Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

A pre-purchase car inspection helps you to determine any upcoming issues before you buy a new vehicle. The pre-purchase inspection includes inspection of the vehicle’s engine, cooling system, ignition system, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, tyres, all of the lights and the electrical system. It will give you a better understanding of the car’s true mechanical condition, so that you’ll be aware of any pre-existing faults. This may put you in a better position to negotiate the price with the seller.

  • Check brakes
  • Check exhaust
  • Check engine oil and filter
  • Check all oils and fluids
  • Check transmission
  • Check steering and suspension
  • Check (external) engine belts and hoses
  • Check all lights
  • Check tyres and pressures
  • Check windscreen wipers and washers
  • Battery test and report
  • Safety inspection

A complete inspection will generally take about 3 hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of the work required. A thorough inspection of all the mechanical components of the vehicle, with a checklist detailing any faults identified- particularly those that should be repaired under statutory or factory warranty being provided.

If you have any enquiries regarding the service, repair or modification of your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9824 7778.

Why do a pre-purchase car inspection?


If you want to buy a car in Melbourne, a pre-purchase car inspection brings clarity. Many times, people promise the car they’re selling to you is all perfect and you can buy it with peace of mind, but eventually the car displays problems that the previous owner probably knew about. Like this, you may quickly end up with a big bill for a blown head gasket or transmission problems. There’s only so many things you see without lifting a car up and checking underneath or under the hood.

Protect yourself (and your wallet) with a pre-purchase car inspection at Malvern Auto Tech. We’re checking the car you want to buy in detail and report back to you any mechanical issues we might find, so you’ll know upfront in which state the car you’re about to buy really is. When it’s all running smooth and we can’t find any issues, you really have peace of mind – and if we find something, you’ll now upfront how much you’ll have to pay for fixing it. With a pre-purchase car inspection at Malvern Auto Tech, you’ll get a full inspection report to enable you to make an informed decision about buying a new car or not.

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