Vehicle safety inspections

Going on a long trip? Buying a car? Our Company vehicle inspection site offers the full range of Vehicle Inspections including pre purchase inspections.

Why get a voluntary vehicle inspection?

Statutory and roadworthy inspections do not necessarily clear a vehicle of some faults or repairs that may be needed in the near future, just because a vehicle is sold with a roadworthy certificate does not mean it is top condition.  In general, safety inspections do not cover the overall condition of the vehicle or check components such as air conditioning or engine reliability. For that reason, voluntary comprehensive vehicle checks are recommended for many reasons, including;

1. Safety and peace of mind

Driving an unroadworthy vehicle is dangerous. If you want to make sure your car is safe for you and your family, then get a safety inspection done by a qualified mechanic.  At Downtown Service Centre we care about your safety and offer full car service, this report tells you in writing if your car is safe to drive and any work that may be needed to maintain that safety, giving you peace of mind.

2. Inspection before buying or selling a car - pre-purchase inspections

If you're buying a used vehicle it makes sense to have a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. This provides expert opinion on the current state of the vehicle, and will give you the heads up on any repairs that are required or likely to be required in the future.

Similarly having a pre-purchase inspection done when you are trying to sell a car will give potential buyers confidence that the vehicle you are trying to sell them is in great condition. Having a full comprehensive vehicle report will make the process of selling your car easier, faster and may even raise the value of your car.

3. Warranty inspection

Some people choose to have their car inspected by an independent mechanic just before their new car warranty expires. Knowing what components of your car could be on their way out in the next few months allows you to have the manufacturer replace them while it is still under warranty – saving you money when the warranty has expired.

4. Long road trip

No-one wants to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a car repair that could have been prevented. Having a full comprehensive vehicle inspection before you take a long road trip ensures your car is in good condition before you go. Long miles can put stress on your vehicle, and different road conditions require different styles of driving and vehicle preparation.