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Last Check’s Terms & Conditions

Last Check's Terms & Conditions

Last Check like other mobile vehicle inspection companies offers roadside vehicle inspection service at the client's preferred location. We conduct the inspection at the seller's location or elsewhere where road rules allow, and the area is safe to do so.

You must agree to our terms and conditions before making any booking, both online and over the phone. Our terms and conditions are very clear on our website and must be ticked on the booking form when trying to book online. Last Check does not take any responsibility if you have decided to ignore these terms or read what is relevant to your case before making a phone or online booking.

About Our Inspections

Our service is a visual roadside inspection, and no vehicle component will be removed or fixed on the third-party vehicle. This is our guarantee that the vehicle will remain untouched after the inspection, and we only check what the vehicle owner allows us to check.

We do not offer any mechanical repairs under any circumstances, do not give any repair quotes and our services only have advisory value. We never make any decisions on anyone’s behalf even if we have been asked to do so and never tell anyone to purchase or not to purchase a vehicle. Clients can choose to get a repair quote from their choice of authorised service providers with permission to work on the vehicle.

Our role is to assess the vehicle as it is presented and provide a condition report to assist our clients in their decision-making. Diagnosing the reason for each fault is a separate service, can not happen at the time of inspection and can only be done at a service center with permission to work on the vehicle and move parts when needed.

We cannot comment on the vehicle's past in any way, never ask questions from the sellers about how the vehicle has been used even if we have been asked to do so and we cannot predict what might happen to the vehicle after the inspection.

The buyer's role is to ask any specific questions about the vehicle from the seller directly and clear all concerns before booking an inspection with Last Check.

We check all vehicle plates and papers when possible and provide vehicle history report directly from Australian government sources (https://www.ppsr.gov.au) however confirming the vehicle’s authenticity is solely the responsibility of the purchaser and can only be endorsed by the relevant authorities.

Please note that even vehicles with PPSR clearance can still have legal issues in it is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure the PPSR certificate is legitimate and the vehicle has a clear legal title as it is not a service we provide. Last Check's report is limited to only checking the performance and mechanical condition of the vehicle.

Our inspections are very limited, visual and roadside with no jurisdiction to meddle in any legal matters or issue any legal documents.

Any potential damage to a third-party vehicle caused by us at the time of inspection will be rectified by direct communication between Last Check and the vehicle owner.

The client does not need to pay any access fee or be involved in this process.

We work on the roadside and light conditions, noise and weather conditions can affect the job quality and picture album we produce. At the same time, we only have senior inspectors on board, use state of the art technologies and sophisticated computers that can reveal the internal parts of the vehicle without any need to open parts.

All major issues such as engine, gearbox, electronics and powertrain will be revealed during the test, but we do not check for normal wear and tear and some minor or cosmetic issues can be potentially undetected at the time of inspection.

If you need a more detailed inspection or parts disassembly, you should not book our service and it is best to take the vehicle to a service centre with a hoist facility and permission from the seller to disassemble components if they need to do so.

Buyer Guarantee

The inspection report we provide is the property of the buyer or the person named in the report. We will never send the report to the seller or any other party under any circumstances.

If the buyer wishes, they can share the report directly with whom they wish but they can never ask Last Check to send the report to any third party.

To help the buyers with negotiation or fault rectification before purchase, we sometimes inform the seller of the faults found on the vehicle verbally, but the seller can never get the written report made for the buyer.

Buyers can ask for our opinion about the vehicle we have inspected but we never tell the buyer whether they should or should not buy the vehicle. The final decision is simply at the discretion of the buyer and Last Check’s report has only advisory value.

Seller Guarantee

All Last Check inspections are purely visual and our strong guarantee is not to open any component of the vehicle even for diagnosis purposes, even if we are asked to do so.

Not to affect the seller's safety, we never take the wheels off the vehicle for any reason, never delete any computer fault codes and never push the vehicle for the sake of finding faults.

Test driving of the vehicle is always done in accordance with the law and within the legal speed limit. We will never exceed the limit under any circumstances even if it is asked by the seller.

We will return the vehicle to the seller untouched and in the same condition unless the vehicle demonstrates a fault by itself during the inspection.

Last Check does not gather or publish any personal information about the seller and our inspections are limited to checking the condition of the vehicle with the seller's prior consent.

No test drive will be done on any vehicle if the seller does not give consent. The seller also has the full right to terminate the test drive anytime they want.

Sellers can ask us to terminate the inspection at any time without any obligation.

We only publish the pictures taken at the time of inspection and information about the vehicle's condition. We will gather the registration paper of the vehicle only if the seller is happy to do so or when the paper is left in the vehicle for us to check.

We will never ask legal or personal questions about vehicle ownership and never ask for the sellers’ ID or any other legal documents.

The seller will decide to share the registration paper with us or not. It is the buyer's responsibility to check the registration paper or any other legal document they wish to see.

We never ask the seller to disclose the past or current usage type of the vehicle unless they are happy to disclose the information.

Confirming the legality of the vehicle, its past modifications or usage type and all other legal matters will simply remain between both parties. Last Check's report is limited to checking the condition of the vehicle as it was presented at the time of inspection.

Our Guarantee

All our Vehicle Inspectors are professional and know the industry very well. They will show their Driver's Licence to the seller upon request but not the mechanical licence since they work under Last Check's ACN and will never breach the contract term or open any part of the vehicle.

They liaise directly with the sellers and in case of any emergencies that the seller might experience, they will try their best to work with the seller and find an appropriate solution.

During the vehicle inspection, no parts of the vehicle will be opened even with the consent of both parties. It is our full commitment to ensure the vehicle stays untouched during the inspection.

All road rules will be respected, and our vehicle inspectors will not exceed the road limit during the test drive.

If the vehicle is not registered, no test drive will be conducted unless the seller is happy to provide a trade plate which only the dealerships do.

A minor test drive can be conducted inside the seller’s vicinity as long as the vehicle does not come on the road.

At the time of vehicle inspection, nothing against the law can be done such as burnouts, parking in no-stopping zones, unsafe areas or blocking the way. It is the responsibility of both parties to ensure roadside vehicle inspection can be done somewhere safe and legal before making any booking.

For each inspection, we have to consider both parties. We have to respect the seller’s property and never do anything against our contract or we can be sued by the seller if otherwise.

No other service other than what is written above will be performed by Last Check. All clients must agree to the full terms above with no exclusions before booking an inspection. If you do not agree with the terms above, please do not make any booking or Last Check does not take any responsibility for the expectations we could not meet.


Last Check Pty Ltd is an Australian registered vehicle inspection company.

All Last Check inspection reports are issued under the registered company number 623340214 and not the inspectors themselves.

Other than the inspector's first name and public company information, our vehicle inspectors are not authorised to provide any other information such as their address, mechanical licence number, driver's licence number, phone number, email address or their secondary workplace if applicable.

Other than the information on the sample report which can be found on the website or by contacting Last Check directly, no personal or other information about the company or the inspector can be asked nor will be provided.

All our vehicle inspections are completely independent and our inspectors cannot take sides or accept any bribes or gifts from either party.

The vehicle inspection report provided by Last Check is just our opinion about the vehicle and others might have a different view which is inevitable.

The above terms will remain untouched and before having any affiliation with Last Check or ordering the inspection, all clients must comply with these terms.

We will send you the reports in most cases within 24 hours of the inspection however if something needs a follow-up or further investigation, it might take longer.

It is the responsibility of the client to download the report if they want to keep it for future reference. We however keep all the reports in our database for a maximum of 6 months after the inspection so that in case you lose your report we can assist.

After this 6 months period, the reports will automatically be deleted from our system and there will be no way to recover them at a later stage.


Last check never gets paid to provide any legal services such as vehicle’s legitimacy, odometer accuracy, ownership status or anything of this nature and we have no liability in such services that we do not provide. Our general roadside visual inspection is in no way comparable with inspection at a workshop with full setup, tools, hoist and permission from the owner to work on the vehicle so please book your inspection at a fixed location with permission to work on their vehicle if you need a more thorough inspection.

Mobile roadside inspection is however more convenient if the seller does not agree to take the vehicle anywhere or give permission to work on their vehicle before purchase.

As mentioned above, our service is a general visual roadside inspection requested by a potential buyer on a vehicle that belongs to a third party.

Minus a screwdriver to open covers such as OBD2 Port cover, fuse box lid etc, we strictly do not use any tools on the third-party vehicle.

we also jack the vehicle up from only one corner and the vehicle will not be lifted up on the side of the road. At the same time, we need to be careful of road hazards, traffic, lighting, weather condition and restrictions imposed by the vehicle owners as per our commitment to return the vehicle back to them untouched.

Under this service, we do not provide any warranty and our service has no legal value such as E-Safety, brown slip, blue slip, defect removal etc. Our service is limited to providing our own feedback on the vehicle we have inspected and inevitably it can be different from others. You can not find two inspectors providing the same exact opinion on the vehicle even if there are many similarities unless the vehicle is flawless or new.

We check the vehicle as they are presented at the time of inspection within less than 2 hours and we accept no liability if the vehicle acts differently after the inspection. Since we leave the vehicle with the owner, the condition can change mechanically and structurally even if the vehicle has not been driven.

Our client compensation is limited to the amount paid for the inspection and nothing more. Minus the wear and tear, cosmetic issues, all fluid leaks and all electronics, only if a severe engine or gearbox problem is found within a maximum of two days after the inspection we can offer a partial or full refund within the conditions.

Our service is fault-finding only and not a diagnosis. For example, if the engine has a leak we only report a leak, since we do not have the tools, authority and conditions to dig through and work on the vehicle.

The maximum amount we are liable to pay is the amount we have been paid for the report and nothing more. For the refund to be considered also the below conditions should be met.

The odometer of the vehicle should not exceed more than 20 km of the mileage in the report. The date of the report is two days or earlier than the time that the issue is reported and lastly there should not be any issues with the affected item at all.

For instance, if we have mentioned that the engine has poor idling, has a leak or anything else, the engine is considered faulty in general. Many more things can be naturally found on the engine when it goes to a workshop for diagnosis so if anything is reported faulty with the engine or gearbox as small as having not enough oil, no funds will be refunded even if other things are found within the engine.

For the refund to be processed, you need to have a report only from the manufacturer and not a local mechanic. As an example, if your car is a Toyota Corolla, we only accept the report from Toyota itself and even if the report comes from an authorised workshop or a workshop under a licence by the manufacturer, we do not accept it. No specific manufacturer is designated by us, you can choose the closest manufacturer to where you live for this service.

We have the same responsibility that we have to the buyers, to the sellers as well and we cannot breach anything g in our contract. Again, if you need a proper hands-on inspection, please refer the vehicle to a workshop with a hoist facility and permission to work on the vehicle as this service is just a visual roadside inspection to assist you in purchasing a used vehicle quickly and without the hassle of workshops and getting permission from the vehicle owner.

Get a Used Vehicle Warranty

There are many companies in Australia that offer used vehicle warranties and it is very good to get one if you want peace of mind after purchase as no one can predict how the vehicle will perform the next day.

Used vehicle warranty commonly comes at a cost of between 1000 to 4000 Dollars per year and all of them come with strict terms and conditions. The amount and the items that each warranty provider covers are different and rarely does any insurer warrant the vehicle if it has travelled over 280K so please keep that in mind.

The more distance the vehicle has travelled the more the warranty cost will be and the liability is much less per item. This is the same for the age of the vehicle. It also depends on the condition of the vehicle at the beginning and most insurers do not insure vehicles that have one or more mechanical, electrical or structural faults so it is best to see their terms and conditions first and make your declaration lawfully to ensure you are covered if you ever need to make a claim.

Used vehicle warranters do not generally cover pre-existing problems and it will be revealed if their technician inspects the vehicle before approving the case so it is best to know all pre-existing issues to avoid unwanted hassles.

Last Check is not affiliated with any warranty providers and does not receive any commission from any, therefore, it is up to the client to do their study and prepare whatever warranty they want if they choose to purchase the vehicle after inspection.

We also never meddle in the legal tasks such as ownership, odometer tampering, nature of work the vehicle has done in the past or anything else except for the mechanical status of the vehicle at the time of inspection. We never ask the seller questions and never report on them unless the seller wants to disclose something and want us to inform the client which our job will only be passing the message without any involvement in the case.  

What We Check

The amount we charge per inspection is limited to the inclusions of the service you have chosen and nothing apart from what is written on the service page you have chosen will be included. The client is not charged for any other service apart from what they have chosen and Last Check does not provide any extra service.

It is important to read the inclusions of the service you have ordered to ensure you are happy with everything before making any booking.

Our inspection plans have been well-tailored based on the vehicle type. For example, the service inclusion of a 4WD vehicle is different from a Hybrid car and so on

Our service is limited to checking the mechanical status of the vehicle at the time of the inspection only. We can never predict if the vehicle will cause issues down the track and prediction is not a service we ever provide.

The vehicle’s condition is subject to sudden changes like any other machine. A vehicle that is working fine, can suddenly stall and stop working and we can never predict such a thing.

What We Do Not Check

Apart from the service inclusions listed on our website in which you have chosen and paid for, nothing extra will be checked. It is important to read the service inclusions and order the right package for your inspection so that you do not miss out on things you want to be inspected.

No odometer tampering or legal matters such as fraud, theft etc can be legally inspected by us and we will never ask any seller legal or personal questions. 

All visible parts of the vehicle included in your plan get checked during the inspection where possible, but we do not ever move any parts or even remove a screw for the sake of checking anything. It is our commitment to all vehicle owners, we take it very seriously and people trust us with that.

Brake functionality and ABS get checked during the vehicle inspection, but the thickness of brake pads and discs conditions cannot be checked since the wheels stay on the vehicle during the test.

Alarm/security system, engine number, whether the engine or parts are original or aftermarket, legal documents, anything that contains personal information of the seller or the buyer, modifications legality, modified parts unless the seller discloses them, trip meters, odometer tampering, normal and age-related wear and tear, small cosmetics including scratches, kerb rashes & small dings, rainwater leaks inside the cabin, entertainment system, CD or DVD player, dashboard LCD options, cruise control, USB ports, Bluetooth, phone chargers and phone connectivity, cigarette lighters, aftermarket add-ons, automatic parking, wheel steering buttons, automatic wipers, the exact source of fluid leaks, airbags, routers and drums condition, lane departure, auto braking, reverse sensors, windscreen and all other glass warmers, apple car play, android auto, anything that links the mobile phone to the third party's vehicle, seat warmers, steering wheel warmer, seat massagers, vehicle's options other than the common ones such as air conditioning, radio, etc, anything that is deemed risky when test drive, reverse and brake lights (unless the seller offers assistance).

Issues such as oil leaks are slow processes and old leaks will contaminate a much bigger surface area when the vehicle is in motion, therefore finding the exact source of the leak is not possible during roadside inspection.

Modern vehicles come with loads of technologies such as lane departure, brake assist, emergency brake alarm, heads-up display, auto-driving mode, and lots of other things that cannot be checked.

We never check anything that is deemed risky to the public or endangers other road users, and it is at the discretion of our inspector inspecting the vehicle, road rules and weather condition.

Please note that we never ask the seller or anyone for assistance and it is our responsibility to inspect the vehicle as much as possible without any intervention.


It is the responsibility of the buyer to ask the seller about the list of modifications and inform Last Check before booking the inspection to ensure we can assist. Except for the modified car inspection service that we provide, we do not check the vehicle's modifications under any other service and we do not charge the customer

Our service is limited to fault-finding of a second-hand vehicle by just a visual inspection. On this service, we cannot detect all the modifications the vehicle has or had in the past.

For example, if the buyer informs us that the vehicle has an aftermarket intake installed on the engine, without touching the vehicle or opening any parts we will check the intake to ensure it is working well so if you want anyone to count the number of modifications and tell you what they are, this service is not suitable for you and you should not book this service.

We ask no personal questions from the vehicle owners and do not check any legal papers except for the registration paper or anything else that the seller is willing to share.

We can not detect the old and removed modifications of the vehicle either. For example, if the vehicle has had a suspension lift and now it is back to whatever condition, we only comment on the current condition and cannot firmly say what has been done to the vehicle in the past.

The legality of the modifications is also the responsibility of both parties. Under no circumstances we can confirm whether the vehicle is legal on the road or not. It must be checked directly with the roads and maritime service of the state you are in.

For example, a car might have been modified with no approved engineering certificate and will face issues either by police or at the time of registration. The buyer must obtain all legal papers from the seller and ensure the vehicle is completely legal on the road. Some modifications might be mechanically good but require a special permit or engineering certificate.

We do not drive any unregistered vehicle unless a trade plate or temporary permit which makes it legal on the road is provided. If our inspector gets stopped by police on the road and the seller has not declared the issues to us, all the costs and legal aspects will be with the seller.


Wear and tear and age-related cosmetics are the number one thing that is shared amongst all vehicles without exception. All vehicles have scratches, surface rusts, small dings, paint fades, paint imperfection, kerb rashes and small dents but some vehicles are better maintained and have less than others.

Checking the wear and tear and small cosmetics is not a service we provide and the cost of inspection does not include that service. We only report structural damages and major dents that need repair and that is all.

If we give you positive feedback and you want to purchase the vehicle, we highly encourage you to do this in person and check the vehicle cosmetically to ensure you are happy with everything.

