Get A Full Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

Send a professional inspector to examine the vehicle you’re planning to buy. We’ll help you secure the deal, with a 100% guarantee against any scam or fraud (up to €200,000).

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Let us help you make your car purchases more secure

Getting a car from a used seller can be hard. With fake ads, hidden faults, and untruthful claims about vehicles at an all-time high, how can you trust that your new vehicle investment won’t incur expensive repairs and it works as advertised?

That’s where InspectWise is here to make your car purchase more secure. We do this by sending one of our experts in-person directly to the seller of your potential car. We check everything from the complete seller background, car history and current condition, ensuring nothing goes left unchecked and hidden from view. Now, you can have peace of mind knowing you have a reliable vehicle in your hands that performs as intended for the many years to come.

One comprehensive & clear report

Our reports are extremely thorough and intuitive, giving you both the highlights and micro details so you have the full picture. With this information, you’ll be able to use it as leverage to negotiate a better price on your vehicle. Every report also includes the ongoing support from our experts, here to support you along every step of your car inspection journey.

We take car inspection photos from all angles

Our inspectors are extensively trained to spot any hidden faults that car sellers often try to get away with, ensuring you get a complete top-down inspection so you’re aware of any potential damage or faults the vehicle has incurred.

We’ll be your car inspector and purchase “concierge”

We understand how inconvenient it can be going to visit multiple car sellers in person (in hopes they are being truthful). That’s why we take the burden off and do the entire vehicle inspection and purchasing process for you, so you can relax in the comfort of your home and become notified when your new car is ready (vehicle transportation included).

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What’s the price of a car inspection?

One of our inspectors will travel to your seller’s location, starting at €90 (based on mileage allowance in kilometers). Full money back guarantee is also included.

Looking for a quote? Simply enter the address, city, or country of your desired vehicle below and click “Show nearby inspectors”.

Secure your vehicle easily and safely

Learn more about the dangers involved in buying a used car by watching the video below. Any car purchase is a big investment, meaning you need to fully aware of any potential faults. Our inspectors will do a thorough analysis of any damage, faults, or flaws found during the inspection process.

All orders are fully insured

By partnering with us, your vehicle purchase will be insured up to € 200,000.

Our company is ranked number one by Dun & Bradstreet

We take pride in having the highest credit rating possible.

100% money back guarantee

You’ll refund your entire payment in the event the vehicle is sold before our agent makes a full inspection.

Why InspectWise?

Your perfect car is not always near you
Are you struggling to find your perfect car? The perfect Spec? The perfect color? It may not be available locally. When you partner with our company we open up the European market for you. We offer an easy, convenient and safe way to purchase your vehicle remotely even from another country. We have agents based throughout Europe. You can find the car of your dreams all from the comfort of your home.

You don’t know the actual condition of the vehicle
How can you be assured of the vehicles condition, whether everything is working perfectly or whether it has been damaged and repaired? Even the most honest car dealer may not have had the time to thoroughly inspect each vehicle. You can send your InspectWise agent to the seller's location. Our report is "super awesome", thorough and easy to read. Any faults found will help in negotiating the right price. You will avoid having consumer disputes after purchase because you will have peace of mind and a guarantee in knowing exactly what you bought.

It can be hard to protect yourself against fraud
With two cars being stolen in Europe every minute, knowing your desired car is not stolen or cloned can be challenging. Questions such as, “Does the seller have the right to sell this car?” or “Have these documents been fabricated?” are legitimate because professional criminals are more skilled now than ever. With online being their favourite place to scam victims, you could be one of their next targets. That’s why as a buyer, the right professional help and insurance coverage could save you thousands of dollars. With InspectWise, any damages you incur are covered up to €200,000 – protecting you if you’re one of the unfortunate ones.

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We are fully insured

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Car loan on selected countries

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Secure payments by CheckOut

How do pre-purchase car inspections work?

1. Place an order and pay via our secure online portal. Read more about our full money back guarantee.

2. We’ll inform you via email when the inspection will be made.

3. Our agent visits your seller and performs a full on-site inspection, with a detailed report sent directly to your email.

