Buying a Car

Before you buy a car – Pre-Purchase Inspections

Buying a car is probably the second biggest purchase you can make and if you buy the wrong car it can cost you dearly. At EuroService we strongly suggest before you sign the dotted line, you get the vehicle assessed by an Independent European specialist – like us for instance!

We have found general car inspection services don’t have the expertise and product knowledge when it comes to Euro cars and can miss or incorrectly report on faults. One large nationwide organisation missed $14,000 dollars worth of rust on a car one of our customers recently purchased!!

Many second hand cars are not maintained properly, even if they have had a “full dealership service history”. You can spent a lot of hard earned cash getting your recently purchased vehicle up to to a suitable standard.

We have seen it many times before – it’s better to KNOW what Repairs and Servicing the vehicle requires BEFORE you buy it. This simple process can save you literally thousands. A cheap investment at $199 incl GST.

The Pre-Purchase inspection takes approximately 2-3 hours, and is a detailed inspection. We have not got x-ray vision but we will generally know if the car is genuine or not.

We try to accommodate these inspections at short notice as we appreciate time can be of the essence when a deal needs to be done!

Mechanical Warranties

Most reputable Used Car Dealers will offer a third party Warranty Policy, normally for 3 or 4 years. The right Mechanical Warranty can be a lifesaver if something major goes wrong, but they are not all created equal – talk to us first.

It can give you peace of mind for 3 years. Remember they won’t cover 100% of failures, service items, wear and tear etc. It is critical to keep the servicing up to date. Don’t go over in Km’s or time – it will end in tears.

The Warranties generally will have an excess payable for each unrelated claim, so 3 faults can be 3 excesses.

Don’t rush, do your homework, buy the lowest mileage, newest car you can afford, and don’t forget to haggle.

Good luck, Peter