Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspections
Incar Automotive Ltd established 2007.
New Zealand’s most comprehensive and detailed inspection on the market. We thrive on going that extra mile to cover the vital areas of your next vehicle that others miss or do not include, our service is not oversold by a fancy website just pure facts based on the vehicle’s condition.
I Carl will take all phone calls, do all inspections, complete all reports, answer all questions and write all contents on both this website and my google maps website. you will see similar contents and information on other inspection company websites.
Get the most comprehensive pre-purchase vehicle inspection offered in Nz guaranteed! No other inspection company takes as long to accurately inspect and report the condition of the vehicle as Incar pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Inspections are limited to 3 (winter) 4 (summer) vehicles per day not 6-12 like other companies in 8hrs. i’m generally completing reports upto 2-3am.
Incar has invested over $100k worth of stock, tools and highly advanced up to date equipment for your benefit.
Phone Carl: 0276946227
international clients: +64276946227
8am-1am (Nzst) for bookings
NZQA (Nz) and MVRIA (Aus.) qualified Automotive Engineer since 1994.
Warrant of fitness standards inspector. wof items are checked according to the law.
2000 plus video’s of real tests, not just boxes ticked
Highest rated genuine non-3rd party reviews on google by Google users in Nz who have employed and paid for our services.
As of 18-6-2018
Japanese vehicles start @ $195 for mechanical inspections (excludes interior) and $205 for full inspections. 3-4hrs in total
older vehicles, pre 2000 for example Landcruisers, Hilux’s etc now start from $215 mechanic and $230 for full inspections due to time to inspect and prepare reports
European vehicles start @ $205 for a Mechanical inspection (excludes interior) $215 for full inspection. 3-4 hrs in total
Modified vehicles withdrawn from inspecting.
Prestige and exotic vehicles, please consult for pricing. hrs unlimited
Hybrid vehicles, start @ $195 for a mechanical inspection and $205 for a full inspection, includes battery life remaining test, battery health test and also all live hybrid/battery data of cells, ohms, voltages, temperature etc. all data recorded and emailed to you. 3-4 hrs, vehicle covered for battery health/life remaining tests-
1. 2016-2018 Prius Gen4, 2. 2009-2015 Prius Gen3, 3. 2003-2009 Prius Gen2, 4. 2001-2003 Prius Gen1, 5. Auris, 6. Mirai, 7. Prius C, 8. Camry Hybrid, 9. Avalon Hybrid, 10. Highlander Hybrid, 11. Lexus CT200h, 12. Lexus ES300h, 13. Lexus HS250h, 14. Lexus RX400h, 15. Lexus RX450h, 16. Lexus GS450h, 17. Lexus LS600h. 18 All Aqua’s.
Honda Hybrids– using dealership-level diagnostic scanners the battery will be tested via self-test, these tests will provide information of any past cell failure.
Mitsubishi PHEV, battery cell data down loaded, battery capacity sustainability test (battery life remaining), Mitsubishi states 8-10% depreciation over the first year from new then approxiatemly 4% depreciation every year after.
Electric vehicles, start @ $195 includes SOH (state of health) battery test with percentage results and data analyzed (all Nissan Leaf Vehicles), number of fast and slow charges, all battery live data recorded and emailed in pdf which includes pages of live data for future reference using up to date dealership-level diagnostic scanners. please note battery refresh resets are happening to momentarily increase battery life remaining SOH test results, not so much in Nz yet if you are concerned incar will advise you on the tests required after purchasing. 3-4hrs
Mechanical inspections start @ $195 excludes interior but tools/spare tyre/inflation device, structure etc. checked so if you have viewed the vehicle and are happy with the interior then a mechanical inspection will cover the rest of the vehicle.
Plus travelling fees, example Henderson will incur a $20 travelling, Albany $20 travelling fee. Papakura $20 travelling fee, Botany $15 travelling fee, Penrose, Greenlane, Otahuhu, Mt Eden etc. no travelling but you will be advised.