4. You can review the agent by giving him 1-5 stars on his speed, professionalism and the quality of photos.

Services and reports

Once our agents make a full inspection and test drive the vehicle, a comprehensive online inspection form will be completed, delivering a beautiful finalized report to your email. Pricing for the report and mileage allowance (based in kilometers) is based on the discretion of the individual inspector. View their review score breakdown and see which one you like most!

Main Service

Pre-purchase inspection report

See sample report. Receive a complete inspection, with current and past details about the car and seller.

from € 90.00
(based on price of each individual inspector)

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Add-on or Separate Service

Car history investigation report

sample report Completed before the actual inspection, our professionals will collect all available history (country-dependent), including phone call history with the seller, ensuring vehicle is not stolen, and an interpretation of what’s collected.

€ 59.00

Order only this report
Add-on Service

Verbal vehicle assessment report

Our experienced car buying agent will call you to go through your inspection report together.

€ 29.00
Add-on Service

We make the deal on your behalf

We’ll do the entire car purchase process on your behalf, making it completely risk-free for you.

€ 999.00
Delivery Service (Europe Only)

Truck transportation

Ask us directly for details on pricing and how it works.

starting from € 100.00
Full Servicing

Importation, registration, car loans, and guarantee

We’ll take care of every single step of the process. Vehicle is fully insured until it is delivered to you.

starting from € 685.00

What do we inspect?

There is a lot to inspect in a vehicle. Download a sample report here. Alternatively, below is what we will be inspected.

Documents check

Our agent will go through all of the seller’s registration documents, ensuring they have the legal right to sell the vehicle, the VIN matches the code carved in the vehicle body, a valid conformity code exists, and the car can easily be registered in any EU country.

inspecting vehicle documents before purchase

Exterior check

We’ll take a precise paint thickness reading from all areas around the car to reveal any repainted or repaired parts. This is the most efficient way to know if there has been any past accidents in the vehicle’s history. Any scratches, dents, loose or missing parts will be reported and photographed.

car agent inspecting exteriors

Tires and wheels checked

Our agents will carefully check every tire and wheel, ensuring they are authentically portrayed (branding & size), and determine the remaining tread (measured in millimeters). Spare wheel status will also be reported, in addition to any scratches or any visible damages on the wheels. All faults will be photographed.

inspecting wheels and tyres

Keys and equipment

Our agents will ensure you have two properly working keys. As well, all the vehicles operating features will be rigorously tested to ensure it runs seamlessly.

inspecting car documents and keys

Interior check

We’ll do a thorough inspection of the seats, windows, dashboard, doors, interior roof, sealings, gauges, audio systems, navigators, lights, seatbelts, locks, smells, steering wheel, floor mats, covers, and the trunk. Any worn out or damaged areas will be photographed and include in the report.

vehicle interior inspections

Engine check

We’ll do a complete run through of the car’s engine, checking for oil level & quality, fluid leaks, OBD fault codes, engine noise (start, idle, and throttle pushed), as well as any excessive exhaust smoke

car engine inspection before buying

Road test

During a test drive, our agent will ensure the brakes, suspension, steering, engine, electric assistant systems, and transmission are all operating smoothly. As well, during idle and accelerated states, the engine noise will be monitored. Lastly, we do an extensive check looking for any unreasonable noises coming from the joints or transmission.

car test drive before purchase

Our Certified Expert Partners

If you would like to begin the vehicle inspection and purchase process, please select one of our Certified Expert Partners below. All our partners go through a rigorous screening process with only the top 1% (centered around experience and talent) being accepted – based on 100+ inspections. With a world-class inspector by your side, insurance coverage up to €200,000, and a team behind the scenes working to make your vehicle possession secure, getting your dream car has never been easier.

We have four different levels of agents (based on their experience, education, and review scores from previous inspections). New inspectors begin at the Starter Level and can get promoted to an Equipped Inspector by purchasing all the basic tools needed for a vehicle inspection. In order to become a Pro Inspector, each agent needs to perform at least three inspections and maintain the highest rated level consistently over a period of time.

Choose one of our Certified Expert Partners below. From inspections to purchases – they do it all!

