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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 (5,572 found)
Mobile-mechanic
1176 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

JR Vehicle Services
309 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.8 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Josh

Tab Automotive
240 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.8 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgeable IMI approved, qualified Mobile Technician who has a vast number of years experience dealing with all types of vehicles from your standard to your high-end, luxury and classics.

Tab Automotive thrives on delivering a first class service to all it's client's by providing a professional & efficient service in a timely manner, and most importantly at your own doorstep, work place or wherever you prefer.

All London and surrounding areas are covered.

RJD Automotive
19 Jobs Completed
Evesham
5.0 / 5

RJD Automotive is based just outside kidderminster, no job is to small or big. We specialise in all aspects of keeping you and your vehicle on the road. We have a race team and also do alot motorsport vehicles also. Please get in touch for competitive prices and A class service.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2137 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.

LEVOFIX LTD
39 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

Duffys Motors
827 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

DP Vehicle Care
15 Jobs Completed
Covering all areas
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business established 1995. We have over 20 years experience. We have a fantastic reputation for our reliability and reasonable prices. We are fully mobile and work around you. We are open 7 days a week and work till late. You will receive a 12 month guarantee with any work carried out. We look forward to speaking to you.

Kens Autos Warlingham
512 Jobs Completed
Warlingham
4.6 / 5

Ken's Autos Warlingham are your local garage that have been trading for over 30 years. We offer a great service to the community with fair and reasonable prices and can take on any work on any model of car; from a bulb change to an engine rebuild!

We are fully insured and offer a FREE collection and delivery service with car valeting included.

Auto 24
189 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business.

We have a good client base and we specialise in coming to your home or work to carry out the service required, this saves the client's time, speeds up the repairs needed, and gives you piece of mind that your vehicle will be back on the road again and in working order.

We work on all types of vehicles, petrol and diesel, including the latest technology for both private customers and small businesses.
We will offer a competative and affordable rate, and we pride ourselves on the servicing and repairs carried out on all vehicles. We are a highly skilled and efficient individual in all aspects of mechanics, servicing, repairing, diagnostic inspection, , identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment.

We pride ourselves in offering a fast and friendly service and with each job being dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Qualifications:

Fully NVQ Level 4
BMW Trained Master Mechanic
Advanced Diagnostic Technician
Auto electrician

A Dixon Autos Ltd
384 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

Shirley Car Care Centre Ltd
442 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.8 / 5

Based in Shirley, we are a family run company and give 100% customer satisfaction for all your vehicle needs.
We specialise is Clutches, Semi-automatic gearboxes, Servicing, Mots, Welding, Air conditioning, Vehicle diagnostics and much more. Find us on Facebook for reviews and don't forget to like our page!

RTJ Autos Ltd
632 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

Luton Automotive 1
1491 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 WITHIN 5 MILES EXTRA CHARGES MAY APPLY IF FURTHER AFIELD. 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/

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
479 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.

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Pre-Purchase Car Inspection's

Average rating for  Pre-Purchase Car Inspection  bookings

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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£91.40
Peugeot£82.42
Volkswagen£88.84
Vauxhall£89.82
Ford£88.87
Mercedes£93.29
Audi£84.48
Toyota£88.24
Nissan£91.25
MINI£93.64
Volvo£88.85
Citroen£85.12
Renault£90.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/08/2020 and 25/11/2020.

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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