Our Service

HKMI inspector will travel to the used car dealers or private seller's home to examine the motor vehicle. The quality and thoroughness of our inspection service are never compromised by the nature of the mobile service; all of the HKMI inspection vans have been completely equipped with all necessary inspection tools such as hydraulic lifts, computerized testing and diagnostic equipment.

Computer inspection means to simply detect warnings from fault codes and dreaded Check Engine light only, but not related to Electronic Control Unit (ECU)(which is as well referred to as the car's computer), On-board Diagnostics-II Scanner (OBD scanner) or any sort of interface that aims to calibrate, validate or diagnose automotive electronic systems. HKMI does not use external computer to aid inspection due to the low accurateness and risks involved. Careful inspections by eye sight and mechanical testings run by experienced mechanics are all hands-on to ensure all customers receive value for money.

Our experienced professional inspectors will carry out a comprehensive "360 Inspection" mechanical, structural, electrical and body panel assessment on the vehicle. Upon the completion of the 250+ point motor inspection, all of the results will be detailed into a written report that is layout into 6 major partitions such that it will be easy for customers to follow.

Our 360 Inspection consists of the complete driveline, which covers all components that connect the transmission, the engine, the driving axles, joint and drive shaft. Other areas that will be inspected includes the breaks, steering, cooling system, the batter, electrical system, A/C system, as well as other electrical accessories such as central locking and power windows. Our inspectors also check underneath the car on the exhaust system, wheel bearings, suspension, as well as looking at the frame structure for any signs of previous damages caused by rust, flood or any car accident. If previous damages have been noted, we will provide an estimate on the extent of the previous damage along with an evaluation on the quality of the repairs.

The HKMI motor inspection will then be completed at the end with an on-road test drive of the vehicle. This will be conducted to test for any existing or potential problems with the transmission shift or clutch operation, engine performance, wheel alignment, steering and breaking system that may become more observable while the car is being driven for a short period of time.

Upon completion, the HKMI inspector will provide you with a verbal explanation on this report and outline all the good and undesirable aspects of the vehicle. He will also notify you of any mechanical and electrical problems, odometer inconsistencies, structural damages, and he will let you know of any needed repairs or maintenance items.

Buyers can make use of this information to bargain on the selling price or have the seller repair the faults prior to making the purchase. With an inspection report from HKMI, you will get to know the real condition of the vehicle before you buy. Only until then will you be fully equipped with information about the car in order for you to make wise decisions on whether or not the used-car is in fact really your dream car or is it just a dud.


Don't Buy a Used Car with Past or Current Problems

Find out the Real Condition by Scheduling with HKMI's 250+ Point Inspection. 

  • Engine combustion test with leading edge chemical equipment
  • We ensure plenty of light source that will be more than sufficient for inspection even in dark parking garage or after-dark hours
  • Digital paint coating thickness analysis for testing body repaints/repairs.
  • Digital photographs (upon requests)
  • PLUS over 200 tests and procedures.

Bookings for inspection appointment times can be made between 9am to 9pm daily and we endeavour to provide your inspection within 72 hours* of booking confirmation. We provide inspections 7 days a week 10am-8pm and we will inspect the vehicle anywhere** in the Hong Kong metropolitan area.

* Depending on the availability of the car for inspection. 
** Location of the vehicle must have a suitable and safe inspection site where a flat hard surface is available for our inspectors to check under and around the vehicle.