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"Absolutely amazing. Down to earth & honest. So knowledgeable and efficient. Will help you find the perfect car for you. If you need a mechanic’s opinion, look no further - seriously. "

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"Excellent and prompt services. Highly recommended "

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"Did pre purchase car inspection for me. Happy with his review. Thanks"

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"Perfect service, quick to respond, no problems. Thankyou!"

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"Great guy, highly experienced with car stuffs, checked condition of the car & helped me to decide, negotiated on my behalf with the seller, even drove me to ATM to get my deposit money, highly recommend his services to all.."

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Why book a pre purchase car inspection through Airtasker?

Been thinking about upgrading your car? If you’re buying second-hand, it’s always a good idea to get a pre purchase car inspection to make sure you’re not buying a lemon. There are no guarantees when buying used cars and without mechanical experience, it’s hard to know whether a car is safe and in good working order. Not all issues are a deal breaker, but you should still be aware of them before you buy. A car inspection by an experienced mechanic will make you aware of current or potential problems that could have turned your bargain buy into a regretful purchase.

Give yourself peace of mind and organise a pre purchase car inspection via Airtasker. We’ve got experienced mechanics ready to visit your chosen car and give it a proper look over. You may even be able to negotiate a better price if they notice any minor problems.

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What does a pre purchase car inspection include?

A pre purchase car inspection usually includes a visual inspection and a short test drive. An experienced mechanic will look at the inside, outside, and underbody of the car to identity any current problems or future concerns. From steering and suspension through to indicators and lights, an inspection can help you get on the road sooner.

What are the benefits of getting a used car inspected?

Used cars don’t come with a warranty or money back guarantee, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. A pre purchase car inspection will give you peace of mind that you’re not buying a lemon. It may also help you to negotiate a better price if issues are found.

What are some common issues found in used cars?

Issues in used cars aren’t always obvious to car buyers. They could include mechanical or engine problems, issues with past repairs, and maintenance concerns. Problems with the gear box, clutch, and brakes could mean costly repairs down the track.

How long does pre purchase inspection take?

An inspection can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Inspections are usually arranged quickly due to the short turnaround times of a car purchase. By arranging a mobile pre purchase car inspection, you can have the car inspected at a car dealership or the seller’s home.

Who should pay for your pre purchase car inspection service?

If you’re buying a used vehicle, it’s up to you to pay for the inspection so you can get an impartial opinion on the car’s condition. Choose a trusted mechanic for your pre purchase car inspection so you know you’re getting the right information.

How much does a pre purchase car inspection cost?

The average cost of a pre purchase car inspection is $75-$140 when you book through Airtasker. The price may vary depending on how urgently you need the inspection, the car’s make and model, the age of the vehicle, and where it’s located.

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).

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Little Mountain QLD, Australia

23rd Aug 2019

Need a qualified mechanic to complete pre purchase car inspection in Little Mountain Qld 4551 You must be a qualified mechanic with current license. Needs to be done Asap.

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Rocklea QLD 4106, Australia

20th Aug 2019

Need help with a pre purchase car inspection in Rocklea today. It's for the purchase of a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Beau was very fast and efficient with helping with my pre vehicle inspection. Being a first time car owner he gave me good advice as well as a detailed report of the inspection. Highly recommend Beau for your inspection needs!

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Blackburn VIC, Australia

13th Aug 2019

Need a qualified mechanic to do a car inspection near to Blackburn. Done record check & test drive from end, just need a opinion from mechanic if there is any issue before buying it. Ideally looking for tomorrow around 5 to 5.50pm

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Seaford VIC, Australia

6th Aug 2019

Location: Kananook/Seaford Car: Hyundai Accent 2016 sedan

Very knowledgeable and well behaved gentleman. Gave me good confidence to buy the car after he inspected the car I’m gonna buy. Recommended!

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Malvern VIC, Australia

29th Jul 2019

I’m looking for a qualified mechanic to inspect a used car I’m looking to purchase. I’m meeting the private seller at his home in Malvern tonight at 6:30pm. Need a qualified mechanic to meet me there and inspect the car before I decide to buy it

Lance was amazing! He checked the car very thoroughly. Fantastic communication and he was punctual. Would definitely recommend. Thank you!

