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Copyright (c) 2006. Alternative Vehicle Inspection Ltd

Established in the year 2000
We are totally independent and offer a fast and friendly service.

Though we are prepared to travel throughout mainland UK the most common areas that we cover, from our base in Broadstone, Dorset, are Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex
Our director Steve Lee has been in the vehicle inspection business for a great number of years and has inspected 1,000's of vehicles.
Our typical customers range from 1st time buyers to those who are knowledgeable but need the re-assurance of an expert. Our clients also include Insurance Companies, Trading Standards, Motor Traders, UK Television Companies, Solicitors and Finance Companies.
We are fully insured to give you total peace of mind.

Our pre-purchase vehicle inspections take the worry out of buying a used vehicle, after all it's the second most expensive purchase you will make after a house, you have a house inspected so why not do the same for your car!

For Steve motor vehicles are not just a job but a life long passion. Having had several classic cars in the past including a modified Rover P6 3500, been a technical secretary for a classic car club, built a GTM kit car for himself (shown on this page), owned a Mercedes CLK 55 AMG, a modified classic mini, an Audi A3 3.2 Quattro, and is currently the owner of a modified Morris 1800S, he can offer an enthusiastic and personal service.

We have inspected vehicles for customers wishing to export to various countries - these include Ireland, Australia, Malta, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Portugal and Sweden.

We offer a wide range of services, and these are as follows: Pre-purchase Inspections - Classic Car Inspections - Sports and High Performance Car Inspections - Kit Car Inspections - General Inspections - Specific Inspections - Road Tests - Post-Accident Repair Inspections - Roadworthiness Inspections - Attending Court as Expert Witness/Joint Expert Witness.
These are all covered in more depth on our Inspections page.

Our reports are not like most of the other companies which are mainly "tick box" affairs. Ours have a written summary on the front page and there are also written comments under each sub heading as required concerning each area of the vehicle with all the items detailed as essential or desirable items on the last 2 pages.

Steve's professional Qualifications:
  • MIMI - Member Institute of the Motor Industry
  • CAE - Certified Automotive Engineer
  • MIRTE - Member Institute of the Road Transport Engineers
  • ENG TECH - Engineering Technician
  • MSOE - Member Society of Operations Engineers
  • Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses
  • An apprentice served mechanic
  • 5 years main dealer experience
  • 10 years experience with Essex Police servicing and maintaining high-performance police vehicles
  • Held a police driving permit throughout his time served with Essex Police
  • 14 years experience as an Automobile Association Vehicle Inspection Engineer (winning Engineer of the Year in 1996)