Pre-purchase Inspection of European Vehicles Melbourne

After searching through car sale ads, making phone calls and taking test drives, you’ve finally found the car you want. So what’s next? You’re not a car mechanic. How do you know if it’s a good buy or whether you’re making a big mistake? This is where we come in.

Aussie Tune owner Niegel inspecting brakes on European car
Aussie Tune mechanics working on European car
Mechanic inspecting european car at the Aussie Tune workshop near Dandenong

Essential Pre-Purchase Vehicle Assessments in Melbourne

Buying a European car involves spending a significant amount of money. Mercedes, Audi, and Volkswagen cars have a reputation for being expensive, so it’s important to make sure you know exactly what condition the car is in and that you’re spending your money wisely.

Always ask the owner if you can have the vehicle inspected. And beware if they say no, or seem to hedge around the question. Before you buy, it’s a reasonable expectation to have the car inspected by your choice of mechanic. If a seller says it doesn’t need to be checked, there will be a reason for that. Most genuine sellers will say ‘Yeah, of course! I’ll drop it off, or come to some sort of arrangement where you can get it checked.’.

When it comes to buying a car, European or otherwise, you want to be sure that you’re not buying someone else’s problems. A common perception is that if it’s an Audi, VW or Mercedes, it will be good quality. And this is true – to a point. But if a car hasn’t been looked after, there will be issues. Just as you’ll eventually get sick if you eat McDonald’s every day, things will start to go wrong if your car hasn’t been treated well, properly maintained and regularly serviced without regular car maintenance and service.

Inspection of a European car before choosing to purchase
Pre-purchase European vehicle inspection at the Aussie Tune workshop near Dandenong

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Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Vehicle Evaluation Services

Simply, it’s about having a good look over the vehicle and checking whether it’s ok. A reliable, thorough mechanic will explain what they have found through the inspection and make you aware of any potential issues that might come up in the future.

On top of this, certain models of cars have common issues that a good mechanic will tell you about, so you’ll know what to watch out for. Protect yourself (and your wallet) by taking the time to be as well-prepared and informed as possible before you agree to purchase a car.

What’s covered in an Aussie Tune’s pre-purchase car inspection?

European Vehicle Mechanical Inspection

Our first priority is to have a good look over the mechanical items such as car brakes and tyres. We always test drive the vehicle in the local streets and take it for a good run on the freeway. Chances are the car will be driven at 100km/h so we need to check it while driving at that speed.

European Car Electrical Inspection

We plug in our diagnostic computers and assess the electronic systems, which gives us a guide to the general health of the car. It’s not a complete guarantee but we’ll get an overall picture and identify any areas of concern. For example, if you had a bad fluid condition and a few electronic faults associated with the system, we’d let you know there might be a problem at some point.

European Car Luxury Features Assessments

We check everything that makes your car comfortable to drive – your car’s air conditioning, cruise control, electric seats etc. Not every mechanic inspects these details; many only concentrates on mechanical issues, not the creature comforts of a European vehicle.

Pre-purchase Inspection of European Car in Melbourne

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European specialists

Condition report

Common issues with models

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The brands we service

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Does Aussie Tune offer a guarantee?

We believe that if you are claiming quality work it must be backed up and the only way to do this is by the guarantee you offer. All parts that we fit to your car a covered by a minimum 12 month 25,000km warranty; if it fails we replace it no charge what so ever; many of our car repairs and services come with a two year or 50,000km warranty. We are so confident in the systems and processes we have in place that if it wasn't done correctly the first time the repair is redone at no cost to you.

Can I be sure the service or repairs are being done correctly?

You can be sure we do and this is why; Information is important when repairing all cars, but essential when working on later model cars. Aussie Tune subscribes to the following technical information sources; Autodata and Autopedia who offer required information such as; manufacturer specific service schedules, wiring diagrams, diagnostic procedures, torque specifications and repair procedures.We regularly attend training clinics and technical information seminars. The owner Nigel has twice traveled to the USA for in depth training in vehicle electronics in Texas and Hybrid vehicle repair in Boston.

What sort of parts are being used?

The short answer is quality parts. We use a mix of genuine and aftermarket parts but only those that are covered by a minimum 12/25,000km warranty and which are sold be suppliers who back their products.

Why don't we service all makes of vehicles?

In order to provide quality service and repairs to the modern car you need the right tools and many of them. It is not financially viable for us to buy every tool needed for every vehicle on the road. We have a vast selection of tools suited to our specialist makes so we can offer you the best result.

What do I do if something goes wrong or I'm not happy with my service?

Give us a call and let us know what went wrong as soon as possible so we can rectify it. If needed we will tow your vehicle back to our workshop to perform the required repairs.

Do you have payment plan options?

Yes we offer the ability to pay through Zip pay or Zip Money. See Zip website for terms and conditions.

Can I supply my own parts and just pay for labour?

Our policy is no, we do not fit parts supplied by customers as we want to be able to warranty our work and when the parts are supplied it becomes messy if there is a warranty issue. It keeps it much clearer if we provide both parts and labor.

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