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A Kick The Tyres vehicle inspection should be your second step when buying a car. The first one? Find the car you like!

A Kick The Tyres pre-purchase vehicle inspection is a comprehensive inspection and report on the condition of the vehicle both mechanically and cosmetically. We inspect from under the bonnet, to under the car, to in the boot, to what’s in the service records. And that’s before we start on the condition of the car’s body condition, paint, and interior! Finally, we road test the car because that’s where it really counts… out on the road.

Whether the car is in another town and not convenient for you to view, or you just want the peace of mind that comes with having one of our trained inspectors cast an expert eye over your prospective purchase we’re only one click or call away.

Inspections start from only $199 – Buying a bad car can cost $1,000’s!

Kick The Tyres started out in Christchurch as Canterbury Car Inspections over 20 years ago.  That’s a long time and a lot of pre-purchase vehicle inspections completed!  With that sort of history, you can be assured that we have a lot of experience and a wealth of knowledge about motor vehicles in New Zealand.  Our team are fully trained, qualified and highly knowledgeable about a wide range of vehicles.

Currently operating in Christchurch and Invercargill. Watch this space for more locations opening soon!

Our goal? To be the number one independent provider of quality pre-purchase vehicle inspections.

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Why Use Kick The Tyres?

We inspect every vehicle like we’re buying it ourselves!

  • Kick The Tyres is completely independent. We don’t sell cars, we don’t fix cars, we just inspect them!
  • We’re mobile – we can pick your vehicle up and deliver it back on completion.
  • We’re fast! – Over 97% of all inspections are completed within one business day.
  • We’re great value – we can potentially save you thousands in unplanned or unnoticed repairs.

Buying or Selling?

If you are buying a car, a comprehensive inspection gives you the peace of mind to part with your hard-earned cash. It may also highlight issues which may help you negotiate a lower price on the car.

If you are selling your car a full report makes your car stand out and enables buyers to bid with confidence, knowing they’re getting what they pay for. You might avoid any comeback on the deal at a later date.

If your extended cover mechanical breakdown warranty is about to expire a Kick The Tyres vehicle inspection can help to advise on any issues you may be able to claim for before your warranty expires.