Peace of Mind / What We Check

Peace of mind during the lockdown

We want to make sure that you purchase the right vehicle for your needs. Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions our sales showrooms are closed and we are not legally allowed to offer test drives. To provide you with the total confidence you would normally have when buying from Busseys, we are now offering you 7 days or 500 miles of driving to reassure yourself that you have chosen the right vehicle. If, in the unlikely event that during the first seven days or 500 miles (whichever comes first) you decide that your chosen vehicle is not the one for you, you can return it to us for exchange or full refund.*

Don’t forget that all our used cars are professionally safety and quality checked, have a service and MOT as required and in line with manufacturer recommendations, and come to you with a recognised warranty.

*Exchange or refund is subject to:
The purchase vehicle being returned to Busseys within 7 days or 500 miles (whichever comes first) of the original handover date and invoiced mileage. The returning vehicle being in the same condition as supplied by us, with no damage cosmetically or mechanically to any part of the vehicle. Upon an exchange or refund Busseys reserve the right to take a £200 security deposit or withhold a £200 refund of deposit paid, pending the return of the V5 registration document for the vehicle.

What we check

Every single used car we sell undergoes a 115 point check and is prepared by our highly skilled manufacturer trained technicians.


  • Roof panels & paintwork
  • Doors – operation & locking
  • Boot – operation & locking
  • Bonnet – operation & catch
  • Windscreen, windows & mirrors
  • Bumpers
  • Jacking points
  • Seat belts
  • Seat security
  • Upholstery/floor covering


  • Battery & mountings
  • Exterior lights
  • Interior lights
  • Window mechanisms
  • Central locking
  • Windscreen washer/wipers
  • Horn
  • Heater/demisters
  • Air conditioning
  • Charging system
  • Starter motor

Engine & Emmissions

  • Ignition system
  • Oil levels & leaks
  • Condition of camshaft belt
  • Exhaust system
  • Catalytic convertor
  • Lambda sensor

Fuel System

  • Carburettor/fuel injection
  • Fuel leaks
  • Cold starts

Coolant System

  • Radiator
  • Hoses/pipes/clips
  • Coolant levels & leaks
  • Fan belts/drive belts


  • Cables/hydraulics
  • Operation (slip/judder)
  • Noise

Instruments & others

  • Number plates
  • Speedometer
  • Dashboard instruments
  • Tools
  • Radio/tape player

Under Frame

  • Underseal
  • Corrosion – floor/chassis

Steering & Suspension

  • Column/rods/linkage
  • Steering rack/box
  • Power steering/fluid levels
  • Wheel alignment
  • Boots & gaiters
  • Springs/suspension units
  • Shock absorbers/dampers
  • Wheel bearings


  • Pipes/hoses
  • Brake fluid level
  • Pads
  • Footbrake – operation
  • Handbrake – operation
  • Brake balance test
  • ABS

Gearbox / Final drive

  • Gear selection/operation
  • Gearbox noise
  • Transmission
  • Drive shafts
  • Axle levels

Wheels and Tyres

  • Rims & tyres
  • Tyre tread depths (4+spare)
  • Tyre pressures