Pre-Purchase Car Inspection's

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A professional Pre-Purchase Inspection costs from just £80.



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 (5,531 found)
The Motor Company PPS Ltd
65 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.0 / 5

The Motor Company PPS Ltd

Greens Mobile Mechanics
163 Jobs Completed
Pontypool
4.6 / 5

Established in 2016, Greens Mobile Mechanics is a mobile service that brings all the qualities of a garage to a place that is convenient to you, whether it be home, work or roadside. We offer an efficient and reliable service in addition to honest advice, all at affordable prices. You will never be surprised with hidden costs. All our repairs come under warranty and are carried out to the highest standard.

All our mechanics have been through thorough training and have gained a vast amount of knowledge over the years and expanded their skills which allows them to carry our all services and repairs on cars and motorbikes. Our goal is to provide a fantastic service to customers at a place and time that is convenient for them, removing the stress of going to a garage.

Offering a 24/7 mobile service gives you peace of mind that we can be there any hour of the day. Our team has access to a well-equipped workshop and basic recovery when required.

LM Mobile Mechanics
396 Jobs Completed
sale
4.7 / 5

Welcome to LM Mobile Meachanics we offer everything you need from major repair and servicing to air conditioning Regas and system work, we are a fully equipped and insured garage with 12 months parts and labour warrenty on all of are work. You can also take advantage of our mobile service and repair vans if you don't have time to get you car to the garage we can send one of our mobile vans out to carry out your required work weather it be at your home or place of work.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1258 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Formula One Autocentres - Cannock
66 Jobs Completed
Bridgtown, Cannock
4.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Brook Street Motors Bury
346 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

NRJ Cars Ltd
87 Jobs Completed
Yeovil
4.7 / 5

We are a local family run vehicle sales and repair shop based in Yeovil. Our dedicated team are here to provide you with an outstanding customer experience. NRJ Cars Ltd is home to highly skilled mechanics who have extensive experience in repairs and services for all makes and models.

Established in 2016, our aim has always been to offer quality repairs at affordable prices. All our parts are sourced from a well known reputable supplier and come with standard manufacturer warranty or in some cases, lifetime warranty.

Whether it's a clutch replacement or a strange banging noise, we are here to provide you with honest advice and understand how important it is that you are delivered a reliable service when it comes to your car maintenance.

If you wish to wait while we work on your vehicle, we have a comfortable waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments and free WIFI. However, if you would like to go about your day to day activities, we are conveniently situated near a bus station and Quedam Shopping Centre.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1536 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.

Apollo Car Services
560 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Apollo Car Services

Pauls Mechanics
182 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic
241 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Hello Folks!

I offer a mobile repairs and diagnostic service around Midlothian and Fife, being mobile means I can visit your address to carry out the job, be it at your home, workplace or any location within safe reason. I'm quite flexible and travel through to Livingston, Dunfermline and Fife frequently for jobs, and i can be with my customers within 24 hours of booking, even the same day if my diary allows!

I offer a first class and friendly service to all my customers, and more then happy to go out of my way to get you back on the road. I've gained trust and built new friendships through my customer base over the years, and can't wait to get you on board and see what 2019 has to offer!

All the best

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic

Thornton Autos Ltd
590 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

Thonton Autos, is on Water Street, behind the new Tesco Express.
At our Garage we aim to give our customers the satisfaction that all work has been carried out professionally, within a reasonable time frame, at a competitive price.
We hope that all customers will return and recommend us to their family and friends.

GP Autocare Ltd
164 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Bishop Autos Mobile Mechanic
40 Jobs Completed
Gloucester
4.8 / 5

Bishop autos a local mobile mechanic business set up in 2014 we are a company specialising in the mobile repair, maintenance and computer diagnostics of today’s vehicles

We have a fully equipped van carrying all the latest gadgets and tools to get the job done hassle free

At bishop autos we only fit genuine oem approved parts and never compromise on the quality so we are happy to offer 12 months warranty on all parts supplied

We hold all the Relevant insurances including Public liability

We are on Facebook ,google and yell.com so please check out are Customer’s feedback

We look forward to meeting our new and returning customer

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
353 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
4.9 / 5

Welcome to ASJ Mobile Mechanic. Myself (Jay) and fellow mechanic Allen have over 35 years experience combined in delivering quality repairs on all makes and models of cars. We are here to deliver you with a friendly, efficient, reliable service whether you are at home or work.

We operate over across a large area of London, Middlesex, Berkshire and Surrey.

Card payments accepted!

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Pre-Purchase Car Inspection's

Average rating for  Pre-Purchase Car Inspection  bookings

4.49

186 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£92.26
Ford£86.53
Audi£92.02
Vauxhall£94.63
Toyota£88.50
Volkswagen£84.54
Peugeot£91.28
Mercedes£89.35
Nissan£87.64
MINI£93.42
Volvo£94.71
Citroen£87.55
Renault£59.23

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/10/2019 and 18/01/2020.

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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