A polished, gleaming car is no assurance that it had not been driven to the ground. Your safeguard to getting good value when buying a used car is with an AA Car Evaluation Service.

The evaluation of a used car and its value requires professionals with the right testing equipment to provide an unbiased opinion. Let AA help you determine the car's actual condition.

Hidden Defects Uncovered through AA Car Evaluation Service

AA Car Evaluation Service helped to uncover the following defects:

Collision repair at right hand front chassis frame
Collision repair at left hand front chassis frame
Collision repair at right hand centre pillar
Drive shaft outer bellow torn
Illegal modification on exhaust system
Exhaust silencer corrosion
Fluid leaking at power steering unit
Collision repair - cut and weld at centre floor board and chassis frame centre


  1. How can I use the report?
    AA's primary objective is to give you a full picture of the car’s condition so that you can make an informed purchase decision. You can also use the report to ask for a price reduction, or request the seller/dealer to repair the significant defects before purchase. Either way, the benefits far outweigh the nominal evaluation cost.
  2. What if the seller/dealer refuses to have the car evaluated?
    Having a used car evaluated before purchase is a very common practice, and the seller/dealer should oblige to your request. Be wary if the seller/dealer does not consent to one. He/she may be hiding some information from you. Some dealers may claim that the car has been evaluated but may be referring to the preliminary inspections.
  3. Who should decide where to send the used car for evaluation?
    As a rule of thumb, the buyer should be the one to decide where to send the car that he/she intends to buy for evaluation. Be wary if the seller insists on sending the car to their recommended evaluation centre/workshop as this might be disadvantageous to the buyer.

Ensure that your car is a worthwhile purchase; insist on AA Car Evaluation Service!


AA Member: $115 

Non AA Member: $145

Note: Above price excludes 7% GST

Inspections are strictly by appointment during working hours only. Please call our Technical Services Division at 6389 4270 / 6333 8811 for appointments.

Terms & Conditions apply

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