Kari Eskelinen

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Language skills: English, German and Finnish

based on 109 reviews

Jan-Erik Puurula

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Örebro, Sweden

Language skills: English, Swedish, Russian and Finnish

based on 93 reviews

Antti Winter

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Vilna, Lithuania

Language skills: English, Lithuanian, Latvian and Finnish

based on 72 reviews

Lassi Markkanen

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Oulu, Finland

Language skills: English and Finnish

based on 98 reviews

Ilari Pulli

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Munchen, Germany

based on 85 reviews

Tero Bauer

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Hamburg, Germany

based on 81 reviews

Paul van Coor

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Belgium

based on 51 reviews

Anton Kalland

Certified Expert Partner
Licenced middleman for car purchases

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

based on 101 reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t see you question? Get in touch with an expert from our team directly.

  • What exactly will you check during the inspection process?

    We’ll check just about every element of the car’s interior and exterior, taking note of all so you can make an informed buying decision. See a sample report of everything included

  • A car that’s less than 10 years old and driven less than 200,000 kilometers (with full-service history) will normally qualify for our remote secured deal. Every Remote deal through InspectWise is insured up to €200,000 against any scam or fraud (valid only in Europe). See the pricing chart below for more details:

    Service
    History investigation report 59 €
    Pre-purchase inspection report 50-400 €*
    Traveling to the car and back from € 0.20/km*
    Remote secured deal with € 200 k insurance 999 €


    Commission of the price drop by bargaining# 40 %
    Truck transportation ask for an offer
    EU official registration inspection 249 €
    Registration service to any EU country 685 €
    Setting up a car loan, fee for the financed amount 1 % fee

    * inspection agents can set their own price. InspectWise commission is 29%. Use our order form to see the prices of agents near different addresses.

    #You keep 60% of the bargained price (we retain the 40% commission fee).

  • It is up to you. If you already have been in contact with the dealer it might be a good idea to tell him that you will send an InspectWise car inspector agent to check the car for you. This way the seller doesn’t thing that there is a lot of interest for the car from two different sources. It makes it easier to negotiate the price down. On the other hand, our inspector will always call the seller first and he will try to reserve the car until inspection. So, we do not require you to take any action.

  • While there might not be an inspector in a particular country, that doesn’t mean you can’t apply to be one yourself! You can do so by clicking here. If there’s a car of interest in a country that doesn’t have a designated inspector agent, please send us an email and we’ll find a custom solution for you.

  • Currently, we inspect any motorbikes, cars and vans (less than 3500 kg) – both historic to new. In the future, we’ll be adding other types of vehicles and allow our agents to set prices for inspections of different vehicle types.

  • If you’re a single individual living within EU, it’s required you pay a 24% Finnish VAT for any services we provide. If you’re a company from another EU country, you’ll need to provide a valid VAT number in order to get the VAT removed from our services. If you’re a private client or company located outside the EU, you will not have to pay any additional VAT on our services.

  • We require all InspectWise agents to schedule their inspection within 24 hours of your booking. Each inspector will be reviewed for their prompt communication and inspection quality. While the seller may not be available for immediate inspection, in most cases we’ll be able to send you an inspection report within two working days at the latest.

  • Only our most experienced inspectors of the highest level (Certified Expert Partners) are qualified to secure your purchase. If a lower-level agent made the inspection, one of our Certified Expert Partners can help finalize your purchase. Either way, an inspection report is always included so you’re always aware of any potential faults in the car/seller.

  • In the EU, car prices are often mentioned as “netto” without VAT and “brutto” with the local VAT (i.e.: 19% in Germany or 24% in Finland). A vehicle is considered to be new in the EU if you buy a vehicle that was registered less than 6 months ago or is driven less than 6000 kilometers. For new vehicles, it’s always required to pay a VAT in the EU country which the vehicle is registered.

    EU businesses can purchase a vehicle from other EU countries without the VAT, however they will pay a VAT in the country where the vehicle was registered. Individuals are allowed to buy a car from a business in other EU countries by paying the VAT to the seller (based on the seller’s home country. In this case, there’s no need to pay VAT in that destination country. This way, individuals will save a significant amount when they import a car from another EU country with lower VAT percentages. In all cases where individuals or businesses are located outside of the EU, they will not pay VAT to the EU (no VAT required for any car purchase).

