Pre-Purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase inspection is an assessment by a qualified car mechanic to determine the mechanical and safety condition of a vehicle before you purchase.

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What is a pre-purchase inspection?

A pre-purchase inspection is an assessment by a qualified car mechanic to determine the mechanical and safety condition of a vehicle before you purchase.

Most pre-purchase inspections are done by a certified car mechanic or automotive technician. The intent of the pre-purchase inspection is to uncover potential poor existing conditions or to reveal maintenance shortcomings that may become potential safety or financial issues for the buyer in the future.

If your car is under warranty, then you need to maintain your logbook servicing and keep a record of these in your logbook. There are a number of very good reasons why a logbook car service is necessary for new cars and all of them relate to saving you some serious money during the time you own the vehicle.

 

How does a Pre-Purchase Inspection work?

During a Pre-Purchase Inspection, a car mechanic will visually check over the vehicle and also take it for a brief road test, to ensure that everything is working as it should be and that there are no apparent issues.

A Pre-Purchase Inspection aims to simply notify you of any problems with the vehicle and is not designed to fix any of these problems.

Why should you get a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Buying a used car can be sometimes stressful, as there is always the probability that the vehicle you have your heart set on has had a hard life in the hands of the previous owner.

Whether it be accident damage, poorly performed repairs or just neglect. Having the vehicle you are interested in checked by a professional car mechanic will ensure that you’re not buying a lemon!

How is a Pre-Purchase Inspection carried out?

A Pre-Purchase inspection inspects most aspects of a vehicle, including exterior and interior checks, as well as checking the engine bay, wheels and tyres, brakes and suspension.

The vehicle will then be taken for a road test to check for engine and transmission operation.

Once the inspection has been carried out, a detailed report will be sent out, along with any other comments or notes from the inspector.

If the vehicle is given a clean bill of health, you will have peace of mind that you are purchasing a vehicle in good condition that will provide safe motoring for you and your family.

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