SERVICES

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PRE-PURCHASE
INSPECTION

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CAR PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION | COMPLETE VEHICLE PRE-PURCHASE DIAGNOSIS

 

The car you want. The assurance you need.

 

Buying a second-hand car in Dubai can be really hard work. Even with the confident claims of a showroom, a service centre, or a private owner, it’s not so simple to truly verify that information and claim. Having a vehicle pre-purchase inspection can help ease your hesitation of buying a used car. A car pre-purchase inspection consists of an inspection checklist that inspects the car “bumper to bumper”.

Our certified and experienced mechanics will give you a complete vehicle inspection with a full condition report, with personal recommendations. The critical parts, such as the car engine, air conditioning, suspension, and much more are deeply checked to find all underlying issues. The idea of driving around searching for an inspection centre can be stressful and time consuming, that’s we offer free pickup and delivery service. We’ll do the heavy lifting to give you convenience and peace of mind


If you’re currently thinking “where to get a car pre-purchase inspection near me?” Our recovery team ensures we’ll be at your location in less than an hour. We use the latest advanced software and equipment to cater to all European and American car brands. Our checklist will help you make the right decision on the next car you want to buy. Customers love our pre-purchase inspection service because it gives them a 360-degree view before deciding.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU GET A CAR PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION?

 

Purchase with confidence

Our pre-purchase inspection report offers a detailed view into the vehicle condition so you’ll know exactly whether to buy or not!

 

Avoid costly surprises

Finding out the complete vehicle history and its previous repairs tells you a story of how the car will be performing moving forward. And it helps you avoid any costly surprises.

 

Better Negotiation with Seller

All second-hand cars will have either minor or major flaws. A comprehensive car inspection report will tell you what’s working and what isn’t, then you can have this report as leverage to negotiate the price better with the car seller.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH OUR CAR PPI SERVICE

 

Pre-Purchase Inspection Checklist

Engine:

  • Engine valve gasket

  • Engine oil pan gasket

  • Engine crankshaft oil seal

  • Engine timing case gasket

  • Engine oil filter gasket

  • Spark plugs

  • General oil leaks

  • Engine alternator belt

  • Engine water pump belt

  • Engine power steering belt

  • Belt pullies

  • Belt tensioners

  • Air filter

  • Engine oil filter

  • Engine mounting

  • Water pump

  • Power steering pump

  • Alternator

  • Engine ticking noise

  • Exhaust health

  • Fuel relay pressure

 

Cooling System:

  • Coolant level

  • Coolant condition

  • Cooling system air

  • leak test

  • Cracks in tank

  • Water pump free spin

  • Engine idle check

  • Condenser fan condition

  • Engine fan clutch

 

HVAC:

  • Cabin temperature

  • AC gas condition

  • Bio smell

  • Compressor clutch operation

  • AC gas leak check

 

Gearbox/Transmission/Drivetrain:

  • Front oil seal

  • Rear oil seal

  • Transmission oil

  • Transmission mounts

  • Vibration test

  • Gear Shift performance

  • Downshift smoothness/lag

  • Gear Shifter temperature

 

Transfer Case:

  • Oil condition

  • Mounts

  • Leaks

  • Driveshaft player

 

Differential:

  • Oil seals

  • Axle seals

  • Oil condition

  • Mounting

  • U-turn performance

  • Figure 8 performance

  • Highway noise

  • Throttle-induced reaction

  • Acceleration judder

 

Driveshaft(s):

  • Driving Judder

  • Flex disc condition

  • Input & output flanges

  • Check for cracks, discoloration, or dust 
     

Suspension:

  • Bushes

  • Shocks manual pressure test

  • Shocks top mounts & bearings

  • Sway bar links

  • Control arms

  • Steering rods

  • Wheel bearing check

 

Brakes:

  • Disc thickness

  • Front discs smoothness

  • Rear discs smoothness

  • Front brake pads wear

  • Rear brake pads wear

  • Front brake pads surface

  • Rear brake pads surface

  • Brake pedal travel

  • Brake lines and fittings

  • Master cylinder

  • Brake fluid check

 

Electrical:

  • Headlights

  • Taillights

  • Third brake light

  • Indicators light

  • Wipers and washer nozzle

  • Interior lights

  • Speedometer

  • Check stokes

  • Cruise control

  • Battery voltage

  • Seats motors

  • Sunroof

  • Soft Top

  • Hardtop

  • AC system

  • Radio

  • entertainment screen

  • Windows function

  • Steering column function

 

Tyres:

  • Production date

  • Tears

  • Tyre pressure level

  • Dryness

 

What to expect at The Gearbox Auto Service:
 

  • Dealership Standards Pre-Purchase Inspection with affordable market prices

  • 100% genuine parts with extended warranty

  • Advanced-Data system to track the history of your car

  • Staff that prioritize their customer and car needs above all else

  • FREE inspection, FREE Pickup and Delivery, FREE car wash and waxing, FREE oil change vouchers (seasonal offerings)

 

Our facilities have what your car needs:

 

  • Biggest independent European & American car service centre

  • Advanced, easy access, and well-maintained workshop

  • 15,000 Square foot workshop

  • 20 car lifts

  • Turnover of 30 cars per day

  • Engine room and Transmission/gearbox room dedicated for sensitive repairs

  • Certified technicians with Luxury car repair experience

  • 3,000 spare parts available in storage

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