Our highly experienced team of qualified engineers can promptly supply a full range of reports from a desktop assessment or physical inspection. We aim to inspect within 24hrs of instruction at most locations i.e , home, workplace, repairer, recovery and salvage agents. In order to minimise any disruption to the client we will endeavour to view at the most convenient or practical location.
The required images and desired report notes are taken whilst on site then electronically forwarded to our office for processing and quality control. Our engineers provide a full spectrum of reports ranging from accident damage assessments, to mechanical failure investigation.
Whilst our reports are all based on standard tried and tested formats, we are more than willing to discuss any bespoke needs on a one to one basis. please feel free to make further enquiries on the services we are able to provide.
Our Key Services
These are usually physical but can be completed desktop with sufficient information provided. Engineers inspect vehicles at repairers, home addresses and work places to provide an accurate repair cost and determine if these are economically viable.
Following inspection of the vehicle, our engineers will assess the value of a vehicle based on the make, model, extras, history, mileage etc and provide a report for use by insurer’s or for litigation purposes.
We are able to provide these reports via desktop, after physical inspection or a combination of both.
Desk top reporting
This service is invaluable under several formats when it is not possible to physically inspect the vehicle due to various circumstances . We are able to negotiate costs, authorise repairs, approve supplementary costs, final accounts, repairer account auditing and in certain circumstances provide desktop valuation.
Post repair inspections
We provide this service to insurers and private individuals.A physical examination by one of our experienced engineers can determine,if estimated parts have been fitted,the repairs have been carried out to a commercially acceptable standard. Additionally we can provide mediation when the quality or extent of repair is disputed. With a growing number of insurance total losses being repaired by owners and returning to use in addition to an MOT many insurers now require an independent engineer to examine the vehicle prior to re-instatement of cover.
This can be a very contentious area.
Whilst mechanical failure is not normally covered within the terms of motor insurance the resultant damage can be with many mechanical warranties failing to pay out due to wear and tear a physical inspection by one of our engineers can be beneficial in upholding a claim.
- Diminution in Value
- Pre Purchase Inspections
- Repairer Audits
- Paintwork Issues
- Fire Investigation
It will be appreciated that the owner of such a vehicle will have two reasonable ways in which to dispose of the vehicle, namely, into the motor trade or into the private sector. It is without doubt that attempts to sell the car to the motor trade will result in detection of the repair work. In view of the increasing trend for prospective buyers to employ qualified engineers to inspect vehicles prior to purchase, it is also likely that difficulties will be encountered if the vehicle is offered to the private sector.
Quite often we have found that due to modern bumpers being designed to deform and retract upon impact, physical external damage is not evident however the inner structure has been affected as a resultant effect. It is therefore very important the correct detailed examination takes place.
Taking exact measurements of the road, surrounding obstacles, any salient distances (point of view), traffic restrictions and details of how the traffic flows through the area. Images of the scene, showing views from the claimant, defendant, witness and any other relevant views.
Physical inspection of the locus can be a huge benefit as many on line satellite maps are not completely up to date omitting vital evidence such as change in road layout, markings and speed limits.
Around 90% of used vehicle have at least one fault be this minor or major rectification of faults can range from a few hundred into several thousands. As most used warranties cover many major parts they usually only cover direct component failure and not general wear and tear, clutches are a typical example. Vehicle history checks are readily available such as Experian and HPI. These only identify vehicles that have been recorded by an insurance company as a total loss or subject to a major claim ie theft.
Examination by one of our engineers can identify poor previous repairs which could be the result of damage that has not been recorded as a claim ie fault accident vehicle only insured third party. We offer a range of services in this area, please contact us to discuss your exact requirements.
Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
Warranty(subsequent failure or defects occurring post manufacture or repair), poor quality repairs, contamination as a result of malicious or fall out damage.
Inspection by one of our qualified engineers can usually determine causation and remedial action required. Please contact us to discuss the specifics in depth.