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Car inspection

Pre-purchase car inspection by certified car inspectors

CarInspect offers the only mobile pre-purchase vehicle inspection service that includes a warranty for your peace of mind. Ensure your investment in a vehicle is protected with our pre-purchase inspection (PPI), allowing you to purchase confidently.

The most hassle-free car inspection

Choosing CarInspect for your vehicle’s pre-purchase inspection (PPI) means selecting simplicity and reliability. We are dedicated to providing a stress-free inspection experience that starts from the moment you contact us until you receive your comprehensive report. 

Pricing
Certified Mechanics
You stay at home
Unbiased opinion
(no repair sales)
Service under 24h
(48h if not possible)
90-day warranty
see conditions*
Repairs to plan
and their costs
CarInspect
$189-$209
BMW
$220
Canadian Tire
$140-$200
Local repair shops
$70-$130
Other mobile companies
$149-$329
DEPENDS
DEPENDS
DEPENDS

Your car is warrantied for 90 day following PPI

Choose CarInspect, the premier car inspection service that ensures your vehicle’s safety after inspection. Secure your automobile with complete peace of mind.

*see conditions

A mobile car inspection service

Our technician will travel to your vehicle’s location in or around to perform the pre-purchase inspection, ensuring both convenience and efficiency.

Certified mechanics

A good car inspector is before all a certified inspector. At CarInspect, our expert inspection is performed by licensed mechanics, all of whom are RedSeal mechanic-certified or an equivalent certification. We provide the best PPI services.

Receive an unbiased opinion

You will receive a report and a call to help you understand the condition of the car. Our opinions are completely unbiased as we do not sell repairs or cars.

How much is a car inspection at CarInspect?

All our inspections include appointment management with the owner, a trip to the vehicle, a 170-point inspection, a phone call for an assessment and to answer your questions, a digital report and a 90-day warranty (see conditions).

Gas and non-plug-in hybrids

Eligible: sedan, SUV, pickup, RV* (class B and C – doesn’t include inspection of the cell like heating or water system).

$189

Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles

Eligible: sedan, SUV, pickup, RV

$209

Custom inspection

Exotic, classic and RV vehicles (class A)

Quote only

The importancee of a pre-purchase inspection

A pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is an essential step in the used car buying process that safeguards you from unexpected repairs and costs. It offers a comprehensive assessment of a vehicle’s condition, identifying potential issues before the purchase is finalized, something you cannot achieve with a simple visual inspection. By opting for a PPI, you not only protect your investment but also gain valuable insights into the vehicle’s maintenance history, current mechanical, functional and aesthetic state, previous damage and accidents, and future upkeep needs.

Pre-purchase inspections are critical, protecting you from unforeseen repair bills and providing a diagnostic that could impact the price. The detailed inspection report includes a checklist that covers all vital components—from the engine to tires, brakes, and lights—to help you avoid costly surprises and negotiate a fair price based on the car’s true condition.

A comprehensive car inspection report

A detailed 170-point report that covers mechanical, functional, aesthetics, road test, potential repairs, and inspector’s feedback. 

See the full report here.

Some of our mobile car inspectors in the city area

Our mobile inspectors are handpicked for their experience, professionalism, and dedication to providing thorough and unbiased inspections. Here are a few of the highly skilled inspectors available to assist you in making an informed vehicle purchase:

mobile mechanic pre purchase inspection

Steve 
Steve is an accomplished technician with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is currently a master technician for a Korean brand dealership. He is in charge of all car diagnostics and shares his results directly with the brand’s engineers. Absolutely passionate, he was also a technician for several NASCAR teams. He knows how hard it can be to buy a car and that’s why he joined the CarInspect network.

Eric
Due to a devouring passion for motorsport, Eric could not do anything else but make it his job. With his degree in hand, Eric specialized in several automotive Japanese brands. The rest of his time is devoted to pickup trucks and motocross works. A passionate automotive expert who likes to help above all.

Availabilities in The area

Our car inspectors are stationed throughout, ready to travel up to 40 kilometres for a mobile pre-purchase car inspection. Check their availability in your area.

Canada Map CarInspect availability

Other areas we are available to inspect

  • Vancouver, Kelowna, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmon, Burnaby, North vancouver, etc.
  • Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Brossard, Saint-Jérome, Saint-Eustache, l’Assomption, Mascouche, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Quebec , Lévis
  • Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Victoriaville, Trois-Rivières, Granby
  • Halifax, Burnside, Cole Harbour, Lower Sackville

How the CarInspect pre-purchase vehicle inspection works?

1. Book in 2 clicks

Then, we take care of everything: we communicate with your seller and the inspector to arrange the appointment.

2. Mobile inspection

Same-day on-site inspection, or within 48 hours if it's not possible.

3. Purchase decision

You receive the digital report and ask your certified inspector any questions.

CarInspect has established itself as the leader in pre-purchase car inspections, with a singular dedication to this since the service has been launched. Our ongoing goal is to enable confident and informed used vehicle decisions through our reports and mechanics.

Learn more about pre-purchase inspections with CarInspect

Purchasing a used car can come with its set of challenges, primarily when undiagnosed issues are transferred to the new owner. Here are some of the most common problems encountered in used cars:

  • Engine Complications: Issues such as oil leaks, timing belt wear, and deteriorating gaskets can be costly to repair.
  • Transmission Failures: Slipping, jerking, or failure to engage gears can indicate significant transmission problems.
  • Cooling System Problems: These can lead to engine overheating and include faulty thermostats, leaking radiators, and compromised water pumps.
  • Electrical Issues: These range from faulty sensors, issues with warning lights and other lights, malfunctioning power windows to problems with the car’s onboard computer systems.
  • Battery Deterioration: Used cars often come with aged batteries that may need replacement sooner than expected.
  • Brake System Faults: Worn brake pads, damaged rotors, or issues with the brake hydraulic system are common and critical for safety.
  • Suspension Issues: Worn struts, shocks, and bushings can affect the car’s handling and comfort.
  • Exhaust System Problems: Leaks or blockages in the exhaust system can lead to decreased performance and increased emissions.

 

At CarInspect, our thorough pre-purchase vehicle inspection services aim to uncover these common issues, providing you with a detailed report so you can purchase with assurance and clarity. Our certified inspectors are trained to spot these problems, ensuring that you are fully aware of the vehicle’s condition before making a decision.

Yes, CarInspect offers comprehensive inspection services for both electric and hybrid vehicles. Our certified inspectors are trained and equipped with the latest tools and knowledge to handle the unique components and systems of electric and hybrid cars. We ensure a thorough inspection that covers all critical aspects of these advanced vehicles.