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Vehicle Inspection Report (DOWNLOADABLE)

Karl

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Right then all your lovely people... I've had a few reports recently of people who have taken their cars to garages to have work done, only to find that the vehicle has been damaged when they come to pick it up. When they have questioned the garage about the damage, the response is pretty much always "must have been there when you dropped it off"...

Now, for those of you who are as anal as I am about the condition of your car... you will damn well know that the damage was NOT there before you dropped it off.

So, I have spent an hour of my time tonight pulling together the Vehicle Inspection Report that you can find attached to this post. Feel free to download it and use it however you want. If you trust the garage you go to, you may not feel the need to use it, but if you have to go somewhere new, we all know the apprehension of leaving out pride and joy in a strangers hands.

Now, I wholly anticipate that most garages will tell you to fuck off if you ask them to sign the disclaimer, but it cannot hurt to try. If they refuse to sign it, are you really going to trust them with your car? At the very least, they should take into account that this is a safety precaution for them too! If they go around the car and identify a mark that you have not noticed before, you will know that they did not do it and it will help prevent that argument. I would suggest that when you approach a garage and ask them to sign it that this document works BOTH ways and that it's not just YOU inspecting the vehicle's condition before you leave it, but THEY can inspect it too in order to cover themselves in the event of any potential claim.

Either way... this is the ElgrandOC Vehicle Inspection Report V1.1 (Version 1.0 was a disaster).

If anyone thinks it can be improved in any way, then please by all means either pass me on some feedback, or take it upon yourself to re-design and upload a new version.

I hope this provides at least some help to someone...
 

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Easy Rider

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Right then all your lovely people... I've had a few reports recently of people who have taken their cars to garages to have work done, only to find that the vehicle has been damaged when they come to pick it up. When they have questioned the garage about the damage, the response is pretty much always "must have been there when you dropped it off"...

Now, for those of you who are as anal as I am about the condition of your car... you will damn well know that the damage was NOT there before you dropped it off.

So, I have spent an hour of my time tonight pulling together the Vehicle Inspection Report that you can find attached to this post. Feel free to download it and use it however you want. If you trust the garage you go to, you may not feel the need to use it, but if you have to go somewhere new, we all know the apprehension of leaving out pride and joy in a strangers hands.

Now, I wholly anticipate that most garages will tell you to fuck off if you ask them to sign the disclaimer, but it cannot hurt to try. If they refuse to sign it, are you really going to trust them with your car? At the very least, they should take into account that this is a safety precaution for them too! If they go around the car and identify a mark that you have not noticed before, you will know that they did not do it and it will help prevent that argument. I would suggest that when you approach a garage and ask them to sign it that this document works BOTH ways and that it's not just YOU inspecting the vehicle's condition before you leave it, but THEY can inspect it too in order to cover themselves in the event of any potential claim.

Either way... this is the ElgrandOC Vehicle Inspection Report V1.1 (Version 1.0 was a disaster).

If anyone thinks it can be improved in any way, then please by all means either pass me on some feedback, or take it upon yourself to re-design and upload a new version.

I hope this provides at least some help to someone...
excellent job @Karl ;-)
 

spuddyo

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Great idea, but here's some feedback meant in good humor. The car pictured in the form isn't an Elgrand its a Volvo Estate. :) Just saying...........
 

Karl

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@spuddyo, I knew it wasn't an Elgrand, but didn't know it was a Volvo estate lol.

I just tried to pick something generic so that it can be applied to all vehicles. Guess that says a lot about Volvo design πŸ˜‚
 

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I was just being a smart arse !! Luv ya work. Somebody will be along shortly to say its not a Volvo, it's a Skoda or Mercedes.
 

Simon58

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It actually looks a bit like a SAAB estate. Sorry. πŸ˜πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Nice Work Karl.
 

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Thank you Karl that's very useful
 

Karl

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Awesome πŸ‘Œ

Can you do an E50 too @dognero?
 

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Cant find a one. Sorry.
 

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Right then all your lovely people... I've had a few reports recently of people who have taken their cars to garages to have work done, only to find that the vehicle has been damaged when they come to pick it up. When they have questioned the garage about the damage, the response is pretty much always "must have been there when you dropped it off"...

Now, for those of you who are as anal as I am about the condition of your car... you will damn well know that the damage was NOT there before you dropped it off.

So, I have spent an hour of my time tonight pulling together the Vehicle Inspection Report that you can find attached to this post. Feel free to download it and use it however you want. If you trust the garage you go to, you may not feel the need to use it, but if you have to go somewhere new, we all know the apprehension of leaving out pride and joy in a strangers hands.

Now, I wholly anticipate that most garages will tell you to fuck off if you ask them to sign the disclaimer, but it cannot hurt to try. If they refuse to sign it, are you really going to trust them with your car? At the very least, they should take into account that this is a safety precaution for them too! If they go around the car and identify a mark that you have not noticed before, you will know that they did not do it and it will help prevent that argument. I would suggest that when you approach a garage and ask them to sign it that this document works BOTH ways and that it's not just YOU inspecting the vehicle's condition before you leave it, but THEY can inspect it too in order to cover themselves in the event of any potential claim.

Either way... this is the ElgrandOC Vehicle Inspection Report V1.1 (Version 1.0 was a disaster).

If anyone thinks it can be improved in any way, then please by all means either pass me on some feedback, or take it upon yourself to re-design and upload a new version.

I hope this provides at least some help to someone...
Thanks man..

Very usefull..
 

AlanM

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When I had my windscreen replaced by National Windscreens, they did a similar report which I had to sign, before they'd take the vehicle in to do the work.
 

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Is this working for you? Did you have any trouble to sign this form?
 
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