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Top Mechanics For Pre Purchase Inspections in Birmingham

420 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 17 years of experience

Talk Torque Ltd T/A Car Surgeon™ Car Surgeon™ is an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at an affordable price. Many mainland...

19 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

Hi, my name is marcus. I am a highly qualified mechanic with over 15 years experience. I am friendly, polite, reliable and efficient. Your safety is of the utmost importance . I take pride in my work and ...

494 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 21 years of experience

I have over 2 decades of experience in the motor industry..

356 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 14 years of experience

I have over 10 years experience in the motoring industry. I run my own business which involves primarily vehicle inspections.

8 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Engineers Autobiography: Consultant Motor Vehicle Engineer with City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Technology 1,2,3 and Motor Vehicle Engineering qualifications, as well as the qualifications quoted. I hav...

26 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

Qualified Mobile Mechanic and MOT tester Offering a professional service at affordable prices including: SERVICING (including Hybrid vehicles) BRAKES STEERING AND SUSPENSION REPAIRS ​DIAGNOSTICS TIMING...

7 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 13 years of experience

Worked in an independent garage and a dealership. I can do serving/repairs, AC re-gas and have a valid MOT licence class 4,5 and 7. I have worked in an independent garage for 7 years and at a main dealership...

3 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience

I have been working on vehicles for the last 20 years, having honed my skills in major engine and electrical work. I have made a conscious effort to evolve as cars have and I have all the correct up to da...

51 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 14 years of experience

Here at S&J Autos Limited we take great care in repairing your vehicle to the highest standard whilst keeping our prices low and affordable, here at S&J Autos you deal with the mechanics directly. This ensur...

ROMEL, YARDLEY 12th August 2023

Hyundai Coupe • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

29 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 6 years of experience

BMW HYUNDAI JAGUAR / LAND ROVER OTHER BRANDS

271 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 8 years of experience

Been working in a garage for more than 7 years as a mechanic. Now I am happy to travel to fix cars at your home and work address. If you have any questions just ask. Always happy to help Please note: In th...

57 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

Servicing Plug in Diagnostic checks Brakes Mechanical Pre-purchase Inspections

324 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

I gained my NVQ level 1&2 qualifications through City College Birmingham. Since gaining my qualifications I have always been self employed and initially I contracted for various garages around Birmingham for...

490 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 20 years of experience

I began my career with Formula 1 Auto Centres as a tyre & exhaust fitter for around 1 year. I wanted to gain my proper qualifications so I studied at college to gain my NVQ Level 2 and 3 and subsequently I...

186 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...

Frequently asked questions about pre-purchase inspections in Birmingham

Read our answers to questions about pre-purchase inspection costs, symptoms and more.

I plan to buy a used car in Birmingham - do I need a pre-purchase inspection?

A pre-purchase inspection done by an experienced mechanic in Birmingham spares you the headache and saves the time of checking the vehicle over yourself. The mechanics on our network know what signs to lookout for, potentially helping you avoid future large repair bills.

We have a comprehensive checklist that the mechanic goes through, and they will provide you with a detailed email report and a follow-up call describing the state of the vehicle (if applicable).

Customers value the pre-purchase inspection report they receive from their mechanics. The report will help you make a decision and possibly assist with negotiating price.

A Standard Pre-purchase Inspection is the most popular choice amongst ClickMechanic customers when it comes to checking a used car before the sale. We currently have 107 mechanics in Birmingham doing pre-purchase inspections.

What happens during a pre-purchase inspection?

If you book a pre-purchase inspection in Birmingham, a vetted mechanic servicing Birmingham will inspect the car you intend to purchase. Depending on the level of service booked (basic, standard or premium), the mechanic will spend up to 3 hours assessing the condition of the vehicle.

When inspecting a used car, mechanics check the interior, lights, fluid levels, brakes and suspension, chassis and car underside (subject to service level booked). All our inspection checklists include a road test to examine the condition of important safety features such as the steering and braking, and give a clear idea whether the vehicle is roadworthy.

Do I need to get permission for a pre-purchase inspection by a mechanic in Birmingham?

You will need to notify the used car seller about the inspection and should get their permission for the inspection to take place. Also make sure that the inspecting mechanic has clear access to both the vehicle and proposed inspection site so that they can complete their work.

I have booked a used vehicle inspection in Birmingham - do I have to be present?

No, there is no need for you to be present during the inspection. Our pre-purchase inspection service is popular with customers wanting to have a professional assessment of a used car they are purchasing e.g. while they are abroad.

You will receive a report about the condition of the car after the inspection is complete and if you wish you will be able to discuss with the mechanic over the phone afterwards (depending on level of service booked).

Does the pre-purchase inspection come with a warranty?

Our pre-purchase inspections of used vehicles do not come with a warranty. The main purpose of inspecting a used car before the sale is to give you an honest and true reflection of the state of the vehicle at the time of inspection.

Pre-purchase inspections in Birmingham are most popular for second hand Vauxhall, Mini, and Jaguar.

Can I book a follow up appointment?

Following your used car inspection in Birmingham, if you decided to purchase the vehicle we recommend having it serviced by one of the mechanics on our network. That way you can ensure you are off to a good start and your car is ready for your future journeys together.

Speak to the mechanic who will do the inspection to book a follow up through ClickMechanic.

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