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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Gold Coast

Ashton was super genuine and helpful, managed to snap some sense into us and prevent us from making a very expensive mistake!! Thanks so much for saving us $6500!

Pre purchase mechanical inspection


ABSOLUTE LEGEND!! Diagnosed an oil leak in enginevat prepurchase inspection...that alerted me to the risk of major mechanic Issues and costs in the future. This voided the RWC and prevented the sale until its disgnosed and fixed. THANK YOU SO MUCH CLAUDE..you're a lifesaver!

Pre purchase vehicle inspection


Kept me updated throughout the car inspection and rang me straight away afterwards. Sent me a full report and photos regarding the inspection. Saved me thousands on a car that would of cost me a fortune in repairs down the track. Highly recommend and would definately deal with again down the track. 10/10 service

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection


Super quick, communicative, honest, and helpful. Made sure I didn't buy a dud! Highly recommend

Pre-purchase inspection


He did a car pre purchase inspection, he did a very thorough inspection & was very professional, I strongly recommend him.

Prepurchase car inspection


Fabulous mechanic. Extremely thorough and professional.

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

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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 Gold Coast

Car inspection


Tugun QLD, Australia

4th Mar 2024

Looking for a mechanic who will come with me to view a couple of cars to check them over and advise if it is a good reliable purchase

Vehicle Pre purchase check


Pimpama QLD, Australia

3rd Mar 2024

Looking at purchasing a 2016 Kia Rio hatch. 80,000 kms. Vehicle is situated at Pimpana .

Car pre-purchase inspection


Hope Island QLD, Australia

28th Feb 2024

I need a standard car pre purchase checks for Mazda 2 2016. 1. Brakes (Wheel cylinders, calipers, drums/discs, linings/pads and park brake controls ) 2. Under body (Panels, frames, steering and suspension, exhaust and driveline components) 3. Road wheels (Tyre tread depth and condition) 4. Engine (Cooling system, drive belts, engine oil level and condition and fault codes) 5. Oil leaks (All visible engine, driveline and brake system oil leaks ) 6. General body panel, paint condition, interior trim, seats, restraints, window, door, windscreen, window operation, door lock and central locking checks Note: Can after midday Wed 28th, Thursday or Friday. Just not around school drop off or pick up. If client sells the car before that this will unfortunately be cancelled, so the sooner the better, thanks

Thanks Dean for the awesome job!

Pre Purchase Car Inspection. PPSR done.


Pacific Pines QLD, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Pre Purchase Car Inspection. Check if repairable written-off notice was done properly

Pre purchase Vehicle check. Troy Robin please give me a quote again


Helensvale QLD, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

Pre vehicle check before I buy. Last time the muppet police cancelled my task

Pre purchase car inspection


Willow Vale QLD, Australia

17th Feb 2024

Needing a pre purchase car inspection done on a 2004 VZ spac commodore Ute Needing done today around 4-5pm

Done a awesome job checking over the car

Mech. pre inspection, camper, year 96 ,99. Thursday at 6pm or Sunday.


Surfers Paradise QLD, Australia

15th Feb 2024

I want a pre inspection for buying a camper.mechanic, interior, exterior, and rust, year 1996 or 1999.

Pre purchase Toyota hiace inspection


Tugun QLD, Australia

24th Jan 2024

Looking for a pre purchase inspection on a 2003 Toyota hiace diesel van. Wanting a mechanical check done and a look at the rust (there is a bit around the windscreen) and roof of the van. Ideally someone who has an idea of what it would cost to fix and if the vans worth purchasing. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 25 January 2024

Pre purchase inspection Volvo S60 2013


Biggera Waters QLD, Australia

22nd Jan 2024

Pre purchase inspection Volvo S60 2013 Check the engine, transmission and suspension. (Not opening any bolts or crews — owner’s wish) Location: Biggera Waters Gold Coast - Due date: Before Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Pre purchase car inspection


Broadbeach QLD, Australia

20th Jan 2024

Want to buy a car and would like its mechanical inspection done. Also to point out any of the issues (small and major ones). - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 22 January 2024

Hayden has an eye for detail. Helped me inspect the car prior to purchase. Really approachable.

Pre sale car inspection


Main Beach QLD, Australia

14th Jan 2024

I am planning on purchasing a used car - which I need inspected by a certified mechanic with a report provided, detailing the condition of the car and any potential issues that will require attention and additional costs to repair. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 15 January 2024

Luke is dependable and trustworthy. Helped me to inspect a car before purchase and was able to identify a few issues which dissuaded me from purchasing the vehicle. Thank you!

Pre purchase car inspection


Southport QLD, Australia

25th Dec 2023

Want to buy a second hand car and looking for a professional person who can inspect and negotiate a car with us.

Car inspection won’t start just needs quick overlook


Pacific Pines QLD, Australia

20th Dec 2023

My commodore vs Ute I need a inspections asap not starting have checked most things that is wrong with it, want someone to have a look what’s wrong just need someone to come in person to check it out I have already put fuel pump in and can hear it pumping but I don’t really know about cars so really need help ! - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 December 2023

Pre purchase car inspection


Arundel QLD, Australia

20th Dec 2023

Hi I know uts a long shot but i'm looking to see if you do same day pre purchase Inspections? I need one done on a 2011 Holden craptiva " that's why need inspection" surely there not all bad 🤔😂 Its in Arundel on GC Need it done today Thanks for your time - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Pre vehicle inspection


Gold Coast QLD, Australia

10th Dec 2023

Might be going to look at a car today, After a mechanic to come and have a look and make sure the car is okay or if anything needs to be done do it. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 December 2023

Pre Purchase inspection


Arundel QLD, Australia

4th Dec 2023

Buying a second hand care and in need of a pre purchase inspection from a car yard :)

Pre Purchase Inspection


Carrara QLD, Australia

29th Nov 2023

I'm looking for someone to do a pre purchase inspection for a car located in Carrara, QLD. It's a 2017 Subaru Outback, Petrol and it's being sold by a dealer.

Murray just completed a pre purchase inspection on a car I wasn’t able to view myself and I’m glad he did. He picked up a few minor issues wrong with the car that I wouldn’t have found myself and will potentially save me more than his fee! He was very thorough with the job and really has your best interest in mind. I much appreciated his work and will have no hesitation to recommend him or use him again!

Pre-purchase car inspection - Fri 24/11 or Mon 27/11


Mermaid Waters QLD, Australia

23rd Nov 2023

Hi! Looking for an experienced professional to do a pre-purchase car inspection (Jeep Wrangler) in Mermaid Waters tomorrow 24/11 or Mon 26/11. Time flexible. Thanks! - Due date: Flexible

James saved me from a major head ache and provided excellent advise about the vehicle. Very knowledgeable! Would def recommend and book again for another pre purchase inspection!

Pre purchase inspection


Surfers Paradise QLD, Australia

20th Nov 2023

I’m looking at a Toyota hiace today and would appreciate an inspection. I can offer $150. Thank you ! - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Murray was super helpful and trustworthy ! I would 100% recommend

Pre-purchase motorcycle inspection


Tallai QLD, Australia

12th Nov 2023

I need a mechanic to look at a Triumph Bonneville before I buy. No more than 30 mins taking a look at the bike. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 21 November 2023