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Get your car repaired at your home or office
About the car
Simply enter in the car's registration and postcode where it is located.
Pick a date & time
Choose a day and time that suits you and the seller for the inspection.
Sit back and relax!
A mechanic will attend, undertake the inspection, and then you'll receive a report into your inbox.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau received 84,000 complaints from used car buyers in the past year. They recommend protecting yourself by having it checked by a mechanic before you buy it.
Our pre-purchase inspections cost just £49.74-£103.62, a saving of £256 when compared to the AA and RAC (AA: £142 - £305, RAC: £99 - 239*).View the checklists
A pre-purchase car inspection is an inspection done by a technician to determine the condition of a vehicle before purchase. It is advised to do a used car inspection to gather information on the car’s current condition (damage, maintenance, safety) to determine whether a purchase is a good investment. The ClickMechanic pre-purchase inspection checklist focuses on physical inspections and does not include any vehicle history checks on the vehicle (i.e. whether the car has been recorded in an accident, reported stolen or has any outstanding balances on it), however you can easily purchase these elsewhere online.
We offer three different levels of used car inspections with our premium pre-purchase inspection being the most comprehensive and detailed service.
A premium pre-purchase inspection includes:
A standard pre-purchase inspection includes:
A basic pre-purchase inspection includes:
All our inspection checklists include a road test to examine the condition of important features such as the steering and braking, and give a clear idea as to whether a vehicle is roadworthy.
A Premium pre-purchase inspection typically takes between two and three hours, depending on the vehicle and its condition. The Standard and Basic used car inspections usually take between one and two hours.
You do not necessarily have to be present for the inspection, as your mechanic will send you a full report afterwards (including photos with the Premium inspection). If you opt for a Basic pre-purchase inspection, you may want to choose to be present for a visual check of the car, as photos are not included in the report.
You will receive the inspection report via email, once your mechanic has completed your used car check. The report is usually sent as soon as the inspection is complete. The report will be attached to your booking receipt, and is also available at any time by logging into your ClickMechanic account.
Simon RebbittBMW 5 Series
The support staff are on hand to help, and the work gets done quickly and at a very competitive price.
Barbara MansourVolkswagen Golf IV
ClickMechanic was fantastic. The mechanic could come to us and, on top of that, it was well-priced.
Keith StainesAudi A4
Simply put, I have now used ClickMechanic twice and I will certainly use ClickMechanic again.
"Lyndsey spent £1,600 on a second hand car from her local garage which soon began stopping in the middle of the road."