On average, over 95 percent of people are easy about cosmetics but we still have the 5 percent minority who are very picky. If this applies to you, you must see the vehicle in person to ensure you like it before paying any money to the owner.

We can share our own opinion with the client and nothing more. We may see the vehicle differently and we cannot guarantee that our opinion matches the client’s opinion. This report should not be used to determine whether you like the vehicle cosmetically or not.

Even if you are interstate and cannot see the vehicle, we take no responsibility for whether the vehicle is cosmetically good or bad so please take this into consideration before making your final decision about the vehicle.


At Last Check, we take the inspection to a different level. We provide the largest picture album with up to 500 pictures per inspection so that you can see everything with your own eyes. It is unique not in Australia but globally in all other countries. We pinpoint all the issues of the vehicle as much as possible so that you can see everything with your own eyes.

The pictures are taken live at the time of inspection by the inspectors themselves and we do not offer any professional photography. For example, the inspector will take several pictures of the underbody when he is under the car inspecting the chassis and none will be a professional picture.

Lighting conditions, the dirtiness of the car and the weather also directly affect our pictures. For example on a rainy day, no small scratches etc can be seen in the pictures as the vehicle is wet. At the same time, if the vehicle is dusty or filled with stuff inside, we technically cannot capture everything in the pictures.

Some issues such as hail damage, small dings etc. also cannot be seen in the pictures and it is inevitable. As much as we try, the identified issues do not contain everything and during the trimming process and before sending out the report, we will delete tens of poor-quality images that might contain some issues.

For instance, if the pictures of the rear seat are bad, they will all be deleted and we do not offer any more photography after the inspection. At the same time, if the vehicle has issues, it will be in the report and minus normal wear and tear, stain marks and cosmetic issues, all repairable faults will be reported.

Although the report you receive, like our sample report, might contain hundreds of pictures, do not expect to see everything you want in them. Confirming the cosmetic shape of the vehicle is solely the responsibility of the buyer and can be facilitated by a video call with the owner even if the buyer is interstate if the vehicle cannot be seen in person.

It is good to know that in no way or shape, pictures or video calls can be similar to seeing the vehicle in person, so if you are buying the vehicle remotely, please consider that before anything.

The pictures will remain the property of Last Check and will be used as evidence or for further analysis. Selected pictures may be published online, however, none of the pictures posted online will contain any personal documents and will be limited to the vehicle and the surrounding area of the inspection. To learn more about picture privacy, please refer to our privacy policy.

Purchasing Remotely

Purchasing any vehicle remotely comes with huge risks, especially if the vehicle is valuable, you are picky about small cosmetics, or do not know the seller. It is however convenient and some people do not want to take the trip.

We do not recommend this in any form or shape. We have had people being scammed or becoming disappointed about small cosmetic matters, although it is rare.

Viewing the vehicle before purchase is the responsibility of the buyer and we do not take any responsibility if the buyer decides to do otherwise. Our service is only limited to providing feedback about the vehicle's health through observation only and without removing any parts.

We have seen people being scammed, we have seen vehicles being abused after we have checked it just because the owners wanted the last joy ride and we have seen disappointments over cosmetics and they have all happened when the buyer has bought the vehicle remotely.

We do not endorse any remote purchase and encourage you to change your mind if you like the vehicle but cannot travel to its location before paying the seller.

Jacking the Vehicle

We jack up vehicles only when necessary and when there is not enough ground clearance to inspect the underbody. Checking the vehicle on all four wheels is always better for inspecting the suspension as parts and bush cracks are more obvious under force.

We do not jack the third-party’s vehicle if there is not enough ground clearance for the jack to safely go under the vehicle. For example, lowered suspension cars, cars equipped with side kits, low-rider sports cars and most supercars will never go on the jack. This is our guarantee to both sellers and buyers that we will never risk damaging the vehicle by jacking it up.

If you have one of these vehicles, you need to arrange a hoist at a service centre for us to borrow for a limited time to inspect the underbody. If the vehicle is yours and you still want it jacked up despite the risks, you need to do it yourself using your own jack after our inspection.

The underbody must also have enough room for the jack stand. We use jacks along with jack stands for safety. Inspecting the underbody without a jack stand is against WHS rules and will never happen.

If the vehicle owner wants to risk this by checking the underbody himself, we will immediately stop the inspection, and leave the scene and there will be no refunds.

We also do not jack up any vehicles if there is any risk to our staff's safety as our inspections are all mobile and take place on the roadside. If the area is deemed unsafe either to us or other members of the public, we will never jack the vehicle up.

If the seller does not agree for the vehicle to be jacked up, we will never jack the vehicle up. Some organisations also such as some auction yards, do not allow jacking up the vehicle and we will respect their rules. It is the buyer’s responsibility to check all that with the seller before booking an inspection with us to avoid unwanted issues.

Suspension & Tyres

Suspension of the vehicle is what wears the most and it is related to how the vehicle has been used and how old the vehicle is. The suspension goes worn by age and mileage but that does not mean you need to change any worn parts as long as they are still usable.

The same scenario applies to the tyres, tyres go bold as they are used but they do not need replacement before they become illegal.

Proper inspection of the suspension can only be done when the vehicle is on a hoist with all the tyres off the ground whereas when we inspect the vehicle on the roadside, we only lift one of the wheels at the most or do not jack the vehicle up if there is good ground clearance.

When we inspect the tyres and suspension including shocks, bushes, ball joints, etc, we only report on what needs replacement at the time of inspection. Mechanics views are different across the board just like doctors’ views on the same subject that no two are exactly the same unless for when something is a fact such as the vehicle having a big dent somewhere that can be seen. 

We do not exaggerate on the suspension condition as we have to be fair to both sides and we only give you our own opinion. For example, a ball joint with a minor bush tear is still usable and we do not consider it a fault.

For the tyres the same, if the tyre is low in the tread but it is still legal, we do not report it as a fault however you might take the same vehicle to your own mechanic, and they advise you to replace it.

