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Expert Local Mechanics

47

Total expert pre-purchase inspection mechanics operating in Somerset

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1,340

Total number of pre-purchase inspection reviews in Somerset

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Top Mechanics For Pre Purchase Inspections in Somerset

80 Reviews

Garage in Somerset, 21 years of experience

We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...

23 Reviews

Garage in Somerset, 11 years of experience

Fully qualified mechanic with over 11years. Working mobile on all makes and models

31 Reviews

Garage in Somerset, 20 years of experience

At Gerec Ltd we have four fully qualified mechanics based at our workshop in Bridgwater just off the M5 and also out on the road as technicians diagnosing and fixing vehicles at the roadside. We operate s...

121 Reviews

Garage in Somerset, 10 years of experience

F&M Autocare covers all automotive repairs from air conditioning to services. All bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. A newly established business with a wealth of experience you can guaran...

14 Reviews

Garage in Somerset, 20 years of experience

I began my mechanic career locally in Wells, Somerset and that is where I am to-day in my own business, I started with my apprenticeship at a local garage called Wells Tyre Services and spent 14 years there ...

MATT, STREET 12th February 2016

Fiat Doblo Cargo • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection

133 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 22 years of experience

Edward Hunt is currently ranked Number 1 in the UK and Ireland according to the League of True Mechanics having won the national competition 2 years running, being crowned number 1 in both the 2021 Contest a...

84 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 20 years of experience

We have an extensive work history from main dealerships upto where we are and we are also trained on hgv vehicles with very good references

448 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 21 years of experience

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

375 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...

76 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Somerset, 10 years of experience

I began my career with a Hyundai main dealer in Exeter where I spent 3 years which included my apprenticeship. The dealership went into receivership & I moved to Exeter Gearbox Centre for 10 months before m...

79 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Somerset, 36 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 38 years, and I have served my time as opposed to going down the academic route. I was originally involved with the Hometune franchise for a number of years before the franc...

JULES, Tiverton 29th September 2016

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection

1027 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Somerset, 15 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...

9 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 30 years of experience

I have 35 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. I originally studied agricultural engineering, so I have always had a technical background. After my studies and apprenticeship, I worked for ...

STEPHEN, SOMMERSET, 11th July 2015

Fiat Ducato • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection

36 Reviews

Garage serving Somerset, 9 years of experience

Lathaniel owns Letang Auto Electrics and the business has been operating since 2015 and branched out in mechanical repairs after specialising in tow-bars and auto electrics originally when the business first...

ALISTAIR, WESTON-SUPER-MARE 11th August 2016

Volkswagen Transporter T5 • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection

292 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Somerset, 12 years of experience

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

Frequently asked questions about pre-purchase inspections in Somerset

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

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

A pre-purchase inspection done by an experienced mechanic in Somerset 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 Premium 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 8 mechanics in Somerset doing pre-purchase inspections.

What happens during a pre-purchase inspection?

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

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 Somerset - 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 Somerset are most popular for second hand Seat, Maruti, and Suzuki.

Can I book a follow up appointment?

Following your used car inspection in Somerset, 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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