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Guide To Preparing Your Car For A Mobile Inspection

When it comes to selling your car, the importance of a thorough mobile mechanic inspection cannot be overstated. This process not only ensures that your vehicle is in top-notch condition but also significantly boosts buyer confidence, potentially increasing the value of your car. However, to make the most out of this inspection, there are several steps you should take to prepare your vehicle.

Clear Out Personal Items

Firstly, cleanliness is paramount. A clean vehicle always helps with the sale of your car, as it increases its value by reflecting undeniable quality. Vehicles that are not clean during inspections make it difficult for mechanics to identify imperfections for the buyer. From a buyer’s perspective, this diminishes their confidence as imperfections may not be highlighted, which may jeopardise the sale of the vehicle. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure your car is spotless before the inspection.

Before the mobile mechanic arrives, take a moment to declutter your car. Remove any personal belongings, trash, or unnecessary items from the cabin and boot. Not only does this provide clear access to different areas of the vehicle that may need inspection, but it also shows respect for the professional who will be working on your car.

Wash Your Car

Side of a Porsche sports car

A clean car isn’t just about making a good impression; it’s about functionality, too. Dirt and grime can mask potential issues or leaks that need attention. Give your car a good wash, or at least ensure that key areas like the engine bay and undercarriage are free from excessive dirt.

Have The Service History Ready

Next, have all service history on hand. Ensure that all necessary documentation is readily available for the mobile mechanic to go through. This includes registration papers, insurance documents, and any previous service records. Having these on hand can help the mechanic better understand the history and condition of your car, leading to a more accurate assessment.

Vehicle Accessibility

Another important aspect to consider is the location where the inspection will take place. Ensure the vehicle is parked in an area that is well-lit, dry, and flat. This lets the mechanic move freely around the vehicle and identify its condition well. Tight spaces and dark areas make it difficult for the mechanic, and they may miss out on some aspects, which also affects the confidence of the buyer. A flat, stable surface is also ideal for safety reasons as it allows for any equipment, such as jacks or diagnostic tools, to be used effectively.

Also, make sure your car is not wet, as wet cars also hide body imperfections such as hail damage – a dry car eliminates the risk of not identifying these issues if they are present.

Note Any Concerns

Be ready to share all the imperfections in the car you know about. If you’ve noticed any odd noises, smells, or performance issues with your vehicle, write them down so you can inform the mobile mechanic. This information can guide them towards potential problems that may not be immediately apparent during a standard inspection. This speeds up the inspection process and supports the mechanics’ report to the buyer, giving the buyer confidence that they know what they are purchasing.

Prepare For Engine Inspection

For an engine inspection, it’s best if the engine is cool but not cold. Ideally, run your car for about 10 minutes before the scheduled inspection time. This allows for easier inspection of certain components without the risk of burns from hot surfaces.

Last Checks

  • Ensure that all spare keys are present. Not having spare keys for a vehicle is always risky and costly. This provides buyers with added security that no additional costs will be present should the one and only key go missing.
  • Lastly, it is wise to detail your vehicle prior to a sale. However, before detailing, ensure an engine inspection has been carried out, and any items such as leaks have been noted. An engine bay detail can hide leaks and become a nasty surprise after the car has been sold.

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By following the steps listed above, you’ll ensure that your car is primed and ready for a mobile inspection. Not only does this preparation facilitate a smoother check-up process, but also demonstrates diligence in vehicle care – something every professional mechanic appreciates.

Remember that regular inspections are key in identifying potential issues before they become major problems. With Verifiinspect, you have access to top-notch mobile mechanics who bring expertise right to your doorstep – ensuring that no matter how busy life gets, you can get a mobile car inspection at your convenience.

Book a pre-purchase inspection today. Our Australia-wide service ensures we can provide you with a mechanic no matter where you are.

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