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Why get a pre purchase vehicle inspection?

If you're thinking about buying a second hand vehicle we highly recommend a pre-purchase vehicle inspection.

The purchase of a car is often one of the biggest financial outlays you will make and having a specialised trained technician conducting an inspection before you buy can give you peace of mind. Some great reasons to invest in a pre purchase vehicle inspection include:

  • Avoid costly repairs that aren't covered by second hand dealer warranty
  • Highlight damage from a previous motor accident
  • Provides leverage when negotiating the purchase price
  • Avoids unexpected repair bills down the road

Our highly skilled team carry out vehicle inspections at our Blackwood workshop. We provide a simple to read inspection report that will assist you to make an informed choice along with a purchase recommendation.

Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service will perform a comprehensive vehicle inspection via our digital Smart Inspector reporting system, which you can share (if you choose) with the seller, enabling you to either negotiate a better price or select a different vehicle that better suits your needs.

By investing in our pre purchase vehicle inspection you will have peace of mind when purchasing your next vehicle, plus it could also save you thousands of dollars in future repair costs. Below are some of the items we regularly check on our customers prospective vehicles;

Engine

During the engine check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Cooling system (radiator, water pump, hoses, fan)
  • Engine Mounts
  • Engine Smoke
  • Starter Motor
  • Oil leaks, level and condition
  • Cylinder compression test (pico)
  • Exhaust system and fault codes
  • Drive Belts and Pulleys
  • Fuel system

Transmission/driveline

During the transmission and driveline check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Fluids/leaks
  • Centre bearing
  • Clutch slip and shudder
  • Drive shaft and CV joints
  • Shift operation
  • Gear shift linkages
  • Hydraulics and linkages
  • Universal joints

Steering/suspension

During the steering and suspension check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Steering box, rack and other components
  • Shock absorbers
  • Linkages
  • Ball joints
  • Steering wheel
  • Power steering

Body & Exterior

During the body check we review the exterior to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Paintwork
  • Underbody
  • Latches and handles
  • Glass and windows
  • Rust

Brake System

During the brake check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Pads and linings
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Efficiency - Safe-T-Stop test
  • Pedal travel
  • Noises
  • Handbrake
  • Discs or drums
  • Fluid levels and test

Wheels and Tyres

During the wheels and tyres check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Bearings
  • Rims
  • Tread

Auto Electrical

During the electrical check we review many components to determine wear and faults. The items below are inspected where applicable and any faults and comments are listed in the report:

  • Lights and globes
  • Wipers & washers
  • Indicators
  • Hazard lights
  • Battery performance test and inspect terminals
  • Horn

Other Miscellaneous components

Along with all the other parts reviewed above the following components are also inspected to determine wear and faults:

  • Speedometer
  • Gauges
  • Heater and demister
  • Mirrors
  • Air conditioner
  • Seats
  • Seat belts

Don't let what should ideally be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience such as the purchase of a new vehicle, leave a sour taste in your mouth when you realise you've bought a lemon. Get a Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection from Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service before you commit to buying.

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