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A professional Pre-Purchase Inspection costs from just £80.
Very quick and prompt diagnosis
Service went fine good price as well. Only thing is there is a squealing noise coming from one of the belts. Not sure if its nothing to worry about as wasn't informed. I don't blame the garage for this. Just wish I knew what was causing it
Fast friendly service with a very reasonable price. Was made feel important customer and offered tea coffee. Would use in the future 5*
Excellent service. Good communications. Will be using again.
Excellent service from start to finish, felt comfortable being a woman motorist and everything explained clearly i definately found myself my new go to mechanic. Fitted a air con motor for me whilst fitting a cam belt and water pump , highly recommended!!
Superb service def reccomended
Done the job very quick
Absolutely fabulous garage!
Brilliant service from start to finish Would definitely recommend and use again
Cheaper than the rest, good service
After speaking to Patrick yesterday he had my van picked up straight away and diagnosed within the hour. Finding a few things wrong he quoted a fair price and was professional throughout. My van was delivered back to me today and is now running better than it ever has. Thank you Patrick, extremely pleased with the service from start to finish! Will definitely be a returning customer.
Oh my word! Patrick is amazing and a life saver. He was calm, reassuring, helpful and sincere. I was going to continue looking for the cheapest option but after one phonecall with him - I was happy to proceed with the original quote. He told me what he would do - and he did it. He kept me updated and he took into consideration payment options, my location and urgency of my need..... an all round good bloke and the garage provided a great service. Very, very happy! ;-)
Very good, will use again.
Excellent, efficient service
All serviced, quick and efficient.
They have done a good job
As usual car was collected and delivered with a very good job done on the car at a lower price than was quoted very pleased with this company and it’s employees
Great service, very friendly and knowledgeable. Nothing undertaken without explaining first. Highly recommend Lee
Efficient friendly service . I would definitely recommend and use again.
Perfect service, done a perfect job and everything is in working order
I would thoroughly recommend Lee at Assist Autos. A great service. Really pleased!
Came to my house, sorted job at a very good price compared to some other garages who wanted over £100 more. Would recommend to everyone
Very happy with the van inspection. Tony was thorough, explained everything to us well and we were able to make an informed purchase. We have since used him for other work and he has continued to be friendly, helpful, reliable and fairly priced. We've definitely found our new mechanic, cannot recommend enough.
Charlie was a great choice to bring along with me. I got him to check the the computer error codes for an extra £25, which is reasonable considering the price of the PPI check. He noticed the car had a respray on the whole of one side and let me know if he’d buy the car or not if it was him which was a big help. I ended up walking away, which has saved me thousands of pounds in bodywork and potential alignment costs. A+ recommended.
Purchased a pre purchase vehicle inspection from Ryan. Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish, communication was great and received a full comprehensive report after the work was carried out. Can’t recommend enough!
Nadeem was extremely helpful at all stages of this inspection. We communicated mainly through text message and he was always very courteous and patient with my questions. Although he had made an appointment to inspect the vehicle the owner had forgotten so he had to wait a while before he was able to look over the vehicle. He telephoned me with a verbally report as to the condition both mechanically and cosmetically and gave his opinion as to whether it was worth my pursuing purchasing the vehicle. He also emailed me a comprehensive written report. I consider this £55 very well spent and would advise anyone to get an independent mechanic report before buying a second hand vehicle.
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 23/05/2019 and 21/08/2019.
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: