Pre-purchase inspections are not mandatory and getting one completed is entirely up to you. If you’re not mechanically minded, or just want that added peace of mind before you buy your next car, a pre-purchase inspection is a great idea.
A car diagnostic test including a full system scan, analysis and report can take anywhere between 15-30 minutes.
This test involves using a diagnostic scan tool to plug into your car and communicate with the various computers. The scan tool reads the data held in the computer to help the technician to discover and diagnose problems or errors.
No. Scan tool diagnostics test are completely safe and will not affect your warranty.
In addition to requiring you to fill out the appropriate paperwork and paying fees, most states in Australia will also require a safety or roadworthy inspection be completed prior to registering your vehicle. Check your relevant government transport website to find out more.
QLD - within 14 days
NSW - ASAP. If your vehicle is kept or garaged in NSW and doesn't have NSW registration then it is considered ‘unregistered’
VIC - No specified time
ACT, WA, SA, NT and TAS - For all these states, you have 3 months