Automotive Borescope Inspection

Automotive Borescope
for Vehicle Video Inspection  

Videoscope Inspection for Automotive OEM, R&D, and Automotive Technical Mechanics

Automotive Borescope Inspection, Borescope Vehicle Video Inspection, Videoscope for Automotive OEM, R&D, and Technical Mechanics

Automotive Borescope Inspection
Videoscope for Automotive OEM, R&D, and Automotive Technical Mechanics

One of the most practical applications of flexible, articulating borescopes (also referred to as borescope cameras, boroscopes, industrial endoscopes, videoscopes, video scopes or even inspection cameras), is in the automobile sector to monitor, capture, and inspect hard to reach spaces and cavities. An automotive borescope is widely used in the automotive industry as a tool to assist technicians, mechanics, and engineers in effectively inspecting an automobile in areas like repair, maintenance, warranty service, dealership services, automotive car manufacturing plants, assembly lines, OEM, R&D, VQ (Vehicle Quality) department, etc.

Automotive borescopes help technician or mechanic perform RVI (Remote Visual Inspection) of automobile parts that are typically difficult to reach and would otherwise require disassembly, which is both costly and time-consuming.

  • Articulating flexible automotive borescope may help a mechanic inspect parts of the vehicle, such as the inside of an engine (auto, diesel, and more), brake systems, catalytic converter tubes, AC and evaporator systems, behind the instrument panel, behind and under the dashboard and body panels, engine mounts, lines, and tanks, other key areas or faults such as carbon build-up, misalignment, scratches, leakage, and wear, etc.
  • Video automotive borescopes can easily help a mechanic inspect technical parts of the automobile, like the camshaft, cylinder blocks, power windows, intake valves, valve seats, fuel nozzles, door panels, hydraulic components, welded tubing, gearboxes, diesel injectors, glow plug ports, and critical casting, etc. with ease as videoscopes do not require the automobile to be disassembled or torn down since borescope cameras can easily inspect these parts due to their flexibility and small size. Automotive borescopes thus improve the overall inspection quality and reduce costs and time consumption, making them an ideal tool for the automotive industry. 

The automobile defects and flaws that are detected by car borescope inspection:

  • Defects inside the automobile parts: corrosion and wear
  • Critical castings flaws: core sand and other surface defects
  • Transmission valve bodies: burrs and debris, valve deposits
  • Root cause of noise and rattle
  • Third-party manufacturers materials quality
  • Quality of the final automobile assembly
  • Integrity of adhesive bonds and welded seams
  • Integrity of essential vehicle and car engine parts: exhaust system, pistons, liners, cylinder heads
  • Other key areas, defects, flaws, and faults: wear, leakage, corrosion, scratches, build-up of carbon, misalignment, etc.


  • Articulating flexible video borescopes may be used to inspect gearboxes and cylinder blocks, as the insertion probe is oilproof, gasproof, and waterproof, making them ideal for daily inspections.
  • Flexible borescope cameras and videoscopes come in handy when technicians need to record or capture images of hard to reach areas of the vehicle for later analysis and repair optimization. The videoscope probe small diameter allows technicians to analyze tight passages and access points in the vehicle.
  • Automotive borescopes come with stainless steel or durable tungsten braided probes and a bright LED light. This makes them robust and durable for long term use.
  • Car engines undergo regular scheduled maintenance checks to ensure their durability. Commonly, the parts of an automobile that undergo inspection include pistons, piston rings, valves, and fuel tanks. Flexible video automotive borescopes allow technicians to view and inspect these components in real-time due to their flexibility and effectiveness. This makes the inspection process efficient, accurate, and reliable.
  • Articulating flexible video borescopes are also crucial in the vehicle manufacturing process. When on an assembly line, if real time sensors detect defects a car assembly can quickly be inspected by the auto mechanic to correct issues and ensure the vehicle’s quality and reliability using automotive borescopes. Using this tool, the mechanic can ensure that all quality-assurance checks are being conducted through real-time sensing and inspections, which saves energy, time, and uncertainty.
  • Flexible articulating borescopes may be used to inspect transmission valve bodies in automobiles to look for blockages or debris. They may also be used to examine the combustion chamber and report any problems.
  • Automotive borescopes may further be used to debug noise and rattle in the vehicle.
  • Flexible videoscopes may be used to inspect and check the integrity of adhesive bonds and welded seams in an automobile, which ensures automobile safety and reliability.
  • Automotive video borescope cameras may be used by automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) companies in departments like R&D (Research & Development) and QC (Quality Control). These departments need to inspect tiny details of the automobile to ensure maximum quality and durability. A typical inspection requires the engine to run continuously for predefined long period of time, followed by a thorough review of cylinder heads, pistons, exhaust systems, and other key parts using a flexible videoscope. The R&D department might gather the data collected by the automotive borescopes such as images and videos of faults like carbon build-up, misalignment, scratches, leakages, and wears to increase their product’s efficiency and observe critical issues very keenly. OEMs using flexible automotive borescopes have been able to reduce downtime and increase the probability of detection by making sure that their inspection process is intuitive and efficient. 

