Pre-Purchase Inspections

FTA vehicle inspector assessing a white van

Pre-Purchase Inspections provide information on the condition of a second-hand vehicle that you are looking to purchase. With the inspection you will receive a full maintenance inspection, a standard road and brake test, plus a report on the details of the vehicle that outlines the following

  • plated weights
  • test certificate
  • tyre types

Our commercial vehicle inspections are carried out on everything from vans to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). All our inspections are accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and are available nationwide.

Why do I need to inspect my vehicles?

You should regularly inspect your vehicles to:

  • ensure compliance with the latest legislation
  • reduce the risk of defects that could cause accidents
  • save money on costly repairs that occur when defects are left
  • help reduce prohibitions such as graduated fixed penalties (GFPs) and Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) points
    FTA vehicle inspector checking wheel nuts

How do I find out more information?

You can download our Commercial Vehicle Inspections brochure (PDF). Alternatively please fill out the form below and a member of the team will get back to you.


* Calls may be recorded for training purposes