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I requested Tate to conduct a detailed review of a vehicle I was purchasing interstate as I was not able to fly to see it myself. He was prompt, friendly and was able to conduct a detailed assessment of the car. He provided details of the exterior, interior, any varying features, the feel and control of the vehicle. Thanks again for your opinion and judgement. I have decided to go ahead with the purchase!

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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.
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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).

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Lambton NSW, Australia

5th Jun 2023

Hello! I am in need of an experienced mechanic or car inspection expert located in near or close to Lambton, Newcastle who can help me with a car I'm interested in. Unfortunately, I am unable to personally view or test drive the vehicle, so I am seeking someone with a keen eye for detail to assess its condition and provide me with an in-depth report. The primary objective is to determine if the car is suitable for my needs and if it aligns with the asking price. As an expert, your assessment will be crucial in helping me make an informed decision. Additionally, I would greatly appreciate your insights into any faults or issues that may be present, allowing me to assess the potential costs of repairs or maintenance. Key Responsibilities: Conduct a thorough inspection of the car, focusing on its mechanical components, body condition, interior, and overall performance. Assess the car's history, including its service records, accident history (if any), and previous ownership details. Check for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or potential issues that might require immediate attention or future repairs. Verify the accuracy of the car's advertised features and specifications. Provide a comprehensive report outlining your findings, including both positive aspects and areas of concern. Offer professional recommendations based on your assessment, including an evaluation of the car's value for the asking price. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 14 June 2023

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Craigieburn VIC, Australia

5th Jun 2023

I want a car inspected before i buy it - Due date: Flexible

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Thrumster NSW 2444, Australia

4th Jun 2023

Hi there, looking for a qualified mechanic to carry out a pre purchase vehicle inspection in Port Macquarie today (Monday). Just waiting go ahead from the dealership. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 5 June 2023

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Montmorency VIC 3094, Australia

4th Jun 2023

I want a qualified mechanic to inspect a jeep that I intend to purchase - Due date: Before Friday, 9 June 2023

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Randwick NSW, Australia

4th Jun 2023

Pre Purchase Inspection of a 2016 Honda Jazz. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 4 June 2023

Super quick, great communication, good service and a nice guy to have a chat with 🙂

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

3rd Jun 2023

I'm looking for someone who could help me and mechanically inspect the van before purchase - Due date: Flexible

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Greenslopes QLD 4120, Australia

3rd Jun 2023

Inspect 2005 toyota corrolla at around 10:00 a.m at Greenslopes. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 4 June 2023

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Loftus NSW, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

pre purchase vehicle inspection on 2000 bmw 540 - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 6 June 2023

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Hilton WA, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

Qualified mechanic to complete a pre purchase inspection of a 2004 Nissan x trail to give me an idea of the condition of the car and any issues I may face in the future. Not sure on cost so offers ok. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 June 2023

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Greta NSW, Australia

30th May 2023

I have inspected car but would like to get inspected by a professional this week. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing service! Can’t recommend him highly enough!

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Upper Coomera QLD 4209, Australia

26th May 2023

Was after someone to have a look a a car before purchasing - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 May 2023

Knew his stuff and helped purchase a secondhand car

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Nundah QLD 4012, Australia

26th May 2023

Perform prepurchase inspection on a Suzuki Alto at car yard with full report. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 May 2023

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Cape Woolamai VIC, Australia

24th May 2023

1997 Toyota Hiace SLWB pre purchase inspection - Due date: Before Friday, 26 May 2023

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Cairnlea VIC, Australia

23rd May 2023

Need a professional mechanic, to conduct a detailed prepurchase inspection on a 2013 Hyundai i30 before I purchase it. As well as driving the vehicle on the road to check if there’s any driving issues. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 25 May 2023, however I can be flexible.

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Ryde NSW, Australia

22nd May 2023

Im looking for someone to come and inspect a Toyota 2005 Hiace van and advise on if it has any mechanical or physical issues. Also to validate Odometer and other checks

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Manning WA, Australia

21st May 2023

Full Mechanical check of vehicle - Due date: Before Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Lidcombe NSW 2141, Australia

21st May 2023

I am looking at purchasing a Peugot car and would like a qualified mechanic to come with me to the inspection. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Super thorough and helpful. Very happy with his work!

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Glen Waverley VIC, Australia

21st May 2023

Looking at purchasing a Holden commodore vf 2013 for my son. I want a thorough and meticulous inspection done on the vehicle. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 May 2023

Adam was brilliant! His communication exceeded my expectations.I would not hesitate in using Adam again and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle.

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Wangara WA, Australia

17th May 2023

Conduct a pre-purchase inspection on a 2007 Toyota Landcruiser - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 May 2023

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Taree NSW, Australia

12th May 2023

Pre purchase mechanical, electrical and condition inspection. - Due date: Before Monday, 15 May 2023

Excellent service, highly experienced, worth every cent!