#1 in pre-purchase car inspection.

Vehicle inspection service carried out within 48 hours. On-site inspection service. Our mechanics travel to the dealership or to the private seller.

Available in Greater Montreal, Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa/Gatineau, Quebec and Granby.

#1 in pre-purchase car inspection.

Vehicle inspection within 48 hours. On-site inspection. Our mechanics travel to the dealership or individual.

Available in Ottawa, Greater Montreal, Quebec and Granby.

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Time saving

No need to move the car to the garage to inspect it. Our Kiwiz certified inspectors travel within 48 hours to the professional or private seller.

Mechanical inspection

Scams avoided

Complete inspection report to avoid unpleasant surprises. Our Kiwiz inspection covers mechanic, functional and aesthetic verifications.

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Expertise

Passionate experts at your service with the guarantee of a reliable and impartial inspection to make an informed choice.

Time saving

No need to move the car to the garage to inspect it. Our Kiwiz certified inspectors travel within 48 hours to the professional or private seller.

Scams avoided

Complete inspection report to avoid unpleasant surprises. Our Kiwiz inspection covers mechanic, functional and aesthetic verifications.

Expertise

Passionate experts at your service with the guarantee of a reliable and impartial inspection to make an informed choice.

Only one price, that of peace of mind.

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Sedan, Hatchback, SUV, Wagon, Van

$169 +taxes

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Classic cars, Sports Car, Exotics, RV

Mechanical inspection

Get your car inspected, within 48 hours.

1. Before booking

  • Check our inspector availabilities here.

  • Contact the seller to notify him of a third-party inspection. Make sure he agrees to let the inspector do a test drive (in which case the inspection won't cover it).

  • If the CARFAX report was not offered by the seller, we recommend purchasing it, here.

2. Booking

  • Complete the form and insert your CARFAX report to allow the inspector to compare it with the signs of wear observed during the inspection.

  • Proceed to online payment.

  • You receive an email indicating the profile of the inspector who will be in charge of the inspection.

3. Vehicle inspection within 48 hours

  • The inspector sets up an appointment with the seller.

  • You receive an email with the date and time of the inspection.

  • The inspector carries out the inspection at the seller.

4. Recommended for purchase?

  • Our inspector will call you right after the inspection and advises you on the purchase (is the vehicle recommended?).
  • You will receive the detailed report by email with the potential repair costs to be expected.

A network of independent garage inspectors for trusted inspections.

Our inspectors are passionate automotive experts and mechanics by training, chosen for their skills and rigor.

Our inspectors are passionate automotive experts and mechanics by training, chosen for their skills and rigor.

All our inspectors hold the 310S mechanical certification in Ontario, or the certification of the CPA in Quebec to offer you the best expertise during the car inspection.

Marc
MarcInspector
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With 20 years of experience in mechanics, Marc wishes to share his expertise for the benefit of the Kiwiz community. He has been immersed in the automotive world since a very young age; the passion was transmitted to him by his father. He has inspected nearly 2,000 vehicles!
Ludwig
LudwigLead Inspector
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With ten years of experience in mechanics, Ludwig wishes to share his expertise with the Kiwiz community. Before joining Kiwiz, he has always worked in the automotive sector. He has held positions such as Mechanic, Sales Representative, and Technical Supervisor of the dealership service department.
Renaud
RenaudInspector
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After several years of working for a major Japanese brand, Renaud turned to purchasing advice to help people buy a car. The automobile is a passion in his family and he works hard to satisfy all his customers. In its Kiwiz inspection mandates, he will put all his knowledge and know-how to provide you with the best service.
Steve
SteveInspector
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Steve is an accomplished Technician with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is currently a Master Technician for a Korean brand dealership. He is in charge of all car diagnostics and shares his results directly with the brand's engineers. Absolutely passionate, he was also a Technician for several NASCAR teams.
OscarInspector
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Coming from a background in mechanics, Oscar gained experience at Subaru as a Technician and Diagnostics Manager for 12 years. Currently, he holds the position of Technical Advisor. A (non)surprising fact about Oscar? He is passionate about off-road.
Nicolas
NicolasInspector
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Since he graduated as a Mechanic, Nicolas has accumulated 9 years of workshop experience. His track record is impressive: silver medalist in the competition for the best worker in France, certified technician at Porsche and above all passionate about mechanics. Nicolas enjoys sharing his expertise and knowledge.
Eric
EricInspector
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Due to a devouring passion for motorsport, Eric could not do anything else but make it his job. With his degree in hand, Eric specialized in several Automotive Japanese brands. The rest of his time is devoted to Pickup trucks and motocross works. A passionate automotive expert who likes to help above all.
Tony
TonyInspector
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After several years of inspecting rental return vehicles and working in the mechanic shop, Tony wanted to join Kiwiz to do more for the community. Its priority: customer satisfaction and guaranteed expertise. With hundreds of vehicles inspected, he will have your questions answered.
Mehdi
MehdiInspector
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With a counter exceeding 2000 vehicles inspected for dealers, Mehdi wanted to make his expertise available directly to future buyers. A car enthusiast who will be keen to help you with your future purchase to avoid any surprises.

All our inspectors hold the 310S mechanical certification in Ontario, or the certification of the CPA in Quebec to offer you the best expertise during the car inspection.

Within 48 hours, you will receive the objective opinion of a professional on the condition of the car.

A car inspection on 170 points

The inspection includes a mechanical, functional and aesthetic check. The service also includes a test drive, a photo report and an estimate of potential repairs to be planned.

