Buying Second Hand Vehicles

With the current state of the second hand market absolutely crazy, we are seeing more and more people paying what used to be well over what the vehicles are worth. Unfortunately that’s just how it is now and the demand dictates the prices.

This however is a huge concern as we are getting customers having to pay more for cars that really ar not worth it, especially with people being aware of what’s going on and selling their cars for way above what the should be.

So in saying that here are our top 5 reasons to get a Pre Purchase Inspection done.

  • Ensure you are buying a safe vehicle
  • Great negotiating tool with the seller
  • You can potentially save yourself thousands in repairs from buying a lemon
  • Help you set a more accurate price during negotiations
  • We can give you peace of mind and confidence moving forward on your purchase

So do yourself a favour and get your future purchase inspected. Roadworthy or not ( roadworthy is really just a basic safety inspection and really comes down to interpretation, so in saying that you could take a car to 5 inspection stations and you would get 5 different opinions ) go the extra mile and get a pre purchase inspection for your own peace of mind!

Here is what you can expect from a Pre Purchase Inspection done by My Roady Guy –

Full exterior & interior inspection + report with photos and findings

  • Full PPSR report – To check if there is any money owing on the vehicle, if the vehicle has ever been written off or reported stolen
  • Check tyres, brakes, suspension, underbody
  • Test seat belts, horn, locks
  • Test all vehicle electrics
  • Rust inspection
  • Visual accident repair check
  • Service history check
  • Test HVAC heating/aircon
  • Engine operation
  • Transmission operation / function ( including 4wd systems when applicable )
  • Inspect and report on any leaks
  • Visual hail + flood damage and obvious accident repair check
  • Report on issues that may require attention in the future
  • Diagnostic scan of vehicle computer system ( most vehicles capable as long as it has a working connection port )
  • Road test for brake operation, engine noises, transmission shifting, steering, suspension and more.
  • Each inspection comes with a full comprehensive report with photos and findings sent to your email address and or phone!

So when you want some peace of mind on your next vehicle purchase so you know at least what you can expect moving forward, call us here at My Roady Guy to take the guesswork out of it for you and stop you from possibly buying a LEMON!


With over 20 years experience in the Automotive and Motorcycle industries Michael has the knowledge and knowhow. From performance & handling, Buying on your behalf ( locating vehicle, Inspecting vehicle, negotiating the deal, complying and delivering to your door), Pre Purchase Inspections, mod plating to roadworthy’s Michael has you covered.