Terms and conditions of Pre purchase inspection.

Although the Pre-Purchase Inspection has been requested to help you make the decision to purchase a vehicle, you must be aware that the Pre-Purchase Inspection report is not a recommendation to either purchase or not purchase the vehicle. You are solely responsible for making that decision, and you must consider whichever factors you see relevant.

As it is defined, this inspection will only consider the vehicle in the condition and at the time it is presented. Defects or issues may become apparent, which were not identifiable at the time of inspection.

Road testing

Road testing is carried out within the immediate area of the Vehicle Inspection. If, due to circumstances outside of our reasonable control, the vehicle is deemed to be of an un-roadworthy condition, for example, the vehicle’s brakes and/or tyres are worn or inadequate, or the vehicle is unregistered a road test will not be carried out at the time of inspection, the original fee shall remain fully payable and an additional fee will be payable for any subsequent road test we are asked to undertake. Road testing is limited to speed limits in force in the local area of testing. 4WD and AWD systems and operation are not tested off road, a simple function test in a straight line is carried out to check that the 4WD engages along with low range. We can not guarantee the 4WD engages on all wheels.  

Whats not inspected on a pre purchase inspection.

  • Brake pads/lining material that is not visible without removing any components, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible 

  • Evidence of brake fluid contamination/hydraulic fluid 

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics 

  • Meters indicating oil and fuel consumption or the degree of oil and fuel consumption 

  • Exact reason for oil leaks 

  • Oil pump strainer to assess sludge build up 

  • Wheel cylinders 

  • Hybrid/Electric car Batteries 

  • Transmission internal mechanics 

  • Engine cylinder compression 

  • Engine mountings 

  • Water pump internal condition, only visual check of visual parts 

  • Body water ingress or reason for leaks 

  • Engine timing belt condition 

  • Estimated expiry of exhaust system, clutch, dual mass flywheels 

  • Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed 

  • Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS 

  • Degree of gas emissions from the vehicle 

  • Catalytic converters 

  • Additional accessories included as a result of owner’s modifications 

  • LPG systems 

  • Status of habitation areas of motorhomes or caravans 

  • Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, fuel gauge accuracy, active cruise control, park assist and any other computer system 

  • Technical systems 

  • Quality or condition of any body or paint repairs. ie the use of body filler ect under any painted panels. we only do carry out paint depth and visual inspection.

Items listed on the Report, but which are not reasonably accessible or visible without the removal of bolted or clipped on covers or components on the Appraised Vehicle will not be inspected. In such circumstances we will be under no obligation to inspect and/or report on the part/item in question and will mark the relevant section of the Report accordingly. The Vehicle Inspection does not guarantee: That all or any of the components of the Appraised Vehicle are original components or replacement components, which have been manufactured by the manufacturer of the Appraised Vehicle; The authenticity of the registration, the mileage, VIN number, the engine number or the vehicle service history authentication. The Vehicle Inspection does not check any items not specifically mentioned on the Vehicle Inspection Report or whether any recall notices have been issued. We recommend you check with the vehicle’s manufacturer that the Appraised Vehicle has not been subject to a recall notice.The Vehicle Inspection can only describe and/or identify defects actually found and/or which are reasonably capable of being found upon external visual consideration of the Appraised Vehicle at the time of the Vehicle Inspection. We cannot be held and are not responsible for any latent defects which are later discovered. We cannot advise of defects if we cannot see them or if they are not apparent during the Vehicle Inspection. The Vehicle Inspection does not check for the addition of additives to engine oil, transmission, differentials or cooling system to hide any leaks or other mechanical problems.