Trafalgar Inspections

Mobile Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspections and Vehicle Buying Reports In Auckland

Make Sure You Don't Buy a Lemon - Get the Car Inspected

Nothing will leave a sour taste in your mouth quite like buying a car, only to have it break down on you and having to spend more of your time and money repairing it soon afterwards.

That is the common fear held by most people shopping for a new vehicle.

And understandably so, none of us want to have that experience. It’s unpleasant, costly, and could leave you in a financial hole.

So what can you do to prevent this?

Knowing exactly what you are buying is one of the safest ways to ensure that you are looking at a good quality vehicle, and not some lemon that is about to expire.

And the best way to know exactly what condition the car is in is to thoroughly inspect and investigate all aspects of the car, so that you know its true condition.

But what if you are like most people and don’t have the knowledge to make sure that the vehicle really is in good condition?

That’s where we at Trafalgar Inspections come in.

As qualified mechanics who fix cars and vehicles on a daily basis, we do have the knowledge to inspect and truly tell what condition any car is in.

Having working on cars of all kinds, we know the quirks of various models, what exactly to look for, and what the common issues are that could result in a big repair bill for you.

When you book an inspection with us, you can be sure that that car is going to go through one hell of a vigorous inspection. We will leave no stone unturned (or should we say bolt?), checking every aspect of the car short of pulling it apart to tell you exactly what condition it is in and what you can expect.

We are blatantly honest with our reports, if the car is not worth your time we will not sugar coat it.

Our aim is to give you the knowledge you need to feel confident in the purchase of the car, so that you can make the right decision on whether this car is for you or not.

And best of all, we go to the seller to inspect the car, so you don’t need to organise to bring it to us!

Book your inspection with us now and buy your next car with confidence!

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Fully Qualified Mechanics

Independent Inspectors

48 Hours Turn Around

How It Works

Once you have found the car you are interested in and would like to get inspected, all you have to do is click the book inspection button, fill out the details and make the payment. We will then contact the seller to arrange a time, go out and inspect the car, and send you the full comprehensive report so that you know what you are looking at buying. It really is as simple as that.

What's Included

Pre-Purchase Car Engine Inspection Auckland

Engine Check

A thorough check over the vehicle’s engine is completed, looking out for things such as smoke, oil and fluid leaks, unusual noises and battery and electrical faults. We also check the vehicle diagnostics for fault codes in the engine management system.

Pre Purchase Mechanical Check Auckland

Mechanical Check

A thorough inspection of the vehicle’s mechanical system is done, including suspension, gearbox, differential, brakes and everything in between, to make sure it drives as it should and that all maintenance parts are in good order.

Pre-Purchase Car Underbody Inspection Auckland

Underbody Check

Get a thorough inspection of the underbody of the vehicle, including exhaust system, chassis, bushes and more, to reveal any potentially hidden issues.

Pre-Purchase Car Exterior Inspection Auckland

Exterior Check

Complete assessment of the exterior of the vehicle including body panels, damage, dents and dings, scratches and paint condition.

Pre-Purchase Car Interior Inspection Auckland

Interior Check

Full check of the condition of the interior, including cleanliness, seats and seat belts, upholstery condition, carpet, instruments, trim bits, glovebox and storage units.

Pre-Purchase Car Road Test Auckland

Road Test

Everything related to how the car drives is inspected , including engine and transmission behavior, brakes, steering, vibrations and road noise, and more.

We Service the Entire Auckland Area

Here's What Our Customers Have to Say:

Excellent sarvice. I appreciate his work.
Hon Fai Cheung
Hon Fai Cheung
Gancen is very responsive in providing a comprehensive report on two potential cars that I might purchase. I feel amazed with his detailed inspection that really check every parts of the car. I highly appreciate his work and definitely would recommend other to engage Gancen for pre-purchase inspection. Best value for sure👍.
Joe Canham
Joe Canham
I engaged Trafalgar Inspections while car shopping recently since I live outside of Auckland, and through the process it felt like they were on my side. The car had some issues which the mechanic was happy to explain and clarify, and I was able to negotiate a price with the dealer accordingly. Unfortunately the dealer ended up selling the vehicle to another buyer knowing there were issues with it - Trafalgar Inspections is aware and told me they have made note of the dealer’s dodgy practice for reference with future customers. In an industry where dealers’ number one objective is to make money, having an experienced mechanic truly on your side creates confidence - I’d recommend Trafalgar Inspections to anyone looking to buy a car in Auckland.
Pierre Gheusi
Pierre Gheusi
ofir ariel
ofir ariel
We used the mobile inspection service as backpackers who were looking at a campervan to travel with, his inspection was super detailed and the information given to us was honest and clear. We are very happy with the service we got
Angelin Mwandla
Angelin Mwandla
Amazing service! Deserving of more than 5 stars if that was possible. Booked the first inspection with them and there quickly got back to me with the concerns of the car. Booked another inspection for a different car, He wasn’t able to get it done because the person sold the car (the car owner was unreachable every-time Gancen and my self tried to call them). After this car, Gancen recommended a car dealership and still also inspected the car inside and out. Words can not express my gratitude! Thank you so much! Most definitely recommend!
Paul German
Paul German
Thanks for your inspection 5 stars fr me
Clare Davis
Clare Davis
Awesome service, professional with a thorough detailed inspection, followed up with a one on one discussion about the vehicle concerned, along with an email and photos. Gancen went out of his way to do a short notice inspection for us as we were from out of Auckland, rescheduled other jobs to accommodate our time frame. Highly recommend their services,
Joanne Carr
Joanne Carr
I have used this company for 5 inspections and have been very impressed at the level of detail in the inspections and the items they have noticed. Will definately use them again and I frequently recommend them. Excellent service, on time every time and really helpful.
Fleur Elizabeth
Fleur Elizabeth
I am so grateful and relieved! I got two reports done on two cars at different dealers. The first car was for sale for 18k and I had asked the dealer (who has been in business a long time and appeared very reliable) if there had been any damage, to which he said no, only cosmetic painting. The Trafalgar inspection revealed there was welding repair to the rear of the car, indicating an accident. I cancelled my purchase and was saved from being fleeced. On the second vehicle, a number of mechanical issues were noted, that allowed me to make an informed decision. The reports were detailed but also easy to understand and the service was extremely fast.Highly recommended. Even if your dealer says the car has passed border inspecting, do a report with Traflagar....and avoid nasty, expensive mistakes.

Book Your Inspection Today

For just $159, you can make sure you don’t get stuck with a lemon. Click the book inspection button below and make sure the car you are buying is the one you really want!