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Vehicle Inspection

Buying a used car? Don't buy a lemon!
Get an on-site inspection by a certified inspector.

 

How it works

Be informed!

We sent you an electronic report with findings, recommendations and pictures. You’ll also get a quote showing you how much the repairs on the car would cost. Use it in your negotiations.

  • 147-point inspection
  • Thorough inspection of the vehicle’s mechanical, cosmetic and electrical systems
  • Identify existing conditions
  • Identify potential safety and financial problems
  • Wheels will be taken off, vehicle raised and then taken on a test drive
  • Each inspection takes between 1 to 1.5 hours

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Everything You Need to Know About Vehicle Inspections

 
Tips for buying a used car
  • Do your research!
  • Once you find a car that meets your needs, check if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. To do so, get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • Know your budget, as well as the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca.
  • Always test drive the car. Do a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior to see that it is in an acceptable condition, and check for signs of accidents or damage. Here are some tips on how to do your own vehicle inspection
  • We strongly recommend getting certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.
    Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a vehicle inspection.

See our Used Car Buying Guide for more information

What to look for when buying a used car
  • Check if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. To do so, get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • Know the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca.
  • Always test drive the car. Listen for any strange noises coming from the car during acceleration or braking. Be sure to take the car out on a highway to ensure it operates properly at high speeds. Test the brakes several times during the drive, braking both hard and normally to determine their responsiveness. Check the dashboard for any warning lights and make sure all the various controls (wipers, blinkers, radio, etc.) and the air conditioning system work.
  • Do a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior to see that it is in an acceptable condition, and check for signs of accidents or damage.
  • We strongly recommend getting certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.
    Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a vehicle inspection.

See our Used Car Buying Guide for more information

How to buy a used car
  • Do your research.
  • Once you find a car that meets your needs, check if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. To do so, get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • Know your budget, as well as the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca.
  • Always test drive the car. Do a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior to see that it is in an acceptable condition, and check for signs of accidents or damage. Here are some tips on how to do your own vehicle inspection
  • We strongly recommend getting certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.
    Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a vehicle inspection.

See our Used Car Buying Guide for more information

Questions to ask when buying a used car
  • Has the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues? Ask the seller for the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • What's the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car? Find out using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca.
  • Always test drive the car. Are there any strange noises coming from the car during acceleration or braking? Does the car operate properly at high speeds? Be sure to take the car out on a highway to ensure it does. Do the brakes function propely? Test the brakes several times during the drive, braking both hard and normally to determine their responsiveness. Check the dashboard for any warning lights and make sure all the various controls (wipers, blinkers, radio, etc.) and the air conditioning system work.
  • Is the car in an acceptable condition? Do a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior and check for signs of accidents or damage.
Here are some additional tips on how to do your own vehicle inspection
How much does a car inspection cost?

The price depends on the type of car and the location. Our mechanics are mobile, which means we don't have the overhead that repair shops have and provide the convenience of going to the seller's location.

Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a vehicle inspection.

What to check when buying a used car
  • Once you find a car that meets your needs, check if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. To do so, get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • Check the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca. We also recommend getting an insurance quote as well as pricing on registration fees and estimated yearly maintenance costs so you don't later discover any surprises.
  • Check the car's exterior and interior to see that it is in an acceptable condition, and check for signs of accidents or damage.
  • Always test drive the car. Listen for any strange noises coming from the car during acceleration or braking. Be sure to take the car out on a freeway to ensure it operates properly at high speeds. Test the brakes several times during the drive, braking both hard and normally to determine their responsiveness. Check the dashboard for any warning lights and make sure all the various controls (wipers, blinkers, radio, etc.) and the air conditioning system work.

