Pre-Purchase Car Inspection - Cooper Automotive
Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

Have Cooper Automotive complete a vehicle inspection before you purchase a car. Our pre-purchase car inspection can save you and your family the cost of expensive surprises when buying a used car.

Our qualified mechanics are experts in testing cars and will give you an unbiased report so that you can purchase with confidence.  The full written report includes an estimate of any repair costs so that you can negotiate the right price with the seller.

Cooper Automotive has eight service locations throughout Tasmania, so having your new car purchase checked before you buy is easy and convenient and could save you a lot of money.

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  • Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports are based on a comprehensive inspection of the condition of the specific items set out in this inspection form. Customers who would like any parts of the vehicle removed or dismantled should ask Cooper Automotive for a quote.
  • Cooper Automotive will not be held responsible for any defects that could reasonably be expected to have become evident by the dismantling or removal of parts of the vehicle or are not included in the inspection list.
  • Supplementary Restraint or Air Bag Systems have been specifically excluded from this test due to the complexity of the test procedures. Clients who are considering the purchase of a vehicle fitted with an SRS Air Bag system are advised to refer the vehicle to an authorised service agent for system functionality.
  • Cooper Automotive will not be held liable for any electrical or electronic faults that could not have been reasonably identified at the time of the inspection due to the fault being intermittent in nature or would disassembly of vehicle components would be required in order to identify the fault/s
  • The Pre-Purchased Inspection Report is not a substitute for a roadworthy test which is a tolerance test. The customer acknowledges that a receipt of a satisfactory condition report does not mean that a vehicle will also pass a roadworthy test.
  • The Customer authorises the Examining Mechanic and Authorised Representatives of Cooper Automotive to drive the vehicle on public roads for testing purposes only.
  • Subject to the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) or any other act of Parliament, all implied terms and conditions are excluded.
  • To the extent permissible under the Trade Practices Act and any other act of parliament, the liability of Cooper Automotive for any loss or damage to the vehicle or suffered by the Customer by reason of:
  • Any breach of any term, conditions or warranty implied by such legislation, shall be limited to the supplying of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; and
  • Any breach of contract or statue or any tort (including negligence) committed by the Cooper Automotive shall be limited to an amount equal to the Pre-Purchase Inspection fee paid by the Customer to Cooper Automotive for the inspection.
Did you know we offer a broad range of services?
Know what you want? Choose one of our vehicle services below

New Car Warranty Service (Logbook)

Allow Cooper Automotive to service your new car with a Cooper New Car Warranty Service. We are qualified so you can keep your new car warranty but don’t have to pay dealer servicing prices.

Service and Safety Inspection and Premium Service

Looking for a low cost, high quality car service? Choose between our Service and Safety Inspection or upgrade to our Premium Service.

4WD Servicing

Cooper Automotive offers a specialised 4WD service to give you peace of mind. We know your 4WD or SUV needs a little more attention so we’ve developed a specific service to give you value for money.

$169 Basic Service

Priced from $169, the Cooper Automotive basic service is fantastic value. Giving your vehicle a regular basic service will keep your car reliable and safe.

Fleet Servicing

Cooper Fleet Servicing is designed to keep your vehicles on the road with quick and speedy service.