FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile Vehicle Inspections (FAQ)

Have questions about our mobile vehicle inspections? Our FAQ page provides clear answers and helps you make the most informed decision about your vehicle purchase.

A mobile vehicle inspection is a thorough assessment of a used vehicle by a qualified inspector, performed at your chosen location. This offers convenience, saves time, and eliminates the need to travel to a garage or dealership.

A mobile vehicle inspection gives you peace of mind by:

  • Uncovering potential mechanical or structural problems you may not notice.
  • Identifying signs of concealed accident damage or shoddy repairs.
  • Providing leverage for negotiating a fair price.
  • Helping you avoid costly surprises after purchase.

We conduct a comprehensive inspection, including:

  • Exterior: Body condition, paintwork, rust, panel gaps, lights and glass.
  • Interior: Seats, upholstery, dashboard, electronics functionality wear and tear.
  • Engine: Fluid levels, leaks, belts, hoses, unusual noises, engine maintaince, ecu issues and more.
  • Undercarriage: Suspension, exhaust, frame integrity and signs of damage.
  • Tires & Brakes: Tread depth, brake pad wear or uneven wear patterns.
  • Safety Features: Seatbelts, airbags (visual check) and  warning lights.

Our inspections are detailed and extensive and can not be completely covered within our FAQ. Please refer to our packages to see the extent of our mobile vehicle inspection services.

We proudly serve Melbourne and surrounding areas including Epping, Bundoora, Thomastown, Preston, Kew, Box Hill, Sunshine, Footscray, Laverton, Werribee, Dandenong, Deerpark, Hoppers Crossing, St Kilda, Camberwell, South Bank, Springvale, Brimbank, Brighton, Glenwaverly and more. Contact us to confirm if we service your specific location or refer to our areas we service.

Most inspections take between 30-90 minutes. More complex inspections or those involving multiple vehicles may take longer.

You are welcome to be present for the entire inspection to ask questions and observe. However, if you’re short on time, you can provide access to the vehicle and our inspector will handle the rest.

Our detailed report will highlight any major concerns or potential problems. This empowers you to:

  • Renegotiate the price based on necessary repairs
  • Walk away from the purchase if the issues are too severe
  • Plan for future maintenance and budgeting
While our inspections are thorough, it’s important to understand that they are primarily visual. We cannot guarantee the future performance of the vehicle or detect problems that are completely hidden. Our goal is to give you the most comprehensive information possible to make an informed decision.

Our skilled inspectors look for tell-tale signs of previous accidents, such as mismatched paint, uneven panel gaps, overspray or signs of frame repair. However, some expertly repaired damage can be difficult to detect without specialised equipment.

Booking is easy! You can:

  • Call us at 0449 754 200.
  • Fill out the online form on our website.
  • Please provide the vehicle make and model and your desired location for the inspection.

We understand the urgency of pre-purchase inspections. We aim to be as flexible as possible and often accommodate same-day or next-day requests. Contact us to discuss your ideal inspection time.

Our trained inspectors have the experience and tools to identify issues that an average buyer might miss. We can spot potential problems, signs of wear or hidden repairs that could save you significant money and headaches down the road.

While we don’t offer appraisals, our report provides valuable information about the vehicle’s condition, which is a key factor in determining its value. This information puts you in a better bargaining position.

Please ensure the vehicle is clean and accessible if possible to allow our inspector to perform a thorough assessment.

Yes, we can inspect vehicles at dealerships, private residences, or other convenient locations.

While we appreciate advance notice for scheduling, we can sometimes accommodate same-day or next-day inspections depending on availability. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Yes! We encourage you to contact us after you receive the report to discuss any findings or ask questions.

Yes, our inspectors have the knowledge to inspect modified vehicles. Please inform us of any modifications when booking the inspection.

We may be able to inspect certain specialty vehicles. Please contact us with details about the specific vehicle you’d like inspected.

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