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Recent Pre-purchase Inspection Mechanic Reviews in London

294 Reviews


Mobile mechanic in London, 9 years of experience

20th January 2022
“Joe was really helpful and knew his stuff. He explained things in good detail for me to understand.”

SIMON, London

Renault Trafic • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

26th November 2021
“Joe was great, very insightful and helpful before purchasing a new car! I would definitely recommend.”

JOE, Kidlington

Land Rover Discovery Sport • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

503 Reviews

Auto 24

Garage in London, 25 years of experience

19th June 2019
“Kami was very punctual and just got on and did the job. I would be very happy to use him again.”

EMMA, Leatherhead

Volvo XC60 • Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

584 Reviews

Md Miah

Mobile mechanic in London, 12 years of experience

12th January 2022
“Top mechanic, very knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. Thank you so much.”

MATT, London

BMW X5 • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

186 Reviews

Stoyanoski Igor

Garage in London, 10 years of experience

92 Reviews


Garage in London, 12 years of experience

18th July 2021
“Friendly, and helped me out a lot. I felt like I could trust him and his opinion.”


Vauxhall Corsa • Basic Pre-purchase Inspection

296 Reviews

Roadside Mobile Mechanics Ltd

Mobile mechanic in London, 20 years of experience

44 Reviews


Mobile mechanic in London, 5 years of experience

80 Reviews

Cms Engineering Ltd

Garage in London, 15 years of experience

19th July 2021
“Carlos was good, He carried out all the relevant checks required for me make my mind up.”

NAJAM, Hendon

Hyundai Tucson • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

156 Reviews

Motor Trade

Garage in London, 15 years of experience

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

A pre-purchase inspection done by an experienced mechanic in London 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 149 mechanics in London doing pre-purchase inspections.

What happens during a pre-purchase inspection?

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

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 London - 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 London are most popular for second hand Mini, Hyundai, and Maruti.

Can I book a follow up appointment?

Following your used car inspection in London, 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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