Classic Car and Motorcycle Pre Purchase Inspection

The purchase of a classic vehicle can be a major expense fraught with risk. Our team will run your prospective purchase through a complete inspection process to ensure that your money will be well spent. Making a mistake in this area can be a disaster so please let us help.

Many of the vehicles on our radar are at least 40, 50, or 60 years old. They may have been subjected to a lifetime of misuse and/or poor repairs. We will run your prospective purchase through a detailed checklist to discover hidden problems. All mechanical and electrical systems will be thoroughly evaluated. Rust is of particular concern on an old vehicle as proper repairs may be very costly. We have seen many examples of deception in this area. Severe rust damage can be disguised by any number of techniques and it takes an expert eye to discover this. We have a lifetime of experience in restoring and examining classic vehicles and we can help you make an informed decision.


Pre purchase inspection includes the following:

  •   Check Engine Oil Level
  •  Check Gearbox Oil Level
  • Check Differential Oil Level
  • Check Brake & Clutch Fluid Levels
  • Check Fuel Level
  • Check Washer Fluid Level
  • Check Handbrake Operation
  • Check Tire Pressures
  • Check Wheel Nuts or Knock-Offs
  • Check Tire Changing Equipment
  • Check Coolant Level & Strength
  • Check Battery Charge
  • Check Radio Operation
  • Check A/C Operation
  • Check Horn Operation
  • Check Wiper Operation
  • Check Steering Wheel Security
  • Check Clutch Adjustment
  • Check Headlamp Aiming
  • Check Front Wheel Alignment
  • Check Light Operation
  • Tail Lamps, Turn Signal, Brake Lamps, Back-Up Lamps
  • Instrument Lamp, Interior Lamps, License Plate Lamp
  • Check Instrument Operation; Water, Temp, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Ammeter, Tachometer, Speedometer, Clock, Fuel
  • Engine Bay Visual Inspection
  • Under car Visual Inspection
  • Inspect for rust
  • Inspect for body damage
  • Inspect for paint issues
  • Check for Current Registration
  • Test Drive; Check Brake AND Steering Operation