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Cost Effective Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Cost Effective Pre-Purchase Vehicle InspectionIf you are in the market for a used car or truck, Clark Automotive can help you understand the value of a pre-purchase inspection. Sometimes, a vehicle can look perfect from the outside. This can seem to be true even if you look under the hood and look for defects. The benefits of having a third-party inspection to assist you with buying short or long-distance purchases are immense.

Professional Third-Party (Mechanic)

Having a third-party (or mechanic) look under the hood and for other problems that are outside the vehicle is an excellent way to ensure that you are getting the best deal. Most good dealers and genuine independent sellers will agree to have a third-party to inspect the vehicle. It is imperative to have a close inspection of the car you want to buy. Also, many underlying issues may not be obvious. There are two types of inspectors that you can hire to make sure you are not buying a lemon.

The Pre-Purchase Inspection Process

At Clark Automotive, a pre-purchase vehicle inspection involves an ASE-certified mechanic that will look for any defects or problems with the vehicle that you intend to buy. The inspector will look for mechanical and exterior defects. An inspection may include taking the car for a test drive. Inspectors will additionally look for irregularities, damage underneath the vehicle, and any leaks. A thorough inspection includes an examination of all safety equipment and the engine.

Unparalleled Advantages

Do you know what you are purchasing? Don’t hesitate to contact us before buying a used vehicle. Sometimes, any damages that vehicles may have (including recalls that were not taken care of) can be hard to find. Did you know that over 40% of cars that are in bad condition (or considered as lemons) are purchased from used car dealerships? Additionally, 35% of lemon vehicle owners spend on average, $4,800 fixing hidden issues.

What You Need To Know

In most cases, pre-inspections performed by reputable dealerships are trustworthy. Most dealers will not put a used car or truck on their lot without a thorough inspection and some maintenance work already performed. Sometimes it’s even backed by a warranty. Still, it never hurts to get a second opinion. When dealing with a private seller, it is especially recommended that you seek an inspection by an expert auto repair shop like Clark Automotive. You deserve to know exactly what you are buying and if the purchase price is warranted!

We invite you for a professional pre-purchase inspection at Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN before you purchase your next used vehicle! Call us at 763-784-7944 to schedule an appointment. Typically, you can drive right over!

Pre-Purchase Inspections In 2021

Pre-Purchase Inspections In 2021At Clark Automotive, we have been in your local auto repair shop for over 17 years. Our mission is always to serve our community and help our customers make an informed decision about their vehicle. Whether you are coming in for a simple oil change or seeking peace of mind for a pre-purchase, our job at Clark Automotive is to always keep your best interests and safety in mind. If you are interested in buying a vehicle, let us help make your decision a bit easier. Do not buy a vehicle without performing a pre-purchase inspection. Having a qualified mechanic inspect the vehicle you are looking to purchase will give you piece of mind.

The Need For A Pre-Inspection

When your average Joe goes to buy a car, they can be easily distracted by shiny wheels and a fresh paint job. While aesthetics is always a nice benefit to a vehicle, if the car doesn’t get you from point A to point B, looks aren’t really going to matter much. Therefore, a pre-purchase inspection is always recommended before you buy a car. Unfortunately, there are people out in this world, and even some seemingly credible dealerships, that are looking to manipulate you and make a deal on a vehicle that is subpar. So, if anyone tells you they had it inspected and it is good to go, how can you believe them? At Clark Automotive, our longstanding history of honesty and integrity speaks for itself. As a third party looking at your potential vehicle with fresh eyes, we have no skin in the game and have no reason to provide you with a false report. At the end of the day, there is never a reason not to perform a pre-purchase inspection before you make the vehicle purchase.

What Does Our Pre-Purchase Inspection Include?

When you bring the vehicle in, our ASE certified mechanics will first look at the exterior. We will examine the overall look, condition and quality of the exterior. We will take note of any dents, scratches or other damages, taking notice of the tires, paint, glass, windshield and mirror conditions. We will then raise the vehicle up and look under the car. This is an opportunity for us to look for any leaks, rust and examine the overall quality of your exhaust and brake system. Naturally, we will then look under the hood, examining the engine, checking fluid levels and evaluating the overall performance and belt conditions. Once that is complete, we will evaluate the condition of the interior, checking the upholstery, lighting, seatbelts and sensors. Lastly, we will take it for a test drive and see if anything looks amiss. Before you drive off with your vehicle, our team will finally perform a computer scan, checking to see if it’s up for recalls and looking for any codes or recommendations.

Overall, we provide a thorough way for you to have peace of mind in buying your vehicle and even knowledge to potentially get a better deal. For more information about our pre-purchase inspection services, give us a call today. Contact Clark Automotive today at (763) 784-7944 or by emailing info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com.

Why Should I Get A Pre-Purchase Inspection Before Buying My Next Used Vehicle?

Pre-Purchase Used Vehicle Inspection Services Blaine, MNThere is a high volume of used vehicles available for sale each and every day in Blaine, MN. That means plenty of wonderful deals, and vehicles in great shape. But it also means there are plenty of duds that you want to avoid, if at all possible. Unless you are a certified mechanic yourself, it’s important to get the used vehicle that you are interested in inspected before committing to the purchase of your used vehicle. That’s where a partnership with our team at Clark Automotive comes into play. We take pride in offering our clients a trusted pre-purchase vehicle inspection that helps our clients make a confident and educated decision on whether or not to purchase the used vehicle.

Inspected Thoroughly by ASE Certified Mechanics

There’s more to our pre-purchase inspections than just a quick glance at the used vehicle by our mechanics. Once you drop the vehicle off at our auto shop, our ASE certified mechanics will put their experience and knowledge to work for you. For just $90, this pre-purchase inspection will provide you with the peace of mind that you’re not making a poor financial decision by purchasing this used vehicle. We’ll confirm whether or not the vehicle is listed at a fair price, and we can even identify small damage that you may be able to use as a negotiating tool when purchasing the vehicle. We truly want the best for our clients and want to do everything we can to make sure that you make the right decision regarding whether or not to purchase the used vehicle.

The Pre-Purchase Inspection Process

Every inch of the vehicle that you are interested in will be thoroughly inspected by our dedicated mechanics. Our detailed pre-purchase inspection process includes the following:

  • Exterior Quality Inspection – If there are dents, scratches, cracks or any other exterior damage, our mechanics will find them for you!
  • Looking Below – Damage under a vehicle can be easily missed during the used vehicle purchasing process. Our team will lift the car up in the air and identify any leaks, rust, or other brake and exhaust issues.
  • Lifting the Hood – Belt conditions, fluid levels and the state of the battery are common signs as to how well the vehicle has been maintained in the past. We’ll evaluate what’s going on under the hood for you.
  • Interior Quality Inspection – Electronics, upholstery quality and the HVAC system will be thoroughly inspected during the interior quality inspection.
  • Computer Scan & Test Drive – Arguably the most important part of the inspection process, we’ll take the vehicle out for a test drive and will perform a computer scan to make sure there are no code irregularities.

If you are interested in purchasing a used vehicle be sure to invest in a trusted pre-purchase vehicle inspection from our team at Clark Automotive first. To gain some peace of mind around this purchase, give us a call today at (763) 784-7944

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