  • Some EU countries have other taxes included in the car price. In Finland and Portugal, this is called a “car tax”. In the Netherlands and Denmark, it is called a “luxury tax”. Fortunately, buyers from other countries can apply to get this additional tax returned to them if the car is exported to any other country.

  • We have extensive years under our belt identify frauds and protecting our clients. As part of our inspection process, the agent will always perform a number of checks to make sure the car is legitimate. When working with one of our Certified Expert Partners, you can feel 100% confident knowing that all the safeguards are in place to protect your investment, including insurance coverage up to €200,000 for any damages incurred caused by fraud or scams.

  • If you don’t feel comfortable doing an in-depth car inspection yourself, we welcome you to take advantage of our Certified Expert Partners to secure your car purchase on your behalf. All payments are only secured by Certified Expert Partners (never levels below). However, we are not responsible of any damage or harm caused by a transaction completed by yourself or an agent that’s not a Certified Expert Partner.

  • Keep in mind that some damages may occur after the inspection. For damages that cost you more than €350 to repair and are proven to have happened before the inspection process, we will refund you your inspection payment. However, our responsibility is limited to the maximum amount that was paid for the inspection. Please refer to our terms and conditions to learn more.

  • Absolutely! While there will be an additional cost, you can get a verbal version of the vehicle assessment report as well. In this case, one of our agents or an experienced customer service representatives will call you to go through the report over the phone. On the call, we’ll also provide you with additional key information if you decide to move forward with the purchase and export process.

  • We will always refund you 100% of your payment in the event we’re not able to perform the inspection (or any other service). You only pay for the services that are rendered. By purchasing the pre-inspection history report, you can cancel the inspection up to 5 hours before the set inspection time and receive a full refund of the inspection and traveling fees paid.

  • Our agent will conduct all possible tests without test-driving. While in an ideal world we would be able to test drive every car for our clients, sometimes it’s just not possible (seller may decline, vehicle is not insured, etc.). Even so, our comprehensive report will still provide significant value, where our inspector will spend 1-2 hours inspecting the exterior, interior and equipment. They will also listen to the engine and observe if there is excessive exhaust smoke when the throttle is pushed. Unfortunately, in cases where our agent is unable to perform a test-drive, we will not be able to refund any of the payment made.

  • Yes! It might be a possibility. Please get in touch with us and ask us directly.

  • With a network of agents across Europe, we have vast coverage. We are always looking for new and exceptional talent to join our team as it continues to grow. Ultimately, it’s our goal to have the largest network of car inspectors around the world.

Tomi Rantanen

Ceo & Founder

“How did I come up with the idea of InspectWise? I have been working in car import and export business ever since 2011. I have seen and experienced how professional criminals have scammed honest and confident car buyers – me included.

My best friend bought a luxury Mercedes in 2012. It was stolen from Switzerland and cloned with VIN from another car. Police took the car. He lost all his savings and ended up having some car loan for a car that was seized. In 2015 I ended up paying for an almost new Audi Q7 to criminals. They had just taken the car for a test drive and fabricated the documents. In 2020, I noticed that Mercedes-Benz official dealer’s website was hacked and contact details were changed. The invoice I received by email looked professional, but the account number displayed wasn’t one that belonged to the dealer. These criminals were never caught by the police. To this day, they’re probably still scamming people.

These are just three examples of criminal action I have seen. It was at this point in 2021 that I decided to take matter into my own hands and create a solution that makes used car deals 100% safe for car buyers. It was here InspectWise Ltd was born. With a growing number of users, I am confident this new platform will become very popular, very fast – even around the world. I invite you to enroll as a car inspector or order a report. I am excited to work with you!”

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Location:

InspectWise Ltd
Freeport, 10900 Hanko Finland

Call:

+358 10 320 8088

Address for invoices

InspectWise Ltd
003724286138001
PL 508
02066 DOCUSCAN

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