Inspection Process

Each and every car listed on CARCHASE is certified by qualified inspectors

Our Scoring System

 

All cars we list come with Dealer Guarantees, are less than 7 years old and have no major accident history (that is no more than two panels or any suspension component was repaired in any one incident) and service records


5

Cars in mint condition and have travelled exceptionally low kilometres e.g. less than 5,000 kms per year


4.75

Cars in mint condition and have travelled reasonably below average kilometres e.g. approximately 10,000 km per year


4.5

Cars in excellent condition that have travelled up to 60,000 kms


4.25

Cars in between good and excellent condition that have travelled up to 60,000 kms


4

Cars in good condition that have travelled between 60,000 kms and 100,000 kms


3.5

Cars in grade 4 condition but have travelled over 100,000 kms but less than 160,000 kms


3

Cars in grade 3 condition have travelled between 160,000 - 200,000 kms but have been refurbished by CARCHASE


 

Our Rating System

Certifying Inspections

Inspectors go through the car and records all findings to produce an inspection report which enables buyers with valuable intel on the car even if the purchase decision is driven by passion.

Inspectors collect various data points whilst undertaking the certifying process which gives rise to an approach to pricing that is not driven by traditional dealer profit margins but aims to reflect true value relative to market and condition.


Vehicle History

Log books supplied

Service history

Repair history (if any)


Engine

Engine Idle

Engine oil

Fumes/smoke

Engine main seal (F&R)

Rocker cover gasket

Fluid levels

Engine mounts

Drive belts & pulleys

Fan (electric)

Hoses/Pipes

Camshaft drive belt

Inlet manifold leaks

Engine noises


Transmission

Operation

Clutch (manual)

Inhibitor switch (Auto)

Gear Linkages (Manual)

Gear shifting (Auto)

Mountings

Noises

Transfer case (4x4 or AWD)


Electrical system

Charging system

Ignition system

Ignition barrel/key

Blinkers

Parking lights

Horn

Power mirrors

Fog/ driving lights

Battery

Battery load test

Battery cables/terminals

Starter motor

Number plate lights

Power windows

Window wipers & washers

Electric/heated seats

Starter motor cranking

High tension leads (coil packs)

Headlights

Tail lights

Brake lights

Hazard lights

Central locking/remotes

Sunroof


Cooling system

Radiator & cap

Radiator coolant level

Hoses & pipes

Inhibitor/coolant concentration

Water pump & fan


Exhaust system

Exhaust manifold

Tailpipe

Exhaust pipes

Mufflers

Brackets/fittings


Steering & Suspension

Front suspension/shocks

Rear suspension

Sway bar/control arm bushes

Wheel bearings

Drive shafts, boots & uni joints

Ball joints/tie rod ends

Rack & pinion/steering box


Brakes

Master cylinder/booster

Brake pedal

Front brake discs

Hand brake

Calipers

Front brake pads

Rear brake discs

Brake fluid moisture content

Hoses & pipes

Rear brake pads

Rear wheel cylinders


Tyres and Wheels

Front tyre condition (% tread remaining)

Alloy wheel conditionp>

Rear tyre condition (% tread remaining)

Rims/caps

Spare tyre (space saver)


Underbody

Sub-frame/members

Mounting points

Under floor panels

Fuel tank & hoses

Differential


Interior

Seats(front/rear)

Interior lights

Door Trims

Dash pad

Mirrors

Door warning lights

Electric fan

Lights/blinkers

Warning lights

Petrol lid

Seat belts/mountings

Carpets (front/rear) & mats

Floor/Kick panels

Glove box

Door locks/hinges

Window operation

Cigarette lighter

Boot release

Headlining

Door Panels

Door handles (inner)

Headrests

Door rubbers

Dash warning lights/gauges

Steering Wheel

Tools kit/lifting jack


Exterior

Bonnet/boot struts &locks

Door pillars

Wiper rubbers (F & R)

Front grill

Badges

Signs of collision damage

Windscreen (F & R)

Chassis & rails

Roof rack

Mud flaps

Door moulds

Windows & Trims

Inner guards

Tow bar


Body condition & paintwork

Driver side front guard

Driver side rear ¼ panel

Passenger side rear ¼ panel

Passenger side front guard

Side skirts

Rear tail lights

Driver side front door

Rear bumper bar

Passenger side rear door

front bumper bar

Mud flaps

Roof

Blinkers

Driver side rear door

Rear boot/hatch

Passenger side front door

Front & rear spoilers

Front head lights

Number plates


Road test

Engine performance

Differential/drive train

Speedo operation

Exhaust smoke

Steering/suspension

Cruise control

Transmission/gearbox

Braking/pedal operation