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A professional Pre-Purchase Inspection costs from just £80.
Great job done. Fast and friendly. Needed more done than I thought but they did the repairs for a good price.
Great guys, amazing service. Felt like I was in safe hands and will go for all future car needs.
Very good service, timely and friendly. Will use again.
Great service. Good price.
Excellent service at a very reasonable price. I will definitely use them again. VW Sharan...
Everything was as expected.
First class engineers. East European. They start early and finish late. A great work ethic and not greedy.
Highly recommended and very fast service (an hour and a half). The only downside, the final price which was £30 more expensive than the quote.
Very polite and respectful
Lovely people! Did a great service and I can tell that on the driving experience I had after the service plus the fuel economy went better.
Patrick was very friendly and took the time to explain the job and costs involved. He also advised to have the clutch kit replaced at the same time. Would defo recommend.
Amazing guy fantastic service. Will be going back for other work.
Excellent job done!
Excellent service from Patrick and the garage. He was reassuring as I dont know anything about cars. Explained what was wrong, what needed to be done and the timeframes. He personally dropped off the car in the evening. Very reasonable priced too. I cannot fault him and highly recommend him.
Great services, excellent communication, fast and prompt. Patrick was the man in charge and he did indeed an exceptional job.
Very quick service and very capable mechanic.
excellent service . prompt pick up and return service. i would recommend to everyone.
Prompt, friendly service. Will use again.
All the work was done quickly and within the price specified during the call. It was very nice dealing with this garage.
Great service from Ben and Kyle. The car was booked in the same day as requesting a quote and fixed by lunch time the next day. I was very happy with the service received.
The experience was good, they found me another thing in the car but will be fixed, I would recomend this garage, if you need a good and nice service go to Luton Automotive 1
Great price and service
Very efficient job and done quickly Communication was poor and Car wasn't clean when collected.
Absolutely brilliant service (which is a standard with this garage). I will definitely seek their service again when it comes to my car. Honest and reliable,5 start is the very minimum I can give to them.
Very helpful people got my car in and fixed my clutch very fair price i would highly recommend
Kami from Auto 24, called me with in a couple of minutes, arranged a day to see the car 48 hours later, identified issues and fixed these for the seller. A very good service. I would use Auto 24 again.
Great service. Checked the car out fully. Advised me on issues and possible near future issues. Even advised me on how to negotiate with the dealership. Great guy. ARRIVED ON TIME! Thanks.
Was incredibly calm & talked me through everything, had a great knowledge of the problem with the car & now the car works perfectly
Bob arrived at the agreed location on time. He throughly inspected the car I wanted to purchase. The Car is a Cat S and he quickly identified where the damage was and inspected it. He test drove it to see how it drives. After a full inspection I chatted to him and he advised me on everything to do with the car. He is very knowledgeable,friendly and patient. His price was very reasonable as well. Thanks
The cost of a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/07/2019 and 14/10/2019.
For many people, the purchase of a car will be the second most expensive purchase made. The same way you wouldn’t buy a house without getting it thoroughly checked is the same way you shouldn’t buy a used car without getting it checked.
A pre-purchase car inspection is just that, a check before buying a used car. Usually a mobile mechanic will come to the point of sale and inspect the vehicle to make sure you get a sound purchase.
A pre-purchase car inspection is advisable when purchasing a used a car. You’ve found a car you really like in the perfect colour with the ideal mileage, however at this point you know nothing else apart from what the seller tells you. A pre-purchase car inspection allows you to buy the car with confidence avoiding a potential disaster!
Pre-purchase car inspections are not to be used for warranty but to provide peace of mind when making the purchase. For example, you may do a vehicle background check (such as a HPI check) however if a vehicle has been repaired without the knowledge of the insurer there will be no evidence in any search, however a mechanic may be able to pick up on some of the signs. Whether a vehicle is priced at £2000 or £20,000 the things to look out for are the same.
Inspections are extremely useful if as a driver you’re not sure what to be looking out for, what the bench mark is for comparison and you don’t feel comfortable taking the car for a test drive. An ideal test drive should be about 20 minutes. How does the car react when braking, during gear changes, or when accelerating? A quick drive down the street isn’t enough of an inspection.
Depending on your location, and the distance between the vehicles location and the mechanic, pre-purchase car inspections can begin from as little as £20 and be around the £150 mark at the top end. Price is dependent on the type of vehicle and the checklist of what is inspected. It’s important to confirm with the mechanic what exactly will be checked before deciding if it’s suitable for you.
What is included in a pre-purchase car inspection will vary greatly based on the price you are charged. As the job requires no more than a mechanics time, the more they charge, the more time they will likely spend on the inspection. Therefore, a cheap £20 inspection might sound great but that means the mechanic will spend no more than 20-30 minutes with the car. We would always advise asking the mechanic to include a breakdown of what they will inspect before you accept a quote.
A more comprehensive inspection will likely be more expensive but may include: