Why is a Pre Purchase Inspection Important?
No piece of car buying advice is more often ignored than this: Have a mechanic inspect a used car before you buy it. Why do buyers plunk down thousands of dollars on a car with little more than an around-the-block test-drive and a glance under the hood? Three reasons deter car buyers from taking this vital step:
Most consumers don't know that good used car inspections are readily available.
Many car buyers don't want to pay the extra money for an inspection.
Some people anticipate a hassle prying the car away from a dealer or private party.
With a little planning, the inspection process can be as fast (and as revealing) as a hidden-camera exposé. If the inspection report is clean, you can buy with confidence. If it unearths ugly problems, you can back away or negotiate a lower price in line with the cost of repairs.
Most sellers will let you take the car for an inspection or agree to have a mobile inspection performed at their home. If the seller hesitates, you have to wonder what they're hiding.
What we offer in our Pre Purchase Inspection
-Review of title or registration and VIN to match vehicle
-VIN tag decoder
-Body/trim tag decoder
-Detailed color photos of entire inspection
-Inspection of engine and drive-train
-Fit and Finish of all body panels
-Condition of the under body including floor pans, trunk pan, rocker panels, etc
-Inspection of the undercarriage including frame
-Condition of suspension and brakes
-Condition of all trim including chrome, stainless steel, and plastics
-Evidence of any rust or collision damage
-Verification of proper operation of all switches, controls, levers, lights, etc
-Inspection of interior seats, carpet, dash, headliner door panels, etc
-Digital paint thickness meter testing on all body panels
- Inspection and review of any and all documentation
- Videos of walk around and more
-Several comparable vehicles in the current market
-Phone consultation with the owner of the vehicle
-Any additional photos or information you request
-Certified expert to ask all the necessary questions
-Test drive of vehicle and review
-Certified Appraisal with several comps
*No charge for travel on vehicles within a 100 mile radius of the Twin Cities area. We do travel worldwide, please contact us for pricing!
*Transportation is available if you wish to purchase the vehicle being inspected call us for more information.