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    How to carry out a vehicle inspection

    It is important to carry out an vehicle inspection, which is physical check of a used car, to make sure the vehicle you are buying as no problems.

    Vehicle history checks tell us a great deal about a car but parts may deteriorate - or have failed - since the last service or MOT test. And just how careful have the previous owners been with aspects like interior trim and bodywork?

    Some companies offer vehicle checking services but there are many items you can inspect yourself. It isn’t just about safety either: buying a car with faults or which hasn’t been maintained properly is likely to cost you money. And if something isn’t quite right, it can be a handy bargaining point.

    Even if you aren’t in the market for a used car, many of these checks - such as tyre condition and vehicle fluids - should be done on your car regularly for the safety of you, your passengers and other road users. So read our sections on vehicle inspection and remember that a car’s roadworthiness is your responsibility. If you don’t feel confident or need a second opinion, do seek expert advice. It could save you money…or your life.

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