Some of the most commonly
asked questions

FAQs

Davies & Gray has tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions, however if you have other questions, or you just require some guidance or advice, please feel free to call our office for a chat.

What type of vehicles do you inspect?

We inspect almost every type of motor vehicle, to include commercial vehicles, taxis, motorhomes, caravans, trailers and more.

How quickly are the vehicle inspections carried out?

Where possible, all vehicles are inspected within 48 hours of an instruction, with the completed report following 24 hours thereafter. With desk-top reports, the turnaround is much faster as no physical inspection is required.

What locations do you cover?

We endeavour to provide a nationwide (UK mainland) service, however for the rare occasion where we are unable to provide a physical inspection, we can provide a desk-top report based on images.

Do I need to attend at the inspection?

No, however it is always helps if the keys are available.

Can your reports be used in Court?

Yes, all are reports are CPR Part 35 Compliant (Civil Procedure Rules) and can be used as expert reports in Court. In general, all expert costs can be recovered from the Defendant.

How long will the inspection take?

Standard accident damage inspections take about 20 minutes. However, specialist inspections can take considerably longer.

Do you inspect warranty claims?

Yes, however you will need to discuss this in full with one of our team.

Can you help with 'non fault' claims?

Yes. This is when you are trying to claim from somebody else's insurance company. In other words, you are insured third party and have been involved in an accident which is not your fault. If you have fully comprehensive insurance, your insurance company will handle the claim for you.

Who do you inspect for?

We inspect for insurance companies, solicitors, accident management companies, credit hire organisations, government bodies, fleet owners, the ITV, Manchester international airport, loss adjusters, the general public, and others.

What is the most common type of inspection you complete?

Our core inspection service is Accident Damage Inspections. You will find that this is generally the case with most consultant motor engineers. We complete approximately 75 accident damage inspections each week.

How long has Davies & Gray been established?

Anthony Clifton-Davies established the business in 1999 and to-date the company has completed approximately 40,000 engineer’s reports.

How do we book an inspection?

Simply complete the form under the Instruct Us page or call: 0161 477 7411 to speak to an engineer. We are all real people who are happy to help.

What is your mission statement?

We pride ourselves on offering a highly efficient and personal service which provides our clients with comprehensive ongoing support backed up with widespread technical knowledge. In order to provide our clients with an unrivalled service - we have established contact with a number of local businesses to include vehicle recovery, storage and repair.