The Cars One100 Inspection

As you know the Cars One100 service is based on a solution helping the used-car buyer to have certainty when buying a used car. We send a qualified mechanic to inspect a vehicle and report back to you on the condition of the vehicle.

Recently I had a couple of enquires from people who requested a vehicle inspection and they wanted to know what we check when we inspect a vehicle?

The Cars One100 team did extensive research when we compiled our vehicle assessment list. The researched was based on three elements, vehicle facts, mechanical and electrical elements and accidental damage inspections.

  • Vehicle Facts or History Inspection

Living is a country like South Africa presents the used car buyer with unique issues. Vehicle theft and cloning is a big threat of anyone looking to buy a secondhand vehicle. Cars One100 partnered with LightStone AUTO to VERIFY a vehicle before we start the inspection process. This is done by scanning the vehicle VIN number which connects instantly to the eNaTIS database. This immediately shows us all the details related with the car which the scanned VIN number is registered under. This means our technician can visually match the VIN registration details to the vehicle they are about to inspect.

  • Mechanical and Electrical Checks

This section forms the bulk of the of the inspection process. This process is divided into 16 categories to help the technician to systematically go through all the important technical inspection essentials. These technical assessment ‘’headings’’ include the following;

  • ENGINE CHECKS,
  • CLUTCH CHECKS,
  • GEARBOX CHECKS,
  • DRIVE-CHAIN CHECKS, etc.

With this assessment section we also do a DIAGNOSTIC CHECK, to help us find hidden faults on the vehicle.

  • Accidental Damage Inspection

This part of the inspection is one of the most important checks we do. Although some of this assessment steps overlaps with the Mechanical and Electrical sections ,there are certain things, we check for to identify if the inspected vehicle has been in an accident.

  • TIRES AND WHEEL CHECKS,
  • DOORS AND WINDOW CHECKS,
  • INTERIOR CHECKS,
  • EXTRRIOR CHECKS, etc.

Apart from stripping the whole vehicle we do a detailed inspection of each vehicle we asses. Our technicians always follow a strict protocol to ensure the all the elements on our inspection list is checked and you as the client receive a report with all the inspected components.

For peace-of-mind before you buy a used car, we are the only company that protect you!

Hanru Reyneke

Founder Cars One100

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