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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 (5,576 found)
Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1005 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

DG Motors LTD
110 Jobs Completed
cardiff
5.0 / 5

DGMotors LTD is a mobile mechanic service covering Cardiff/South Wales, Surrey and South East London.<br /><br />Specialising in all range of Makes and Models.<br /><br />Over 5 years experience on Mercedes Benz and Porsche brands.

AP Motor Services
27 Jobs Completed
Trowbridge
4.9 / 5

Fully qualified and insured mobile vehicle technician. VW/Audi specialist but all makes and models welcome as well as light commercial vehicles.<br />Experience:<br />8 years at a Volkswagen dealership as a vehicle technician.<br />1 year at independant garage.<br />4 years as a master technician at a Audi / VW specialist.<br />8 Years MOT testing.

K-Tech Automotive
80 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.5 / 5

Thank you for clicking on us, K-Tech Automotive is located in Peterborough our workshop is on Alpha Park, Near the ice rink. We offer Free Collection and Delivery Service of your vehicle and a loan car subject to availability. <br /><br />We offer; <br />Car Repairs<br />Servicing<br />Tyres <br />Cambelt and Timing Belt Changes<br />Clutch Replacements<br />MOT Tests<br />Aircon Regas

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
539 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018/2019 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class alternative and more personal than the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's. <br /><br />We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty. <br /><br />We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will: <br /><br />* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work. <br />* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted<br />* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required. <br />* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested. <br />* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request<br />* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice. <br /><br />You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use. <br /><br />We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

Bishop Autos Mobile Mechanic
167 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 <br /><br />We have a fully equipped van carrying all the latest gadgets and tools to get the job done hassle free<br /><br />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 <br /><br />We hold all the Relevant insurances including Public liability<br /><br />We look forward to meeting our new and returning customer

RJD Automotive
73 Jobs Completed
Evesham
4.8 / 5

RJD Automotive is a garage based just outside malvern. We are mainly mobile mechanics so we come to you at home or work to get the job done.<br />We cover a 50 mile radius on mobile jobs.<br />No jobs are to big or small<br />We hope to see you all soon

Prestige AutoTechnik
10 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
5.0 / 5

Independent Specialist in Mercedes Benz - AMG - Porsche &amp; Prestigious sports cars.<br /><br />We are a team of technical consultants who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Mercedes Benz, AMGs , Porsche &amp; sports cars.<br />We have worked for some of the most prestigious Mercedes Benz and Porsche dealerships. <br /><br />Our workshop is in a convenient location in Wimbledon with good transport links, we also offer free collection and delivery.<br /><br />Dealer Level Service <br />Servicing<br />Repairs<br />MOT<br />Diagnostics<br />Performance Enhancement Upgrades<br />Detailing

Promod Works
97 Jobs Completed
London,Chessington
5.0 / 5

We are car and bike specialists that have been working in the automotive scene for more than 13 years , with a lot of experience and knowledge ,our specialists been dealing with one of the biggest VW Main Dealerships in London , Morgan as well .We have our own car garage , we've dealt with importing parts and accessories , we have many race car builds , few race bike builds , years of tuning and working on performance cars , road cars , road bikes , diagnostics , software , pretty much anything in the automotive sector for the last 13 years.

S.M BRAKES
756 Jobs Completed
RENFREW
4.9 / 5

Award winning mobile brakes specialist covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to providing a hassle free service at your doorstep. A first class company supplying and fitting the best quality parts and customer service. Pay less do less with S.M BRAKES.

Niche Autos LTD
1188 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
778 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.9 / 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.<br />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<br />Parkside Garage also offers Payment plan for those unexpected bills

South Coast Tuning Ltd
19 Jobs Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

South Coast Tuning Ltd is an MOT Vehicle Testing Station which is vat registered and offers its service commercially and to individuals alike. We aim to offer a personal service in a comfortable friendly environment. Some of the services offered range from MOTs, Vehicle Repairs, Vehicle servicing, Remapping, Vehicle tuning, performance upgrades, Dyno / Rolling Road services, Diagnostics, Towbar supply, fitting and coding and more. <br /><br />All technicians are certified and qualifed, ensuring quality, professional work at highly competitive rates, whilst using up to date technology and licensed equipment approved by DVSA.<br /><br />We are based in Gosport and offer discounts for all servicemen, veterans and blue card holders.

Newtown Motor Engineering
27 Jobs Completed
Gosport
4.7 / 5

We are a local garage trained in all aspects of car maintenance: service, MOT, breakdowns and complex restorations. We also have experience in track day car set up and rallying, owning our own rally team running in the Historic Class. <br />We pride ourselves in good customer service and honesty, offering a local collection and delivery service to all customers. <br />Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information. Shop local!!<br /><br />MG, FORD and classic car specialist. All modern vehicles also worked on<br />Home start and recovery.<br />MOT<br />Servicing<br />Tyre Changing<br />Basic / Major bodywork<br />Track Day and race car set up<br />All types welding <br />Engine rebuilds <br />General / Major repairs <br />Remapping and Tuning

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
376 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre can undergo MOT testing at our facilities as we’re DVSA approved testing stations in South London and more specifically in the Wimbledon area. Whether your vehicle needs its first MOT after three years or your annual MOT test is due – we can help you out and provide you with quick, reliable MOT testing. You can now book an MOT in Wimbledon using our interactive live, MOT booking system, giving you a real-time solution right to your fingertips. We aim to provide convenience with our cheap MOT services that start from just £29 and we will gladly pick up your vehicle and drop it back off after it has been tested.<br /><br />SAI MOT Centre is a local, independent business in London near Wimbledon that has years of experience in MOT testing, car servicing and repairs. We offer a range of quality services and repairs including arranging MOT testing, servicing and diagnostics, tyres and wheel alignment, exhausts and suspension, batteries and brakes, clutch, cambelts and air conditioning. We will always reassure you that you’ll be receiving quality work. We are committed to making our services and repairs affordable, providing our customers with huge savings leaving them coming back to our MOT station time and time again.

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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£93.54
Volkswagen£89.94
Vauxhall£90.46
Peugeot£96.11
Ford£86.94
Audi£90.43
Mercedes£89.36
Nissan£95.02
Toyota£86.80
MINI£88.23
Citroen£87.47
Renault£90.98
Volvo£77.39

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/12/2020 and 05/03/2021.

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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