Pre-purchase inspection – Vehicle inspection

Our technicians at Steve Sorensen Mechanical will thoroughly inspect any vehicle you currently own or are thinking of purchasing and give you an honest opinion and report on the vehicle’s condition. Most reputable car yards and even private sellers will allow you to obtain pre-purchase inspections – and if they don’t, think twice about the purchase!

We strongly recommend having a pre-purchase inspection done before you part with your hard earned money.

And remember, a current Safety Certificate only guarantees the vehicle is safe to drive on the road – it does not take into account how well the vehicle has been serviced and cared for, or identify any upcoming maintenance costs or issues.

What issues can a pre-purchase inspection identify?

Using our knowledge we know specific vehicle common problems to check. As we go over the entire car we can identify current and future problems in virtually any part of the vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, engine, transmission, cooling systems and battery.  Any faults found are reported and quoted, allowing you to either walk away from the situation without inheriting a money pit or using any minor problems to barter a better deal.

Pre-purchase inspections are really the only way to identify these types of issues in advance, unless you really know your way around a vehicle.

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    What our customers say

    Thank you for your letter and business cards which I received yesterday. I was so impressed with your service, value for money and speed of turn around that I have already been telling all my friends about your business. I will pass on your business cards and details. Thank you so much for the work you did on my car last week, I appreciate it very much.


    I was looking for a thorough, professional mechanic in the local area and Steve told me of the attention to detail required there. I couldn’t be happier! The car is running better than ever and the repair of the other problems before they became major, demonstrates the attention to detail previously mentioned. Your after service response to my call was handled promptly and without hesitation. I just wanted to say a big thank you for your professionalism and friendly service. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone needing a great mechanic. Thank you again and see you soon with our other car (and continued servicing of both).

    Mick B

    Just a very quick thank you on the job you did with my car. The service was very professional, prompt and good value. Next time I need mechanical repairs I’m straight back to you. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.

    Dean P

    Just want to thank you all again for looking after me and my car. I really appreciate all you do for me more than words could say. I’m very blessed to have a good mechanic I can trust.