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Are Pre Purchase Inspections Worth It

Are Pre Purchase Inspections Worth It?

Are Pre Purchase Inspections Worth It? So, you might be interested in buying a new car, but like most people (other than mechanics) you don’t really understand what you are looking for.  Don’t stress, this

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Roadworthy Certificates

Price is subject to availability, location
& vehicle type
$ 110
*
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  • Cars & Motorbikes
  • Trailers up to 3,500KG
  • Vehicles up to 4.5T GVM

Pre-Purchase Certificates

Standard, Comprehensive & Premium
bundles from $200
$ 200
*
  • Verbal Report
  • Road Test
  • Mechanical Integrity Inspection
  • Safety Certificate (add on)

More Services

$ 165
*
  • HVRAS Measure Ups
  • GAS / LPG Certificates
  • COI & CL Certificates
  • Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Mechanical Repairs & Restorations

Car Pre-Purchase Comprehensive Inspection Bundle

Electrical System: Including battery, alternator and charging system check, light operation and condition, horn, heater demister and a/c operation.

Oil Leaks: Report on all visible engine, driveline and brake system oil leaks.

Engine: Including cooling system, pipes & hoses, Fluid levels, Fuel System, Braking System, timing Belt/Chain (where possible) drive belts & pulleys, engine oil level and condition, mountings.

Road wheels: Including tyre tread depth & condition, Wheels & Spare.

Brakes: Brake pads are inspected, Rotors, Brake lines.

Under body inspection: Including panels, frames, steering and suspension, exhaust and driveline components.

A road test of approximately 5Km to Check & test steering, suspension, brake operation, engine and driveline operation, Transmission, Differential & 4×4 operation
Body (panels and paint): General panel and paint condition. Checking for signs of repair and damage, Sunroof/ Convertible.

Interior: Interior trim including seats, restraints, windows, Radio, Wipers, Washers, Locking, Warning Lights.

Glass: Condition of windscreen and operation of all windows.

Door Locks: Including central locking mechanisms, Remotes.
Will reveal if the vehicle has money owing, is leased, has been stolen, written-off, and accidents reported.

Digital report: Detailed Report emailed on completion, including findings, Photos of Interior, Exterior, Engine bay, Wheels & Tyres. Coments on all components tested & overall comments.

Verbal report: Mechanic will call you on completion to discuss the inspection and answer any questions you may have. 

Grab yourself a discount on a Roadworthy / Safety Certification once we have completed your Pre-Purchase inspection.

Terms & Conditions Apply. Click here to view our T&C’s. 

*Price may vary for prestige, 4×4,  or out of serviced range inspections.

The following items are not included in our Pre-Purchase Inspections:

  • Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
  • Evidence of brake fluid contamination/hydraulic fluid
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
  • Meters indicating oil and fuel consumption or the degree of oil and fuel consumption
  • Reason for oil leaks
  • Oil pump strainer to assess sludge build up
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Hybrid/Electric car Batteries
  • Vehicle electrics and electronics
  • Transmission mechanics
  • Engine cylinder compression
  • Engine mountings
  • Water pump/fan
  • Body water leaks or reason for leaks
  • Odometer and camshaft belt, drive belt and timing belt
  • Estimated expiry of exhaust system, clutch, dual mass flywheels
  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
  • Degree of gas emissions
  • Catalytic converters
  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications
  • Mechanical switching of wipers and lights
  • LPG systems
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • Status of habitation areas of motorhomes or caravans
  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems
  • Technical systems