Professional Pre-purchase Car Inspection Service, Victoria

Helping thousands of customers buy used vehicles with confidence thanks to our fast and reliable on-site inspections performed by mechanical experts.

How it works?

Step 1

Provide your and the seller's details. Get instant booking confirmation via email.

Step 2

Our expert contacts the seller for inspection
scheduling.

Step 3

Vehicle inspected at seller's location. You receive a detailed digital report via email.

Choose Your Inspection Package

Standard Comprehensive Inspection

A predominantly mechanical inspection
$ 280 Incl. GST
  • Visual condition assessment of engine, underbody,

    paint, exterior, interior and wheels

  • Mechanical inspection of the engine, transmission,

    differential, bushes, suspension, brakes and steering components

  • 30+ targeted photos of the vehicle
  • Instant digital report
  • Mechanic phone call upon conclusion of the inspection
  • 10 minute road test of vehicle
  • Engine and transmission diagnostics

    (any hidden fault codes)

  • Possible odometer rollback check
  • Stolen record check
  • Written-off record check
  • Finance check
  • 10+ additional checklist items

Premium Comprehensive Inspection

A full inspection of the vehicle +10 checklist
$ 350 Incl. GST
  • Visual condition assessment of engine, underbody,

    paint, exterior, interior and wheels

  • Mechanical inspection of the engine, transmission,

    differential, bushes, suspension, brakes and steering components

  • 30+ targeted photos of the vehicle
  • Instant digital report
  • Mechanic phone call upon conclusion of the inspection
  • 10 minute road test of vehicle
  • Engine and transmission diagnostics

    (any hidden fault codes)

  • Possible odometer rollback check
  • Stolen record check
  • Written-off record check
  • Finance check
  • 10+ additional checklist items
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WHY US

Why Choose Ride Inspect

Simple to Book

Simply fill in your details, and we will take care of the rest.

Fast turnaround

Receive your report instantly, right after the inspection has been processed.

Peace of mind

Detailed digital reports that help you make a smarter purchase.

Qualified experts

Trained to inspect all car types including electric and hybrid, across Australia.

WHY US

Why Choose Ride Inspect?

Easy online
booking

Provide us with the inspection details, and we will streamline the process of inspecting your vehicle, ensuring hassle-free.

Same-day inspection
and report

Get your inspection report instantly delivered to your inbox digitally right after the inspection. No waiting, no delays.

First-hand
experience

Unlike others relying on subcontractors, you will benefit directly from our firsthand knowledge during every vehicle inspection.

Qualified
mechanics

With a passion for cars. No vehicle is beyond our expertise, and we ensure you receive the highest inspection standards every time.

Personalised
consultation

Offering tailored advice and answering your questions to ensure you have all the necessary information.

Packages tailored
to your needs

Customisable inspection packages from a basic overview or a deep dive into the vehicle's condition.

WHAT WE DO

Ride Inspect’s Services

Pre-purchase vehicle inspection

Simply fill in your details, and we will take care of the rest.

Assist vehicle seller with marketing

Receive your report instantly, right after the inspection has been processed.

Online remote
inspection

Detailed digital reports that help you make a smarter purchase.

Our Service Includes

DAMAGE

We will determine whether the vehicle has been in an accident and obtain a PPSR check to find out whether the vehicle owes finance and/or if the vehicle has previously been written off.

INTERIOR

Check the condition of seats and seat belts, locks, lights, air conditioning and more.

UNDERBODY/EXTERIOR

We’ll check the brakes, suspension, wheels, exhaust and more. We will also check for rust, and the condition of body panels and paint.

Qualified experts

Trained to inspect all car types including electric and hybrid, across Australia.

ROAD TEST

We’ll take the vehicle for a test drive to make sure everything is running smooth.

CAR HISTORY REPORT

We’ll check for written off history, odometer rollbacks and more.