This happens at the time of changing or renewing the registration. There are mechanics who are not happy with the small cost of the vehicle safety check and ask unsuspecting clients to change parts. It is inevitable and we do not have any control over it.

Unfortunately, suspension and tyres are by far the main thing that the mechanics pick on where you can still use the part for years and save your money.

We only report what we deem not suitable to use and our opinion will never be exactly the same as others. If you need a proper inspection of the suspension, please refer the vehicle to an authorised workshop with a hoist facility.


Jumpstarting vehicles with a dead battery is not a service we provide and it is not listed under any of our services which means we never charge the customer for that.

Jumpstarting a vehicle with a dead battery can sometimes damage the ECU or other electronics of the vehicle. It is common in modern luxury cars, performance cars and supercars and we never do that.

On very rare occasions we might jumpstart a vehicle with the seller’s permission but we do not always carry a jump-starter. If the vehicle is dead and needs jumpstarting, we need to be informed at the time of booking to send an inspector equipped with the device.

If our inspector is equipped with the device but the seller is not present at the scene to allow the jumpstarting, it can never happen and we will check the vehicle when stationary with the engine off.

If the seller allows the jumpstart but we deem it unsafe on the vehicle, we will never do that.

We do not recommend arranging an inspection on a vehicle that cannot be started as we cannot inspect any electronics or even engine performance.

It is the responsibility of the buyer to inform us if the vehicle needs jumpstarting before arranging the inspection.

Test Drive

Test drive is only possible where it is legal. We only test drive the vehicles when they are registered and are fit to drive. For example, if the vehicle is registered but one of the indicators does not work, we can not legally drive the vehicle and we will never break the law.

Anything and everything we do is in accordance with the law and with the full permission of the vehicle owner. If the vehicle owner does not consent to the test drive, we will not do that so please make sure your seller is happy with the road test before you engage us or inform us beforehand not to drive the vehicle without their consent.

If the vehicle has any other main problems such as big oil leaks, having no brakes or reverse lights or faulty brake systems, producing smoke, having bold tyres or poor brakes or anything that is deemed unsafe by our inspector and other road users, no test drive will be done.

If the vehicle is unregistered, we also never drive the vehicle unless the seller produces a permit or trade plate.

The test drive we do is around the area without using any highways as much as possible. During the test drive, we completely abide by the rules, never exceed the speed limit for any reason and never do any burnouts or stunts for the sake of checking the vehicle's performance.

Inspection at a Workshop

Roadside mobile inspection of third-party vehicles is convenient and does not require too much coordination

No matter how much we try, without permission to lift the car, open parts if needed and work on the vehicle, a visual roadside inspection can never be like an inspection done at an equipped service centre. Please take this into consideration.

We can only jack up one side of the car and go under the vehicle to grab as much information as possible on the roadside inspection. We need to consider that the vehicle also belongs to someone else, and we are not allowed to do anything other than visually assess the vehicle.

The only tools we use for roadside inspection will be a camera, a torch, some scanners and our eyes. We do not even use a screwdriver on vehicles for any purpose.

Whilst many issues can be detected at the time of inspection such as oil leaks, bodily damage etc, not all issues can be detected in some cases, and it is inevitable. Most modern vehicles also all come with a splash cover under the engine which limits our visibility and not all leaks could be seen without taking the plate off which is not possible on the roadside inspection.

There is always a chance that you take the vehicle for registration or service and the mechanic finds more things that need attention. The potential issues are mostly to do with the suspension and underbody of the vehicle, however it is not limited to that.

We also look at the vehicles for what they are and give you our independent opinion about the condition. If something is working and is ok for the age, we do not consider it a repairable item, however your mechanic can advise you to change or recondition something and it happens normally when you take the vehicle for service or registration.

For example, if one of the CVs is worn and a bit noisy but it is still good to use, to us it will be a pass as it is in line with the age and is not critical enough that needs repairing but the mechanic might ask you to change it in order to register the vehicle. This happens a lot especially if you do not have any technical knowledge or you want to register the vehicle in another state.

If you need a more detailed inspection, you need to get consent from the buyer and take the vehicle to an equipped service centre with permission to work on the vehicle and open parts.

We also encourage you to choose your mechanic carefully as unfortunately many just put faults on the vehicle and scare the client.

If we are buying a used vehicle, we need to know all parts are used and can never be like a new car having said that it is not wise enough to purchase a used car and recondition all parts for just minor issues. Most used cars have small issues such as minor leaks etc. but they are still usable and do not need to be repaired. It is always financially cheaper to buy a new vehicle if you want to spend money and recondition a used car

Please take this very seriously before making any booking for roadside visual inspection as Last Check does not take any responsibility for the matters found at the workshop. We also give you our own expert opinion about the vehicle, but your mechanic might have a different view.

Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid vehicles are visually inspected like all other vehicles, however they have a hybrid battery and an electric motor that needs to be inspected. Both hybrid batteries and electric motors are enclosed units like the gas-powered engine at the front and cannot be checked internally.

For the hybrid battery, provided that the vehicle ECU is not faulty and is readable, we can tell if the battery needs replacement or not at the time of inspection but we can never comment on the battery health depreciation.

As for the hybrid battery replacement notice, it is only valid on the day of inspection as the battery is an electrical unit and can fail at any time. If the onboard computer is faulty or unreadable, we can only visually check the performance and we can never tell you whether the battery needs replacement or not.

If you need a more thorough check on hybrid vehicles, you need to take the vehicle to the manufacturer or an authorised representative with the authority to work on the vehicle and remove parts when necessary.

Working with hybrid vehicles needs to be done in accordance with strict government laws using only protective clothing such as dielectric boots and electrical safety gloves and needs to be done only at an authorised service centre.

The same scenario applies to the electric motor. We can tell you if the electric motor is functional at the time of inspection or show you if you are present but the report is valid only on the day of the inspection and the electric motor can stop at any time and it is inevitable.

