Pre-Purchase Inspections

from just $149.

Save the hassle, send our experienced inspectors direct to the car.

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  • We send our inspector directly to the seller, saving all the messy logistics. 
  • Get a comprehensive report, delivered to your email in minutes.
  • Readily available in the next 1-2 days. 

Add an extra for further peace of mind.

Detailed Interior & Exterior Report

If you’ve not see the car in person or you are concerned it has previously been in a crash, add the detailed interior/ exterior report and we will take an even more thorough look over the condition of the vehicles panels, paint, carpets and much much more.

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Computer Diagnostic Scan

We will run a full diagnostic health check over the vehicle via our sophisticated computers, picking up any current and historical OBD2 error codes. This is highly recommended.

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Relative Compression Test

A relative compression test, allows you to easily determine if all the cylinders in an engine have equal compression. 

(Not applicable to diesel or hybrid vehicles.)

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Hybrid Battery Test

Buying an Hybrid? You will want to know how much life remains in the main battery via our custom built tech for Toyotas and Honda hybrid & EVs. 

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Vehicle History Check

You will know all the important facts such as any hidden debts, inconsistent odometer readings or if the vehicle has been reported stolen.


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What is the inspection process?

We make the inspection process super simple, and you get a comprehensive report almost immediately after we’ve finished the inspection.

You order an inspection online

Place an order for a vehicle inspection through the My Auto Shop’s website or by phone on (09) 887 8317.

Our Inspector Inspects

Our expert inspector will go to the vehicle to perform the inspection. Please provide the sellers details on the booking form so we are able to contact them directly if necessary.

Receive your report

Once the inspector has completed the report it gets emailed and text to you straight away. Got a question? Simply give us a call and we will organise for the Inspector to give you a complimentary call back at a time the suits.

See what people are saying.

With thousands of happy customers, we’re confident you will be stoked with our Pre Purchase Inspection as well.

Taylor Dunn reviewed My Auto Shop
My Auto Shop’s technician completed a pre-purchase inspection for a vehicle which we ended up purchasing. Very easy report to understand and communicate was A+ class. Would highly recommend using My Auto Shops remote technician for this service. The seller was also happy with how the technician handled themselves.

DC Hoops reviewed My Auto Shop
Had a Pre Purchase assessment carried out. Booked through my auto shop and service was great. Seamless booking experience and the online report was very well done. Got my recommendations and took them to the car dealer to have issues sorted or negotiated. Thanks My Auto Shop!

Connie Edwards reviewed My Auto Shop
I had a remote Pre Purchase inspection done! What a fantastic service! Booked it online and the communication from time of booking to receiving the report was great. Friendly and helpful communication which is what a woman who knows nothing about vehicles needs. Would recommend this service. It’s well worth the price paid! Thanks so much

Frank Hurst reviewed My Auto Shop
Was extremely helpful. I live out of Auckland, and couldn't easily view a vehicle to check it. Paul booked me in and everything was so easy. The report was thorough and highlighted concerns. I highly recommend them!

How does our Pre Purchase Inspection Compare?

Car's not in AKL, WGN or CHC?

We’ve partnered with hundreds of workshops around the country that can inspect your next car. Alternatively, you can book in with the VTNZ via our website by following the link below.

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With hundreds of happy customers, we’re confident you will be stoked with our Pre Purchase Inspector too.

How soon after I place my order will I get my report?

When you confirm a booking with us via our website or over the phone, we lock in the day and time of the inspection. Reports are usually available for review within an hour or two of the scheduled start time. If there is a delay caused by weather, the sellers availability, or traffic, we will typically let you know if its expected to be more than a couple of hours. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Team on (09) 887 8317 if you have any questions.

What happens if they sell the vehicle I ordered an inspection on?

If the vehicle sells before we get there, we can either provide you a refund or put your order on hold while you look for another vehicle. When you find another vehicle you’d like us to inspect, we’ll transfer the details and send our inspector right away!

The car I am interested in doesn’t have a current WOF. Will you still inspect it?

We are able to complete all of the elements of the inspection except for the road test. It is worth noting that this is an important part of the inspection but there remains a lot of mechanical components we are able to provide assurance around in any case.

How big can my vehicle be?

Our inspectors are able to inspect vehicles with a vehicle weight of up to 3 tonne.

How long does a Pre Purchase Inspection take?

A My Auto Shop Pre-purchase Inspection takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes, depending on which modules are selected. If you are a buyer, please make sure you advise the person who owns the vehicle of the booking times.