SUBARU PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS
Are you interested in purchasing a pre-owned Subaru outside the dealer network?
Let our experienced service team assist you.
Modern cars are complex, multi-system machines, and there are many things that could go wrong that won’t be picked up on a test drive or in a safety check. A comprehensive vehicle inspection by ADS Subaru specialists will identify any potentially costly underlying faults or imminent failures allowing you to negotiate your used Subaru purchase or sale with confidence. This gives you gives you peace of mind when buying or selling a used Subaru whether privately or by auction. It can also be useful for finance company inspections. Some customers use our vehicle inspection to identify impending repairs as their car approaches the end of its new car warranty period. This is potentially a big money-saver.
Advantages for buyers:
- Negotiations You can buy or negotiate a price for your used Subaru with confidence. A high quality, comprehensive ADS inspection will prevent you from buying a lemon, or equip you with the knowledge you need to negotiate a fair price. If you’re buying from a dealer, the inspection can reveal any issues that should be fixed under the initial purchase warranty. This also applies to cars still under new car warranty.
- Peace of mind, low running costs, reduced depreciation When you conclude your negotiations and drive away in your new-used Subaru, you can be confident that there will be no surprises. You know that there are no major issues to address. Your running costs will be low and your eventual resale price will be higher.
- Family safety If you’re buying a used Subaru for a family member, safety is paramount. You can be confident that your son or daughter will not be endangered by defective brakes, steering or suspension, and that their Subaru is very unlikely to leave them stranded.
Advantages for seller:
- Clear conscience: You can offer your used Subaru for sale with a clear conscience that you are selling a safe and reliable used car. If there are problems, you can choose to fix them, or you can provide honest information about the vehicle to your potential buyer.
- No surprises: You won’t be caught out feeling guilty because your buyer reveals a safety problem that you should have been aware of. If your buyer asks specific questions about specific systems in your Subaru you can answer accurately and confidently.
What does an ADS Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection include?
- Tyres, wheels, brakes, road test
- Engine compartment
- Brake operation
- Engine hoses and pipes
- Front and rear suspension
- Fluid levels/ condition
- Seat belts
- Drive belts, pulleys
- Seat mounts/runners
- Under body panels and hoses
- Seats upholstery and interior trim
- Fluid/oil leaks
- Doors, hinges and locking mechanisms, child locks
- Battery, charging system
- Window operation
- Ignition system
- Radiator and cap
- Dash/warning lights, gauges
- Water pump, cooling fan
- Washers and wipers
- Fuel system frames and members
- Heater demister
- Fuel tank/hoses
- Radio controls
- Under floor panels
- All lights
- Exhaust system
- Rear window demister
- Hand brake components
- Air conditioner
- Wheel bearings
- Master cylinder and brake booster
- Body repairs and rust
- Brake callipers hoses and pipes
- Glass and mirrors
- Hand brake
- Bonnet and boot struts/locks
- Engine performance
- Sun roof/convertible
- Engine noises
- Engine and transmission/gearbox mounts
- Exterior trim
- Exhaust emissions
- All body panels
- Transmission auto/manual
- Boot interior
- Spare tyre
Two Levels of reporting:
The hours of work in providing a comprehensive vehicle inspection are roughly half inspection and half reporting. The inspection process is the same, but we offer two levels of reporting, which can save you a good deal of money, depending on your needs.
- Comprehensive Written Report This is a detailed explanation of the condition of all areas of your Subaru, with and itemised list of repairs required and detailed costings for each repair. This would be the preferred buyer’s option if there were major repairs required.
- Verbal report We can tell you, in person or on the telephone, the broad outlines of the report and identify any critical issues. This option might be preferred if the inspection reveals a small number of issues, or no significant issues at all. There is no additional charge for the verbal report. We can of course produce a detailed written report at any time after the inspection.
Why choose ADS for your pre-purchase inspection?
- Competitive rates
- Fast verbal report, or comprehensive written report.
- Qualified specialist Subaru inspectors
- Inspections carried out by experienced Subaru specialists.
- Written report (including photos as required)
- Over 25 year’s automotive industry experience.
- Existing and potential faults
- Clear advice on whether or not you should buy this car.
- Comprehensive written inspection reports covering condition of bodywork, safety & performance,
mechanical condition, electrical & complete on-road test.
- Customer-focused. Each report is treated as though it was for our own family.
E-Safety Check – Subaru Pink Slip Inspection
It’s sobering when you think about what could happen if your vehicle registration lapses. Big fines, $1000 or more are the least of your worries. You could potentially be responsible for million dollar claims for personal injury. Making sure cars are roadworthy is a big part of the registration system. It’s also about protecting people – every vehicle must have third party insurance, to cover you if you are unlucky enough to be in an accident where someone is hurt. To get third party insurance, your vehicle must be registered and to be registered you must first obtain a “pink slip” safety inspection.
“Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence that can have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences”
After inspection your pink slip is sent to the RTA electronically. This allows you to renew your registration online or by phone. You must visit an e-Safety Check Inspection Station to get your e-Safety Check.
Pink Slip Inspection – We are your Registration Inspection Station
All vehicles more than three years old require a safety inspection as a condition of registration renewal, to prove the vehicle is safe to drive on the road. Your registration renewal notice will advise you if your vehicle needs an inspection. To get the pink slip, you need to take your vehicle to an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS). All Drive Subaroo is a registered inspection station.
Blue Slip Inspection
A blue slip is an unregistered vehicle safety inspection report, issued by an AUVIS, which proves a vehicle meets the required roadworthiness, design and identity standards. We can organise blue slip inspections for you and we can carry out any needed repairs or modifications. You need a blue slip when:
- An interstate vehicle is registered in NSW for the first time.
- You have to establish an unregistered vehicle registration.
- Second-hand vehicles that have been defected are selected for an additional inspection by the RTA’s specialised vehicle identity unit.
White Slip Inspection (Defect Notice)
This is an inspection report rejection slip. It details repairs required before a vehicle can be registered. Once the repairs are carried out and you have the vehicle re-inspected, the vehicle will receive a pink or blue slip. Driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle attracts on-the-spot fines ($637 each for unregistered and uninsured). If the matter goes to court, the court can impose fines of up to $2200 for driving unregistered and $5500 for driving uninsured.