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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Canberra

"Legend! Great, easy to deal with. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend. "

Mechanic for Car Inspection

$75

"Dre was super responsive, quick and thorough for my pre-purchase inspection , would highly recommend!"

Pre purchase car inspection

$160

"Great communicator, excellent feedback, would definitely recommend as a reliable Airtasker for pre-purchase inspections"

I need pre purchase car inspection

$150

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Install car port on the deck, inspection only

$5

"Paul was very professional and explained things too me. He checked the car thoroughly and found an issue that would have costed me a fortune to fix that I would have missed. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is looking to buy a car. I would not hesitate to use his service again. "

Pre purchase car inspection

$150

"Paul conducted a pre-purchase inspection. He was great! Gave me all the info I needed and was very thorough. Would recommend him for anyone looking to purchase a vehicle. "

I need pre purchase car inspection

$150

What's the average cost of a Pre Purchase Car Inspection specialist in Canberra

$112 - $157

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$112

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$150

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$157

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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 Canberra

Pre-purchase car inspection

$200

Canberra ACT, Australia

21st Dec 2021

I'm purchasing a car and wanted to be inspected properly, with full written report. - Due date: Before Friday, 24th Dec 2021

Pre Purchase Car Inspection

$300

Canberra ACT, Australia

2nd Dec 2021

I need a Pre purchase car inspection for a used car I want to buy. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6th Dec 2021

Conduct a mechanical car inspection for a used car. Including engine.

$125

Page ACT 2614, Australia

7th Nov 2021

Car inspection before purchase - Check the engine for any issues. Such as oil leaks, error codes, etc. - Check whether there are any issues with the car interior and exterior. E.g. whether there are previous body repairs, panels adjustments, cosmetic repairs, etc. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 10th Nov 2021

Car inspection

$100

Chapman ACT, Australia

20th Sep 2021

Car inspection (Qualified mechanic), making sure it is a solid purchase/no red flag.

Pre-purchase inspection on a used car

$110

Gowrie ACT 2904, Australia

5th Aug 2021

Qualified Mechanic to do an inspection on a used vehicle in Canberra tomorrow morning 6 August at 9/930

Pre purchase car inspection

$150

Dunlop ACT, Australia

27th Jul 2021

I need a pre purchase car inspection done on a 2013 Kia Sorento in Logan ACT

I need pre purchase car inspection

$150

Belconnen ACT, Australia

18th Jul 2021

Everything Especially engine, motor, airbagsand road test

I need prepurchase car inspection, an used Audi car, model 2016 SQ5

$100

Fyshwick ACT, Australia

10th Dec 2021

I want to buy an used Audi car, model 2016 SQ5 from allbid. I need someone knows about Audi car to do prepurchase inspection. It has 62,000km. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 13th Dec 2021

Helpful and supportive car inspector

Vehicle Inspection

$60

Yarralumla ACT, Australia

20th Nov 2021

I need an appraisal of goods done on a car for a finance proposal. It’s a visual thing only Car is based in Yarralumla Must be an authorised mechanic.

Prepurchase vehicle inspection VF clubsport r8/LSA/Th400 2015

$400

Dunlop ACT 2615, Australia

22nd Oct 2021

Full prepurchase vehicle inspection equivalent to redbook prepurchase Vehicle inspection or better. Given the purchase price is $100,000 for a secondhand modified vehicle. Should be in excellent condition considering it’s only a couple of years old and 28,000 km and looks immaculate. - Due date: Flexible

Mechanic for Car Inspection

$100

Bonner ACT 2914, Australia

25th Aug 2021

I want to book a mechanic for a car inspection. I want to buy a used car from a private seller. The location is in Bonner ACT. I had a test drive and I found the steering wheel slight tilt left while driving. The car is still going straight when I not holding the steering wheel. The seller said it's not a problem. I need a professional opinion before I buy this car. I work for an essential service. I need a car for work even during the lockdown. I don't have any contact with COVID cases. Please don't worry. Tomorrow 26/8 (Thu) 4 pm or after 4 pm would be good for me.

Car inspection

$25

Gungahlin ACT 2912, Australia

4th Aug 2021

Check the vehicle before purchase

I need car inspection services

$100

Franklin ACT, Australia

26th Jul 2021

Looking to buy a Mazda MX-5 remotely and want someone reliable to checkout the car and ensure it is mechanically sound, has no red flags and is in the condition advertised.

Could not recommend more highly. He gave me the advice to walk away and I definitely dodged a bullet thanks to Jason.

Pre-inspection report (car)

$80

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

2nd Jan 2022

Looking for someone qualified to look at a Toyota hilux for me (2.7l) and let me know if there is any concerns. South side of Canberra. Ideally at the persons house - he he flexible.

Pre purchase inspection

$100

Downer ACT, Australia

8th Dec 2021

2012 Mazda sport 100,000km on odometer Need inspection done? I have no idea what to look for when buying a car second hand - Due date: Flexible

Conduct a car inspection before purchase

$150

Gungahlin ACT, Australia

17th Nov 2021

It’s an Audi A3 before I buy the car I need it to get inspected if the car have any issues or leaks or accident etc

Used Car Inspection

$150

Phillip ACT, Australia

2nd Oct 2021

buying a car interstate and ned it inspected before purchase

Thanks Jason, As an interstate purchaser it’s very difficult to make an informed decision. Your in depth and thorough evaluation of the car not only gave me insight into what I was buying but also the confidence to proceed with the purchase. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a professional service. Great Job!

Pre Purchase Car Inspection

$100

Torrens ACT, Australia

15th Aug 2021

Im looking to purchase a car in Torrens ACT and need a detailed pre purchase car inspection by a qualified mechanic before I make a purchase Car is a FG Falcon G6E Turbo

I need pre purchase car inspection

$250

Canberra ACT, Australia

30th Jul 2021

This is a 2013 mercedes benz sprinter 516 CDA turbo diesel van with fridge and freezer box on rear. would like an idea on Road worthy items, anything mechanically wrong and if the fridge / freezer runs. QUALIFIED MECHANIC

trying to purchase a vehicle interstate is always a challenge but his concise and honest appraisal was fantastic. would highly recommend and would use again in the future

Pre purchase mechanical car inspection

$100

Page ACT, Australia

20th Jul 2021

Volkswagen jetta 2014 pre purchase vehicle inspection (mechanical)