Car Safety Inspection

Car Safety Inspection
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Car Safety Inspection

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  • 30 point car safety checks
  • Includes various interior and exterior checks
  • Our trained technicians will identify any additional work needed

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Car Safety Inspection
Car Safety Inspection

Car Safety Inspection

Keep yourself, your family and your car safe on the road. Book a 30 point car safety inspection at your local Halfords Autocentre. Winter or summer, new car or used car, safety problems can arise with little warning. So, whether you've just bought a used vehicle or you've heard a worrying sound coming from the engine when driving, let our ATA-trained technicians put your mind at rest.

Our car safety inspection has been designed to check key components to ensure your car is roadworthy. Ideal if your vehicle doesn't need an MOT yet or hasn't been inspected for a long time. If we identify any faults, we will provide you with a free no obligation quotation outlining any additional work required.

Our comprehensive car safety inspection checks key components including brakes, suspension, tyres, wheel bearings and much more.

  1. Check the operation of the horn
  2. Check the dashboard warning lights and record any illuminated warning lights, including for ad-blue (if applicable)
  3. Check the security of seats and head restraints
  4. Check the seat belts for tears and ensure they're working correctly
  5. Check the operation of the exterior lights
  6. Check the condition/operation of the front and rear windscreen wipers
  7. Visually check the windscreen for chips or damage
  8. Check the mirrors for cracks or damage
  9. Check the condition of the number plates
  10. Check for excessive exhaust smoke and inspect the exhaust system, including the catalyst (if fitted), for leaks, security and noise
  11. Check the condition and security of the battery
  12. Check and record the strength of the antifreeze coolant
  13. Check the operation of the washer and top it up
  14. Check and record the engine oil level
  15. Check the brake fluid level
  16. Visually check the power steering system, pipes and hoses for any leaks, chafing and corrosion, and check the power steering level
  17. Check the correct tyres are fitted according to the side wall instructions
  18. Check and record the condition and tread depth of the tyres (including the spare)
  19. Check and adjust the tyre pressures (including the spare)
  20. Check the drive shaft gaiters for security, condition and leaks
  21. Check the steering and suspension components for leaks, wear and corrosion, including locking devices
  22. Check the steering rack gaiters for condition and security
  23. Check the wheel bearings for excessive play and roughness
  24. Check the brake pads for wear and record measurements
  25. Measure the brake discs and drums, and check for wear, cracks, corrosion, scoring and pitting (excluding internal drums)
  26. Check the wheel cylinders for leaks and operation
  27. Check the service brake shoes for wear or damage, then clean and adjust if required (excluding internal handbrake shoes)
  28. Visually check the brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for any leaks, chafing and corrosion
  29. Check the brake callipers for leaks and security, and carry out a brake boil test
  30. Check the handbrake for security, linkages and travel, then lubricate and adjust if required

If a repair or replacement is needed, a no-obligation quote will be provided. We only use quality parts provided from approved suppliers and come with our standard 2 year, 24,000 mile warranty, whichever is sooner.