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Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Mobile Vehicle Inspections

An NRMA car servicing mobile vehicle inspection is a comprehensive inspection detailing the current state of the vehicle. A mobile vehicle inspection will provide you with:

  • Peace of mind when making a large purchase decision
  • Identify issues to be rectified by the manufacturer when a new car warranty is due to expire
  • Additional selling power, giving buyers the reassurance your car is in good working order
  • Potential to save thousands of dollars when negotiating private sales
  • Same-day report prepared by highly skilled, professional NRMA mechanics in Sydney and NSW
  • High quality pictures of the inspected vehicle which is included in the price

For enquiries and bookings, call 1300 770 116

Mobile inspections are available Monday - Saturday, 7.30am - 5.30pm.

NRMA car servicing's Ben Murdoch explains Mobile Vehicle Inspections in a short video.

For more information please visit our Mobile Vehicle Inspection frequently asked questions.

Mobile Vehicle Inspection inclusions

Your mobile vehicle inspection will take approximately 90 minutes to be carried out. At the conclusion of the mobile vehicle inspection, the detailed vehicle inspection report will be emailed to you as soon as possible.

Below is a list of items which are checked during the mobile vehicle inspection. See what your inspection report will look like.

Note: Brakes, where no dismantling is required.

Interior Tyres, wheels, brakes Road test
Seat Belts
Seat Mounts/ Runners
Seat and other trim
Door/child locks, hinges
Window operation
Dash/warning lights, gauges
Washers and Wipers
Heater demister
Radio controls
All lights
Rear window demister
Air conditioner
Spare tyre
Master cylinder and Callipers
Brake booster
Brake hoses and Pipes
Hand brake
Engine performance
Engine noises
Exhaust smoke
Transmission auto/manual
Steering and suspension
Brake operation
Cruise control
Engine compartment Under body Exterior
Fluid levels/ condition
Fluid/oil leaks
Emission controls
Drive belts, Pulleys
Battery, Charging System
Radiator and Cap
Hoses and Pipes
Water Pump, Cooling Fan
Ignition System
Fuel System
Frames and Members
Under floor panels
Fuel tank/hoses
Exhaust system
Automatic/manual clutch components
Drive shafts/ CV joints/ Universal joints
Front suspension
Steering components
Shock absorbers / Struts
Rear suspension
Hand brake components
Wheel bearings
Body repairs
Glass and Mirrors
Bonnet and Boot Struts/Locks
Sun roof/convertible
Exterior trim
Upper body panels
Other body panels
Boot interiors

Types of Vehicle Inspections available

 Product type Vehicle type Member Non-Member
Pre-purchase / End of Warranty Mobile In-store Mobile In-store
Standard (cars under 10 years) $269.00 $299.00 $289.00 $319.00
4WD, AWD, SUV, MPV & Cars over 10 years $319.00 $349.00 $339.00 $369.00
Prestige cars $369.00 $399.00 $389.00 $419.00
Re-inspection* $119.00 $119.00 $129.00 $139.00

*Re-inspection can only be offered on the same vehicle to the original purchaser of the NRMA car servicing vehicle inspection.

Full terms and conditions for Mobile and In-Store Vehicle Inspections apply.

NRMA Members will receive 15% discount off any repairs identified during the NRMA car servicing mobile vehicle inspection. Non-Members receive a 10% discount.

For enquiries and bookings, call 1300 770 116

Mobile Vehicle Inspection FAQs

How long does an inspection take?
A standard inspection will take 90 minutes. Mobile Inspections are available Monday - Saturday, 7.30am - 5.30pm.

How much does an inspection cost?
That depends on the type of vehicle you drive, For instance a Prestige vehicle requires more components to be checked compared to a Standard vehicle.

Where can I have my vehicle inspected?
NRMA service Sydney Metro, lower Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Newcastle, Maitland, Canberra, and Illawarra. We offer both in store inspections at our Motorserve sites, as well as mobile inspections to private residences or dealerships.

What's the difference between an In-store Vehicle Inspection and a Mobile Vehicle Inspection?
The In-store Vehicle Inspection is carried out at any NRMA car servicing and Repairs Centre, which is a convenient choice for car owners looking to identify any warranty issues for referral back to the manufacturer. Vehicles inspected at the Car Servicing & Repairs Centre have the advantage of an inspection on the hoist with the wheels removed to ensure 4WD engagement and a thorough brake pad examination.

Will the NRMA inspector be able to assist me with other services such as roadside assistance or mechanical repairs?
While all of our inspectors are qualified mechanics, we focus solely on visual inspection of the vehicle and do not carry out repairs. NRMA Members do have access to these services through our Road Service channel. Car servicing and repairs is available at any of the 22 NRMA car servicing centres through Sydney and NSW or you can use the mobile mechanics service available in Sydney. 

I noticed a dealership using NRMA inspected banners on their vehicles, what is your relationship with these dealers?
NRMA provide vehicle inspections to the general public, as well as dealerships. Regardless of the customer we provide a completely independent review on all inspected vehicles.

I can source an inspection at a reduced cost elsewhere, why should I choose NRMA to carry out my inspection?
Along with providing you with a comprehensive 76 point check on your vehicle, we conduct a test on your battery and charging system, complete a pressure test on the radiator, do a drive test, and every report is accompanied by photographs including interior, exterior, spare tyre, compliance plates, logs books, paint and panels. With the added security of having your vehicle checks by one of the most trusted brands in Australia.

What makes my vehicle Prestige?
A prestige vehicle has higher quality equipment, better performance, more precise construction, comfort, higher design, or is technologically innovative.

I have a Rare/Imported Vehicle; will you be able to carry out an inspection on it?
Yes, our inspectors are highly trained and have NRMA's 90 years of industry knowledge behind them. Imported and prestige vehicles are inspected frequently by our inspectors.

Will I have to attend the inspection?
No, you are not required to attend the inspection, however if you wish to be present during the inspection please let us know and our friendly staff will arrange for the inspector to arrange a time with the seller that suits you.

Can I have an inspection completed today?
We do offer same day bookings however it is first come first served. We can take bookings any time however booking before the day of inspection will get you the best available time.

Do you check brake pads and discs?
We do check the brake pads and discs in our In Store inspections at NRMA Car Servicing, but not during our mobile inspection. The mobile inspectors provide a visual inspection only so do not remove any components of the vehicle during our inspection. We do conduct a visual and drive test and any brake issues picked up will be noted.

For enquiries and bookings, call 1300 770 116

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