• Preparation Standards

Preparation Standards

At West Motors, we only sell cars that we would be happy to buy ourselves. Which is why, before going on sale, each and every one of our cars is subject to a thorough inspection. This process ensures that there are no issues with the vehicle when you drive away.

We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the best quality used cars possible. For your peace of mind, we have listed below all the checks our highly trained team makes on our cars. These checks are designed to give you confidence in your new car, meaning you can drive home happy and enjoy many more years of motoring.

Enjoy used cars the West Motors way - that’s quality assured with every car.

Body ExteriorEngine CompartmentFuel System
GlassCoolant levelFuel tank
Door locks/operationCoolant leaksFuel tank fixings
Fuel filler cover/petrol capAntifreezeFuel lines
General bodywork conditionRadiator & capBreather pipes
CorrosionHoses & pipesEvidence of leaks
Wheels & TyresDrive beltsSuspension, Underframe & Steering
Front right tyreWater pumpEngine underside leaks
Front left tyrePower steering fluid levelSteering joints & ball joints
Rear left tyreClutch fluid levelSteering rack
Rear right tyreBrake fluid levelChassis members
Spare tyreEngine oil levelPower steering
Interior & Luggage CompartmentExternal engine leaksWheels, hubs & bearings
Seat mechanismEngine mountsSprings & suspension unit
Seat beltsTurbo/superchargerPipes & hoses
Internal mirrorsFuel pump & pipesDampers & bushes
Boot/tailgate lockAccelerator linkageGaiters
Electrical ControlsCold startingSub frames & mountings
Ignition lock/starting systemFast idle when engine coldSuspension arms, mountings & fixings
Battery charging systemNoise level when engine coldTie bars & anti-roll bars
HeadlightsExcess fumes/smokeAnti roll-bar
Side lights/running lightsClutch & TransmissionEvidence of floor/chassis corrosion
Rear lights & number plate illuminationFluid/oil leaksBumper stops & gaiters
Brake lightsCables/adjustmentRoad Test
Indicator & hazard lightsHydraulic systemEngine - performance
Reverse & fog lightsLinkages (check for signs of wear)Engine - noise
Auxiliary lightsCasingsEngine - excessive fumes or smoke
Panel lights/dashboard illuminationMountingsEvidence of overheating
Switches & controlsDrive shaft assembliesGearbox operation & noise level
Instrument/controls functionUniversal & sliding jointsFinal drive operation & noise level
HornClutch backlashClutch operation
Windows & sunroof operationRubber gaitersCooling fan operation
Wipers & jet washersPropshaft(s)Instruments & controls functioning
BrakesBearings & supportsGeneral steering & handling
Master cylinder securityExhaust SystemFootbrake operation
Fluid leaksInlet manifoldHand brake operation
Servo/power systemOutlet manifoldSuspension noise
Flexible hosesPipesRoad holding stability
Pipes/unions & connectionsSilencer(s)Warning lights
Discs & padsHeat shields & mountingsConvenience
Hand brake operation/adjustmentsJoints & couplingsOwners manual
Hand brake linkageCatalytic converterService book & history
Pedal/linkageOverall system conditionKeys & remote controls

To save timely negotiation all our cars are heavily discounted upfront and offered nearer cost price, saving customers up to £2000 when compared to our competition. This ensures we are treating every customer the same. This fee is a compulsory fee and applies to all customers.

Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:

  1. Retail customers pay £199.
  2. Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0
  3. Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £499
  4. Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £549
  5. Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £599