Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspections go above and beyond the Provincial Safety Inspection to identify potential problems, particularly in the power train. As a CAA member, you're eligible for a special rate when you book a CAA Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection at participating facilities.

Why is this a good idea? It's about protecting yourself. You work hard for your money and you want the best value you can get.

This program will help you make the right choice when you buy a used vehicle by spotting trouble before you close the deal. It will also help you in deciding whether it's the right time to sell your current vehicle, or fix it and keep it running a while longer.

When should I do a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

We recommend a CAA Pre-Purchase Inspection at three key stages:

  1. Before buying a used vehicle
  2. Before your warranty expires
  3. Before any major repairs

What gets inspected?

A Pre-Purchase Inspection is quite extensive and thorough. Click here to view a sample of a Pre-Purchase Inspection checklist.

Where do I go for a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Inspections take place on-site at our select Approved Auto Repair Services (AARS) facilities located throughout Manitoba.

These shops have already met CAA's tough standards to get the AARS seal of approval.

When you see our "AARS" sign on their building, you'll know it's a shop that provides consistent, high-quality mechanical workmanship.


If you need advice or more information, call CAA Automotive Winnipeg Advisory service at 204-262-6176 or toll-free at 1-800-222-4357. Service available 7:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.