Pre-purchase Vehicle Inspections
Christmas trading hours: Highton Automotive Services will be closed from lunch time on December 20 and is re-opening on January 2. Schedule your car service online to ensure trouble free motoring during holiday season!
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 InspectionIf 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 InspectionIf 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.
RADIATTOR & HEATER COOLANT LEAKS
L.P.G FUEL SYSTEM
EXHAUST SYSTEM STARTER MOTOR
PETROL FUEL SYSTEM
DISEL FUEL SYSTEM
TURBO CHARGER OPERATION
GEAR SHIFT LINKAGES
DRIVE SHAFT/CV JOINTS
TAKE UP HYDRAULICS/LINKAGES
FRONT SUSPENSION ROAD TEST
SPRING/TORSION BARS STEERING LINKAGES
(minor defects and panel repairs not be recorded.) >>
LATCHES,HANDLES & HINGES
BRAKE LINES & HOSES
NUMBER PLATE LIGHT
HORN REVERSE LIGHTS
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.
Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm