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Pre-purchase Vehicle Inspections

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Whether you are buying or selling a used vehicle then a pre-purchase inspection is for you. Having an expert mechanic inspect a vehicle before its sale can highlight any problems which should affect the price of the vehicle or alternatively clear the vehicle of any issues and highlight its value for money.
At Highton Automotive we are a licensed RACV Inspection Centre and can carry out a detailed visual inspection, an engine test and a road test, and then provide a detailed written report.

 

Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

If you are buying a used vehicle, a written report will give you the information you need to decide if the vehicle is right for you at the price being offered, and the peace of mind knowing that a trained mechanic has visually checked out all the important components for signs of wear or damage.*
To arrange a pre-purchase car inspection, Call us at Highton Automotive.


Pre-Sale Vehicle Inspection

If you are selling a used vehicle you can speed up the sales process by supplying potential customers with a copy of the report showing the good condition of your vehicle, this means they won't need to get their own independent inspection (saving time)  and they will feel more confident buying your vehicle knowing it has been inspected by an authorised RACV inspector.
To arrange a pre-sale car inspection, Call us at Highton Automotive.


What do you Inspect during a Pre-purchase Inspection?

Click on the drop down menu items below to see which components of your vehicle are inspected (where applicable) as part of our RACV Pre-purchase Car Inspections.

Engine >>
WATER PUMP
DRIVE BELTS
FAN/COUPLING
RADIATTOR & HEATER COOLANT LEAKS
CLYINDER BLOCK
EMISSION CONTROLS
RADIATOR
ENGINE MOUNTS
CONTROLS/LINKAGES
CRANKASE FUMING/BRATHER
NOISES
ENGINE SMOKE
PERFORMANCE
L.P.G FUEL SYSTEM
EXHAUST SYSTEM STARTER MOTOR
OIL/LEVEL/LEAKS/CONDITION
PETROL FUEL SYSTEM
EXHAUST EMISSION
SUMP
COOLANT
DISEL FUEL SYSTEM
TURBO CHARGER OPERATION
Transmission/Driveline >>
    FLUID/LEAKS
    ROAD TEST
    GEAR SHIFT LINKAGES
    CENTRE BEARING
    SHIFT OPERATION
    NOISES
    DRIVE SHAFT/CV JOINTS
    TAKE UP HYDRAULICS/LINKAGES
    UNIVERSAL JOINTS
    CLUTCH/ADJUSTMENT
    CLUTCH/SLIP/SHUDDER

 

Steering/Suspension >>
STEERING BOX/RACK
BALL JOINTS
RIDE
SUBFRAME
SHOCK ABSORBER/S
STABLISER BARS
REAR SUSPENSION
FRONT SUSPENSION ROAD TEST
STEERING
WHEEL
POWER STEERING
SPRING/TORSION BARS STEERING LINKAGES
Body
(minor defects and panel repairs not be recorded.) >>
UNDERBODY
LATCHES,HANDLES & HINGES
WINDSCREEN
REPAIRS/RUST
PAINTWORK/PANELS
SUNROOF OPERATION
GLASS/WINDOWS
Brakes >>
VIBRATION/PULSATION
EFFECIENCY
NOISES
BOOSTER
PEDAL TRAVEL
HANDBRAKE
FLUID LEVEL
BRAKE LINES & HOSES
FLUID LEVELS
Tyres >>
TYRES - ROAD WHEELS
SPARE
Wheels >>
WHEEL BEARINGS
WHEEL RIMS
COVERS
Electrical >>
STOP LIGHT/S
NUMBER PLATE LIGHT
WIPERS/SPARES
HORN REVERSE LIGHTS
PARK/TAIL LIGHTS
HAZARD LIGHTS
INDICATORS BATTERY/TERMINAL/CARRIER
HEAD LIGHT/S
Misc >>
SPEEDOMETER
HEATER/DEMISTER
AIR CONDITIONER
SEAT BELTS
GAUGES
MIRRORS
SEATS
UPHOLESTERY & TRIM

Because of limited access, the level of complexity or specialised tools required, there will be some vehicles that we cannot inspect and report on or that require a comprehensive inspection instead.

*A pre-purchase vehicle inspection is a visual external examination of components only. We do not dismantle parts for internal examination. There are some vehicle faults which can only be diagnosed by dismantling the engine or are intermittent in operation and not evident from an external examination at the time of inspection.

 

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