Why trust an RACQ Vehicle Inspection?

Whether you’re hitting the open road or buying a new run-around, it’s important to know your car’s up to the job. 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 come in. At RACQ we’re committed to helping Queenslanders keep safe on the road. We’re skilled in checking out all types of cars. Plus, when you’re an RACQ member you’ll enjoy generous savings on our mechanical inspections.

Thinking of buying a used car? Heading off on a trip? Trust an RACQ Vehicle Inspection before you hop into the driver’s seat.

  • Mobile pre-purchase inspections
  • Mechanical check
  • Safety certificates
  • Written report provided with photos
  • Car history check
  • RACQ member discount

Book an RACQ Vehicle Inspection

Our range of vehicle inspections are made to suit all types of cars. Whether you’re after a pre-purchase inspection, safety certificate, or comprehensive mechanical check; our team of qualified professionals will assess your car and give you results you can trust. Using our hand-held computer we’ll compile the report as we go, and where possible supporting photos are included. After an inspection from trusted motoring professionals? Call RACQ first. Please see RACQ Vehicle Inspection terms and conditions.

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.

Master Check

Buying a used car? Trust an RACQ Master Check before you make a purchase. Our comprehensive workshop inspection looks at all the mechanical components, including brakes and tyres. It’s a bumper to bumper inspection which means we will inspect everything in between.

RACQ members - $299.00
Non-members - $349.00

Book online

Mechanical Check

Heading off on a road-tripping adventure? We’ll inspect the mechanical components of your car including brakes, wheels, engine, electrics and more. Keep safe on Queensland’s roads with a car inspection before you leave.

RACQ members - $225.00
Non-members - $275.00

Book online

Mobile Check  

At a dealership and need an inspection? No problem! Our skilled technicians are trained to come to a home or car dealership and complete a Mobile Check on the spot. We’ll check over the car body, interior and exterior, glass, tyres, engine, oil, electrics and more.

RACQ members - $249.00
Non-members - $299.00

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Mobile Check + Safety Certificate  

Selling your car? We’ll come out to you and perform a Mobile Check and issue a safety certificate. Give potential buyers peace of mind knowing you’ve had your car checked over by Queensland’s motoring professionals.

RACQ members - $334.00
Non-members - $384.00

Call 1800 629 501

Mobile Safety Certificate

Safety certificates are required when you’re selling your car or you’re transferring to a Queensland car registration. We’ll come out to you and perform a Mobile Safety certificate. (Mobile Safety Certificates not available all areas)

Mobile service - $120.00

Call 1800 629 501

Compare our vehicle inspections

Not sure which vehicle check is right for you? Compare our inspections now and get the right one that meets your needs.


Vehicle Inspection Details Master
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
Optional Extra
Optional Extra
Body (panels and paint)
General panel and paint condition. Checking for signs of repair and damage.
Interior trim including seats, restraints, window and door mechanisms
Condition of windscreen and operation of all windows
Door Locks
Including central locking mechanisms
Under body inspection
Including panels, frames, steering and suspension, exhaust and driveline components
With all wheels and brake drums removed, brakes are inspected (exception: dual rear wheel vehicles)
Road wheels
Including tyre tread depth and condition
Including cooling system pressure test and component check, drive belts, engine oil level and condition, computer fault codes
Oil Leaks
Report on all visible engine, driveline and brake system oil leaks
Electrical System
Including battery, alternator and charging system check, light operation and condition, horn, heater demister and a/c operation
Road test
Testing steering, suspension, brake operation, engine and driveline operation