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Vehicle Inspection Services

RAA Vehicle Inspection Services

RAA Members receive 15% off full retail prices*.

Vehicle inspections can only be booked over the phone with an RAA consultant.

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We will contact you within one business day to arrange your booking with you.

For peace of mind with your vehicle, you can trust RAA's independent and impartial vehicle inspection service when buying or selling a car, planning a long driving trip or checking a vehicle where the warranty is about to expire. RAA's vehicle inspections are available from Monday to Friday in the Adelaide metro area through our convenient Mobile Vehicle Inspectors and our Mile End vehicle inspection workshop.

Yes Experienced and qualified vehicle inspectors
Yes Detailed, easy to understand report
Yes Competitively priced vehicle inspection services
Yes Wide ranging inspections available 

Prepurchase Total Care - DEC2013

Prepurchase Mechanical - DEC2013

Used Car Warranty Inspection - DEC2013

New Car Warranty Inspection - DEC2013

Owner Vehicle Condition Report - DEC2013

Other Vehicle Inspections - DEC2013

 

 


Prepurchase Total Care vehicle inspection

OverviewWhat we inspect

The Prepurchase Total Care inspection is designed for car buyers looking to get a vehicle inspected before they buy.

A technical advisor will review the inspection completed by the inspector and then ring the customer to give them an individual consultation.

This service can be completed by our mobile inspectors or at our Mile End workshop. Some vehicles may only be inspected in our workshop due to vehicle difficulty, inspection location difficulty and safety requirements.

  • Personal Properties Securities Register Check (PPSR) - Vehicle checked on database for encumbrances, theft or written off

  • Paint/Panel/Trim – Check for damage, condition, fit & previous repairs

  • Glass – Checked for damage & operation

  • Engine – Relative engine compression test completed by use of electronic test equipment to measure cylinder performance. Tests for compression gases entering cooling system, engine fuming, oil burning & abnormal operation/noises carried out.  Oil leakage reported.

  • Cooling System - Pressure tested for leaks, coolant condition, water pump, cooling fan, hoses, corrosion and radiator

  • Driveline - check oil leaks, damaged components, leakage

  • Suspension Steering - Check damage/worn components or leakage and if completed at Mile End Service Centre we will check the shock absorbers and side slip on our workshop test equipment.

  • Brakes - where possible wheels removed, check for damaged/worn components & leakage

  • Electrical Systems - Check external/internal lights, instruments, wipers, heater etc – CD/Tape players are not checked

  • Fuel Systems - Check damaged/worn components & leaks

  • Dual Fuel – Gas cylinders checked for compliance, and testing for switching to dual fuel performed only.

  • Chassis - Check for rust or damage

  • Road Test - check performance of engine, driveline, suspension, steering, brakes & speedometer operation

Price: 2013/14 prices range from $260

For a quote call 8202 4688

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Prepurchase Mechanical vehicle inspection

OverviewWhat we inspect

The Prepurchase Mechanical inspection is designed for car buyers looking to get a vehicle inspected before they buy.

This product does not attract a technical advisor follow up. Members can contact the Technical Advisory department for further information on 8202 4689.

This service can be completed by our mobile inspectors or at our Mile End workshop. Some vehicles may only be inspected in our workshop due to vehicle difficulty, inspection location difficulty and safety requirements.

  • All the above (Prepurchase Total Care) except for body/paint/interior condition and Personal Properties Securities Register Check (PPSR). This inspection is more suited to someone who is not concerned about the body/paint/interior condition.

Price: 2013/14 prices range from $230

For a quote call 8202 4688

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Used Car Warranty Inspection

OverviewWhat we inspect

The Used Car Warranty inspection is for customers who have purchased a vehicle from a South Australian Registered Dealer and they want to know what items require repairing and are covered under their South Australian statutory used car warranty.

This product does not attract a technical advisor follow up. Members can contact the Technical Advisory department for further information on 8202 4689.

