Buying a used car is a great way to save money. However, before you make a used car purchase, it is important to know that the vehicle is safe and is not in need of major and costly repairs. By getting a used car inspection you can have a much stronger sense of the shape of your potential used car.
What a Used Car Inspection Should Cover A thorough check-up examines mechanical, safety, and appearance aspects, such as the vehicle’s:
- Body condition
- Exterior surface
The best inspections include a road test and a computerized engine analysis. Some comprehensive examinations also evaluate the condition of the instrument controls, pedals, seats, and sound system.
Where to Get a Used Car Inspection
Take the car to a trusted repair shop, German Car Repair Offers such inspections at an affordable pricing.
If the seller refuses to let you take the car away, suggest that the seller accompany you to our shop.
If you’re not buying from a local seller, you can order a pre-purchase inspection from a certified inspection shop located near the seller, and the shop will send the report to you.
We can help you diagnose and review that report for you and give you our honest opinion for no extra cost.
Understanding the Report?
A glowing report should facilitate the sale of the car, and make both the buyer and seller feel more at ease with the transaction.
A report that uncovers some minor flaws can be used as a bargaining tool to lower the price. Or, you can insist that the seller take care of the issues before you pay the asking price.
A troublesome report, meanwhile, should make you reconsider the purchase, unless the seller is willing to fix all the problems, or you’re adept at car repairs and the seller lowers the price accordingly.
Just because you’re not a mechanic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay close attention when evaluating a used car. No one is more invested than you in finding a good car to buy, even if you bring someone along to help. When conducting a used car inspection we always check for:
- Odd engine noises
- Tire wear
- Misaligned doors
- Cracked glass
- indications of flood or fire damage
- Poor repair work
- Unusual smells
- Additionally, we always check the fluid levels and search the exterior for dents, rust, and scratches.
You should always take the car on a thorough test drive, that includes driving at different speeds and on varying roadway types? and make mental notes on how the car steers, brakes, and handles.