DELIVERY

Our partnership with Hilltop Logistics mean that we can deliver your vehicle at discounted rates.

Our Service Includes

Our skilled team offers the highest quality pre-purchase inspections so you can have peace of mind when buying a used car.

  • Engine (rocker cover/ sump/ alternator/ turbo/ mounts/ pipes/ hoses, and more)
  • Fluids
  • Transmission/gearbox
  • Driveshaft
  • Differential
  • Exhaust
  • Battery
  • Service records
  • Other
  • Brakes (pads, rotors, booster, ABS)
  • Wheel bearing
  • Wheel alignment
  • Wheel condition
  • Tyre tread
  • Other
  • Body panels
  • Paint
  • Lights (headlight, taillights, indicators, reverse)
  • Repairs
  • Chassis
  • Rust
  • Parking sensors/cameras
  • Other
  • Speedometer
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Keys
  • Door (trim, locks, and hinge)
  • Dashboard/infotainment (lights, buttons, gear selector, steering wheel)
  • Sunroof/headliner
  • Carpet
  • Air conditioning/heater
  • Wipers/demister
  • Other
  • Engine (checking for noise, vibration, ticking, knocking, pressure leak and more)
  • Transmission/ gearbox (checking the gear changes, any jolts or slipping, delays and more)
  • Tyres and brakes (wheels alignment, noise and vibration, brake system)
  • Exhausts (smoke, leaks, and vibration)
  • Other
  • Odometer rollback check through our specialised scanning tool (checking ECU, TCM, airbags, and keys for the mileage data)
  • Any hidden engine, transmission, differential fault code report
  • Accident history
  • Stolen record
  • Finance records
  • Comprehensive report
  • Phone call from our expert inspectors
  • Delivery with (Express Auto Towing)

The Process

01

Book Online or get in touch with us

02

We will arrange an inspection ASAP

03

We will inspect the car and call you upon inspection completion

04

We will email you a comprehensive report as soon as we finish the inspection

Buying a used car can be risky !

Our specialists conduct a meticulous examination, offering you invaluable insights.

We provide detailed reports of the car’s pre-purchase examinations and working conditions so that you are confident in what you will buy. 

Comprehensive
Detailed Report

Quick insights

Easy to understand report without technical knowledge and delivered instantly after the inspection.

Vehicle condition insights

Assessing the vehicle's condition to help you avoid future expenses and ensure reliability.

Qualified Mechanics

With our expert technicians, you have peace of mind knowing everything about the car you are buying.

Remote Video Inspections

Buying a used car can be risky if you don’t do your due diligence. Lucky for you, the car specialists at Ride Inpsect are here for you to make sure you purchase the right car after a thorough inspection. We provide detailed reports of the pre-purchase examinations and working conditions of the car so that you are confident in what you are going to buy. Not only do we have advanced car diagnosis tools and technology, but we also offer delivery service for your newly bought vehicle at a discounted price.

Before you buy a car, our vehicle experts will give you a pre-purchase car inspection report which includes:

Customer testimonials

FAQs

Explore our answers to common queries. If you have any more questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re here to help!

Ride Inspect is your go-to partner for comprehensive pre-purchase car inspections. We provide a detailed assessment of the vehicle’s condition, giving you the confidence to make informed decisions when buying a used car.

We inspect all small, medium, and large cars, as well as vans and 4WDs. Our expertise covers a wide range of vehicles to meet your inspection needs.

On average, a car inspection with Ride Inspect takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Our goal is to provide a thorough and efficient assessment of the vehicle’s condition.

Inspections can take place at home, work, or any other safe environment. In some cases, if the mechanic deems the seller’s location unsuitable for a safe inspection, the vehicle may need to be moved to a safer location in the immediate area.

No, your presence is not mandatory. Our service is often booked by buyers or individuals who cannot easily view the seller’s vehicle. We are here to accommodate your needs and ensure a seamless inspection process.

Book a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection