An Inspection can be carried out on all model diesel and petrol Mazda Bongos at my garage in Plymouth, Devon.


I recommend my Bongo inspections:

* Prior to purchase.

* For a new purchase.

* Before a holiday or long journey.

* They can also go some way towards reassuring a potential buyer.


EMAIL ON THIS LINK  P: 01752 403400 M: 07471 002034

Bongo garage since 2003!

Mazda Bongos were produced from 1995 - 2005. New owners or potential owners can be unaware of the quirky design of this vehicle, and its possible problems.

The faults I see most often are steering, suspension, brakes, underbody corrosion, roof operation and the cooling system.

The Bongo has a fairly unusual cooling system, which needs regular maintenance. They can suffer split hoses and corroded pipes, with potentially wallet-damaging consequences. 

The majority of the Bongo cylinder head or engine damage I have seen over the past 18 years, could most likely have been prevented by routine care, and by spotting a potential problem before it got worse. 

I’m a Mazda Bongo specialist, and I know what to look for. 

During a Bongo inspection, I look & listen for problems. If I find anything wrong, I give you honest advice. I tell you if a problem is urgent, or can wait. 

Everything is recorded on the Inspection report. Photograps can be sent to your email or phone.

An inspection can't guarantee trouble free motoring, but can certainly help towards it. 


1. Road test; I know how a Bongo should handle and sound, when driven. 

2. Diagnostic fault codes check.

3. Heating system check.

4. Air conditioning operation check.

5. AFT roof (where fitted) operation.

6. Hoses.

7. Metal pipes.

8. Brakes.

9. Suspension.

10. Cooling system/engine bay check, includes operating temperature.

11. Underbody corrosion inspection.

12. Copy of Inspection report.


Photographs can be sent to your email or phone.


Get in touch to book a Standard Inspection: £60 including VAT.

EMAIL  P: 01752 403400 ~ M: 07471 002034


1. Road test 

2. Audible check

3. Suspension

4. Brakes

5. Power steering

6. Exhaust

7. Air conditioning

8. Heater operation

9. Engine oil

10. Gearbox fluid

11. Coolant condition

12. Hoses.

13. Metal pipes

14. Coolant system/engine bay check, includes operating temperature.

15. Vacuum hoses

16. Tyres

17. Lights

18. Fault codes

19. ATF Roof operation.

20. Underbody corrosion check.

21. Copy of Inspection report.


Photographs can be sent to your email or phone.


 Get in touch now to book an Advanced Inspection: £90 including VAT. 

EMAIL P: 01752 403400 ~ M: 07471 002034

Allans Vehicle Services,

Wixenford Depot, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 8AA.

VAT no: 909 7647 80



Tel: 01752 403400

Mob: 07471 002034

Text: 07471 002034


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