What We CheckGPS Car inspection Checklist
Choosing a Second Hand Car that Fits your Needs can be challenging
On top of making the right choice, there’s the added stress of not knowing if there’s any unseen damage hiding under the hood. Visually, a car might look great and it could run fine. But what if it had a cracked cylinder head in the engine? That’s $2,000 – $4,000 in repairs for a single issue with the car. Or worse, a rusted exhaust could be leaking carbon monoxide into the car’s interior. That’s a risk to you and your family. The list of potential issues that come with buying a second-hand car can be endless. The only surefire way to protect yourself and make the right investment is investing in a pre-purchase car inspection.
Our Goal as
When it comes to completing a car inspection, the goal is always the same. First, make sure our customers are aware of every detectable fault that may be present in the vehicle they’re interested in purchasing. Second, provide an indication of the extensiveness of any detectible damage so the customer can have a relative indicator in regards to the cost of repair. This information is vital to know if the asking price of the car is fair, as well as what a fair counter offer should be. When you purchase a car, it’s important to not only consider the average market value of the car but also consider the cost of damage + the asking price. A damaged car comes with extra fees to repair the damage, and potentially more servicing fees down the track.
What does a Pre-Purchase Car Inspector Check For?
Our reports are broken down
into the following categories:
The Body of the Car
Your Vehicle Inspector will check the
Interior of the Car is Pristine
We’re constantly on the lookout for a poorly maintained interior. If this part of the car is neglected, it can sometimes be an indicator of what’s to come when continuing to run through more extensive car checks. When it comes to the inspection, our team will be looking to see if the upholstery is in good condition, and all the buttons & switches work as they should. This includes your AC, Radio, Sat Nav, Heated Seats, Electric Seats, Mirrors, AV system and more. We also check the carpets are clean and free of any dirt or debris. Our team will also take note of any odours, as this is often a sign of a neglected vehicle. The inspector will also be looking for any signs of water damage, as this can be a sign of a bigger problem.
We Confirm the
Engine is in Tip-Top Shape
All relevant tests are carried out by our Car Inspector:
All electrical and hose connections are checked for any cracking/fraying/or leaks.
Scanner (Computer Diagnosis)
A vehicle scanner is a hand-held device that is plugged into the vehicle’s diagnostic port. This allows us to communicate with the vehicle’s computer system. The vehicle’s computer system stores all sorts of information related to the vehicle. We use this device to check for any error codes that may have been logged in the past. These error codes can be related to the functioning of the engine, transmission, airbags, and more.
The Gearbox / Differential / CV / Tyres / Suspension & Brakes
The drivetrain is what gets the power from the engine to the wheels. It is the most important part of your car, whilst the engine is important to get you moving the drive train and its components working in sync is what allows you to take evasive action or stop your vehicle in an emergency. Getting a vehicle moving is easy. Stopping and controlling your vehicle at the right time and place could one day save your life. Our Vehicle Inspectors take this very seriously, so we take extra time to inspect the drive train components.
We Perform an
We Ensure the
Exhaust is in Good Condition
Take Your Vehicle through the paces with a
Histroy check and ppsr report
To cap off your inspection, you’ll receive a full history check and PPSR report valued at $36.95. Our reports are connected to an official government registry which contains a database of registered cars in Australia and their rightful owner. It’s essential to get this report with your inspection because it verifies the car hasnt been stolen and the seller can legally hand over the deed of the car to you.
If your car has been tampered with, our history check will find out. Odometer rollback is a method some use to present the car as having false road miles. Our history check also allows you to verify the car’s written off status, and confirm there are no financial interests on the car. It even provides a price comparison. For a full guide on our PPSR + history check reports, click here.