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Buying a Used Car? A pre-purchase car inspection from a local, experienced mechanic will ensure your peace of mind, and helps you negotiate on price too. Our Mobile Mechanics are ready and waiting! Simply give a few details, and experienced mechanics will provide competitive inspection quotes, wherever you are.

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Top garages for Pre-Purchase Car Inspection (5,577 found)
trade tyre and service centre
47 Jobs Completed
Alton
5.0 / 5

Trade tyre and service centre specialise in all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us . We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
171 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.7 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years,I am main dealer trained. I've worked on pretty much ever car going.

I do anything from a service to an engine rebuild, cambelts to modifications. I also offer a mobile service for those who cant get away from work.

Ecu remapping service available aswell as Dpf delete egr delete and much more.

I'm reliable, quick and competitive. I will aim to beat all genuine quotes.

Please note due to high volume of work make contact with before accepting any quote so I can provide you with the best service.

Thanks again Rob

Abel n' Sons Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Banham
4.7 / 5

We are an independent mobile garage operating through Norfolk, established in 2018. With over 15 years experience in the industry, you can rest assured that when you entrust your car to us, we’ll take care of every last detail. From changing the oil to checking tyre pressure, we handle everything to make sure you drive away happy.

Get in touch to see how we can assist you today!!

Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
609 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Parkside Garage is a fully equipped garage and Mot Station for Cars Vans Motorbikes and Scooters , we are also carry out all Major Garage Repairs . We also carry out Scooter and Motor Bike Repairs . This is a Family Run Business with very friendly staff with the added bonus of very Competitive Rates . Parkside Garage pride them self on customer Satisfaction . Every aspect covered under one roof.
Parkside Garage is v.a.t registered Garage this keeps warranty on your vehicle , so no need to go to a Major Dealers to keep your warranty
Parkside Garage also offers Payment plan for those unexpected bills

Luton Automotive 1
1349 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.7 / 5

Hi

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK IN!

We operate from 3 locations : LUTON; MILTON KEYNES and OXFORD SO WE COVER BEDS. HERTS.BUCKS&OXFORDSHIRE. WITH TEAM MEMBERS AVAILABLE MOST TIMES IN DIFFERNT COUNTIES WE ARE ALWAYS ABLE TO HELP
We offer a pick up and drop off service for a small fee where we leave our vehicle outside your address and pick up your car and repair it then return it back to you.

We also provide you with mobile service where we can repair minor and quick repairs outside your address. subject to availability
We have a recovery truck with a small charge pick up cars that require a ramp and heavy work such as gearbox or clutches.
We are approved & experienced with:-

WINDSCREEN & BODY GLASS
WINDSCREEN CHIP REPAIRS
BODYSHOP REPAIRS
MECHANICAL & DIAGNOSTICS
ROADSIDE RECOVERY
AIR CONDITIONING
MOT's
Please call us as all work carried out is warranted.
17 years business portfolio
"Service without compromise"

http://www.lutonautomotive.com/

My Mechanic
176 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
5.0 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experience, resulting in our ability to diagnose and fix any fault on any make of car.

Hesketh Commercials ltd
111 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.1 / 5

Hesketh Commercials covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a larger vehicles and hgv specialists, their head mechanic worked in garages as a specialist for over 18 years, using only the highest quality parts and finest labour,

With options to come straight to your door or collection and delivery , repairs and servicing available at affordable prices, reliable and honest, call now to discuss any and all of your car or van or even truck requirements, they repair your issue when possible not just replace the part because its easy but usually cost more so we try save you money by doing the job properly first time.

Rayment's Mobile Auto Services
203 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

We are a fully insured, a reliable and trustworthy Mobile Auto service that cover Herts, Beds and Bucks and surrounding areas that will come to your work, home or wherever required to carry out a wide range of services or repairs to your vehicle no matter how small.
We carry out a FREE full vehicle safety check on every vehicle we work on to ensure you can be confident in trusting your vehicle whether its a long journey or just a school run.
Our mobile service is a reliable friendly contact to have saved in your phone for all kinds of service and repair.
We focus on personalised customer service as well as ensuring unbeatable prices and guaranteeing quality work.We're happy to give you advice at any time and are pro-active in our approach to your vehicle's reliability, comfort and safety.

Mobile-mechanic
1009 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Voller Mechanics
57 Jobs Completed
Salisbury
4.8 / 5

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Piston&Rotor The Garage
1889 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

AWB AUTOMOTIVE
63 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.7 / 5

AWB AUTOMOTIVE provides fully mobile automotive servicing, repairs, diagnostics, used car appraisals, pre-MOT checks, MOT facilitation, all at a place convenient to the customer, be that at home, at work, or anywhere else, subject to a small call out fee of £1 per mile in one direction only, or £40 per hour, whichever is more cost effective for the customer. Any work carried out is then charged at £40 per hour plus the cost of any parts.

D&A Autos
23 Jobs Completed
Witney
4.8 / 5

D&A Autos of Witney offer an independent personal service backed up by over 40 years experience. Although we are well known as Volvo specialists within the Oxford/Witney area, we also deal with all other makes of cars. Offering a full service from MOT/Repairs to selling carefully selected used cars.

Our staff are hand picked and are also fully skilled. We feel we can offer you a service that is not only personal but highly skillful and professional. We have a good modern workshop with 4 bays fitted out by ourselves, and have daily deliveries from most franchises to cater for all makes. We also carry out diagnostic work and specialist work for other garages in the Witney/Oxford area and welcome trade enquiries.

Nottingham Car Clinic
230 Jobs Completed
hucknall
4.0 / 5

*UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT FROM 20/05/202* Nottingham Car Clinic has a strong and growing reputation within the industry and public with over 100 5 star reviews. We not only offer great value servcing and repairs at our garage but also 24 hour mobile mechanics who carry out a various repairs and diagnostic work at the roadside. We also offer 24h nation wide recovery and breakdown service. So whatever your need let Nottingham Car Clinic take care of it for you

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Epsom
178 Jobs Completed
Epsom
4.3 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

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Pre-Purchase Car Inspection's

Average rating for  Pre-Purchase Car Inspection  bookings

4.50

211 reviews

How much does Pre-Purchase Car Inspection cost?

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.


Pre-Purchase Car Inspection Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£94.03
Volkswagen£88.76
Mercedes£90.75
Ford£90.82
Vauxhall£91.35
Audi£85.57
Toyota£93.38
Citroen£83.38
Peugeot£89.08
MINI£92.20
Renault£79.18
Nissan£92.76
Volvo£104.53

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/04/2020 and 07/07/2020.

What is a Pre-purchase Car Inspection?

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.

Why should I get a pre-purchase car inspection?

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.

How much does a Pre-purchase car inspection usually cost?

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 gets checked during a pre-purchase car inspection?

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:

  • Mechanical and structural inspection
  • Road-test (between 10 and 20 miles) – to check steering-wheel alignment, brakes, wipers, air conditioning/heating and the engine sound.
  • Lights/electrics
  • Diagnostic check of key areas
  • Brake fluid test
  • Examine cars maintenance history and legal documents
  • Follow-up email or written report with findings as well as verbal feedback
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