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  • Pre purchase inspection
  • Car inspection
  • Used car inspection
  • Pre purchase van inspection
  • … or anything else
It only takes 2 minutes. And it's free.
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
No job too big or too small
No job too big or too small
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Free insurance coverage
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Recent Pre Purchase Car Inspection reviews in Melbourne

"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

"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

"Mitch was the perfect guy for the job! I couldn't speak more highly of him, he went above and beyond what I expected which resulted in me buying a great car! If you need anything doing in relation to cars I can highly recommend Mitch! "

I need pre purchase car inspection services

$100

"Prompt services and communication "

Test Drive/ inspection - Mechanic (Richmond area)

$40

"Incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Very transparent and helpful "

Pre purchase car inspection

$75

"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

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

$130 - $170

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$130

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$150

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$170

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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

Pre-purchase inspection on car

$100

Brunswick VIC, Australia

10th Oct 2022

For a Subaru Forester with damaged front bumper and front lights. Would like a pre-puchase inspection with an estimate on how much it would cost to get the car into a condition to pass a roadworthy certificate.

Pre Vehicle Inspection

$150

Elwood VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2022

Hey! I’m in need of a mechanic to inspect a Hyundai Tucson 2009 prior to purchasing it. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 August 2022

Need car inspection done by Monday

$150

Melbourne VIC, Australia

6th Aug 2022

Toyota Camry 2012 Atara SL. Dealer located in Coburg North, VIC

Provided all required information about the car. Very satisfied with the service provided. Thanks

Pre-purchase Inspection for campervan

$150

Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

29th Jun 2022

Hey everyone :) I'm looking to buy a van (1995 Mazda E2000) and am currently interested in one that I recently saw, so I was hoping to do a thorough inspection to see if everything is in working order and, if repairs are required, how much that might set me back. I'm searching through here because this type of inspection is way out of my budget if done through RACV, so hopefully I can find someone with the knowledge and professionalism to do it through here :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 1 July 2022

Pre purchase car inspection/ Vehicle engine Diagnostic

$80

Brunswick VIC, Australia

10th Jun 2022

I'm buying a used car from a private seller and would like to have it inspected by someone who is mechanically sound to identify any hidden problems. car model :- Mitsubishi Lancer 2012 Around 3 PM would be great. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 10 June 2022

Took his time to Perform a Thorough Inspection.

Pre purchase car inspection

$160

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

7th May 2022

Pre purchase car inspection/ test drive - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 May 2022

Vehicle Inspection

$150

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

26th Apr 2022

I'm looking at getting a second hand car through private sellers, but have no idea what to make sure to check. Would love someone with car knowledge to help. Going to inspect a 2017 Mazda 2 with 90,000 kms. They said no accident record, but "has only had one person rear end and that was fixed straight away" - want to check what to look for in regards to that. In Port Melbourne, 3pm Sunday Thank you :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 1 May 2022

Very helpful and friendly thank you!

Pre-purchase Used Car Inspection

$120

Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

12th Sep 2022

I am looking to buy a used car. I need someone very qualified to suggest me about Car's fitness before I purchase

Used car inspection

$150

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

15th Aug 2022

Buying a used car and need it inspected by a professional mechanic - Due date: Flexible

Car inspection

$180

Brunswick West VIC, Australia

2nd Aug 2022

Hi there, I'm looking to purchase a car. I'm requiring a mechanic to check how the car is and to give the red light or green light to purchase. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Van pre purchase inspection

$180

St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

20th Jun 2022

I would like a van pre purchase inspection done in St Kilda, I would just like someone to look over the engine to make sure its running fine - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Very informative, knew a lot about the van and was very helpful!! Highly recommend!!

Pre purchase car inspection

$250

Prahran VIC, Australia

6th Jun 2022

I’m looking at buying a 1996 Mitsubishi Delica 2.8L turbo diesel. I’ve already seen the car and I like it. However I would like someone’s who’s mechanically competent go over it and inspect as throughly as they can without dismantling any components. And come back to me with anything alarming I should know about as well as anything that may need attention in the near future as I’m planing on taking it touring

Thanks jimmy, super helpful.

Vehicle inspection

$250

Docklands VIC, Australia

28th Apr 2022

Pre purchase vehicle inspection - Due date: Before Friday, 29 April 2022

Remote comprehensive vehicle inspection

$150

Essendon VIC, Australia

11th Oct 2022

Hey. I need the help of an experienced pre-purchase car inspector to help with an inspection today in Essendon. The car is a 2011 Toyota Corolla. Time to come by is 12.30 PM and unfortunately, that's not flexible because of the availability of the seller. Thanks! - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Sam was very professional. Very thorough with the pre purchase inspection that he did for me. Would highly recommend him.

Pre purchase car inspection

$180

South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

28th Aug 2022

Second hand vehcle to be inspected. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Inpect a car - pre purchase

$150

South Melbourne VIC, Australia

12th Aug 2022

Be ready to give a comprehensive report after pre-buying inspection.

Top talent! Went above and beyond for a pre purchase inspection. Even the vendor was very happy with how the transaction was dealt with.

Pre purchase car inspectio

$100

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

15th Jul 2022

Hello, can you do pre purchase car inspection in Werribee today?

Great customer service!

Used car inspection

$120

Brunswick VIC, Australia

12th Jun 2022

I need a qualified mechanic to help me inspect a 2009 Holden Cruze Cd 6 before I purchase it. I want to be sure that I won't be buying a liability. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 13 June 2022

Vehicle Inspection

$150

Coburg VIC, Australia

30th May 2022

De grease and re check head gasket

Beni was honest and communicated well. Did a great job inspecting the car thoroughly.

Pre purchase car inspection

$150

Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Looking for someone who is able to do a comprehensive car inspection before I purchase the vehicle. Tasks include Interior Inspection, Exterior Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Engine & Transmission Operation, Full ECU Scan, and a test Test drive. Thanks