Here are some additional tips on how to do your own vehicle inspection

Vehicle inspection checklist
  • Check if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. To do so, get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller and learn about the car on CarProof.
  • Check the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car using websites like Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca.
  • Always test drive the car
  • Listen for any strange noises coming from the car during acceleration or braking. Be sure to take the car out on a freeway to ensure it operates properly at high speeds.
  • Test the brakes several times during the drive, braking both hard and normally to determine their responsiveness.
  • Check the dashboard for any warning lights and make sure all the various controls (wipers, blinkers, radio, etc.) and the air conditioning system work.
  • We strongly recommend getting certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. They will perform a 147-point inspection. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.
Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote to shcedule a 147-point vehicle inspection.
Car inspection list
Our certified mechanics perform a 147-point inspection which you will receive electronically. The inspection includes:
  • Thorough inspection of the vehicle’s mechanical, cosmetic and electrical systems
  • Identify existing conditions
  • Identify potential safety and financial problems
  • Wheels will be taken off, vehicle raised and then taken on a test drive
Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a 147-point vehicle inspection.
Used car evaluator

InstaMek will send a certified used car evaluator on-site. We come to you!

Our certified car mechanic perform a vehicle inspection to flag potential problems and provide you with an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. They perform a thorough, 147-point inspection, which you will receive electronically after the inspection.
You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.

Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote for a 147-point vehicle inspection.

Same day car inspection
Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote to get a same day, 147-point vehicle inspection.
Hire mechanic to check used car

Our mechanics come to you or to the seller to perform a 147-point inspection.

We strongly recommend getting a certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.

Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote to hire a mechanic for a used car inspection

How to get car inspected

Our mechanics come to you or to the seller to perform a 147-point inspection! We strongly recommend getting a certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.

Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote to book a car inspection

Where can I get my car inspected

Our mechanics come to you or to the seller! We strongly recommend getting certified car mechanic to perform a vehicle inspection to be aware of potential problems and get an estimate of any auto repairs that may be needed. You can use this in your negotiation and could save you a lot of money down the line.

Call us at 1-888-507-3435 or request an online quote to get an on-site car inspection

 

Car buying advice from our expert mechanics

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

It is important to do proper research on the car you're considering. You'll have tons of options when it comes to buying a car, so arm yourself with as much information as possible before you make a big decision. Check out this Used Car Buying Guide for more information. When you find a car that piques your interest, determine that there are no major potential problems with it. The Transport Canada maintains a list of recalls and Technical Service Bulletins, which will tell you about issues with the car.

2. YOU FOUND A CAR YOU LIKE—WHAT TO DO BEFORE MEETING WITH THE SELLER

You'll want to know if the car has been in any accidents, has failed smog checks, or had other past issues. Get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from the seller, which you can use to learn about the car. In Canada, CarProof is a good source of car history, taking data from insurance companies, shops, and other providers. Also be sure you know your budget, as well as the fair price and full cost of ownership of the car. Use Canadian Black Book, autoTRADER.ca, VMR Canada or Autonet.ca as a solid resource for determining the average cost of ownership of a car. We also recommend getting an insurance quote as well as pricing on registration fees and estimated yearly maintenance costs so you don't later discover any surprises.
3. WHEN YOU MEET THE SELLER

Always test drive the car. Do a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior to see that it is in an acceptable condition, and check for signs of accidents or damage. Here are additional tips on How to Perform Your Own Used Car Inspection.

During the test drive, listen for any strange noises coming from the car during acceleration or braking. Be sure to take the car out on a highway to ensure it operates properly at high speeds. Test the brakes several times during the drive, braking both hard and normally to determine their responsiveness. Check the dashboard for any warning lights and make sure all the various controls (wipers, blinkers, radio, etc.) and the air conditioning system work.

4. THE VEHICLE PASSED YOUR INSPECTION—NOW HAVE A PROFESSIONAL LOOK IT OVER

If you like the car and it is in good condition, you can enlist a professional mechanic to diagnose the condition of the car. The mechanic's inspection will cover the fluids, brakes, electrical systems, cooling system, suspension, engine/exhaust, HVAC, tires, and body. The mechanic will scan the car's various computers for trouble codes and test drive the vehicle. Should the mechanic discover any problems, they can estimate repair costs and you can use these for further negotiations with the seller. This way you can have complete peace of mind about the car you are buying.

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