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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 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 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 Cork

Pre purchase car

€150

Mounthovel, Cork

7th Jun 2024

need car checked out ,to see if there's anything wrong with it , before i buy it ,and the correct value of car

Pre purchase car check

€6,000

Oatencake, Cork

10th Apr 2024

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Pre purchase used car inspection

€100

Mallow, Cork

18th May 2023

I am intending to buy a Skoda Fabia 2014 1.2L, I need an expert mechanic who can inspect the car and tell me if it is a good car to buy or not - Due date: Needs to be done on 20 May 2023

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€100

Ardarostig, Cork

11th May 2023

need car mechanics checked before buying - Due date: Needs to be done on 13 May 2023

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€150

Cork, Cork

14th Sep 2022

Pre buy car inspection of all aspects of the car - Due date: Before 14 September 2022

I need car inspection services

€150

Cork, Cork

29th Apr 2021

Hi I’m looking for someone to make an inspection on a van..I have a Ford transit custom 2018 selling by private seller..I agreed on the price but before I purchase it I want to someone to check it makesure every is okey with this van..It’s really urgent,so it has to be done today or tomorrow because buyer ll sell it to me on next Monday..I need full report from body,engine,mileages etc