Flexible automotive borescopes can be used as an efficient and reliable way to inspect vehicle components in an extremely detailed manner. The use of flexible video borescopes allows vehicle manufacturers, researchers, and mechanics to quickly check and identify possible issues and problems with their vehicles without going through the hassle of disassembling them. This reduces the downtime and provides inspection images and videos that can later be used for further clarity and research. This makes automotive borescopes a must-have tool for vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, technicians, and vehicle R&D department to ensure vehicle safety and reliability.

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Recommended Products for Automotive Borescope Inspection

Car and Vehicle Borescopes - Automotive Borescope Cameras, Videoscopes, and Rigid Borescopes
VIDEOSCOPE-XT Explosion Proof Videoscope

VIDEOSCOPE-XT

Explosion Proof Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 3 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 10.0m

iRIS X PRO DUAL VIEW Dual View System Compact Videoscope

iRIS X PRO DUAL VIEW

Dual View System Compact Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

XLED PRO DUAL VIEW Dual View System Modular Videoscope

XLED PRO DUAL VIEW

Dual View System Modular Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

XLED PRO Small Diameter 2.4mm Videoscope

XLED PRO

Small Diameter 2.4mm Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 2.4 - 6mm
Length: 1.0 - 7.5m 

iRIS DVR X WC Working Channel Compact Videoscope

iRIS DVR X WC

Working Channel Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

iRIS 7 PRO Compact Videoscope

iRIS 7 PRO

Compact Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 
iRIS X PRO Compact Videoscope

iRIS X PRO

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm 
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 

iLED PRO Modular Videoscope

iLED PRO

Modular Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 

iRis DVR 5 Compact Videoscope

iRis DVR 5

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

iRis DVR X Compact Videoscope

iRis DVR X

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

Industrial Line Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescope

Industrial Line

Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible
Probe Diameter: 1.9 - 9mm

Length: 0.175 - 0.945m 

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras Compact or Modular Design

All Products

Videoscopes, Flexible Fiberscopes,
Rigid Borescopes 

Probe Diameter: 1.9 - 9mm

Probe Length: 1.5 - 7.5m,
up to 10 - 20m (custom configurations) 

Explosion Proof Borescope Camera, Explosion Proof Videoscope, Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras 
Probe Diameters: 2mm (2.4mm) Videoscope, 3mm Videoscope, 4mm Videoscope, 6mm Videoscope, 8mm Videoscope 
Working Lengths: 1.5m - 7.5m, up to 10m - 15m (custom configurations)

Flexible Fiberscopes 
Probe Diameters: 2.4mm Fiberscope, 3.5mm Fiberscope, 4mm Fiberscope, 6mm Fiberscope, 8mm Fiberscope 
Working Lengths: 0.4m - 2.7m

Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescopes 
Probe Diameters: 1.9mm Borescope, 2.7mm Borescope, 4mm Borescope, 6mm Borescope, 8mm Borescope, 9mm Borescope 
Working Lengths: 0.175m - 0.945m

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras, Flexible Fiberscopes, Rigid Borescopes

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras. Probe Diameters: 2mm (2.4mm) Videoscope, 3mm Videoscope, 4mm Videoscope, 6mm Videoscope, 8mm Videoscope. Working Lengths: 1.5m - 7.5m, up to 10m – 15m (custom configurations). Flexible Fiberscopes. Probe Diameters: 2.4mm Fiberscope, 3.5mm Fiberscope, 4mm Fiberscope, 6mm Fiberscope, 8mm Fiberscope. Working Lengths: 0.4m - 2.7m. Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescopes. Probe Diameters: 1.9mm Borescope, 2.7mm Borescope, 4mm Borescope, 6mm Borescope, 8mm Borescope, 9mm Borescope. Working Lengths: 0.175m - 0.945m.