RAC Approved Used Vehicle Dealer | Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Master Car Sales enhanced RAC Approved - Vehicle Preparation Standard

The vehicle has been prepared to ensure that the following items/parts/functionality are in correct working order and corrected to meet standard if no

1. Vehicle History Check

  • (VIN) Vehicle Identity Number Inspection
  • Vehicle History Report Obtained and car data checked
  • Scheduled Maintenance Performed according to manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Current MOT Certificate (if applicable) or new if less than 6 Months
  • Cruise Control (if applicable)
  • Satisfactory starting, general performance and behaviour of the vehicle
  • Particular attention to the operation of clutch, transmission, steering, suspension and brakes including A.B.S.
  • Ensure there are no abnormal noises
  • There are no visual fluid leaks after road test
  • Gauges operate property
  • Check battery and starter motor start engine with ease from both hot and cold
  • Check to ensure no excessive visual emissions from exhaust
  • Check hot-starting and ensure no evidence of over-heating
  • Check no stored faults on the OBD
  • Ensure correct operation and efficiency of the parking brake
  • No dents or scratches visible to the eye from a distance of 2m
  • Windscreen free from any damage that would exclude the vehicle from an MOT test
  • Ensure there are no signs of bodywork corrosion
  • Operation and condition of exterior mirrors
  • Ensure all structural body repairs/accident damage have been repaired using manufacturer approved methods
  • Ensure correct body panel fitting and alignment
  • Operation of fuel filler system including petrol caps and lever release system
  • Operation of bonnet catch, safety catch, hinges, tailgate supports
  • Operation of door Locks and central locking including child safety locks
  • Ensure exterior trim for security and correct fitment
  • Operation of door windows (manual/electric)
  • Operation of all exterior Lighting equipment and respective control lights and cluster illumination Operation of wipers and washers
  • Operation of convertible roof mechanism (if applicable) Visual check of correct SRS functionality
  • All warning Lights operate correctly
  • Operation of audio and alarm systems
  • Operation of Navigation System (if applicable)
  • Operation of Air-conditioning, heating and demist systems Operation of instruments, gauges and controls
  • Operation of all internal equipment (ex cigarette lighters, sun visors, arms rests etc)
  • Operation of visual and audible driver warning systems Operation of parking assistance systems (if applicable) ALL drive pedals operate correctly
  • Ensure no evidence of water ingress
  • Operation and condition of seatbelts / Mountings
  • Security of seat mountings, head rests and seat adjustment mechanism
  • Operation of interior lights
  • Operation of rear view mirror /sun visors
  • Operation and condition of sunroof mechanism (if applicable)
  • Ensure correct operation of parcel shelf
  • Ensure interior trim / dashboard for tears, holes, burns or excessive soiling
  • Ensure vehicle jack, tool kit, locking wheel nut and safety equipment
  • Ensure minimum tread depth of 3mm across all tyres
  • Ensure road wheels are free from major distortion, gouges or visible cracking
  • Ensure tyres are free from cuts, bulges and inappropriate repairs
  • Ensure no evidence of uneven tyre wear or casing damage
  • Check engine oil for correct level and dipstick oil sample is free from contamination
  • Ensure coolant antifreeze content, and ensure system is free of visual contamination
  • Check vehicles charging system for minimum output
  • Ensure correct gearbox fluid levels, manual or automatic (where applicable)
  • Check to ensure all fluid levels; e.g. brake, clutch, power steering, washer reservoir and battery (including security)
  • Auxiliary drive belts, condition and tension
  • Engine mountings for security and condition
  • Wiring, pipes, hoses, oil and fuel feed lines for routing; are free from damage, chafing and leaks (where visible)
  • Free from fluid leaks
  • Condition of cooling system radiator and engine oil cooler /inter cooler are free from damage or excessive corrosion
  • No evident undue engine noise
  • For Hybrid Vehicles only:

  • Operation of Hybrid cooling system
  • Switchable power-train mount
  • Hybrid entertainment and information display
  • Exhaust condition and mountings
  • Clamps and security
  • Ensure no evidence of fluid or exhaust leaks
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Operation and condition of steering for leaks and security
  • Tie rod ends, CV boots and rack boots condition
  • Front and rear suspension
  • No visual evidence of faults to braking components
  • Ensure brake pads have a minimum of 50% material remaining
  • Check underbody for excess corrosion and ensure that the Chassis is free from extensive structural repairs
  • Ensure transmission / driveshaft is secure and free from excessive free-play
  • Fully cleaned and valeted vehicles using Autoglym polishes and products
  • Owners Guide checked and handbook obtained if missing
  • Keys and remote fobs checked for function
  • Service history (if applicable)
  • Service History updated and book stamped
  • Copy of Inspection report for the customer
  • Copy of the Car Data Check
  • All warranty documents raised and extended where purchased
  • All invoice and hand over paperwork ready
  • Part exchange

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