This service can be completed by our mobile inspectors or at our Mile End workshop. Some vehicles may only be inspected in our workshop due to vehicle difficulty, inspection location difficulty and safety requirements.

Price: 2013/14 prices range from $210

For a quote call 8202 4688

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New Car Warranty Inspection

OverviewWhat we inspect

The New Car Warranty inspection is for customers who have purchased a brand new vehicle from a Dealer and they want to know what items require repairing and may be covered under their manufacturers’ warranty.

This product does not attract a technical advisor follow up. Members can contact the advisory department for further advice if required on 8202 4689.

What customers need to know:

It is impossible for us to know every detail of each manufacturers warranty items, especially as manufacturers are changing their warranty cover on a regular basis; however we will supply a detailed report that will allow individuals to compare the items found against their own manufacturers warranty information.

  • Paint/Panel/Trim – Check for damage, condition, fit & previous repairs however this inspection reports a detailed visual examination of these items. We are unable to check the internal vehicle framing and chassis and paint thickness as specialist equipment is required for these examinations.

    Check front and rear wheel alignment (including a sideslip test report)

    Shock absorber test report

  • Glass – Checked for damage & operation

  • Engine – Relative engine compression test completed by use of electronic test equipment to measure cylinder performance. Tests for compression gases entering cooling system, engine fuming, oil burning & abnormal operation/noises carried out.  Oil leakage reported.

  • Cooling System - Pressure tested for leaks, coolant condition, water pump, cooling fan, hoses, corrosion and radiator

  • Driveline - check oil leaks, damaged components, leakage

  • Suspension Steering - Check damage/worn components or leakage

  • Brakes - where possible wheels removed, check for damaged/worn components & leakage

  • Electrical Systems - Check external/internal lights, instruments, wipers, heater etc – CD/Tape players are not checked

  • Fuel Systems - Check damaged/worn components & leaks

  • Dual Fuel – Gas cylinders checked for compliance, and testing for switching to dual fuel performed only.

  • Chassis - Check for rust or damage

  • Road Test - check performance of engine, driveline, suspension, steering, brakes & speedometer operation

Price: 2013/14 prices range from $245

For a quote call 8202 4688

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Owner Vehicle Condition Report

OverviewWhat we inspect

This type of inspection is available for customers that simply want an inspection conducted on their vehicle for their own reasons (other than prepurchase, new car warranty and end of used car warranty inspections). This may be instances such as they would like their car inspected before they sell it, passing onto a family member or even having this inspection done before going on an extended holiday road trip.

This product does not attract a technical advisor follow up. Members can contact the advisory department for further advice if required on 8202 4689.

  • An inspection of Mechanical plus a road test. It is expected that owners would already have an understanding of their vehicle bodywork. (However, should an inspection requiring bodywork assessment be required, the new car warranty inspection can be used for this reason, but this will need to be discussed with the booking consultant)

Price: 2013/14 prices range from $210

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Other Vehicle Inspection Services (Accident Repairs Inspection, Body & Paint only)

Inspection of repairs restricted to paint & panel only. A safety check of some mechanical items is included. The vehicle is not cleaned during the inspection; if the vehicle is not clean the report on paint repairs is restricted. You should supply a copy of the repair quote and clean vehicle prior to inspection. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre. Please note: we do not measure paint thickness and x-ray structural components for defects.

 

Accident Repairs Inspection, Complete Vehicle

Inspection of paint, body, trim & mechanical components for quality of repair and/or damage. Includes front & rear wheel alignment. A written report is provided on completion of the inspection. The vehicle is not cleaned during the inspection; if the vehicle is not clean the report on paint repairs is restricted. You should supply a copy of the repair quote and clean vehicle prior to inspection. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre. Please note: we do not measure paint thickness and x-ray structural components for defects.

