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123 Point Inspection

Inspected, test driven and certified by CarStore Technicians for your peace of mind

CarStore Certified Used Cars

Whichever CarStore used car you choose; they all have one thing in common: they’re in the very best condition.

That’s because we carry out 123 different checks on every vehicle before we certify it as ready for our customers.

It’s another reason to relax when you’re buying a car with us.

Here's what we check

Driver Comfort

 

1

Check tools and that correct locking wheel bolt is present

2

Check wheel brace, jack chock and warning triangle

3

Check all interior trims for damage, security, alignment, discolouration etc

4

Check all heater controls/air con vents and blowers at all speeds - including rear

5

Check 12v ancillary power supply (where applicable)

6

Check/adjust all on board settings (including date/time)

7

Check operation of information/communication systems (including AUX input)

8

Check and clear fault memories - re-check after road test if required

9

Check Bluetooth operation

10

Clear all personal information from system

11

Check and list any non-approved accessories or equipment fitted to car for removal

 

Bodywork and Cosmetic

 

12

Check for evidence of accident damage repairs

13

Check for evidence of poor previous accident damage repairs

14

Check for body/panel alignment

15

Check lights, lenses, exterior trims and bumpers for positioning and damage

16

Check if the body panels have any unacceptable damage

17

Check if the bumpers have any unacceptable damage

18

Check if the doors have any unacceptable damage

19

Check if the bonnet has any unacceptable damage

20

Check if the boot lid has any unacceptable damage

21

Check if the bonnet hinges are operating properly

22

Check if the door hinges are operating properly

23

Check if the boot hinges are operating properly

24

Check if the soft top operates properly (open/close) and does
not have any unacceptable damage (if applicable)

25

Check if the roof has any unacceptable damage

26

Check if the grille has any unacceptable damage

27

Check if the trim has unacceptable damage

28

Check if the roof rail has any unacceptable damage

29

Check if the antenna is present

30

Check condition of all 4 alloys/wheel trims

Safety & Security

 

45

Check windscreen for damage (must meet MOT standard)

46

Check central locking (fuel filler, boot, passenger door and glove box)

47

Check all seat belts for operation, security and damage

48

Check mirror operation (interior and exterior) including auto dimming, folding and heated

49

Check airbag status (if deactivation lock switch present)

50

Check operation of opening windows and cut off

51

Check operation and travel of sunroof/convertible roof

52

Check door, bonnet and boot closure - adjust if necessary

53

Check operation and condition of windscreen wipers (including rain sensors where applicable)

54

Check horn (all segments)

Suspension

 

55

Check front lower arms in good condition

56

Check front ball joints in good condition

57

Check front tie rods and tie rod ends or steering linkage in good condition

58

Check front anti rollbar bushing and links in good condition

59

Check Front drive shaft in good condition

60

Check Front struts/shocks in good condition

61

Check Front springs are in good condition

62

Check Rear control arms, trailing arms, axle beam in good condition

63

Check Rear ball joints in good condition (if applicable)

64

Check Rear anti rollbar, bushing and links in good condition

65

Check Rear Struts/Shocks in good condition

66

Check Rear springs in good condition

67

Check Rear drive shaft in good condition

Underneath Vehicle

 

68

Check underside of vehicle for damage and corrosion

69

Check undertray secure

70

Check engine for leaks and noise

71

Check for leaks in transmission

72

Check brake and clutch system for leaks - condition and operation

73

Check fuel pipe hoses, tank and breather for leaks, damage and positioning

74

Check exhaust system for leaks, security and condition

75

Check steering rack for leaks

76

Check for leaks in front differential of axle seals (if equipped)

77

Check for leaks in rear differential or axle seals (if equipped)

78

Check for leaks in washer fluid system

79

Check for leaks in radiator or cooling system

80

Check engine mount in good condition

Brakes, Wheels and Tyres

 

81

Check front brake pads (no more than 75% worn)

82

Check Front brake disc condition

82

Check rear brake pads (no more than 75% worn)

84

Check rear brake discs\drum condition

85

N/S Front - Check wear and condition (at least 3mm of tread)

86

O/S Front - Check wear and condition (at least 3mm of tread)

87

N/S Rear - Check Wear and condition (at least 3mm of tread)

88

O/S Rear - Check Wear and condition (at least 3mm of tread)

89

Spare (if present) check wear and condition

90

Check Wheel bolt torques

Under Bonnet

 

91

Check PAS pump and hoses for damage and leaks

92

Check all hoses, clips and unions

93

Check engine oil level and condition

94

Check coolant level and reservoir\cap in good condition

95

Check brake fluid level and reservoir\cap in good condition

96

Check washer fluid level and reservoir\cap in good condition

97

Check power steering fluid level and reservoir\cap in good condition

98

Check for visual sign of leaks

99

Check drive belts in good condition

100

Check hoses in good condition

101

Check battery in good condition

Service History and Paperwork

 

102

Check cam belt service schedule

103

Check service schedule

104

Check Last Service Date

105

Check Last Service Mileage

106

Check number of previous services

107

Check all handbooks and that any relevant literature is present

Road Test

 

108

Start engine from cold and check engine noise

109

Check driveline operation and ensure no abnormal noises

110

Check clutch operation

111

Check transmission operation including all functions

112

Check rear axle operation

113

Check handbrake operation/balance

114

Check steering operation

115

Check accelerator pedal operation

116

Check operation of all instrumentation

117

Check onboard computer/monitor operation

118

Check heating/air conditioning operation

119

Check for wheel imbalance

120

Check cruise control operation

121

Check operation of screen washer/wipers including rear - set aim pattern where applicable

122

Check for wind noise, rattles and vibrations

123

Check operation of any optional extras that are fitted

Our Personal Advisors are here to help you

Choosing the right car for your needs can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be.

If you haven't found the right car for you on our website, then please feel free to visit one of our CarStore Centres. A Personal Advisor will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and then make a recommendation that they think is right for you.

Alternatively, you can browse our used cars to see if there are any cars that you like the look of.