If you are present at the time of inspection, we can show you if the electric motor is working or not and it is good that you attend the inspection as much as possible.

If you receive positive feedback from us and want to proceed with the purchase, we highly recommend taking the hybrid vehicle to an authorised service centre or the manufacturer to check the battery depreciation and the electric motor for you. If we fail the vehicle, we will inform you not to waste your money and look elsewhere.

Electric Vehicles

Working with electric vehicles needs to be done in accordance with strict government laws using only protective clothing such as dielectric boots and electrical safety gloves and needs to be done only at an authorised service centre. Doing any repair or inspection outside an authorised workshop on the battery pack can cause death and serious injuries and is illegal in Australia. 

Electric vehicles are computers on wheels and their performance and options can change at any time with only a software update. When we inspect electric cars, we never know the most recent updates of any vehicle, its options and changes.

For example, a new software release for Tesla model 3, can use more regenerative braking or might depart the lanes differently compared to the previous software and this is the beauty of EVs that can evolve significantly only by a new software release.

Unlike gas-powered vehicles, there is no OBD2-compatible scanner for EVs to find the internal hidden faults since they do not have a combustion engine. Instead, the onboard computer of the electric vehicle can inform you of the non physical faults such as battery issues or electronics malfunction.

 Although we cannot comment as how much the battery has depreciated, we can comment on its performance at the time of inspection. Our inspectors are highly trained on the battery life which is different in different makes and models and will check the battery performance since the beginning of the inspection with AC on to it’s limit. If the battery gets drained unusually quick for the age and mileage, we will pick it up and inform you so have the full confidence.

An EV with a functional battery can die suddenly the next day just like any rechargeable battery and it is inevitable although it is very rare in electric cars and we have never had any case but we know that it has happened. 

We also cannot comment on the charging since we do not take the EV to the charging station. 

We however do not take any chances when it comes to Electric Cars. Our specifically trained EV inspectors check every visible part of the vehicle including the underbody, suspension, exterior, previous collision and rust, paint condition, tyres and brake system, interior and all electronics, safety points and road test. Be confident that nothing major will escape our attention since your job is done only by a highly knowledgable electric vehicle inspector and not just a random mechanic. Take a look at the table of contents in our electric car inspection page for more info.

LPG Vehicles

Inspection of LPG-powered vehicles is just like all other vehicles. We check all the inspectable parts and will inform you of the LPG unit performance provided that the cylinder is full and can be turned on. We can only visually inspect the LPG unit and its components, and we never perform any in-depth inspection on the roadside.

We do not touch the unit, its hoses or regulators or anything to do with the LPG as it is a severe risk for us and the public and no LPG work is authorised by law on the roadside.

Working with an LPG unit is very risky and needs to be done only by the authorised LPG service provider. If we give you positive feedback about the vehicle, we highly recommend taking the vehicle to an authorised centre to inspect the LPG unit professionally to ensure the unit is fully functional.

If you receive a negative report from us, you do not need to spend any more and can look for something else instead.

Legal Matters

Last Check does not provide any legal services and the price we charge is only for visually inspecting the vehicle mechanically and cosmetically, and nothing else. The only thing we do is provide a PPSR certificate from government sources but still, we can never comment on the legitimacy of the report. We never ask any legal questions from the seller and never interfere in any transactions.

Odometer tampering can not be legally proven even if the vehicle’s condition doesn’t add up to the mileage unless for when the government discloses the data in their sources and we do not provide such service even if it is asked by any party. It is the buyer’s and seller’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle has no legal matters before the deal, odometer has not been tampered with before or after the current ownership or any other legal issues using the government sources or by getting help from some private providers that rely on the government’s data base and provides legal services. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle is what it has been claimed to be and any legal issues before purchase.

Scammers are however everywhere and for example, they change the engine or engine number without informing the authorities. In cases like this, the engine number on the registration paper will match the PPSR report but not the number on the engine block which is illegal.

In some cases also scammers reprint the new number on the engine block and remove the original number and only a legal expert can assist provided that they have full permission from the vehicle owner.

Scammers can do the unthinkable, changing the vehicle colour, borrowing parts from another vehicle, tampering with the odometer and lots more. It is important to ensure you have checked all the legal sides of things and you have not left anything to guesswork especially if the vehicle you are buying is valuable.

We check the registration paper and some other documents but we are in no position to confirm the legality and legitimacy of the papers and this is not a service we provide. Although it is very rare, we have seen fabricated registration papers, fabricated engineering certificates and much more.

Things mentioned above are more common in classic vehicles however we have seen them on different other vehicles. This is more important if you are buying from a private seller as dealers are obliged to disclose everything to the buyers but still not all of them follow the rules.

State Laws

Every state has its own transport rules and Last Check is not in a position to give the clients any advice on them.

Not all states are as strict as each other, for example, a vehicle that is registered in NSW might need some alteration in other states before registering.

It will also depend on the chosen service provider in the target state, some service providers are pickier than others and this is inevitable.

Some mechanical modifications can be a problem while changing the registration between states. It is something that needs to be checked with the relevant authorities of the client's state before making the final decision or by asking the service provider that the client intends to use to change the registration.

In many cases, the interstate mechanics do not pass the vehicle registration without some repairs that are normal to us. If you want to reregister the vehicle, please leave a safe margin for yourself in case the mechanic picks up something.

Not all mechanics have the same view, just like no two doctors have the same opinion and it is inevitable. In many cases, the first mechanic picks on something but the second or third gives you a pass with no issues. Suspension and underbody of the vehicle are the most common parts the mechanics pick on.

As an example, minor wetness of the shock which is in line with the age and the shock is still usable, to us will be a pass but the interstate mechanic might not pass it so be prepared for that if it applies to you.

Last Check only checks the mechanical aspects of the vehicle and reports on the faults. It is the buyer's responsibility to check things with relevant authorities and ensure the modifications etc. cause no issues while transferring the registration.

