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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Melbourne

Thanks for the help, will use you again next time prior to purchase!

Pre inspection 4WD


Dave was so brilliant and helpful. Went above and beyond and into detail. Highly recommended

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Excellent service! Shiff is a great guy helped me with a pre purchase inspection and answered every question and gave me great advice on the vehicle. 10/10 service would recommend!

I need pre purchase car inspection services


I totally recommend Fraser job! He is an excellent mechanic. Very focused in the details, honest, patient and the most important part, reliable. He helped me to buy my first car here in Australia, decision that is not easy to take when you just arrived 4 month ago. I felt very comfortable since the beginning and I can say that one of his best skills is to explain the things with clarity and make sure that you understand all about the situation. Thank you very much Fraser! This is the guy people!

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Dion is efficient and active worker.

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Mitch was the perfect guy for the job! I couldn't speak more highly of him, he went above and beyond what I expected which resulted in me buying a great car! If you need anything doing in relation to cars I can highly recommend Mitch!

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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 Melbourne

Pre Purchase Car Inspection


Melbourne VIC, Australia

22nd Feb 2024

Looking for Pre Purchase Car Inspection

Used car inspection


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

2nd Feb 2024

I want to buy a Suzuki swift 2012 and don't know much about cars. I want to know if it's been serviced properly, if there are any immediate problems or early signs of potential problems with the car before I buy it. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 February 2024

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North Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Jan 2024

Toyota Rav4 2003 Inspection Seller can only do after 5pm - Due date: Before Tuesday, 30 January 2024

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Balaclava VIC, Australia

30th Nov 2023

I've bought a 2003 Toyota Hiace to turn into a camper. Would like a professional mechanic to do a quick check to see if anything needs fixing and to give me an estimate of how much repairs will cost. - Due date: Flexible

Pre purchase mechanic


Albert Park VIC, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Need a Pre Purchase Check Mechanic - Due date: Flexible

Adam was a great help doing a pre check inspection on a vehicle I was interested in. His communication was excellent and talked me through everything. Would definitely use Adam’s services again!

Pre-purchase car inspection


South Yarra VIC, Australia

3rd Nov 2023

Looking for a qualified mechanic to conduct a pre-purchase inspection. The car will be purchased without RWC. The car is a 2016 Pegueot 308 T9 and is located in South Yarra. The inspection needs to be done on Saturday, 3 November 2023, ideally around 4PM.

Thanks Adam. Great communication, easy to deal with.

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

30th Oct 2023

Experienced mechanic to complete and inspection and road test on a Mercedes slk I’m looking at buying. Located Mornington. - Due date: Flexible

Adam is a really great guy and was a fantastic help! Absolutely recommend!!

Used car inspection before buying


Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

10th Oct 2023

I have an inspection for a Mazda 3 car for $7000 tomorrow anytime between 4 & 6pm - I need someone to come inspect the car with me to make sure the car is ok to buy - viewing is on Howard Street, Richmond. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Sean really helped me purchase a car & did a thorough investigation of the car, really appreciated his help.

I need a mechanic to do a car inspection in Melbourne


Melbourne VIC, Australia

7th Oct 2023

I'm looking for a car, and I would like to find a mechanic who can do a car inspection before I'll buy it. It would be perfect if the mechanic could go where the car is and check it for me, I would like to be sure that the car is safe to go on a road trip and run for long distances. - Due date: Flexible

Very efficient! I recommend him to everyone.

Pre purchase inspection on a used car


Windsor VIC, Australia

5th Sep 2023

need someone who knows the jeep wrangler JK models and has the correct diagnostic equip to check the engine and identify issues with a potential jeep i will be buying ,Im in Perth WA and i need someone who can be my eyes and ears , who can check out this vehicle, take it for a test drive etc, give it a full check - you must have the diagnostic equip etc this is a private sale i.e. nondealer and the seller can only be available after 5:30 PM during weekdays and after 12:30 PM on a Saturday - Due date: Flexible

Car inspection


Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

4th Sep 2023

I want to get a car inspected

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection


Fairfield VIC, Australia

1st Sep 2023

I need a PPI for a Volkswagen Polo 2018 Auto that has done 27,000kms. The location is in Fairfield.

