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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in East Melbourne

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Fraser was a big help with a car inspection, he did a very thorough job and helped a lot towards making my decision. 100% recommend. Thanks!

Pre-Purchase Inspection on a Used Car


Highly recommend. Good service, flexible with the timing, easy going and very knowledgeable in his craft

I need pre purchase car inspection


Really helpful

Pre-purchase vehicle inspection (Toyota Prius)


Chinoso is the best guy around Melbourne. I recommend him 💯 % if you wana get your car Inspection done. He checked all the major and minor faults and gave me the quote for actual worth of car. Thanks mate! ♥

Car Inspection - Mechanic Needed


Awesome dude! Gave me some great advice on which car to purchase 🤩

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What's the average cost of a pre-purchase car inspection specialist in East Melbourne

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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 East Melbourne

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Blackburn VIC, Australia

5th Nov 2023

I am looking for an experienced mechanic to help me carry out a pre purchase car inspection on Monday, 6 November, in Blackburn, VIC 3130 on a Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet with 49,000kms. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023

Pre Purchase Car Inspection


Balwyn VIC, Australia

21st Oct 2023

I am purchasing a 2012 Peugeot 308 Access Wagon Approx. 186,000kms Automatic 4 cylinder Diesel Turbo Intercooled 2.0L Need a comprehensive mechanical report on this vehicle before the due date. There is a little structural damage and would also like a ballpark idea of repair cost. Vehicle in Balwyn. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 23 October 2023

Quick response and organised the inspection in a matter of minutes. Clearly explained the process, kept in contact and delivered a thorough report over the phone with photos to demonstrate his findings. Highly recommended!

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Blackburn South VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2023

I m after a pre purchase car inspection, station wagon ford falcon 2009 - Due date: Before Tuesday, 10 October 2023

He did a pre purchase car check for me, he s ponctual, honest and very professional.

Pre-purchase car inspection


Box Hill VIC, Australia

27th Sep 2023

pre-purchase car inspection on a 2013 bmw x1 - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 September 2023

Amazing and quick service. Gave me comprehensive advice and helped negotiate price. 10 stars

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Burwood East VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Looking at buying a car and need a mechanic to check if it’s all good. 2022 prado. Mainly mechanically and underneath. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 September 2023 After 5.30pm if possible

Adam went above and beyond! I was stuck at work unable to call and time limited and he still got it done! Let me know all the details with plenty of info. I can’t recommend enough. Appreciate your good work and honesty Adam. Thanks again

Pre purchase car inspection


Balwyn North VIC, Australia

7th Sep 2023

I am looking at purchasing a 1996 SWB Mitsubishi Pajero, I have already looked at the car once and everything looks clean on the outside but I need a professional opinion on whether there might be any issues mechanically and to give it a proper check over

Adam did a fantastic job of doing a pre purchase car inspection for me, was super easy to organise, had great communication and gave me a really detailed report on the car

Oil leak inspection, NISSAN PATROL TB42


Junction Ward VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2023

I need an oil leak inspection on my Nissan patrol - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28 August 2023

Pre car purchase inspection


Blackburn VIC, Australia

20th Aug 2023

Pre Car purchase complete inspection Toyota Kluger 2019. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 21 August 2023

I have booked Adam for a car inspection before buying a car... He performed a thorough check and shared his thoughts about the car and informed us what might need change. He was nice , hard worker as he managed to come on earlier (Sunday )than the planned time.will recommend him to our family and friends .

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Doncaster VIC, Australia

24th Jul 2023

Pre purchase vehicle inspection from a qualified mechanic on an X-Trail Located Blackburn Ideally Friday this week but can do Wednesday or Saturday - Due date: Flexible

Fraser provided me a detailed report on the car and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision about a second hand car purchase. Could not recommend highly enough if you are unsure about purchasing a car.

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Hawthorn VIC, Australia

9th Jul 2023

Looking for someone to do PPI for a car I’m looking to buy. It is a 2016 Hyundai accent sport. Will share more details as needed. It is located in Hawthorn and after inspection I will require 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. - Underbody 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 including upholstery, mats, headliner, and seat belts. - 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

Adam did a great job in doing the on-site PPI for the car I’m looking to purchase. He managed to complete the task within 24 hours and was punctual. Did a very comprehensive check of the car and communicated everything with me in detail. I’m going to use him as my goto mechanic moving on. Highly recommend.

Car Pre-Purchase Inspection (Weds 5th)


Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia

4th Jul 2023

I am looking for a qualified mechanic to inspect a used car I am looking to purchase. The ideal time would be 1pm tomorrow in Hawthorn East. It's a 2012 VW Golf. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Jimmy did an amazing job inspecting a car we were about to purchase. He was incredibly thorough and was able to identify a major safety issue. Because of him picking this up, we probably saved thousands & have peace of mind. Would definitely reccomend!

Car pre purchase inspection


Doncaster VIC, Australia

18th May 2023

Quote from a qualified mechanic to conduct a pre purchase inspection on a BMW 520d F10 2010 - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 22 May 2023

Very good service, was flexible with timing, picked up a few issues that needed attention, good communication.. Would Recommend.👍

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

12th May 2023

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection for a 2008 Honda Civic Vti-L. Does not have a rwc but should be in good condition, need to make sure everything is working well and getting a rwc will be inexpensive. Would like photos and a report and possibly a call to talk about the car. Need someone at 6.30PM - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 12 May 2023

Used car pre purchase inspection


Burwood VIC, Australia

8th May 2023

Pre purchase car inspection - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 9 May 2023

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Balwyn VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2023

Lexus is 250 2006 . My son likes to buy this car from a private seller in Balwyn - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 13 April 2023

Pre Purchase Inspect a potential car


Balwyn VIC 3103, Australia

30th Mar 2023

Looking for a mechanic to Pre Purchase Inspect a VW Golf 2012 Diesel and potentially RWC as well. Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion 2012 Manual MY13 (I am aware about the front bumper status of the car) - Check overall vehicle status - Check tires, interior, mechanical, body, etc. - Must have experience with Diesel & Volkswagen - Identify major and minor problems and if it is worth the price. Please have a reasonable price, I'm an international student. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 1 April 2023

Pink Slip inspection


Blackburn North VIC 3130, Australia

24th Mar 2023

I need a mechanic to inspect my car and provide a pink slip, the car is a Lexus GS350 sedan, as my registration is running out I will need a mechanic onsite to perform the inspection. - Due date: Flexible

Vehicle Pre purchase inspection


Blackburn VIC, Australia

14th Mar 2023

Need an experienced mechanic to inspect a 2007 toyota rav4 before I purchase it - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Fraser was great. He spotting details which couldve easily been missed and was thorough in his inspection

Prepurchase car inspection


Blackburn VIC 3130, Australia

12th Jan 2023

About to buy a car. VW golf in Blackburn, keen to have it inspected by someone qualified.

Very professional, prompt and responsive. Performed a thorough inspection and detailed assessment of car history and issues, as well as an honest opinion on the value, more than equipped me to work through the particulars with the dealership for a positive outcome. Cheers Adam.

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Bulleen VIC, Australia

9th Jan 2023

Pre sale inception of toyota camry - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 9 January 2023