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Dandenong South VIC, Australia

2nd Jul 2019

Hi, I am looking for a mechanic to perform a basic inspection and diagnostic report on a 2015 VW Golf. I don't need a full comprehensive inspection as the car has only done 10,000km. Also, will not be requiring you to test drive as the vendor will only allow for car engine to be started but not driven. Main purpose is to identify if there are any major issues with car. Need the inspection to be conducted tomorrow (3rd July) any time between 9am-3pm in Dandenong South. Cheers, Pedro

Fantastic customer service. Was able to diagnose a serious issue with a car which I would have no idea about. 2 thumbs up!

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Narre Warren South VIC 3805, Australia

17th Apr 2019

Need qualified and experienced motor mechanic to inspect the car mechanically.

Did pre purchase car inspection for me. Happy with his review. Thanks

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Bonnyrigg Heights NSW, Australia

22nd Aug 2019

I need full mechanic assesment which projects me any current and future problems for a Nissan Tiida vehicle 2013 st variant Tommorow

Prepurchase car inspection

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Underwood QLD 4119, Australia

19th Aug 2019

Looking for a mobile mechanic to do a thorough prepurchase car inspection.

Would recommend 5/5 star prepurchase inspection Thanks gee

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Banksia NSW, Australia

12th Aug 2019

Thanks everyone that replied! I haven’t heard back from the seller and he is not answering my questions on the car , so more than likely a scammer!!! I’ll leave this open for another day and see what happens? Looking at buying a used 2005 VW Golf TSi with 130k. Would like a licensed mechanic to look over car and advise Condition, problems, etc...

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East Brisbane QLD, Australia

4th Aug 2019

Looking for a pre purchase inspection on a Ford diesel on Monday (04/08) evening in East Brisbane.

Really knowledgeable and helpful. Explained everything I needed to know in detail and helped me to negotiate on the price with some potential future issues identified! Thanks Shane.

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Capalaba QLD, Australia

18th Jul 2019

Just need to give a car a once over before purchase, located

Prompt and professional. Would recommend.

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$100

Newstead QLD, Australia

17th Jun 2019

Pre purchase car inspection Honda jazz 2005 1.3L

Shane is definitely god sent! Knowledgable, honest, and really punctual. Advised what was needed, and nothing extra! Strongly and highly recommend!

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$150

Murrumbeena VIC, Australia

24th Aug 2019

I am purchasing a second hand car and need a pre-purchase car inspection

Pre Purchase Car inspection

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

20th Aug 2019

I'm buying a second hand 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan. The car has done 50000 km I'd like a mechanic to do a pre purchase inspection and tell me if there's anything wrong in the car. I need this done on the 21st August 2019 in Carlton, Vic Best contact number: 0467457159 Kind regards Vinish

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Springvale South VIC, Australia

18th Aug 2019

Mechanic needed for pre purchase inspection on a Toyota Hiace located in Springvale south. Preferably Monday before 1.30pm

Did a last minute pre purchase inspection for me, happy with the services.

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Thomastown VIC, Australia

7th Aug 2019

I would like to buy this car. https://[Content Moderated] /cars/details/2007-saab-9-3-linear-auto-my07/OAG-AD-[Content Moderated] /?_ga=[Content Moderated] -[Content Moderated] I put down a small deposit subject to inspection. Address is in Thomastown Would it be possible to do pre purchase inspection today, so if it is satisfactory, they can get the RWC done tomorrow and I would be able to pick up the car o Friday? Thanks very much,

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Holland Park QLD 4121, Australia

4th Aug 2019

pre purchase mobile inspection on used car

Would rate 6 stars if possible. Excellent service, pricing and advice. Look no further, this is the guy!

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Indooroopilly QLD, Australia

12th Jul 2019

DETAILS Looking at buying a second hand car off carsales and need a qualified mechanic to inspect a car at indooroopilly, Brisbane. This Sunday.

John was very professional and friendly. He did a comprehensive check on a second hand car that I wanted to buy, completing a pre purchase inspection. He was easy to contact, fast to reply and just all round awesome to deal with. He has a thorough knowledge and experience working with cars. I appreciate how easy he was to deal with considering I was interstate. I have no hesitation in recommending his service. Thanks John!

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Northcote VIC, Australia

15th May 2019

I need a qualified mechanic to look at a used car with me and advise as to whether to purchase it.

Incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Very transparent and helpful

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