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Car Pre-Purchase Inspections

In the wild world of used car buying, a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) can be the ultimate truth-teller. Automotive Doctor Motor Garage take the initiative to guide every buyer in car pre-purchase giving you peace of mind knowing that you’re buying a car that’s safe and reliable. It can also help you avoid costly repairs down the road by identifying potential issues before they become major problems. As a bonus, the inspection results can be used to negotiate a better deal with the seller, especially if any issues are discovered during the inspection.

What does a pre-purchase inspection entail?


  • Inspect the car’s body and paint for signs of damage, rust, or other issues.
  • Look for  large paint scratches that may eventually lead to rust or corrosion.
  • Check the tires and wheels for wear and tear.

2. Interior:

  • Examine the car’s seats, dashboard, and other interior components for signs of damage or wear.
  • Test the car’s electrical systems, including the air conditioning, radio, and other features.

3. Engine:

  • Perform a detailed inspection of the car’s engine, checking for signs of premature wear.
  • Examine the oil, coolant, and other fluids to ensure they’re at the correct levels.

4. Transmission:

  • Inspect the car’s transmission, checking for any issues with shifting, noise, or fluid levels.

5. Brakes:

  • Test the car’s brakes to ensure they’re working properly and don’t need replacement.
  • Look for signs of brake rotor damage, which could be indicative of poor vehicle maintenance.

6. Suspension:

  • Inspect the car’s suspension system, checking for signs of wear or damage that could affect the car’s handling or ride comfort.

7.Exhaust system:

  • Examine the car’s exhaust system, checking for leaks or other issues that could affect emissions or performance.
  • Look for signs of catalytic converter theft.


  • Assess the car’s electronic systems, including battery, alternator, and starter.

9. Odometer:

  • Check for signs of mileage rollback fraud, comparing odometer readings to vehicle history reports.

What does a pre-purchase inspection entail?

Pre-Purchase Mechanical Assessment Fee (Per Vehicle): 13,800 Kenya shillings

Please note that the above prices are exclusive of all applicable taxes and fees. Payment terms would be announced upfront before commencing the services.

We assure you that I will carry out the vehicle pre-purchase inspection diligently, ensuring that the pre-purchase mechanical assessment will be conducted by qualified and experienced technicians, providing you with a comprehensive report to make an informed decision.

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