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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews

"Great guy, highly experienced with car stuffs, checked condition of the car & helped me to decide, negotiated on my behalf with the seller, even drove me to ATM to get my deposit money, highly recommend his services to all.."

Pre purchase inspection

$150

"Absolutely amazing. Down to earth & honest. So knowledgeable and efficient. Will help you find the perfect car for you. If you need a mechanic’s opinion, look no further - seriously. "

Pre purchase car inspection

$75

"Peter was such a great help! Punctual and did a very detailed inspection on the second hand car that I literally just bought! He gave me an explanation of the issues he found and gave me his expert opinion if I’m getting my money’s worth. It wasn’t a perfect car, some scratches and dents, but it’ll do for my needs. It took about an hour to get the job done altogether. He was indeed professional and helped me communicate with the owner about the issues on the car. I would definitely go to him again for mechanic services in the future!👌🏼🙂"

Choosing 2nd hand car + Inspection

$80

"Thank u james for your help "

Boat inspection by qualified boat mechanic today

$200

"On time and good work"

Car inspection

$120

"He is the best mechanic and genuine person to find for help! Highly recommended! I am 200% out of 100% satisfied with what he did for me and his advises. I did not have the knowledge of car things and I was very cofused to buy my first car. Fortunately, I met him and it was all sorted out with the best result! He is the person who you need to get help. Thank you Shane:)))"

Helping car inspection

$25

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Why book a pre purchase car inspection through Airtasker?

Been thinking about upgrading your car? If you’re buying second-hand, it’s always a good idea to get a pre purchase car inspection to make sure you’re not buying a lemon. There are no guarantees when buying used cars and without mechanical experience, it’s hard to know whether a car is safe and in good working order. Not all issues are a deal breaker, but you should still be aware of them before you buy. A car inspection by an experienced mechanic will make you aware of current or potential problems that could have turned your bargain buy into a regretful purchase.

Give yourself peace of mind and organise a pre purchase car inspection via Airtasker. We’ve got experienced mechanics ready to visit your chosen car and give it a proper look over. You may even be able to negotiate a better price if they notice any minor problems.

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A pre purchase car inspection usually includes a visual inspection and a short test drive. An experienced mechanic will look at the inside, outside, and underbody of the car to identify any current problems or future concerns. From steering and suspension through to indicators and lights, an inspection can help you get on the road sooner.
Used cars don’t come with a warranty or money back guarantee, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. A pre purchase car inspection will give you peace of mind that you’re not buying a lemon. It may also help you to negotiate a better price if issues are found.
Issues in used cars aren’t always obvious to car buyers. They could include mechanical or engine problems, issues with past repairs, and maintenance concerns. Problems with the gear box, clutch, and brakes could mean costly repairs down the track.
An inspection can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Inspections are usually arranged quickly due to the short turnaround times of a car purchase. By arranging a mobile pre purchase car inspection, you can have the car inspected at a car dealership or the seller’s home.
If you’re buying a used vehicle, it’s up to you to pay for the inspection so you can get an impartial opinion on the car’s condition. Choose a trusted mechanic for your pre purchase car inspection so you know you’re getting the right information.
The average cost of a pre purchase car inspection is $75-$140 when you book through Airtasker. The price may vary depending on how urgently you need the inspection, the car’s make and model, the age of the vehicle, and where it’s located.
For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.
A pre purchase car inspection usually includes a visual inspection and a short test drive. An experienced mechanic will look at the inside, outside, and underbody of the car to identify any current problems or future concerns. From steering and suspension through to indicators and lights, an inspection can help you get on the road sooner.
Issues in used cars aren’t always obvious to car buyers. They could include mechanical or engine problems, issues with past repairs, and maintenance concerns. Problems with the gear box, clutch, and brakes could mean costly repairs down the track.
If you’re buying a used vehicle, it’s up to you to pay for the inspection so you can get an impartial opinion on the car’s condition. Choose a trusted mechanic for your pre purchase car inspection so you know you’re getting the right information.
For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.
Used cars don’t come with a warranty or money back guarantee, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. A pre purchase car inspection will give you peace of mind that you’re not buying a lemon. It may also help you to negotiate a better price if issues are found.
An inspection can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Inspections are usually arranged quickly due to the short turnaround times of a car purchase. By arranging a mobile pre purchase car inspection, you can have the car inspected at a car dealership or the seller’s home.
The average cost of a pre purchase car inspection is $75-$140 when you book through Airtasker. The price may vary depending on how urgently you need the inspection, the car’s make and model, the age of the vehicle, and where it’s located.

