Pre-purchase car inspection in Montreal

Our mechanics come to the seller to carry out a pre-purchase car inspection on 170 points, and give you a detailed report over the phone and by email.

How far do Kiwiz mechanics travel to inspect a vehicle in the Montreal area?

The Kiwiz network inspectors are located in Greater Montreal and travel within a radius of approximately 40km around the center of Montreal. This includes the cities of Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu and more!

Why have a car inspection in Montreal?

In Quebec, cars are generally in less good condition. Indeed, there is no obligation of inspection or recurring "check up", which means that everyone is left to himself as to the maintenance of his car. In addition, the salt used in winter on the roads accelerates the development of rust (which can lead to more serious problems such as the loss of rigidity of the chassis) and the poor quality of the roads also damages the vehicles.

 

Doing a pre-purchase car inspection is therefore essential. But here's the thing: it's a pain. We therefore wanted to build a complete inspection with a hassle-free, and with real support to help our customers buy the right car.

What does the Kiwiz inspection consist of?

Competent experts

We gathered a team of 5 highly trained Montreal mechanics and technical supervisors along with twenty car buying customers, to create the inspection we thought was the most legit.

See more information about the content of the inspection.

An accompaniment, so as not to put you in doubt

We will not leave you alone in the tedious work of deciphering an inspection report. You will end up with a easy to understand report AND an expert's recommendation on whether or not to buy the car. You will receive the call from the inspector after the inspection where you can ask your questions.

A simple process, within 48 hours

Reservation and payment are made online.

The Kiwiz inspectors travel to the car. don't waste your time to move!

You are kept informed step by step by email, all within 48 hours.

The Kiwiz pre-purchase car inspection is a service:

Competent experts. We gathered a team of 5 highly trained Montreal mechanics and technical supervisors along with twenty car buying customers, to create the inspection we thought was the most legit.

See more information about the contents of the inspection.

A support, so you don't have any doubts. We won't leave you alone in the tedious work of deciphering an inspection report. We'll leave you with an easy-to-understand report AND the expert's recommendation on whether or not to buy the car. You will receive the call from the inspector after the inspection where you can ask your questions.

A simple process, within 48 hours. Booking and payment are made online. Don't waste your time going to the car, our inspectors do it for you. You are kept informed step by step by email, all within 48 hours.

If you want to know more about our mechanics, it's by here.

How does the Kiwiz inspection service work?

  1. You book on our website
  2. An expert from our Greater Montreal network accepts the inspection and calls the seller (dealer or individual).
  3. He goes on site within 48 hours to inspect the vehicle on 170 points: functional, mechanical, cost of repairs to be carried out, road test, aesthetic condition and photos.
  4. The inspector calls you, advises you on the purchase and you can ask your questions. Finally you receive a complete and easy to understand report by email.
  5. You make a choice with confidence!

What are the inspected points? Can I see a sample report?

You will find more information about the inspection and the report here.

Montreal Zone FAQ

Is it a problem if it's snowing?

Unless there's a snowstorm, no. Our inspectors are on the move at all times!

Is the SAAQ inspection mandatory?

In the majority of cases, no. If you buy a vehicle from Ontario to register it in Quebec, yes, you will have to do one. You will find here all other exceptions.

Within how long is the inspection done in the Greater Montreal?

Within 48 hours. In the greater Montreal area, our inspectors are particularly active and the car inspection may even be done within 24 hours!

What should we do once the Kiwiz inspection is complete?

The inspection is positive? Great ! Once you have agreed with the seller on the price, go to the SAAQ for registration if you buy it from a private individual (Psst: bring a screwdriver to change the plate!)

Is it a problem if it's snowing?

Unless there is a snowstorm, no, our inspectors travel in all weathers!

Is the SAAQ inspection mandatory?

In the majority of cases, no. If you buy a vehicle from Ontario to register it in Quebec, yes, you will have to do one. You will find here all other exceptions.

Within how long is the inspection done in the Greater Montreal?

Within 48 hours. In the greater Montreal area, our inspectors are particularly active and the car inspection may even be done within 24 hours!

What should I do after the Kiwiz inspection is complete?

The inspection is positive? Great ! Once you have agreed with the seller on the price, go to the SAAQ for the registration if you buy it from an individual (Psst: bring a screwdriver to change the plate!)

We all know someone who's been ripped off when buying a used carbecause of a lack of caution. Why would you be that person?

The different options for having a vehicle inspected in Montreal

Repair shops
Dealers
Kiwiz

On-site inspection / no need to travel

ARE NOT

ARE NOT

YES

Independent opinion (not owner of the vehicle, no repair services to sell)

ARE NOT

ARE NOT

YES

Estimated repair costs included in the report

ARE NOT

ARE NOT

YES

Other areas where Kiwiz is available for pre-purchase car inspections

Questions about our pre-purchase car inspection in Montreal?
Find more information about our homepage ou Contact us !

Before having your (potential future) car inspected in Montreal, here are 3 tips:

  • Always call the owner! This will allow you to have additional information such as: the reason for the sale, the equipment included, if it is okay to let a third party do an inspection, etc.
  • Buy the CARFAX (you can buy it online here!)
  • Don't rely on mileage alone. A 150 km car may be in better condition than a 000 km car!

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