Our lives are governed by our ability to have in-depth knowledge about every aspect of life itself – from our health, safety, and investments; we make findings to gain a background understanding, so we aren’t left at risk. This explains that research is paramount in every aspect of our lives – your car inclusively.
Just like everything else, your car has its secrets, and if you don’t know where to find the truth, they can cause you a lot of grief. Thus, studying your vehicle history reports provides you with a wealth of data about your car, from its damage history to its maintenance records. This information provides you with knowledge and insights to guide you when purchasing such a vehicle, so you enjoy more years of reliable and safe transportation.
A Vehicle Health Report is a visual inspection of every aspect of your car, i.e., the tires, brakes, wheels, exhaust, steering, wiper blades, as well as crucial fluid levels. This report provides diagnostic, maintenance, and recall information so you can stay on top of your vehicle’s requirements and be alert of possible problems. This way, it becomes easier for you to make an informed decision about any potential issues that might occur in the future.
What does the Vehicle Health Check cover?
- Lights / Electrics Checks: Mandatory lights (external); Horn/wipers / washers
- External / Internal Checks: This includes Brake noise / feel, Seat belts – security & operation, Clutch / transmission operation, Glass / mirrors / wiper blades, Engine noise / smoke
- Under Bonnet Checks: Fluid levels (oil, water, coolant, screenwash), Fluid leaks (oil, water), Battery condition/drive belts
- Brakes / Hubs Checks: Brake fluid condition / temperature, Master cylinder / servo, Linings – pads / shoes, Discs / drums, Hoses / pipes / cables / wheel bearings
- Underside Checks: Exhaust system/catalyst, Steering/suspension, Driveshafts/gaiters, Oil leaks
- Wheels / Tyres Checks: Nearside front, Offside front, Nearside rear, Offside rear, Spare, Tire pressures
- Fluid Checks: Coolant, Brake fluid, Screenwash, Engine oil
The VHC information also aids buyers of used cars to make informed purchasing decisions. This is because the report contains some of the information listed below:
Airbag deployments: This shows lingering issues with the vehicle, especially if it was involved in a severe accident in the past. Information details the condition of the frame, drivetrain, or electronics, i.e., if these parts, especially the airbags, were repaired and re-inspected properly.