Vehicle History Report - PPSR

Last Check will provide you with all the information that has been stored in the PPSR database (Australian Government's Website) up to the time of inspection.

Please keep in mind that some information might not have been noted in the PPSR report or need further updating by the government. Last Check cannot be held accountable for any out-of-date information provided by PPSR.

In some cases, the history of the vehicle does not exist in the government database which means the VIN is not recognizable.

If this is the case, Last Check will provide you with the original copy of the notification. It is the responsibility of the buyer to contact PPSR or other authorities for more information.

Repair Dispute & Post Purchase Inspections

If you wish to order a Post Purchase vehicle inspection or Repair Dispute Inspection, the following terms must be read and agreed upon before you submit the order.

Before all, we do not get involved any legal disputes such as vehicle’s ownership, odometer legitimacy, fraud or any other legal concerns except for when we have a solid proof or we have agreed in writing to get involved. At Last Check, we take this type of inspection very seriously and we ensure to be completely fair and independent within the whole process.

Last Check will not take any sides if the matter results in a tribunal or court, our job is limited to finding the raised concerns and commenting on them with complete fairness regarding both sides.

Last Check's vehicle inspection is a completely independent assessment of the nominated vehicle as per the client's request.

All of the client's concerns will be addressed and investigated completely however if the inspector cannot detect them at the time of inspection or the client fails to show the extent of damage when the inspection is taking place, no comments will be made on the problem or based on the client's past experience.

Last Check does not have any special affiliation with any client, dealership or service provider and the inspection report should not be considered a personal matter.

Last Check's role is to investigate the client's concerns fairly and comment on the issues found only at the time of inspection.

No guesswork or prediction will be involved in the inspection process and nothing undetected will be included in the final written report even if the client says so or has any pictures, video or documents to prove their existence in the past.

This inspection should not be taken personally against anyone including the other party, Last Check or the inspector himself.

The vehicle inspector will report all the findings directly to Last Check to make the report.

The final report will be issued and endorsed by Last Check Pty Ltd under Company Number 623340214 and not the inspector himself.

Issues such as a blown head gasket or a faulty timing belt, happen inside the engine and cannot be visually inspected without taking the engine apart. This is the same for the gearbox and clutch and every internal part of the vehicle.

In cases like this, Last Check looks at other factors and indicators to make comments on the case. Under no circumstances our vehicle inspector will perform any mechanical work on the vehicle or open any parts even with the client's consent.

This assessment is completely visual and no vehicle part or component will be opened as a result.

This is Last Check's guarantee to inspect the vehicle as presented and leave it untouched in its original condition after the inspection.

If the client has a concern about a specific area, the vehicle needs to go to a service centre with permission to work on the vehicle and open parts.

Last Check will produce several pictures or videos of the issues, at the time of inspection to prove the existence of the problems.

These pictures will be produced at the time of inspection and no pictures made by the client or anyone else before the time of inspection will be included in the report to be fair to both parties.

To avoid any unwanted disputes, apart from what is on the report, Last Check will not add any more fields to the report based on any part's request such as the inspector's name, licence number, contact details or address.

The final report of the repair dispute or post-purchase inspection will be valid only if all the above terms have been agreed upon in full by the client.

Please note that the vehicle inspection report will be only Last Check's opinion based on the facts and finding at the time of inspection. Other companies might have a different view and it is inevitable.

When We Do Not Provide Service

Our services all only have advisory value and the intent to help clients in making better decisions however it might be different from other's opinions or might cause a conflict of interest in some cases.

If you have been our client in the past and you have not been happy with the advice received or if we think that our service will not suit you for any reason, we do not provide service to you again and issue you a full refund if you have paid for the inspection.

To respect your thoughts and not to cause further issues or waste your money, we might make this decision.

Please note that this decision is solely at the discretion of Last Check, and we do not provide any reason if we are unable to provide service to you. If you have made a booking online, we will issue you a full refund when processing your booking.

This decision should not be taken personally as we do not make this decision based on our personal opinion. This is limited only to the service we have provided or will need to provide to the client and has no personal reason at any time.

We provide specialised inspections and the inspection must be done only by the right technician however they might not be available at all times especially when it comes to more expensive cars, supercars and heavy vehicles.

If we do not have the right technician for your inspection and to ensure that the report you will receive is as accurate as it can be, we will not be able to accept your booking.

If you have made a booking online, the same thing applies. We will issue you a full refund and cancel your inspection.

In some cases, we have had the technician available at the time of your booking and our condition has changed since. In cases like this also, we never give your job to a random inspector and issue you a full refund.

Refund Policy

PLEASE NOTE: We use secure payment systems both online and over the phone for our customers safety. We use PayPal for online bookings and Square secure payment or similar apps over the phone. It means not us neither anyone else will have access the bank account you have paid from and if our website ever gets hacked, all financial details still stay private and no one can access them. If you pay by Credit card over the phone or you have paid online using PayPal, and you want a refund, the card fee or PayPal fee won't be returned to you. We do not get the card or PayPal fee either and this deduction is done by the providers. If you don't want this to happen, please pay by EFT (Online Money Transfer) to get the full refund in case your plan ever changes.

At Last Check, our valued customers always come first which means if you have booked an inspection for a certain date and you no longer want the service, you are entitled to a refund of your payment.

Customer service comes first at Last Check which means you do not need to provide any reason for your change of date or cancellation. We have made it easy and safe for all clients to make their booking online with complete peace of mind and not worry about anything or receiving a refund.

Last Check makes every effort to ensure no mistakes happen in time arrangement. The seller will be contacted before the inspection and again on the inspection day before the service to ensure their plan has remained unchanged and we are good to go.

To ensure we do not waste your money, we never make any travel without the vehicle owner’s final confirmation at least a day before the inspection.

It means they need to confirm that they are happy to meet us before we travel.

