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Vehicle Inspections Melbourne: Mechanical Inspections

A vehicle mechanical inspection provides you with a comprehensive assessment of the vehicle's mechanical condition.

Mechanical checks are made on the motor, gear box, differential, and drive line to give you a comprehensive
assessment of the vehicle's mechanical health.

It is this level of detail that truly sets us apart and gives you the peace of mind to buy your next vehicle with complete confidence.

Why Use State Roads and not your local mechanic?

Firstly, we’re full time vehicle inspection specialists. It’s what we do. And if you want the best advice you go to the experts. All our inspectors are fully qualified mechanics and vehicle inspectors. Your local mechanic may not be and are unlikely to have our depth of vehicle inspecting experience.

Secondly, Vtest is an independent third party. Our objective is to give you a fair, accurate and unbiased assessment of the mechanical condition of your vehicle. Our job ends there. We have nothing to gain from subsequent mechanical repairs and are therefore your most trustworthy source for independent mechanical assessments.

State Roads mechanical inspection resources

Your mechanical inspection includes:

A mechanical inspection from State Roads will ensure detailed testing of the following mechanical components:

  • Battery
  • Balance Compression test
  • Coolant recovery tank
  • Cooling fan operation
  • AC compressor
  • Heater valve adjustment
  • Fuel system operation
  • Engine & transmission leans
  • Transfer case
  • Tyres
  • CV Joint/boots/drive-shaft/ universal joint
  • Brake pad thickness
  • Brake caliper leakage
  • Suspension
  • Bushing condition
  • Power steering rack leakage
  • Alternator
  • Cooling pressure & Co2 test
  • Water pressure
  • Power steering
  • A/C condenser
  • Engine valve noise
  • Valve stem condition
  • Engine/transmission mount condition
  • Brake master cylinder & booster
  • Wheels/rims
  • Differential
  • Brake rotor thickness and surface
  • Hydraulic hose/line leakage & free movement
  • McPherson strut/shock absorber leakage
  • Ball joint and tie rod ends
  • Entire exhaust system


"A huge thank you to Wim, the inspector who recently checked over a Jeep Grand Cherokee on my behalf. His professionalism and commitment to providing the customer with exceptional service was most welcome and not always present in this industry. After speaking with Wim on the phone immediately after the inspection he gave me his honest opinion on the Jeep and later called me in evening to clarify his findings because he believed I was in a quandary with my decision. His dedication to his job and his passion towards it are second to none. "

David - Melbourne