Service Announcement: Please note that due to high call volumes, CAA emergency battery service is boost and go only at this time. CAA Battery Service® diagnostics is by appointment only. For emergency battery boost call 204-262-6000 in Winnipeg, or toll-free at 1-800-222-4357.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

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.

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 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

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.

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

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.