Turners Basic Vehicle Condition Guide Explained
At Turners we are all about giving as much information as we can to provide guidance for both our buyers and sellers. A big part of this is via our vehicle condition guide. However this report is merely an impression of the vehicle, gained at a certain time, prior to sale, by one person. It is not and has never been, a warranty or a thorough pre purchase inspection. To put you in the picture the inspector does a very brief drive sometimes from cold, sometimes from hot, and does a quick walk around body inspection. We do not drive these vehicles for a long period of time and only up to 50kph, merely enough for us to get a basic feel for the vehicles.
All in trade understand that the more you walk around a vehicle the more you will see, so a once around approach is not designed to pick every nick, bang or mark but rather give an overall impression. If you as a trader want more than this full inspections can be arranged at your cost.
At all times the examination and assessment of the condition of a vehicle is the responsibility of the purchaser, and this is clearly stated in our general terms and conditions.
- 10.1 Buyer Inspection: A vehicle is complicated machinery that may contain inherent and latent defects which can only be discovered by a thorough pre purchase inspection. The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) the responsibility for examining and assessing the condition of any vehicle rests with the Buyer;
Turners treat with respect the mutual business that we conduct with the motor vehicle trade but feel that some Traders are using our Vehicle Condition Guides in a manner that they weren’t designed for.
We hope that this gives some clarification as to the appropriate use of and extent of these inspections i.e. they’re not a full and comprehensive examination but a quick over view.
Once again, we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you onsite, or online, sometime soon.
For further clarification please contact your local branch manager.