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Clayton North VIC

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"Awesome detailed report, lots of photos, fast inspection and great communication. Thanks!"

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Mathew M

Epping VIC

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"Very fast response, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend. "

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T T

Northcote VIC

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"TT was so helpfull I'm glad that I got his assistance "

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Muni K

Muni K

Cranbourne East VIC

(157)

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"Punctual, efficient, honest feeback - would definitely recommend "

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Fraser D

Wantirna South VIC

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"Amazing job"

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Rosebud VIC

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"Diagnostics were done and super efficient "

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Damon C

Damon C

Brooklyn VIC

(74)

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"Fast and efficient, saved me from buying a card that had issues i would never have been able to pick"

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Ashwood VIC

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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Melbourne

"Zane was amazing, he went out to do a car pre-purchase inspection and told me everything he found about the car the good and the bad and if it was worth purchasing. He even went as far as to give me the approximate cost to get it fix. I highly recommend Zane. "

Mechanic needed for a pre-purchase inspection

$80

"Fraser is a really nice guy and really professional. He helped me inspect the car very carefully. I am highly recommended him to anyone that needs a mechanic for used car inspection."

Mechanic for used car inspection

$100

"On time and good work"

Car inspection

$120

"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

$140

"Incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Very transparent and helpful "

Pre purchase car inspection

$75

"Prompt services and communication "

Test Drive/ inspection - Mechanic (Richmond area)

$40

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

$120 - $162

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$120

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$145

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$162

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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

Mechanical Vehicle Inspection

$150

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

24th Oct 2021

Hello, I am looking at purchasing a second hand 2017 VW Touareg and am looking for a qualified mechanic to give the car a once over before I commit to the sale It will need to be done after 5pm, ideally before Tuesday.

Very thorough inspection. Great communication. Highly recommend!

Car body work inspection

$150

St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

27th Aug 2021

Car repaired and need to inspect the work

Pre purchased vehicle inspection

$120

Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

28th Jul 2021

I need an experienced mechanic to do a vehicle inspection, 2003 prado in abbortsford, 5pm tomorrow. Especially with knowledge around LPG.

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection, Hyundai port melb

$150

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Jul 2021

Hyundai Getz 2010 Auto pre-purchase inspection needed, ideally tomorrow, would like a comprehensive inspection/ report with advice re negotiation, its missing service history so would like advice re that and pricing in covid economy.

I need car inspection services

$100

East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

5th Jul 2021

Help checking used cars before purchase

Need experienced car inspector or mechanics

$5

Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Jun 2021

Hi I’m buying a used car under 5k and need someone to inspect the cars first . I have no idea which car I’m buying but will pay around 100 dollars per trip depending on the location of the cars . Or let me know how you want to work this out thanks .

Good job !

Pre Purchase Car Inspection

$100

Coburg VIC, Australia

16th Jun 2021

I need a knowledgeable and licensed mechanic to run a full check on a vehicle I may potentially buy - Subaru Forester 07

I am purchasing Ford 2008 Transit VAN. I need pre purchase inspection.

$120

St Kilda VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2021

I am purchasing Ford 2008 VAN. I need pre purchase inspection. VAN has done it 176kms

Excellent job. Very professional provided me a detail reports. I saved thousands $$$ after his recommendations.

Pre purchase inspection for I30

$100

South Yarra VIC, Australia

24th Aug 2021

Hello,want some car expert to perform pre purchase inspection check for i30 2008 model Auto transmission today.

Good work. Did a check quickly and gave honest suggestions.

Pre Inspection on car vehicle

$150

Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

28th Jul 2021

Pre inspection purchae on a car vehicle i want to purchase in Moonee ponds today at 4pm.

Damon was on time and his knowledge was 10/10. I highly recommend him. Very helpful and seemed like a very nice person.

Volvo 240 inspection

$200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

12th Jul 2021

Hi There, Purchased a Volvo 240 and looking for an inspection and diagnose battery/alternator issue. Cheers, Alex

I need pre purchase car inspection

$70

Fairfield VIC 3078, Australia

4th Jul 2021

Prepurchase car inspection.

Provide a pre-purchase vehicle inspection

$90

Aberfeldie VIC, Australia

19th Jun 2021

We are looking for someone to do a pre-purchase inspection on a car we are looking to buy. The car is a 2015 Hyundai i30 with a good service history. We want to get someone to do an inspection and identify any likely needed work or potential issues. This would need to be done on Sunday. The car is in Aberfeldie.

Excellent service. Knowledgeable and very helpful. Definitely recommend for pre-purchase inspections.

Pre purchase car inspection

$250

Coburg VIC, Australia

5th Nov 2021

Pre Purchase car inspection of the used car from the dealer - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 9th Nov 2021

Hino truck inspection need by truck mechanic.

$200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2021

i want full inception done on HINO curtainsider before i buy it.

Pre purchase inspection needed

$170

Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

15th Aug 2021

I need a pre-purchase inspection of a 2015 Hyundai i20 (manual) that I intend to buy. The seller is located at Queensberry Street, North Melbourne. Would like someone to visit the seller and inspect the vehicle at their location, and then provide me with a detailed recommendation on the mechanical condition of the car and if it's a safe buy. I have test driven the car and looked good to me except for a loose exhaust pipe which made some noise when the car goes over a hump. Apparently, they have since fixed that. Before I go ahead with confirming the buy I'd prefer having a complete mechanical check by an experienced mechanic. Final timings for availability would have to check with the seller. But they're usually available weekdays between 10am-2pm.

Damon was amazing with his work and review. Gave me a real honest feedback on the car. Really genuine guy. Would definitely recommend and use his services again.

Pre Vehicle Inspection: report wanted

$145

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2021

Hi, would like a comprehensive PPI for a vehicle (Hyundai Getz. auto 2010) before purchase. would like a complete report with the standard photos/checks/infomation. Looking for someone to give insight into the car and whether I should go ahead with purchase thanks

Car Inspection

$100

Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

8th Jul 2021

Pre purchase Car inspection

Need pre purchase car inspector now !

$5

Melbourne VIC, Australia

28th Jun 2021

Need a experienced mechanic to inspect a civic in Clayton now . And need some advice on whether I should buy it or not . My offer is 100 dollars .

Good job !

Prepurchase car inspection and test drive

$75

Collingwood VIC, Australia

19th Jun 2021

Require a pre purchase manual car inspection and test drive for 2007 Suzuki Swift. Location in Collingwood. Anytime Sunday 20/6 before 12pm. Will forward car ad for extra details.

Thanks for coming out on a Sunday! Thorough and knowledgeable, took me through what I needed to know.