 

Chassis Alignment Check, No Inspection

Wheelbase & chassis alignment check. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Half Hour Diagnostic

0.5hr booking for diagnosis of one fault. Written report is provided on collection of vehicle. As much detail around the issue as possible must be given to the consultant at the time of the booking. It is advised that you discuss the nature of your vehicle concern with a Technical Advisor on 8202 4689 prior to booking. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Head Light Aim

Free to RAA Members since 1927

Adjustment to headlight aim, this product has been free of charge since 1927. This service is only offered to check and adjust headlight aim, we do not replace bulbs. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

LP Gas compliance inspection

Inspection of LPG installation to a motor vehicle to check compliance against AS/NZS 1425:2003 providing a pass or fail rating. The inspection does not supply the vehicle with a new certificate of compliance. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

One hour diagnostic inspection

1.0hr booking for diagnosis of one fault. Written report is provided on collection of vehicle. As much detail around the issue as possible must be given to the consultant at the time of the booking. It is advised that you discuss the nature of your vehicle concern with a Technical Advisor on 8202 4689 prior to booking. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Passenger Transport Board Inspection (PTB)

Passenger Transport Board 6 monthly inspections are required for 1 hour and are given a specific time when booked. They are conducted at our Mile End Service Centre only (brake, camera and meter testing included). Systems, basic mechanical, gas system and brakes tested on analyser. If vehicle fails inspection it will be required to submit for a recheck inspection. A fee will be payable for all subsequent recheck inspections. Vehicles exceeding 12 seats including driver should be referred to Transport SA.

 

Pre Accident Valuation

A mobile inspection of an accident damaged vehicle to determine its value prior to the accident to enable a fair price for settlement. Date of accident and value of any offer must be provided. Valuations are all researched and not available for a minimum of 2 days. If optional extras have been removed they will not be included in the valuation. If engine or transmission modifications have been carried out and are to be included in the valuation, copies of invoices must be supplied in support of the changes.

 

Roadworthy inspection for interstate cars

Roadworthy inspection of motor vehicles up to 12 seats and light commercials up to two tonnes. Accepted in all states except Victoria for re-registration purposes. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Roadworthy inspection for Interstate trailers

Roadworthy inspection of trailers and caravans for registration purposes for NSW, NT, QLD & WA only. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Speedo Test All Wheel Drive (Requires Tow Bar)

Speedo accuracy test for special vehicles including VW Beetles, Kombies, Station Wagons, Porsche 911, 930 to 1987 & all constant 4WD vehicles. All vehicles must have a towbar with tongue fitted to perform this test. This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre and can take up to 1 hour to complete and requires the vehicle to be driven on the road with special test equipment attached to the tow bar.

 

Speedometer Accuracy Inspection

Inspection for Speedo accuracy. NOTE: not odometer. We are unable to test vehicles that have constant 4WD / AWD permanently engaged unless the vehicle has a tow bar (see above). This inspection is only available at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Touch Key Immobiliser

Installation of a vehicle immobiliser to deter theft. Touch pad design to deactivate the immobiliser to start the vehicle. Automatically rearms when the engine is turned off. Meets Australian standards. The price may attract an extra $40.00 to remove old system if necessary. These are booked by the Vehicle Inspection Department directly on 8202 4643 and are fitted at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Transponder Immobiliser

Installation of vehicle transponder immobiliser system that requires no arm or disarm, and requires a key fob to be in close proximity to the vehicle ignition switch. Meets Australian standards. The price may attract an extra $40.00 to remove old system if necessary. These are booked by the Vehicle Inspection Department directly on 8202 4643 and are fitted at our Mile End Service Centre.

 

Workshop Recheck Inspection

This inspection is for the recheck of a previous RAA vehicle inspection to determine if listed faults, previously identified, have been rectified. These inspections are completed at our Mile End Service Centre workshop.

 

Written Vehicle Valuation

Inspection of a vehicle to determine its value for insurance and / or court purposes. The vehicle will be required for a minimum of two hours for the inspection. Report may not be available for 2 days after depending on research required to verify its value. These inspections are completed at our Mile End Service Centre workshop.

 

* Customers that are not RAA Members will be charged full retail prices.

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