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Pre-Purchase Inspections


Pre-Purchase Inspections

How does a Pre-Purchase Inspection work?

During a pre-purchase inspection, a mechanic will visually check over the vehicle and also take it for a brief road test, to make sure 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 a stressful time, as there is always the possibility 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; before you buy you’re going to want a professional mechanic to reveal the vehicle’s real history and ensure that you’re not buying a lemon!

pre-purchase inspections

How is a Pre-Purchase Inspection carried out?

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

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

The examiners have experience with many types of vehicles in almost every condition and can give you an expert and unbiased opinion on the car you are looking to purchase.

Checks included in the Pre-Purchase Inspection report:

  • Vehicle lighting
  • Engine
  • Fluids
  • Radiator
  • Transmission
  • Brakes
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Instruments & Gauges
  • Stereo, Radio and SATNAV (if fitted)
  • Electrical System
  • Heating & Air Conditioning System
  • Seats & Seatbelts
  • Underbody
  • Body & Paint Condition
  • Interior
  • Windscreen & Wipers
  • Wheels & Tyres

Once the inspection has been carried out, a detailed report will be provided, along with any additional comments or notes from our inspectors.

Should the pre-purchase inspection identify any faults or repairs that are required, these issues can be used to negotiate a reduced price with the seller before purchase.

On the other hand, 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.

AAG Automotive can also provide servicing for the life of our vehicle, to help you plan for the future maintenance of your new vehicle.

How much does a Pre-Purchase Inspection cost?

If you’re in the market for a second-hand car, getting a pre-purchase inspection done by a professional mechanic before handing over any money will help give you that added peace of mind.

Pre-purchase inspections carried out by AAG Automotive can cost between $130 – $500, depending on the type and style of vehicle – a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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