If 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.
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!