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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Geelong

Chris was fantastic! Helped me to inspect the car and was very thorough about what to look for. Made me feel very confident in the car that I was buying. Would recommend to anyone needing a pre purchase inspection!

Car Pre-Purchase Inspection


Chris was amazing. Last minute task and Chris even arrived early. His knowledge and expertise of cars was clearly evident. He went out of his way to provide incredible value and definitely delivered over and above. All his 5 star reviews are definitely well earned.

Pre Purchase Car Inspection needed (Geelong)


Christophe was very proficient, he completed a vehicle inspection for me, I was not present however he put me at easy and confident to purchase the vehicle. I would definitely recommend.

Pre purchase inspection :2004 Mitsubishi Express


We had an urgently pre purchase car inspection. Chris was fantastic, he did an extremely thorough check of the car and picked up some really obscure issues got us the car for cheaper and also explained things in a way a car dummy could understand. Highly recommend.

Car inspection


Great advice, great communication, very direct and thorough with car inspection. Will definitely work with Chris again.

Used Car Pre–Purchase Inspection


We got a pre-purchase inspection done by Chris, he was very through with inspecting everything and did the best with what needed to be done. Highly recommended!!

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

$166 - $220







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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 Geelong

Vehicle inspection


Geelong VIC, Australia

6th Apr 2024

Looking at a used dual cab ute in Geelong this afternoon 6pm (Sunday 7th April) Would like to have a mechanic with me to check over.

Need a pre car inspection done


Anglesea VIC 3230, Australia

9th Feb 2024

Wanting a honest qualified diesel mechanic to come look at a 2013 Mitsubishi triton with me to make sure it is good before I buy it

Van inspection


Torquay VIC, Australia

28th Dec 2023

I need some mechanic to do an pre purchase inspection of a Toyota hiace commuter 2005 manual diesel in Torquay, VIC 3228. I'm open to listen to quotes. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 December 2023

Inspection of clutch on ZD30, to see if it needs replacing or cable.


Thomson VIC 3219, Australia

20th Nov 2023

I need someone to look at the clutch of a 2004 Nissan Navara D22, ZD30 to see if it needs replacing or the clutch cable is gone. Thanks in advance - Due date: Flexible

Pre purchase inspection


Torquay VIC, Australia

1st Nov 2023

Car is located in Torquay and was hoping someone can look at it today

Vehicle inspection


Geelong VIC, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

visit home for a pre purchase vehicle inspection - Due date: Flexible

Vehicle inspection


Belmont VIC, Australia

21st Aug 2023

Pre purchase car inspection service- View and test drive a used car that is for sale and provide a summary of inspection including status of car interior and exterior, tyres, engine, service history and drivability. - Due date: Flexible

Great service. Very thorough and extremely knowledgeable.

Pre purchase vehicle inspection


Geelong VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2023

I'm looking at purchasing a 1992 Mercedes Benz 180E but I live interstate, I need someone (preferably a mechanic) to inspect the car and ensure it is in working condition and inform me of any damages that need to be repaired or serviced. - Due date: Flexible

Car inspection


Geelong VIC, Australia

16th Jul 2023

Hi, I need to buy a Renault Van trafic 2017. I need an expert to inspect the vehicle and give me a report. Van is located at North Geelong. - Due date: Flexible

Pre purchase inspection/roadworthy on car


Norlane VIC 3214, Australia

27th Jun 2023

Wanting to buy a new second hand car sold as is so wanting to get a pre roadworthy inspection and a check over to see if anything is wrong with it and what it could possibly need for a roadworthy certificate. Don't know any pricing ECT so please quote me with price and what will be checked and done - Due date: Flexible

Pre Vehicle Inspection


St Albans Park VIC, Australia

13th Jun 2023

Buying a second hand car and wanting a very good check dine over the car pls Waz after chris from Armstrong creek

Pre purchase car inspection


Bells Beach VIC 3228, Australia

2nd May 2023

Looking at purchasing this car, an 2008 Nissan Nivara. although the car does not come with a RWC. Therefore I’m looking for some one with extensive knowledge about cars to come and throughly inspect it for me. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 6 May 2023

Pre-purchase Vehicle inspection


Torquay VIC, Australia

13th Apr 2023

Hello, I am after a pre-purchase vehicle inspection on a Mitsubishi Pajero (2016) in Torquay, VIC Timing is tight so wondering if there is availability for this Saturday 15th April (Sunday could work at a push)

Christopher did a fantastic job on a pre-purchase inspection. Was fast, thorough and gave me all the information I needed. Follow up call allowed me to ask plenty of questions and get across the details. Thanks for the great job!

Car inspection


Bell Post Hill VIC 3215, Australia

23rd Mar 2023

Hyundai Tucson 2016 (Unregistered). Just need pre purchase inspection to check engine and stuff. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 March 2023

Pre purchase inspection - Motorcycle


Grovedale VIC, Australia

9th Mar 2023

Need a mobile pre purchase inspection of a Honda CMX 500 motorcycle done by a licensed mechanic - Grovedale VIC 3216 Do not require a roadworthy, just need an overall pre purchase inspection. - Due date: Before Monday, 13 March 2023



Queenscliff VIC, Australia

27th Feb 2023

Needing a mechanic today to inspect a van (without me there) and give me a report mechanic on the van. Hoping to get this done today, give me your offer asap - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 27 February 2023

Pre purchase inspection needed for ford transit campervan


Torquay VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2023

Looking to have a licensed mechanic to do a prepurchase inspection on a potential campervan that I want to buy from a private seller The van is located in Torquay so it will need to be a mobile inspection service with a detailed report on the condition of the van. Looking to do it sometime this week or weekend. If you’re available please place your offer along with days and times you’re availability is. Thank you - Due date: Flexible

Christopher was very quick with his responses and thorough with his inspection. He shared lots of tips and advice which I wouldn’t have thought of If I had inspected the car myself. I appreciate that he was very thorough with his report and offered to go over it by phone call as well. I’d definitely hire him in the future for another inspection as he’s extremely professional and reliable. Thanks again for your help today.

Pre purchase vehicle inspection


Whittington VIC, Australia

17th Jan 2023

A thorough pre-purchase inspection of 2010 Toyota Corolla Ascent auto hatch to check the mechanics of the car, including engine, brakes, tyres, transmission, AC and electronics. Inspection to communicate whether car needs much work done or is okay to buy. Has driven 78,000km. - Due date: Before Thursday, 19 January 2023

Pre purchase car inspection


Belmont VIC, Australia

19th Dec 2022

Land Cruiser Prado 2009 GXL 4WD *Price Negotiable*

Top Bloke knows what he's doing definitely recommend. 100% Will use service again for future car things.

Prepurchase car inspection


North Geelong VIC, Australia

18th Dec 2022

We are looking to buy a second hand Jeep and found a car we like but would like a mechanics opinion on condition Would like assistance asap before car sells - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 19 December 2022

Super honest, great communication and job done quickly