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Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection

Make buying or selling a used vehicle easier
Pre-purchase Inspections

A Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection is independent and inspects the vehicle’s condition, to help you buy or sell a used vehicle.

Why buy a VINZ Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection?

  • Independence – You can trust us. We’re professional, independent, impartial and don’t carry out repair.
  • Inspection specialists – We’re vehicle inspection specialists, appointed by the NZ Transport Agency for over 20 years.
  • Experienced staff – Our Inspectors are WoF approved, so they know what to look for. Our staff inspect over 210,000 vehicles a year.
  • Peace of mind – You’ll receive a full PPI Report via email to help you make a purchasing decision.
  • Get clarity around the condition of a car before you buy it.
  • Buying a used vehicle is often a significant purchase and can be risky, particularly if you have limited mechanical knowledge.
  • By obtaining a independent assessment you have more information to help you decide whether to buy a vehicle or not.
  • A Pre-Purchase Inspection can give a buyer greater confidence in your vehicle and help you to sell it.
  • A VINZ Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection has a 98% AA Rating.


What's included?
Your VINZ Pre-purchase inspection will cover the following items:
  • A 100+ point vehicle check, by a NZTA approved inspector.
  • Steering, brakes and car handling – we test-drive.
  • Engine - any noise, fumes or smoke?
  • Battery and alternator – condition and operation.
  • Exterior of the radiator, water pump and hoses – condition, including leaks.
  • Wheels and tyre tread depth - any damage?
  • Suspension - any damage, leaks or wear?
  • Lights and radio – are these working?
  • Exterior of the vehicle - any dents, corrosion or damage?
  • Interior of the vehicle - any damage, wear and tear or stains?
  • Car jack, wheel brace, spare wheel and tool kit.
  • A list of potential WoF faults and safety defects that may require attention.
  • A review of any recommended repairs.

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How long will it take?

Allow two hours. Please drop-off your vehicle 15 mins. prior to your booking time. You're welcome to wait if you'd like.

Why choose VINZ?
We are New Zealand's independent vehicle inspection specialists. See what sets us apart from the rest.
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