Why buy AA Inspection?

Get a vehicle safety check and road test before you buy:

  • Up to 206 checks per car
  • Same-day feedback: a written report within one day
  • Fixed rate, no hidden costs
  • Impartial advice to help you negotiate a price
  • Available for cars, vans and motorhomes

From as little as £128 for AA members (£142 for non-members), the cost of an inspection depends on the engine size and the type of inspection.

0800 056 8040

Inspection types

Basic inspection

Over 154 safety checks completed for vehicles up to eight years old, including:

  • Mechanical and vehicle operations
  • Previous accident damage

Comprehensive inspection

206 safety checks, includes all basic inspection checks plus additional checks on:

  • Roadworthiness
  • Mechanical and main electrical functions
  • Previous body repairs
  • 10-miles road test



AA Vehicle Inspections are provided by Automobile Association Developments Limited. Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA. Registered in England number 1878835.

The provision of AA Vehicle Inspections is subject to availability. The service may not be available in certain locations and for all vehicles. Horseboxes, hybrid / dual-fuel vehicles, kit cars, limousines or American imports are excluded. This will be confirmed when you request a quote. Comprehensive inspections available for vehicles up to 15 years old, basic inspections available for vehicles up to eight years old.

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