Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Mechanical Check & Scanner

We highly recommend you have a pre-purchase inspection done. Whether you are buying your car privately or from a used car dealer, it's worth the time and the money having this Inspection done.

Because no matter how good it looks, there could be all sorts of expensive problems lurking in the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, or other areas of the vehicle. And you definitely don't want to discover them after you have already purchased the vehicle.

Europeans Vehicles

A particular focus on europeans vehicles such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini and Porsche, we highly recommend for all on board computers and controls modules analysis and check-up by SCANNER in order to verify any history faulty codes.

It really does pay "$$$" to have a Pre-purchase Inspection done before you buy a car, and it is your best protection before purchasing a vehicle.

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Multi-Points Inspection Report


Check Instrument Panel
- Gauge and lights operation.
- Horn operation.
- Audio System.
- Power antenna (if equipped).
- Climate control operation.
- Windshield wipers an washer front/rear operation.
- Window regulators and power motors operation.
- Electric rear window defroster operation.
- Cigarette lighter and electrical outlets (if equipped).
- Outside mirror controls.
- Power sunroof operation (If equipped).
- Power seat and doors operation (If equipped).


- Check oil level, verify oil clarity and viscosity.
- Oil filter condition.
- Valve covers and head gaskets in good condition.
- Condition of engine belts.
- Automatic belt tensioner.
- Timming in good condition.
- Hoses clamps and retainer clips condition.

Climate Control

- Check the front and rear climate and air conditioning ventilation controls (if applicable).

- The proper functioning of all directional functions and air conditioning vents.

- Compressor and clutch condition.

- Condenser and piping leaks or damage


- Check fluid level, clarity and viscosity as specified by the manufacturer.

- Cooler status (if applicable).

- Correct engagement of all gears, transmission vibration support and fluid leaks.


- Check the fluid level, front and rear axle, clarity and viscosity as specified by the manufacturer.

Transfer Case

- Check the level, clarity and condition of the fluid, the condition of the transfer case structure and the protection plate.


- Inspect the master cylinder reservoir, check the level, clarity and condition of the brake fluid.

- Brake booster operation, check brake pads and shoes with 40% service life remaining, surface of brake discs and drums.

- Parking brake operation, check the state and condition, flexible and lines, anti-lock brake (ABS) sensor wires.


- Check power steering fluid level, inspect structural condition of all elements of the steering system, steering gear, rack and boots, inner and outer tie rods, idler arm, power steering fluid cooler.


- Check front and rear wheel bearings, suspension arms, lower/upper ball joints and bushings, stabilizer bar links and bushings.

CV Joints & Drive Shaft

- Check CV joints protection boots for tears and damage, drive shaft condition

Engine Running

- Check for fluid leaks or noise from valves and rocker arms, vacuum system, fuel system condition.

- Check gaskets valve cover, cylinder heads, exhaust and intake manifold condition.

- Check condition of radiator, heater and water pump hoses, power steering pump and hoses and no squealing belts.


- Check condition of exhaust manifolds, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, muffler, resonator, heat shields protector, pipes and fixing parts.


Scan all vehicle electronic control modules for current and historical trouble codes.

- Engine trouble codes.
- Airbag fault codes.
- Anti-lock brake (ABS) trouble codes.
- TPMS trouble codes.
- Transmission trouble codes.
- Audio system trouble codes.
- Doors trouble codes
- Windows trouble codes.
- Seats fault codes.
- Climate control fault codes.

Test drive

- Check gear lever lock when starting (automatic gearbox).

- Check gearbox and transfer case operation (if applicable), engine performance.

- How the brakes work and the power-assisted brake system.

- The self-check indicator/light and anti-lock braking operation (if equipped).

- Vehicle remaining stable under vigorous braking.

- Noises and vibrations from the front and rear suspension.

- Cornering handling.

- Cruise control (if applicable).

Expert Advice

  • Additional Requirements

    In addition to the standard steps for inspecting a vehicle before purchase, there are a few additional requirements you can consider to get an even more thorough vehicle. Here are some suggestions:

    Diagnostic & Analysis Codes:
    - Use a diagnostic tool to read trouble codes stored in the vehicle's computer system. This may reveal potential problems not obvious upon visual inspection.

    Checking Manufacturer Recalls:
    - Checking automotive recall database to ensure the vehicle has not been recalled for safety or non-compliance issues by the manufacturer.

    Analysis Maintenance History:
    - Obtain complete service records and history to verify that the vehicle has been regularly maintained and that recommended services have been performed at appropriate intervals.

    Fuel Consumption Rating:
    - Consult owner's manual on vehicle's fuel consumption to assess its fuel efficiency and anticipate future operating costs.

