At West Motors we only sell cars that we would be happy to buy ourselves. Before going on sale each and every one of our cars is put through a thorough inspection to ensure that there are no issues for when you drive away.

We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the best quality used cars possible and below are the checks we make on our cars. These checks are designed to give you confidence and peace of mind in your new car meaning you can drive away happy.

West Motors, 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
Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez