome
Uneven tyre wear x x x x
Oil leaks x x x x
Coolant leaks x x x x