    Checking Tire Compatibility:
    - erifying that the tires installed on the vehicle are of the appropriate size and load capacity to ensure safe driving and meet the manufacturer's specifications.

    Body & Paint Inspection:
    - Thorough body inspection to look for signs of previous body repairs, hidden areas of corrosion or paint defects.

    Odor & Smoke Control:
    - Smell test vehicle's interior for signs of smoke, mold, or other unusual odors that could indicate hidden damage or problems.

    Extended Test Drive:
    - An extended test drive on different road surfaces and in various traffic conditions to evaluate the vehicle's long-term performance.

    - By performing these additional checks when inspecting a vehicle before purchase, we can more accurately identify potential problems and help you make an informed purchasing decision. Remember, investing in a thorough inspection can save you money and hassle in the long run by avoiding vehicles with hidden problems or major defects.

  • Off-Road Driving

    When considering purchasing a vehicle for off-road use, a thorough pre-purchase inspection is essential to ensure that the vehicle meets your specific needs and is capable of withstanding the harsh conditions encountered off-road. Here are some points to consider during the pre-purchase inspection of a vehicle for off-road use:

    Chassis & Bodywork:
    - We will carefully examine the chassis for any corrosion or structural damage, to ensure there are no kinks or deformations that could indicate heavy off-road use.

    - Checking Bodywork For Dents, scratches and signs of previous repairs. Make sure the bodywork is in good condition to withstand shocks and impacts.

    Suspension & Steering Systems:
    - Inspect shock absorbers condition, springs and control arms to ensure they are in good condition and provide good articulation for off-road driving.

    - Test steering to ensure it is responsive and precise, and that there is no excessive play or noise from the steering system.

    Transmission & Differentials:
    - Inspect ransmission to ensure it shifts smoothly through all gears and does not exhibit chatter or slippage.

    - Check differentials to ensure they are in good working order and capable of transmitting power to the wheels efficiently on different terrains.

    Braking System:
    - Inspect brakes to ensure they are in good condition and provide sufficient stopping power for off-road use. Also check brake pads and rotors condition to make sure they are not too worn.

    Air Intake & Filtration System:
    - Inspect air filter condition to ensure it is clean and in good working order, as good filtration is essential to protect the engine from dirt and dust particles in off-road use.

    Under Vehicle Protection:
    - Inspect if there is any under vehicle protection, to protect sensitive components such as the engine, transmission and fuel tanks from debris and impacts when driving off-road.

    Off-Road Equipment:
    - Verify that the vehicle is equipped with the appropriate off-road accessories such as all-terrain tires, skid plates, winches, crash bars, etc., to meet your specific off-road driving needs.

    Off-Road Driving Test:
    - If possible, we will do an off-road test drive to evaluate the vehicle's performance on different types of terrain, including trails, dirt roads and rough areas.

    - By performing a thorough pre-purchase inspection with a focus on items specific to off-road driving, you can make an informed purchasing decision and choose a vehicle that meets your off-road adventure needs.

  • High Mileage Vehicle

    Buying a high-mileage car can be an attractive option but it requires careful inspection and a careful assessment of the risks and benefits. Here are some considerations to make when purchasing a high mileage car:

    - High mileage cars generally have a lower initial price compared to low mileage vehicles, which can save you money on purchase.

    Reduced Depreciation:
    - Since the car has already covered much of its lifespan, future depreciation may be less, which can be beneficial if you plan to keep the car for a long time.

    Known Service History:
    - Some owners of high-mileage cars may have performed regular maintenance and followed a strict maintenance schedule, which can extend the life of the car.

    - High mileage cars may have components that are more prone to wear and failure, such as the engine, transmission, suspension and brakes.

    Need Immediate Maintenance:
    - The car may require immediate repairs or maintenance after purchase due to its high mileage, which may result in additional costs.

    Less Guarantee:
    - High mileage cars may no longer be covered by the manufacturer's warranty, meaning you may have to cover the costs of repairs.

    Purchasing Tips

    Maintenance History:
    - Get as much information as possible about the car's maintenance history, including repairs and services performed.

    Thorough Inspection:
    - Have the car inspected by a qualified mechanic before purchasing to check for potential problems and assess the overall vehicle condition.

    Road Test:
    - Take a full test drive to evaluate the car's performance, including acceleration, steering, brakes and transmission.

    Price Evaluation:
    - Compare the car price with other similar models on the market to make sure you're getting a good deal considering the high mileage.

    Financial Planning:
    - Budget for possible future repairs and maintenance, as high-mileage cars may require more maintenance than low-mileage vehicles.

    By following these tips and being mindful of potential risks, you can make an informed decision when purchasing a high-mileage car and enjoy the initial savings while minimizing future problems.