Mobile vehicle inspections

Take the guess work
out of buying a car

An NRMA mobile vehicle inspection is a comprehensive inspection detailing the current state of the vehicle. 

Our expert vehicle inspectors can conduct pre-purchase, pre-selling and end of warranty inspections for peace of mind when purchasing or selling vehicles.

Why get an NRMA mobile vehicle inspection?

  • 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, CanberraNewcastle and Wollongong
  • High quality pictures of the inspected vehicle which is included in the price
  • Members save $20 off vehicle inspections

Mobile inspections are available Monday - Saturday, 7.30am - 5.30pm and will take approximately 60-90 minutes to be carried out. At the conclusion of the mobile vehicle inspection, the detailed vehicle inspection report will be emailed to you.

Frequently asked questions

NRMA service Sydney Metro, lower Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Newcastle, Maitland, Canberra, and Illawarra. We offer both in store inspections at our 23 car servicing centres, as well as mobile inspections to private residences or dealerships.

That depends on the type of vehicle and inspection, for instance a prestige vehicle requires more components to be checked compared to a standard vehicle. Please see pricing below.

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  $299  $289  $319
  4WD, AWD, SUV, MPV and cars over 10 years  $319  $349  $339  $369
  Prestige cars  $369  $399  $389  $419
Re-inspection*    $119  $119  $129  $139


Below is a list of items which are checked during the mobile vehicle inspection.

Note: Brakes, where no dismantling is required.

 Interior  Tyres, wheels, brakes  Road test
 Seat belts  Tyres  Engine performance
 Seat mounts/runners  Wheels  Engine noises
 Seat and other trim  Spare tyre  Exhaust smoke
 Door/child locks, hinges  Master cylinder  Transmission
 Window operation  Calipers  Differential
 Horn  Brake booster  4WD/AWD/SUV/MPV
 Dash/warning lights  Brake hoses and pipes  Steering and suspension
 Gauges  Hand brake  Brake operation
 Washers and wipers    Cruise control
 Heat demister    
 Radio controls    
 All lights    
 Rear window demister    
 Air conditioner    
 Engine compartment  Under body  Exterior
 Fumes/smoke  Frames and members  Rust
 Noises  Under floor panels  Body repairs
 Fluid levels/condition  Fuel tank/hoses  Glass and mirrors
 Fluid/oil leaks  Exhaust system  Bonnet and boot
 Mountings  Automatic/manual  clutch  Struts/locks
 Emission controls  Components  Sun roof/convertible
 Drive belts, pulleys  Differential  Paint
 Battery, charging  Drive shafts/CV joints  Exterior trim
 System  Universal joints  Upper body panels
 Radiator and cap  Front suspension  Other body panels
 Hoses and pipes  Steering components  Boot interiors
 Water pump/cooling  Shock absorbers/struts  
 Fan  Rear suspension  
 Ignition system  Hand brake components  
 Fuel system  Wheel bearings  
Read more: FAQs

For peace of mind with your vehicle

Book a mobile vehicle inspection today

*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.