Incar will provide you with a full detailed report along with a file incar has created for the not so savoy car people explaining what the tests are for.
Items checked is unlimited. pictures taken of almost everything which includes all exterior, dents, marks etc., pictures of all interior, under bonnet components, under vehicle includes suspension, tyres, wheels structure and so forth, generally between 100-300 pictures for standard vehicles. This is a bonus for unseen vehicles and evidence if needed for any disputes with sellers or wof/compliance authorities, disputes tribunal etc.
real engine tests carried out using the same powerful diagnostic oscilloscope that 20 car manufacturers around the world use when developing engines which enable us to provide you with engine cylinder balance tests, relative compression tests where applicable, battery/starter/alternator tests.
We specialise in EXTENSIVE diagnostic scanning. All of our computer diagnostics are uniquely set up to suit each particular make and model to retrieve hidden faults and data that is regularly missed with generic scanning.
Full factory diagnostic ecu (all onboard computers) scanning up to 2019. diagnostic scan results reports emailed to you along with live engine data and where applicable speedometer ecu readings, last code/codes erased (Kms/hrs.) etc., under vehicle pictures of engine, transmission/gearbox, axles, c.v boots, steering system, drive belts, structure, spare tyre, tyre inflation kit, tools, interior pictures, dents marks and scratches, stone chips on windscreen, light lenses, wof items plus much much more!
Inspections take 3-5 hrs. to complete and are valued well over $470 plus GST, this includes driving to the location, practical inspection, preparing the report, unlimited pictures, report and pictures emailed to you. Preferably Gmail.
Please advise private sellers of time required @ their location approx. 1.5hrs and will require their vehicle being parked behind our van, flattish hard surface and an area with room to open all doors, the roadside is fine.
It’s easy to book, simply make contact with me then either email or texts me the seller’s contact details, a description of the vehicle and your email address, I will arrange an approximate time and location directly with the seller. our insurance cover has been specially configured an inserted into our public liability insurance cover for vehicle inspections and includes plugging in authorized electronic equipment into vehicles main brain (ecu) hence we don’t use cheap code readers for hybrid/ev batteries state of health checks via free apps! Fully insured to work on, dismantle components and test drive vehicles up to $300,000 (market value) proof of insurance can be provided to sellers of higher valued vehicles
Incar uses the latest up to date highly advanced smart diagnostic tools with the most extensive coverage for more than 80 Japanese, European, American and Chinese makes and thousands of models, this gives us exceptional OE-Level diagnostic scanning for your benefit that means we can carry out dealer level diagnostic scanning from the humble 1996 Corolla right up to the latest 2019 Ferrari and almost everything in between!
During the inspection I email diagnostic scan reports, live data reports etc., these are not the full inspection report! also where applicable I will be sending links to videos I upload during the inspection of compression and or cylinder balance tests etc.
Incar does not leave any contact details as in flyers or business cards at any car yard, generally speaking, we are not the most preferred inspection company for most low-end car dealers, it is not uncommon for Incar to remind dealers of their obligations as registered motor vehicle traders! Why would you choose a company from their preferred list of inspectors?
As of 1-1-2019 Incar has withdrawn form inspecting back-packer or freedom camper vans/cars under $8000 and older than 2005 being sold by the private seller which are not self-contained.
Unfortunately due to non-payers payment is due once the inspection has been confirmed with the Vendor.
Cancellation fee, within 24 hrs. of the confirmed time/day a $80 fee will be charged, this is a because other inspections have been turned away, if prior then a full refund will be processed.
Some of the reason Incar gets banned from car yards, these vehicles had recently passed strict compliance and wof inspections.
MUST READ- Deposits: if you are forced to pay a deposit @ any car yard personally write on the sales agreement that the inspection will be done by Incar Automotive Ltd and that you will only proceed with the purchase if the vehicle is up to Incar’s standards NOT any other companies, if not you require full refund within 24 hrs., have both parties sign the insert. Ideally, try and avoid paying any holding deposit.
I would highly recommend Incar automotive to anyone. I can’t sing his praises enough…