The AANT have offered workshop based vehicle inspections for many years to the wider Darwin and Palmerston area.
The range of inspections provided by the AANT for its members include:
- End of Warranty
- Fault Find Diagnostic
Information you need to know about the inspection
The pre-purchase inspection includes inspection of the vehicle's engine, cooling system, ignition system, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, tyres, all of the lights and the electrical system. It will give you a better understanding of the car's true mechanical condition, so that you'll be aware of any pre-existing faults. This may put you in a better position to negotiate the price with the seller.
A complete inspection will generally take about 3 hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of the work required.
End of Warranty inspections are carried out when a new car is nearing the end of its warranty period. A thorough inspection of all the mechanical components of the vehicle, with a checklist detailing any faults identified- particularly those that should be repaired under statutory or factory warranty being provided.
Prices for Vehicle Inspections
|| $ 190.00
|| $ 220.00
| $ 375.00
|Fault Find Diagnostic
|| $ 110.00
|Re-check of 1st Inspection
|| $ 97.00
|A $50 cancellation fee will apply if the inspection is cancelled less than one business day prior appointment, irrespective of circumstances.
Vehicle inspection services are for motoring club members only and all bookings must be directed through the AANT office, 2/14 Knuckey Street, Darwin, or by telephoning 8925 5901.
So when you've decided what car you want to buy, remember to have it inspected by the AANT to avoid purchasing a lemon and ultimately costing thousands in repair costs.
As inspections are strictly by appointment, call 8925 5901 to make a booking.
*Hybrid vehicles may be inspected, however electrical components will not be included in the report. Modified vehicles may attract an additional charge at the discretion of the inspection contractor.
^Prestige and older vehicles may also be charged at this rate, due to the additional time and care it may take to conduct a complete inspection.