Mint Condition Expert Pre-Purchase
Car Inspections & Car Search

Services and prices

Our team of experts has been providing Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection and Vehicle Search services since 2012. We are based in London and operate across the entire UK.

We specialise in high-performance cars, passenger cars and classic cars.

We offer the most thorough and diligent assessment of each vehicle. Our checks range from the most significant car components such as engine & transmission to the smallest defects such as scratches and dents in the paintwork.

Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection is the right choice for those who have already found a suitable offer and would like to have peace of mind over the car’s true condition. Just make a booking with us, and we will meticulously inspect the car and report all findings and defects to you.

Should you wish to leave the burden of searching for suitable offers and save dozens of hours travelling to unsuccessful viewings — leave it on us and choose the Comprehensive Car Search. We will carry out market analysis and send you a short list of carefully selected offers that fit your requirements most. Upon your approval, we will inspect the cars you liked until we find a technically sound example. All you have to do is instruct us on your preferences and relax while we do all the hard work for you.

Inspection Checks

Our inspections cover the Exterior, Interior, Engine, Transmission, other Technical aspects, and Paperwork of an inspected vehicle.

Please choose the desired section from the menu to see more details of what we check or access the full checklist.

We offer different packages to provide various depths of assessment; however, we aim to cover the entire vehicle and give a comprehensive view of its condition regardless of the scope.
The minimal scope of our checks significantly exceeds any vehicle health check commonly provided by main dealers.

We use a tailored approach to every make and model and, in most cases, use model-specific dealer level diagnostic equipment allowing us to see thousands of engineering parameters
Porsche – PIWIS Tester
Mercedes-Benz – Xentry/STAR Diagnose
Rolls-Royce/BMW/MINI – ISTA/INPA Rheingold
Bentley/Audi/VW/SEAT/Skoda – VCDS/ODIS
Other makes ­– Launch X431 Scanner

Following the inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report containing 100–200 high quality pictures and several videos, a written description of technical condition, bodywork, aesthetics as well as interior condition, mileage consistency, and paperwork appraisal.

We are not trading cars, and our mission is not to ‘sell’ you the car. Hence our report is mainly focused on defects, issues and anything that can prevent you from happy motoring and retaining the resale value of your new car.

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Rewiews
Top Service - Ivan took 2.5h to thoroughly inspect the car and another 1h to explain his findings in detail over the phone. Very helpful, friendly and prompt in replying to any follow up queries.
Can definitely recommend and will use again if buying another used car
MintCo and Ivan were simply brilliant! He performed extremely thorough inspections of two cars and helped me avoid one that had hidden (from me) defects. One dealer said that they had never witnessed such a thorough inspection. Prompt, communicative and couteous - well worth the money and thoroughly recommended.
I can’t compliment the level of detail enough. You’ll end up with a multi page report detailing all the key sections such as bodywork, chassis, drivetrain, tyres and brakes etc
I’ve used MintCo on four separate occasions. Several friends have also used Ivan including an inspection for a GTR.
The MintCo team are great professionals and help you make a decision on the car within hours of inspection so you can move first on any desirable vehicle. They always work around the clock to turn around inspections on cars and travels across the UK. They provide great detail and thoroughness regardless on which car they is inspecting. They run thorough checks including bodywork, diagnostics by plugging into the car ECUs and engine, chassis, suspension etc. They have saved me from buying a crash damage Porsche Panamera which was very well repaired.
I’d recommend them without hesitation and I’m very fussy. Also, compared to the cost of the car the inspection is a fraction of the value of the car. In the long term, inspecting any vehicle by MintCo, I’m sure this will save you money and hassle in the long run.
I have hired MintCo to find me a used MPV (a flat-fee service that includes up to 12 inspections until a suitable car is found), and have been very impressed with their professionalism, flexibility and level of communication. The forensic attention to detail and enthusiasm of the person I worked with, Ivan, were nothing short of impressive. Following careful pre-screening of car ads, Ivan only inspected a select few (without the need for my presence), and was still finding faults with cars that I would never be able to identify, including shoddy repairs of past accidents - of which he sent me detailed reports, including photo and video evidence. Only the fifth car Ivan inspected was to his satisfaction, and it took him three hours (!) to reach that verdict. All in all, I'm very happy with my new car, and with the service I've received from MintCo and Ivan in particular, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
I used the Comprehensive Vehicle Search service to purchase an Audi Q5 with a pretty specific specification of which there weren't that many to be found.

Ivan and team came through and found me a perfect specimen that looks and drives like new, I would happily recommend MintCo to anyone as I believe they do a tremendous job.

They searched diligently for weeks and kept me up to date of the search and provided me with updates and potentially suitable cars and I could select which ones I like that subsequently were inspected and every little detail was highlighted.

My car is so nice everybody is always complementing me and it drives so smooth it's unbelievable that it's a used car.

Thank you Ivan and team, really appreciate it.
Ivan inspected a car for me today.

He was so informative he saved me spending over £11,000 on a vehicle that possibly needed over £2500 on it.

He was also very professional and great value he spent over 3 hours on the car.

Thank goodness for Ivan!! Fully recommend mintco!!

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I will certainly be recommending to anyone I know who is thinking about buying a used car and thinking of booking an inspection before they buy it to use Mintco Automotive inspections.
I had questions pre-inspection and I was promptly called to discuss everything with me, the report was extremely thorough and easy to understand, I found George the engineer helpful and very professional at his job.
I have hired MintCo to find me a used MPV (a flat-fee service that includes up to 12 inspections until a suitable car is found), and have been very impressed with their professionalism, flexibility and level of communication. The forensic attention to detail and enthusiasm of the person I worked with, Ivan, were nothing short of impressive. Following careful pre-screening of car ads, Ivan only inspected a select few (without the need for my presence), and was still finding faults with cars that I would never be able to identify, including shoddy repairs of past accidents - of which he sent me detailed reports, including photo and video evidence. Only the fifth car Ivan inspected was to his satisfaction, and it took him three hours (!) to reach that verdict. All in all, I'm very happy with my new car, and with the service I've received from MintCo and Ivan in particular, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Very detailed and passionate about what they do - if the car has a fault they will find it
Highly recommended. I expect good standards of professionalism, presentation, technical ability, communication and responsiveness for this type of service. I was not disappointed and have to admit that they exceeded expectations at each step. Very good value as well.
Can't recommend enough, brilliant
Fantastic guys, they checked Audi A3 for me and I was absolutely thrilled with the amount of the details they went into. Thank you, the best service I ever received ! Money well spent ! I love my new car. Definitely recommend ! Will use your services again.
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