If the seller does not agree to meet us over the initial conversation, we will inform you right away to make a decision or cancel your service.

Mutual Agreement with Buyers

The client's job starts as soon as the booking has been made. We will assign the right vehicle inspector to do the job, prepare the draft report with the inspection checkpoints which are different for each inspection, set a time for the inspection and make phone calls to the seller on the client's behalf.

We will liaise with the sellers directly and make sure that they are completely happy to go ahead with the inspection on the requested date and give them an approximate time based on mutual agreement.

After receiving the final go-ahead from the seller, we will commit to performing the vehicle inspection on the agreed date and time.

This means we will never change the inspection date or take any more clients even if we receive many booking requests for the same day.

It is our commitment to both parties that their services get done during the agreed date and time window. This is a guaranteed system and ensures that both parties are aware of the full process and no changes will happen by Last Check on the agreed terms.

At the same time, the client must agree to stick to the terms and commit to the vehicle inspection once it has been confirmed with the seller.

Refunds You Receive

If you want to secure your vehicle inspection spot but did not get the chance to check with the seller for any reason, we recommend selecting a date within a minimum of two days to ensure you will receive a full refund in case the seller does not agree.

Since we make several phone calls to the sellers including on the same day of inspection before travelling to their location, the below cancellation cases are extremely rare.

All clients must agree to the following terms and conditions before making a phone or online booking.

You are required to read the terms and conditions and tick the terms and conditions policy at the bottom of the booking form before you can proceed with your booking and make the payment.

At the time of the phone booking, the same will apply and we will never charge the applicant before speaking to the seller and receiving a full confirmation from them.

If the seller does not pick up the phone and agrees to see us, we will never confirm the inspection or charge the client even if the client insists.

Here is the list of refunds that the client is eligible to receive:

1. A full cancellation refund will be issued if Last Check is notified on the same day that the booking has been made only if the inspection is not to take place on the same day of the booking. If the inspection is set for the same day and is confirmed with the seller, no refund will be issued as Last Check will reject all other applicants for the day. Last Check will be committed to doing the inspection.

2. A full refund will be issued if you cancel your inspection within two days or more before the selected vehicle inspection date for any reason.

3. A full refund minus 29.99 dollars service fee will be issued if Last Check is notified by the latest by 4 pm the day before service. The client can choose to nominate another vehicle within Last Check’s coverage at no extra charge.

4. After 4 pm on the day before the inspection or the inspection date, we have entered into a mutual contract with the buyer and the inspection time has been sold to the buyer as per their request. By that time your inspector has been assigned and the job is set for the next day. It means no matter how many booking requests we receive, we will never resell the time to another applicant and the inspection will definitely take place.

For any cancellations after 4 pm of the day before the inspection, no refund will be issued but the client will have the chance to book another inspection within the same distance from Rydalmere NSW 2116 at a 29.99 rescheduling fee.

5. On the day of the inspection, we put you on the list and we have not taken any more bookings. For any cancellation that happens 3 hours before the time frame given to the seller or yourself, no refund will be given but you can nominate another vehicle within the same distance as your original booking to be inspected later. The distance is calculated from Rydalmere 2116 where we are located. For example, if your inspection was set for between midday and 4 pm and the travel distance is 20 km, you can only select another vehicle within 20km of our office.

A 29.99 dollar rescheduling fee will be applicable on the day of your next booking but no refund will be given on the day of the inspection.

Please note that if you decide to attend the inspection, we will give you a window of time but if you have left everything to us and you do not want to attend, you will not be given any time frame. Instead, we will arrange everything with your seller on your behalf.

For any cancellation within 3 hours of the inspection, no refund or rescheduling will be issued as per our mutual agreement with the client requesting the inspection.

6. If the seller does not agree to meet us after the first phone call, even if you have booked online, we will issue you a full refund without any questions. We do not process any jobs without speaking to the seller and getting their consent unless the buyer has specifically asked not to and they will arrange things together.

If the seller has agreed to meet us and does not show up, changes his mind, interrupts the inspection for any reason, offers a bribe or abuses the inspector verbally or physically, no refunds will be issued.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to liaise with the seller and get consent to involve an inspector. If the matter is abuse-related, police will be called immediately.

7. It is the full responsibility of the buyer to give us the address for the inspection and make sure that the seller does not change the address. We determine your inspection date based on our and the seller’s availability and appoint the right inspector based on the information we have received from you.

If the seller changes the confirmed address, and only if the vehicle is further than 5 km from the initial address, an additional charge of 99 dollars is applicable before the inspection can be done.

We encourage you to liaise with your seller clearly and give them all the information they need before arranging the inspection to avoid wasting your time and money.

8.If we have already started travelling to the vehicle's location and the client changes their mind for any reason at any time, a call out fee of 139 Dollars is applicable and the rest will be refunded. If the vehicle's location includes an extra cost for the fare, the fare will not be refunded as we have followed the instructions of the client and travelled upon their request.

If there s happens, we have also missed an inspection spot based on the commitment to the seller however we understand that mind change can happen at any time for any good reason and we do not charge the client based on that.

Public Holidays

We work on some public holidays but not all so it is best to check with us if you need the inspection on the date. Our inspectors are paid up to 2.5 times depending on Fair Work Ombudsman and therefore we will charge some surcharge in some cases on top of the inspection cost.

The surcharge can be up to twice the normal cost if you wish to proceed but in some cases, it will be less or we waive the entire fee, therefore, since there is no set amount, you can make a booking online with the same price and wait for us to get in touch with you before the inspection.

We will go by mutual agreement regarding the surcharge, we will ask some questions and give you the final cost based on the circumstances. If you wish to proceed, you will need to pay the surcharge before we can take an action.

If your matter is not urgent, we can give you the earliest possible spot after the public holiday and you do not need to pay anything extra. We highly encourage you to book the inspection on public holiday only if you or the seller are in a hurry to avoid the potential surcharge or check with us before making any booking to be sure of the cost.


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