Pre Purchase Car Inspection
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not necessary for you to be present during the car inspection, however you are welcome to arrive close to the end of the inspection to finalize any details with the seller. For health's sake, the benefits of ‘no-contact’ with seller or buyer are advocated, plus any seller or buyer who wishes to watch and ask questions along the way, invariably leads to distractions, which may ultimately negatively impact the high standards I place on myself.
You will receive an SMS once the inspection is in progress, and another after the inspection is completed. You will then receive a comprehensive detailed report together with pictures and a Scan report. If booked at least 1 day prior, you will also receive an SMS with ‘preliminary background checks status’, confirming the car is suitable to proceed to inspection.
Inspections normally take 1.5 hours, but range from 1 to 2 hours depending on the condition of the car and the type/age/km/condition of vehicle that you have selected.
Yes, we are a mobile pre purchase car inspection service. We visit the car’s location whether it’s a home, garage or a dealership.
We have been in the automotive industry since 1984, ranging from apprentice, through to master technician, workshop foreman, controller, service advisor and service manager, in numerous premium vehicle businesses.
Our pre purchase car inspection service is very budget-friendly without compromising on quality. Value is about more than the ‘cost’ it’s about what level of quality you get.
Normally between $275 - $355. Certain premium and exotic vehicles will be more, based on the fact that more time is needed to assess specialised components. Enquire for rates. In exceptional circumstances, if located far away, a travel surcharge will apply, but you would be advised at time of quoting.
Experience: 38 years in the automotive industry,
Awards: multi-award winning Service manager of premium/luxury brands, and a dedicated professional. Current Police check Qualified mechanic / BMW Master technician, Diploma of Services management, VACC member ACRI - Australian Child Restraint Initiative (accredited training) Bosch Australia - Hybrid and Electrical vehicle systems and professional equipment used.
We carry out pre purchase car inspections in the Melbourne Metro area and upon request extending further out and into regional areas. You can check the marked areas that we cover here!
Pre-purchase car inspection would effectively disclose any kind of existing problem (or previous stored faults logged) in the car. It also can enable better value to be determined of the car that mainly includes future repair bills or negotiating the price down, effectively saving your money on future costly repairs, or allowing you to prepare for them ,Visual inspection, identifying corroded components, leaks, electrical faults, non functioning equipment.
- Engine / under bonnet inspection
- Under vehicle check
- Interior check
- Exterior check
- Damage caused by an accident
- Test drive
- PPSR – stolen/written off/financed, registration status, recalls
You will be required to pay for the inspection at the time of booking, either by credit card or bank transfer.
There is an age restriction of maximum age on the cars we will inspect. In most cases cars will be 10-15 years old and appropriate. Based on enquiry, we may consider older vehicles up to 20 years old. Also, we will not inspect cars that have been heavily modified/tuned/lowered etc, as it is usually difficult to determine if faults exist with the car’s performance/engine/driving etc, whether it is a fault with the car, or with the modifications done.