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Old January 16th, 2018, 01:41 PM
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Pre-Purchase Inspections in Belgium and Carfax Equivalent Across Europe?

Hello,

Firstly, I was wondering if there were any individuals or trusted shops/companies offering pre-purchase inspections in Belgium. I wanted a technical inspection from a Defender specialist before exporting a truck I was interested in. It would give me a better idea of what technical challenges I will be up against when I eventually get my truck exported. I also thought I could get a local shop to do some work before it is shipped.

Secondly, I was also wondering if there was a CarFax equivalent in Europe? I have heard of car-pass, but that is only mileage. Is there a system that records accidents, repairs, theft?

Thanks for your help!

P.S. I wasn't sure where this post should belong. Moderators please move this to the applicable section if required.

Sarosh
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Old January 16th, 2018, 02:30 PM
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Hello,

Firstly, I was wondering if there were any individuals or trusted shops/companies offering pre-purchase inspections in Belgium. I wanted a technical inspection from a Defender specialist before exporting a truck I was interested in. It would give me a better idea of what technical challenges I will be up against when I eventually get my truck exported. I also thought I could get a local shop to do some work before it is shipped.

Secondly, I was also wondering if there was a CarFax equivalent in Europe? I have heard of car-pass, but that is only mileage. Is there a system that records accidents, repairs, theft?

Thanks for your help!

P.S. I wasn't sure where this post should belong. Moderators please move this to the applicable section if required.

Sarosh
On PPI's, everything is location based. Even mobile inspectors have limits on how far they will travel. Do you have a post code where the vehicle is located ?
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Old January 16th, 2018, 03:07 PM
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That is understandable. As far as I know, the vehicle is located in the Lummen vicinity. I was hoping Brussels would be close enough to service the area. I also reached out to Garage Vancuelen, but I have not received a response.
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Old January 16th, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Lummen is only 50 Kms away, I can take care of this for you. I'm can't offer you something technical like a compression check, but I can see how it runs and drives, check it out for condition and rust, and otherwise let you know if it's worth your time and money.
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Old January 16th, 2018, 05:00 PM
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Thank you for offering your help Jim.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 12:20 PM
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AutoDNA claim they do a VIN check and generate the report on the ownership history. I personally haven't used them, so can't vouch for the accuracy, but in all honesty, all VIN- or license plate number (in UK) will always only give you partial information. The check I ran on the vehicle I bought that originated in the UK gave me pretty good info, as it also included MOT checks information, but it didn't contain the entire history back to 1988, of course.

A physical PPI is still best. All the best!
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Old February 15th, 2018, 11:45 AM
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I would just like to give Jim a huge thank you for helping me out a few weeks ago. He completed a 130 Pick Up inspection for me in Belgium. Jim gave me crucial feedback regarding the truck and the seller. I am happy to say that I have purchased the vehicle and it will be shipped to Canada soon. Thank you for all your help Jim. I cannot thank you enough for helping me out.
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Great, glad to hear it worked out. I’m quite sure you’ll be happy with that truck!
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