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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

Pink slip inspection for caravan

$100

Illawong NSW 2234, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Need a mobile mechanic to do a rego inspection on my caravan. Parked in street, flat and level.

Toyota Hiace Pre Purchase car inspection.

$100

Dandenong South VIC, Australia

21st Jun 2022

Pre car inspection before final purchase next week 28th Tuesday. -Preferably Sunday. - Due date: Before Monday, 27 June 2022

Great service !

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$200

Cannington WA, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Looking for someone knows about car pre purchase check Car Mercedes ml280 diesel v6 2008 model Location lake Coogee

Great person highly recommend to everyone

Pre Purchase Car Inspection Brisbane

$100

Springfield Lakes QLD, Australia

19th Jun 2022

I am after a motor mechanic to check the Mitsubishi triton before purchase. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 June 2022

Murray was a helpful and professional Mechanic, he did a great job and highly recommend it.

Pre purchase car inspection

$150

Blackburn VIC 3130, Australia

15th Jun 2022

I need a professional to undertake a pre-purchase car inspection for me.

Very professional. Go through all the details with me after providing full report and various information. And answers all my questions with expertise and details. Helped me heaps!! Highly recommended 👌

Pre purchase inspection of a toyota spacia in Elizaberth Downs SA

$150

Elizabeth Downs SA, Australia

3rd Jun 2022

pre purchase inspection of a toyota spacia in Elizaberth Downs Adelaide

Very professional guy and helpful tk phung

Pre purchase mechanical check

$160

Berrinba QLD, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Mechanical check on used vehicle. I looking at 2015 Mazda CX5 Maxx Sport. I just want it looked over professionally to make sure there are issues. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 23 June 2022

Tim was great! Quick to respond with availability. Was on time and gave a thorough inspection, giving it the ok for my purchase. Very happy.

Pre Purchase Car Inspection

$120

Coogee NSW, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Ford Transit Custom 2007 Pre Purchase inspection - Due date: Flexible

Pre purchase car inspection

$100

Drummoyne NSW, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Hey, just after a pre purchase car inspection for a 2001 Prado. Would need to be today! - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 June 2022

Really efficient and did a super thorough car inspection- helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Pre purchase vehicle inspection

$100

Guildford NSW, Australia

18th Jun 2022

Pre Purchase vehicle inspection - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 June 2022

Emrah has done a great job with the detailed inspection of the Vehicle before I purchase and saved my several thousand dollars. Happy to recommend him regarding pre-purchase vehicle inspection.

Car inspection

$100

West Pymble NSW 2073, Australia

12th Jun 2022

Please help us inspect a car. We would like to have an expert inspect it before we buy it. Its at a dealership outlet at Ryde, a used Honda Civic.

Perfect! Perfect for the job! Highly knowledgeable and best customer service! Arrived very early at the dealership too. I recommend Talal to all my friends and colleagues.

Pre-sale car inspection required

$120

Northgate QLD 4013, Australia

1st Jun 2022

We are looking for a professional car mechanic this Saturday only

Very professional and helpful

Pre purchase car inspection

$150

Berwick VIC, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Toyota c-hr car inspection - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 23 June 2022

Pink slip inspection for nsw vehicle

$120

Helensvale QLD 4212, Australia

21st Jun 2022

Need a pink slip inspection for a nsw registered vehicle - Due date: Flexible

Car Pre-inspection

$200

Terrigal NSW 2260, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Buying a car and need to get an inspection done pre purchase by a certified mechanic - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Fabulous thorough honest

Pre purchase car inspection.

$250

Minchinbury NSW, Australia

19th Jun 2022

Want a Nissan x-trail 2005 auto inspected at Fresh Auto, car city ,Minchinbury.. roadworthy mechanical etc...

Awesome service, had little notice to do inspection and done a very thorough job with plenty of photos. RECOMMENDED,

Car pre purchase inspection

$150

Coorparoo QLD, Australia

16th Jun 2022

Purchasing a car in the next few days and need a mechanic to perform a pre purchase inspection. - Due date: Before Monday, 20 June 2022

Amazing service! Book him before buying a car!

Pre-purchase car inspection Belmore

$120

Mortdale NSW, Australia

12th Jun 2022

Hi I need a professional to inspect the engine, oil leaking and power issues of a 2012 Hyundai i30 in Belmore. The car is with a car dealer in Belmore. Photos of engine bay and underneath would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Kenny is very quick and efficient in service. A very reliable professional.