RAC Inspected


An RAC Inspected windscreen sticker will tell you that the vehicle has been inspected by a highly qualified RAC Examining Engineer.

A used car's simply not complete without it.

This is what we check, so you don't have to.

BODYWORK
Damage, panel alignment, paint (excludes minor damage, routine wear and tear). Condition, operation of door catches, hinges, window regulators.
  ENGINE
Mountings for security.
Visual evidence of lubricant loss. Power unit for undue noise. Excessive exhaust smoke.
INTERIOR/TRIM
Operation of seat belts. Abnormal damage, wear and tear.
  COOLING SYSTEM
Radiator, water pump (where visible), hoses, external coolant loss. Coolant level. Water pump for undue noise.
DRIVESHAFTS
Universal joints and/or constant velocity joints.
  BRAKES
Pipes and flexible hoses: external damage, corrosion, visual evidence of hydraulic fluid loss.
SUSPENSION
Inspection of mountings and body fixings. Examine struts/shock absorbers for leaks. Coil/leaf springs/torsion bars for weakness, damage or breakage.
  CLUTCH
Check for slip, drag, judder.
Release mechanism for operation and undue noise.
GEARBOX
Transmission mountings, external linkage, visual evidence of lubricant loss.
  ELECTRICAL
Operation of lights, windscreen wipers, instruments, heater blower, courtesy lights, radio/cassette player, accessories. Battery: cracks, damage, corrosion. Ignition leads, coil, distributor security.
WHEELS/TYRES/WINDSCREEN
Visual evidence of damage to wheels and tyres i.e. cuts, abrasions, abnormal wear. Check for cracks and chips to the windscreen and other glass.
  SECURITY
Operation of doors, steering column locks.
STEERING
Mechanism, tie bars, track rods and joints.
  UNDERBODY
Excessive external corrosion, damage. Exhaust system, damage to mountings, excessive corrosion, leakage. Body jacking points; external damage corrosion.