  • Levels (engine oil, coolant, washer fluid & brakes fluid) 
  • Engine air filter and pollen air filter check
  • Accessories Belt check
  • Exhaust system check 
  • Tire wear
  • Check for possible leaks
  • Air conditioning
  • Front, rear and interior lights
  • Hinges and door handles
  • Multimedia System
  • Electric windows
  • Electrical circuit 
  • Window motor
  • On-board computer
  • Seat adjustments
  • Seat belts
  • Rust (body & floor panel)
  • Verification of potential previous accidents 
  • Scratches and chips 
  • Check of the windshield, windows, and rear window
  • Interior check (seats / mats)
  • Check of the interior plastic trim and garniture
  • Suspension system check
  • Steering component check
  • Vibrations / abnormal noises check
  • Powertrain check
  • Brake test
  • Visual check of the braking system
  • Error code check
  • Interior photos
  • Exterior photos
  • Photos of cosmetic defects 
  • Photos of equipment included

A car inspection on 170 points

The car inspection includes a mechanical, functional and aesthetic check. The service also includes a test drive, a photo report and a quote of potential repairs to be planned.

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Functional points

  • Front, rear and interior lights
  • Hinges and door handles
  • Multimedia System
  • Electric windows
  • Electrical circuit 
  • Window motor
  • On-board computer
  • Seat adjustments
  • Seat belts

Aesthetic points

  • Rust (body & floor panel)
  • Verification of potential previous accidents 
  • Scratches and chips 
  • Check of the windshield, windows, and rear window
  • Interior check (seats / mats)
  • Check of the interior plastic trim and garniture

Mechanical points

  • Levels (engine oil, coolant, washer fluid & brakes fluid) 
  • Engine air filter and pollen air filter check
  • Accessories Belt check
  • Exhaust system check 
  • Tire wear
  • Check for possible leaks
  • Air conditioning

 

Road test

  • Suspension system check
  • Steering component check
  • Vibrations / abnormal noises check
  • Powertrain check
  • Brake test
  • Visual check of the braking system
  • Error code check

Photo report

  • Interior photos
  • Exterior photos
  • Photos of cosmetic defects 
  • Photos of equipment included

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Where are we available to inspect a vehicle?

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FAQ

Too often we see stories of buyers who shortly after their purchase end up with big bills or bad surprises. Most often, the origin of their problem is not the will of the professional or private seller, but rather gaps in the history of the vehicle or even a lack of knowledge or time to prepare the vehicle.

Our Kiwiz inspection is that attentive and knowledgeable eye that will help avoid this situation.

If you are not sure if the city is served, you can always contact us to confirm.

Yes, we have inspectors familiar with these engines, and we have a form developed especially for these vehicles.

No. Once the reservation is made, the inspector who accepts the mandate has 48 hours to perform the inspection, whenever he wants. Kiwiz guarantees the service within 48 hours.

Yes! It's your right to ask to have a car from a dealership inspected by a third party, and it's highly recommended!

In addition, you can be certain that we will never be affiliated or in partnership with dealers, in order to keep the neutrality of our service.

So, if a dealer recommends you to use Kiwiz, be sure that he does not receive any compensation in exchange.

We ask for payment before the inspection because we react quickly and mobilize inspectors to move quickly, directly after the reservation.

We cannot mobilize an inspector without having received the payment.

If the inspection cannot take place for any reason, we guarantee a credit for the inspection of another vehicle.

Our inspectors are responsive and once we receive your request, we commit to perform the inspection within 48 hours. However, it may happen that the individual or the dealer is not available within 48 hours, which would extend the delay. These situations are out of our control and we disclaim any responsibility.  

The presence of the buyer is not ideal. Here are the main reasons:

It could affect the professionalism and quality of our inspectors' work.

Concentration is crucial for the inspectors, it allows them to be rigorous on the analysis of the vehicle (abnormal noises, aesthetic defects etc). Being with the customer could distract them.

It lowers the chances of having an inspection within 48 hours.

Finding a common time slot between the seller, the inspector and the buyer complexifies the logistics and reduces the chances of finding a time slot within 48 hours.

If the vehicle has been sold in the meantime: Kiwiz gives you a credit for an upcoming inspection. If you prefer a refund, it is possible for a $30 processing fee.

In case the seller does not want Kiwiz to come and inspect the vehicle: : this is a bad sign because it is likely that the vehicle has defects that the seller wants to hide. We therefore advise you to turn to another vehicle. You can still get a Kiwiz credit on your next inspection.
Be careful! It's up to you to make sure ahead that the seller agrees having a third-party inspection to be done.

No.

The SAAQ inspection consists of a visual inspection of its main components.

On the other hand, the Kiwiz inspection offers a pre-purchase inspection which allows a general check of the car: aesthetics, on-board equipment, mechanics, a complete test drive and the costs to be expected in the short term. This inspection is there to check the overall good condition of the vehicle in order to avoid ending up with a lemon in your hands.

No. The safety inspection confirms that your vehicle meet the minimum safety standards on the date the certificate was issued. Service Ontario specifies that "It is not a warranty or guarantee of the vehicle’s condition"On the other hand, the Kiwiz inspection offers a pre-purchase inspection to check the general good condition of the vehicle in order to avoid ending up with a lemon in your hands.

Any questions?

If your question has not been answered, you can contact us via Chat or at (438) 942-8482.  

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