Muni was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He gave us peace of mind and was overall extremely professional. He went above and beyond to help us. Highly recommended and will be hiring Muni again! Thank you 😊

Used car pre-purchase inspection


Northcote VIC, Australia

18th Aug 2023

I’m buying an Audi Q3 (2021/2022) and need someone who knows what they’re looking at to inspect the vehicle in Melbourne. I’ll likely look at 2 so quote is per vehicle

Fraser is professional, responsive and knows what he’s doing. Highly recommend

User car inspection


Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

13th Aug 2023

Buying a used car and would like a mechanic to check it out before completing the purchase. Car details: Alfa Romeo Giulietta distinctive qvline 2015 Area: Brunswick - Due date: Flexible

Quick response. Good feedback and advise. Would recommend for any car pre-inspections.

Pre-purchase car inspection


St Kilda VIC, Australia

10th Aug 2023

I am purchasing a Toyota Echo 2003 and need help with the car inspection.

Don’t look further! Adam is amazing, he helped me with pre-purchase inspection. He is so passionate about what he does and is certainly a great expert. He explained everything properly and helped me make a good deal. Will definitely be back for more advice.

Pre purchase vehicile inspection


Melbourne VIC, Australia

9th Aug 2023

Looking for someone to do PPI for a car I’m looking to buy. The car is a 2001 Toyota Crown and it's located in Melbourne. Will share more details later (ie. exact location, date & time of inspection). A detailed report of the vehicle with photos and a phone call at the end to discuss everything. The inspection should cover: - The condition of the body and paint, presence of scratches, cracks, dents, or rust. - Under body check for any signs of rust or damage. - The condition of tires and wheels. - Glass examination for cracks or other flaws. - Previous accident damage and flood damage. - Checking of the lights, A/C, gauges, and operation of all other electrical items. - Thorough check of interior. - Comprehensive inspection of the motor, transmission and all drive line components, steering, suspension, braking components and exhaust system. - Visual inspection of engine and all other items under the bonnet. - Notation of fluid levels, oil leaks, and any missing parts. - Address any additional areas of concern that you identify. Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Adam performed a thorough pre-purchase car inspection, meticulously examining every nitty-gritty aspects of the vehicle. He communicated clearly and responded promptly, patiently addressing all my inquiries. With the provided detailed report and post inspection call, he boosted my confidence in making an informed decision. If you're on the lookout for someone reliable to inspect a ride, Adam's your man. Highly recommended!

Used car inspection to buy


Melbourne VIC, Australia

22nd Jul 2023

I need someone to inspect a used car for me to buy in Mernda. I need to know: If there are mechanical/electrical or any other faults. How Much will (estimate) to get it all repaired How much will it cost to get Road worthy certificate Regards Anoop - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 23 July 2023

Munni was absolutely fantastic. He has all the tools. He knows the parts and automotive structure. He shows his certificate straight away. He is genuine and helpful in nature. Would highly recommend him.

Pre purchase vehicle inspection


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

17th Jul 2023

Need to do a pre purchase vehicle inspection at Port Melbourne covering important mechanical parts - Engine, transmission etc - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 19 July, 2023

Pre purchase car inspection


Coburg VIC, Australia

16th Jul 2023

I’m looking for someone to inspect a 2004 Toyota Landcruiser Prado that I am interested in buying, preferably in the next 1-3 days. The car is located in Coburg. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 19 July 2023

I would highly recommend Adam’s services. He completed the inspection very quickly and provided extremely clear and easy to understand advice about whether I should purchase the car.

Mechanical inspection


Coburg VIC, Australia

14th Jul 2023

Mechanical inspection pre purchase a used car

Everything was first class. Communication, comprehensive mechanical report outstanding.