Choose RACQ Vehicle Inspections for service you can count on

Whether you're hitting the open road or buying a run-around, it's important to know your car is ready to hit the road. Little faults can cause a lot of damage, and they're not always noticeable to the untrained eye. That's where our team of experienced technicians comes in. Whether you're after a pre-purchase inspection, safety certificate, or comprehensive mechanical check, we'll assess your car and give you a report you can trust.

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RACQ members save up to $50

Compare your RACQ Vehicle Inspection options

Your technician will use a hand-held computer to compile a report on the checks below, with the number of checks completed depending on the inspection you choose. They’ll also include supporting photos where possible.

Vehicle inspection details

Master
Check

Mechanical
Check

Mobile
Check

Brakes
With all wheels and brake drums removed, brakes are inspected (exception: dual rear wheel vehicles).

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Body (panels and paint)
General panel and paint condition. Checking for signs of repair and damage.

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Interior
Interior trim including seats, restraints, window and door mechanisms.

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Glass
Condition of windscreen and operation of all windows.

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Door locks
Including central locking mechanisms.

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Under body inspection
Including panels, frames, steering and suspension, exhaust and driveline components.

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Road wheels
Including tyre tread depth and condition.

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Engine
Including cooling system pressure test and component check, drive belts, engine oil level and condition, computer fault codes.

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Oil leaks
Report on all visible engine, driveline and brake system oil leaks.

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Electrical system
Including battery, alternator and charging system check, light operation and condition, horn, heater demister and air-conditioning operation.

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Road test
Testing steering, suspension, brake operation, engine and driveline operation.

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Car history check
A car history check will reveal if the vehicle has money owing, is leased, has been stolen, written-off, and any odometer rollback reported.

Optional extra

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Safety certificate

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$85

Member pricing

$299

$225

$249

Non-member pricing

$349

$275

$299

Why choose RACQ for your vehicle inspection?

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    Give your buyer peace of mind

    RACQ has a reputation for conducting honest, professional inspections.

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    We have qualified inspectors

    our team of experienced technicians know cars inside and out. 

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    We can come to a car dealership or your home

    Book a mobile check today for your new or used car. 

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    Take advantage of RACQ member discounts

    Members save up to $50 on the RRP of vehicle inspections.  

RACQ Vehicle Inspection locations

We have dozens of RACQ vehicle inspectors throughout Queensland. Find your local workshop or ask us about booking a mobile vehicle inspection today.

Things to note

Before booking an RACQ Vehicle Inspection, please ensure you read and understand the terms and conditions. If you have any questions relating to the terms and conditions, please call 1800 629 501.