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Recent Pre-purchase Inspection Mechanic Reviews in Cornwall


17 Reviews

Newquay Motors

Garage in Cornwall, 15 years of experience


10th June 2019
“Full clutch and flywheel replacement at very short notice...
Paul was great!
He called to introduce himself and arrange collection the following day.
He explained the work and that he would keep in touch through the day - which he did.


My car was collected promptly, the work completed and returned to me the same day.
All old parts returned for my peace of mind using a new (to me) mechanic who I didn't know.
Paul was very professional, explaining what he had done, showing me the wear on the old parts.
My car was spot on.
I'd called almost every garage I could find but the earliest date offered was at least a week away, VW dealership was a 3wk wait!!!
I knew I would have to pay premium prices, I need the car daily. However, ClickMechanics price with the exact same brand of parts used by VW was still over £500 CHEAPER.
Yes, I did have lower priced quotes but not hugely lower and they couldn't do the work for a week at least anyway.
I booked ClickMechanic on a Wednesday evening. They arranged everything and the following day Paul, the mechanic messaged me & then called to confirm that he would have my car repaired on Saturday.
All parts were included in the quote, they were ordered and delivered to the mechanic for fitting when EVERY other garage said there was no chance.

It's always a concern to fork out on your car and have to use someone unknown to yourself. The clutch and flywheel would probably need changing...
The best quote I had was £850 & 10days before it could be done.
VW main dealer quoted £1950 & 3 weeks!!!
ClickMechanic quoted £1150 & could do it within a couple of days!
I wanted someone to actually assess if replacement was required, not just take my money and fit new parts (or say they did...). I needed my car for work, I could not wait a week but really hated the thought of probably having to pay over the odds using an unknown (to me) garage from the "internet" and possibly being ripped off.
I was sceptical but my concerns were unfounded. Paul did a great job, using top brand parts. He also got me back on the road over a week quicker than ANYONE I could find. He kept me informed, did what he said he would and did it all properly.
Without hesitation I will be recommending ClickMechanic and especially Paul Smith from Newquay Motors for a great job, at a fair price - completed quickly.
Thank you very much - you will be seeing me again!“

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Volkswagen Scirocco • Flywheel replacement

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

A pre-purchase inspection done by an experienced mechanic in Cornwall 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 written 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 Basic 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 1 mechanics in Cornwall doing pre-purchase inspections.

What happens during a pre-purchase inspection?

If you book a pre-purchase inspection in Cornwall, a vetted mechanic servicing Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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 Cornwall - 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 Cornwall are most popular for second hand Volvo, Honda, and Kia.

Can I book a follow up appointment?

Following your used car inspection in Cornwall, and 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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