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143-Point Inspection


All our hand-picked vehicles are fully checked and prepared at Sutherland Sports and Performance Group workshop facilities in Bristol.

Our PDI process (pre-delivery inspection) is thorough and our preparation standards are high.

Any tyres less than 3mm are replaced, brake discs and pads inspected, any service due or imminent is carried out and a new MOT added if needed.

All our inspection reports are kept and recorded.

The vehicle when delivered will be ready to drive with no hidden costs around the corner!

Pre-Purchase Inspection Checklist


Interior compartment      
Door locking      
Boot/tailgate lock      
Door seals & hinges      
Interior sills      
Illuminating lights      
Seat upholstery      
Seat mechanism (front seats)      
Steering wheel adjustment      
Rear view mirror condition      
Cigarette lighter      
Headlining      
Visors      
Carpets      
Sunroof condition      
Rear parcel shelf      
Rear luggage area condition      
Tool kit      
Electrical/controls      
Headlights      
Side light/running lights      
Indicators/hazard lights      
Rear lights/number plate lights      
Stop lights      
Reverse/fog lights      
Auxiliary lights      
Panel lights      
Switches/controls (Condition & Operation)      
Instrument/controls function      
Horn      
Windows/sunroof operation      
Wipers/washers      
Headlamp washer/headlamp wiper      
Electric/manual mirrors operation      
CD / Radio operation      
Battery voltage      
Road test      
Starting system/ignition lock      
Warning lights      
Cold starting      
Fast idle (cold)      
Noise level (cold)      
Excess fumes/smoke      
Engine – noise level      
Engine – general performance      
Overheating evidence      
Turbo/super charger operation & noise      
Battery charging system      
Hand/parking brake operation      
Footbrake operation      
Gearbox operation/noise level      
Clutch operation      
Accelerator Pedal Operation      
Instrument/controls function      
General steering/handling      
Road holding/stability      
Suspension noise      
Cruise control      
Steering wheel alignment      
Steering effort      
Four wheel drive operation      
Suspension ride height level operation      
Air con operation      
Final drive operation/noise level      
Engine compartment      
Bonnet catch      
Bonnet hinges      
General cleanliness of engine bay      
Coolant/antifreeze level      
Coolant leaks      
Radiator / expansion bottle cap      
Hoses/pipes      
Engine oil level      
Drive belts (visible damage)      
Water pump operation      
Power steering fluid level      
Clutch fluid level
System condition
Brake fluid level      
Engine mountings      
Fuel Injection Leak Off Pipe Condition (if visible)      
External leaks      
Wheels and tyres      
Front right tyre      
Front left tyre      
Rear right tyre      
Rear left tyre      
Spare wheel condition      
Alloy wheel condition (if applicable)      
Body exterior      
Glass      
Door locks/operation      
Fuel filler cover/petrol cap      
Body damage      
Past repairs evident      
Corrosion      
Paint work      
Bumper & number plates      
Mud flaps      
Front suspension, brakes & steering      
Wheels hubs/bearings      
Discs/pads (visual check)      
Brake pipes/hoses (where visible)      
Road springs      
Shock absorbers (condition/leaks)      
Bump stops/gaiters      
Suspension arms/mountings      
Suspension arms/fixings      
Tie bars/anti roll bars      
Location rod/fixings      
Bushes      
Steering joints/ball joints      
Steering rack      
Power steering      
Rear suspension & brakes      
Wheels hubs/bearings      
Discs/pads (visual check)      
Brake pipes/hoses (if visible)      
Road springs      
Shock absorbers (condition/leaks)      
Bump stops/gaiters      
Suspension arms/mountings      
Suspension arms/fixings      
Tie bars/anti roll bars      
Bushes      
Brake hydraulics      
Master cylinder security (if accessible)      
Fluid leaks      
Servo/power system      
Flexible hoses      
Pipes/connections      
Clutch and transmission      
Fluid/oil leaks      
Hydraulic system      
Linkage wear (manual)      
Casings      
Mountings      
Drive shaft assemblies      
Sliding joints (if visible)      
Slave cylinder gaiter/boot (manual)      
Propshaft(s)      
Bearings      
Clutch pedal/cable adjustment      
Underside condition      
Chassis members      
Sub frames/mountings      
Corrosion – floor/chassis      
Corrosion protection      
Engine underside leakage      
Fuel system      
Tank fixings      
Fuel lines      
Breather pipes      
Evidence of leaks      
Exhaust system      
Operation