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Hi, we are MintCo Automotive and we provide pre-purchase vehicle inspection services.

Our approach
– We are prompt and diligent
– We are flexible
– We use the highest standards of inspections
– We are knowledgeable in vehicle engineering and have individual inspection approach for each and every model
– We particularly specialise in high-performance models of Porsche, Nissan, Bentley, Audi/VW AG, BMW, Mercedes-Benz marques

What we check
Our standard inspection includes the following checks:
– Technical condition
– Bodywork damage and previous repairs including paint depth sampling
– ECU faults
– Road test
– Aesthetics

The advanced Performance Package adds the following to the standard scope:
– ECU data analysis for engine & gearbox (actual values readout & analysis)
– Launch controlled starts counter
– Temperature warnings counter
– Engine wear appraisal
– Gearbox wear appraisal
– Driving style

Prices
We run a fair pricing policy with no hidden costs.

Our prices start from £100, however for Nissan GT-R and performance cars we recommend our Performance Pack, which costs £160 for inspections in London.

We are based in London and prepared to travel UK-wide, however, inspections outside of London will incur an additional travel fee depending on the distance from London. Please contact us with a vehicle location postcode for quotation.

Our Reviews


We use the following software in our inspections
Nissan GT-R – EcuTEK
Porsche – PIWIS
Bentley/Audi/VW AG – VCDS
Mercedes-Benz/Smart – Xentry/Star Diagnose
Rolls-Royce/BMW/MINI – ISTA Rheingold

Other makes – Launch X431

Contact us
07710 867 321 | Click here to text us in WhatsApp

mintco.uk | [email protected]
 

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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.
 

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What are current charges for the inspections?
Currently we have a flat fee of £160 for inspections within London, where we are based.
Locations outside of London are priced depending on the distance. Just let us know the postcode of the vehicle location, and we will provide an accurate quote.
 

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I’m currently looking for a GT-R and it is daunting scrolling through private and dealer ads , some of them 100’s of miles away and asking myself ‘what am I doing’?
I have never owned a GT-R and other than a bit of research of what to look out for , I’d say that this service looks like it might take the weight off my shoulders and hopefully make my buying experience a good one. Can’t wait to own one as it has been my dream car. I will definitely be using this service to give me peace of mind!!
 

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Chris, reach out to someone like Sly at Kaizer who will advise you. (master R35 techs certified by nissan), not someone with 8 posts on a forum

There are loads of really shitty examples out there.
 

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Well, are you a certified Nissan master tech by Nissan & won awards for r35 , ? assume not so il be honest you know a lot less n are are commission
 

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The Nissan technician certification confirms the ability of a given technician working at a Nissan dealership to carry out repairs to the Nissan repair standards.
We are not a Nissan dealership, we are not a garage, and we do not offer repairs.
I am sure you don’t see that our service is totally different to what garages and repairers offer hence we are not even competing with them.

We do pre-purchase inspections, and every day we find best cars on the market, preventing customers from buying a lemon. In fact, we always encourage customers to visit a specialist garage of their choice to carry out further investigation of defects we found and obtain a quote for repairs prior to committing to a purchase.
 
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