We cannot accept these vehicles for reclassification by HPI
We cannot inspect Category A or B vehicles for reclassification even if the Vehicle has been VIC tested and a Log Book (V5) have been issued.
Between 1 – 2 hours dependent on the extent of the damage.
HPI can take up to 10 days to move from Condition Alert register to the Condition Inspected register.
Paperwork is issued via email within 3-5 working days (Saturday is not included as a working day) after your inspection has been completed.
This is dependent on car type and you will be advised when you register and make your application the cost. It is currently between £250.00 – £300.00. All retests £65.00
This will be advised when you make your booking.
The thing to emphasis here is that we only work with HPI so it will not work with any other company, for example Experian. Sellers can advertise that the vehicle has been inspected and provide a copy of the certificate of conformity and full report of the vehicle to confirm the reclassification.
When the vehicle passes, a certificate of conformity is issued to you and HPI are advised accordingly. It moves from the Condition Alert register to the Condition Inspected register. On HPI at the top of the register it will now show ‘Condition Inspected’, then it will give all the vehicle information, VIN etc. Scroll down and it will show;
The vehicle is reclassified with HPI only which means the vehicle’s status will be changed from the Condition Alert register to the Condition Inspected register. If a search is completed on the vehicle’s history using information other than from HPI, it will still show as a categorised vehicle.
These changes were introduced on 1st October 2017
The V5 log book, the current MOT or taxi equivalent.
A qualified engineer will inspect the vehicle for any accident repair. The repair has to be completed to Thatham Insurance Standards for the vehicle to pass. The engineer will check the Condition of the upper and under body. There will be a wheel alignment check, a brake test and a road test. All the electrical ancillaries and vehicle lighting will be checked. Tyres, tread, pressure and condition will be checked, the suspension and steering parts will be inspected. We would recommend the vehicle is repaired by an insurance approved garage and the vehicle is MOT’d again after the repairs have been completed, to avoid the vehicle from failing inspection.
Please read out Terms and Conditions.
A retest will be required, the engineer will go through the failure points with you at the time of inspection followed by a failure report sent via email 3-5 working days after inspection. Once these areas have been rectified, you will need to rebook your vehicle in for a re Inspection. From January 2017, if the vehicle fails and requires a retest, as along as the vehicle is brought back within 30 days, the retest fee is £65.00. Over 30 days, the car will need a full inspection at the full current inspection cost.
Once the Vehicle has passed the inspection (Which is backed by HPI and MIRRC Thatcham) HPI will then change the Categorisation on their register of write offs from VCAR- Vehicle Condition Alert Register Category S (previously C) or Category N (previously D) to Condition Inspected. A report on the Vehicle and a Certificate of Inspection (Once the Vehicle passes the Inspection) will be supplied in three to five working days and also you will receive a letter of confirmation from HPI.
If your car is a private hire vehicle / taxi or intended for this use, please inform us which council you require us to send paperwork to which is issued via email within 3 – 5 working days (Saturday is not included as a working day)
When you have submitted your application and a suitable inspection date has been agreed by you.
There are currently two vehicle inspection sites in Wolverhampton and Redhill in Surrey:
Autolign Inspections Ltd are not allowed to refer customers, however it is advisable to ensure your vehicle is repaired by a reputable garage.