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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Brisbane

Absolutely fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a more genuine and knowledgeable person to help me out.

Pre-purchase vehicle inspection


Tate was exactly as advertised, couldn't fault his service, thank you.

I need pre purchase car inspection


Wonderful honest guy. Glad I got him out to do inspection. Saved me $$$

I need pre purchase car inspection


great service!!! This young guy! Is the man he has all the tools you need for every kind of car inspection!!

Pre purchase vehicles inspection


I made an extremely last minute post looking for someone to come out and check a car for me and grateful Tate was available. Super happy with his service, he picked up many little things that I would never pick up myself which influenced my decision towards the car I was looking at purchasing. I will definitely be using his services again! Thanks for all your help, Tate!

Holden Barina 2010 Pre Purchase Inspection


I couldn’t be more grateful for all Glenn’s help!

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What's the average cost of a pre-purchase car inspection specialist in Brisbane

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What does a pre purchase car inspection include?

Cars are usually sold with a roadworthy certificate, but this only means your car is safe to drive on public roads. A pre-purchase car inspection is the only way to make sure there are no surprises when you drive away. A qualified mechanic will do a visual inspection, mechanical check, and test drive to spot any current or potential problems. They will also be aware of concerns that might be typical for the make or model of the car you’re buying and look specifically for those issues. Your mechanic will usually follow a comprehensive pre-purchase car inspection checklist to help you make an informed decision about buying the car. Some of these checks will include:

Exterior inspection

The outside of a car is a good indication of how well the car has been looked after. Panel damage or evidence of repaired damage could indicate the car has been in a serious accident. A pre-purchase car inspection will show whether repairs have been performed to a satisfactory standard. An exterior check also includes checks for rust and structural integrity as these issues may cause problems down the track.

Interior inspection

Your mechanic will conduct a visual inspection of the car’s interior, starting with seats and door trims. Then they’ll check all features inside the car operate normally, including lights, seats, seat belts, air conditioning, central locking, wipers, and windows. Next, they’ll check the dashboard instruments and gauges.

Mechanical inspection

Hidden mechanical problems are one of the pitfalls of buying a used car. And there’s no way of finding out the full extent of any car problems without pulling the engine apart. But an experienced mechanic can identify issues from just a visual check of the underbody and engine. Serious mechanical problems may also show themselves in other areas of the car. Brakes, suspension, wheels, tyres, gearbox, and steering will be checked, and a test drive will help to identify any additional concerns. Your mechanic will pay attention to electrical and cooling systems, as well as the alternator and battery. They will run a diagnostic scan to identify any other issues.

History check

You can make sure your new purchase isn’t hiding any secrets, and that it’s not at risk of repossession by including a history check as part of your pre-purchase car inspection. A history check (or REVS check) show any finance owing on the vehicle, if the car has been stolen, or whether it’s been in a major accident and written off. These records are kept and attached to your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN).

Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection tasks in Brisbane

Prepurchase inspection Toyota Corolla 2014


Morningside QLD 4170, Australia

8th Jun 2024

I need a mechanic to inspect a Toyota Corolla 2014 (Hatchback). I have inspected the car, but I need the mechanic to inspect it and advise me on the future probable repairing costs.

Prepurchase Car Inspection


Brisbane QLD, Australia

8th Jun 2024

2003 Subaru Impreza. Manual transmission

Pre purchase car inspection


Ascot QLD 4007, Australia

5th Jun 2024

Audi A4 2007 needing a pre purchase inspection at Ascot in Brisbane. Would need to work out a time when with the seller of vehicle.

Pre purchase car inspection


Brisbane QLD, Australia

29th May 2024

Looking for a quote for pre purchase car inspection in and around Brisbane area.

Pre vehicle inspection


Herston QLD, Australia

28th May 2024

2005 Toyota Camry has one flat tire but just needing it looked over if there is any mechanical issues before I invest any money into getting it on the road single mum don’t have a lot of money just trying to be able to get someone. Please help.

Pre sale car inspection


Brisbane QLD, Australia

27th May 2024

Looking for a mechanic to do a pre-sale inspection of a ute. Looking to buy a Hilux, Mitsubishi triton, or Nissan navara. Week days after 6pm or on a week end.

Pre purchase car inspection


West End QLD 4101, Australia

26th May 2024

Mechanic required Location: Camp hill Car: Mazda 2 Pre purchase inspection AC issue

Pre purchase car inspection by mechanic


West End QLD 4101, Australia

24th May 2024

I need a mechanics to do pre purchase inspection completed (in person), along with test driving the car with me. I am looking for a car that's reliable and economical. Key points - has the timing belt been done - confirming the mileage - full pre sales inspection

Pre purchase car check required.


Toowong QLD 4066, Australia

17th May 2024

Need an expert mechanic to test and check a used car before purchase.

Mechanic to complete pre inspection check - TODAY


Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

16th May 2024

Pre inspection check Mercedes Benz 2014 CLA 2000 CLI

Pre purchase car inspection


Ascot QLD, Australia

15th May 2024

A full comprehensive pre inspection report of a 2016 Audi A3. Must have scanning tool and be a qualified mechanic and ability to provide verbal and written report.

Pre purchase inspection of Nissan XTrail 2008 Petrol Manual


Brisbane City QLD, Australia

23rd Mar 2024

This car is being serviced & having a WRC done on the Monday, but I would like it mechanically inspected (suspension, engine etc) tomorrow (Sunday). Preferably someone who’s got a good understanding of this type of car. I need a solid reliable car to start my travels on the East. Sensible offers. Thanks

Car mechanical pre-purchase inspection


New Farm QLD, Australia

22nd Mar 2024

I am buying a used 2006 Honda Accord euro off Facebook marketplace and would like a mechanic to do a thorough pre-purchase inspection on it to see if there are any problems with the car or extra money I’ll have to spend on it

Darren was on time, friendly and very efficient. Would definitely use him again!

Repurchase of car inspection


Brisbane QLD, Australia

18th Mar 2024

Toyoa hiace 2018 slwb camper van

Pre purchase car inspection


Brisbane City QLD, Australia

9th Mar 2024

i am buying used car Just require pre purchase inspection

Vehicle Pre purchase inspection


Ascot QLD, Australia

9th Mar 2024

Needing a pre purchase inspection done on a car I am looking at purchasing.

Second hand car inspection


Windsor QLD 4030, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

I need someone with enough car knowledge to help me buy a second hand car. Just need someone to come with me to inspect a car and make sure it's sound and help drive it home for me. Would prefer a mechanic and someone with some years of experience please.

Pre-purchase inspection mechanic


Windsor QLD, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Looking to buy a Suzuki sierra 1997. Need a mechanic to look at the car and inspect it prior to purchasing

Certificate of inspection COI (CL)


Kelvin Grove QLD 4059, Australia

26th Jan 2024

I need certificate of inspection for my car, the car has RWC done last week by the mechanic mistake as he was not authorised to do COI. So no issue with car passed RWC already. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 January 2024

Vehicle inspection


Hamilton QLD, Australia

23rd Jan 2024

I want to have a vehicle inspected by a professional before purchasing. Vehicle is at a dealership in Hamilton on Kingsford Smith drive. If possible to do it right now that would be prefect if you are available? Thanks, Joe

Punctual, professional, honest. Went the extra mile with the task and saved me from potentially buying a lemon. Will definitely contact him re any car questions. And just a genuine friendly bloke too!