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Detailed Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections

Detailed Pre-Purchase Vehicle InspectionsPurchasing a used car can save you a lot of money assuming that the vehicle is in good shape. Unfortunately, unless you’ve got experience as a mechanic, there’s no good way to know if the used vehicle you are interested in is going to hold up for you long term. Our team at Clark Automotive is here to help you if you’re in this predicament. We are proud to offer detailed pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Before committing to the purchase of a used car, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have our team evaluate the overall health of the vehicle. Once you purchase the vehicle you are now responsible for all future repairs.

Detailed Pre-Purchase Inspection

With more than 17 years of experience serving the Blaine, MN, area, we consistently treat our clients like family. With this mindset in place, the last thing that we want for our clients is for them to purchase a used car that will end up costing them lots of money in repairs. That’s where our detailed pre-purchase inspection comes into play. This is way more than just a quick 10- minute visual inspection that other auto shops offer. Our ASE certified mechanics offer an affordable deal that will ensure you aren’t getting ripped off financially. The details of our pre-purchase inspection include the following:

Exterior Evaluation – We’ll take a detailed look to evaluate the condition of the vehicle exterior. All body dents, scratches, paint issues, windshield cracks, etc., will be identified.
Look Below the Car – Our staff will lift up the car and look for any potential leaks, rust or damage to the exhaust or brakes.
Pop the Hood – Worn down belts and a lack of fluids can be quickly caught during this stage of the inspection.
Interior Evaluation – We’ve got a strong eye for damage to upholstery, electrical items, as well as heating and A/C issues inside a vehicle.
Test Drive – Arguably the most important test that we go through is the test drive. We’ll evaluate how it handles, and will focus on particularly costly repairs that could arise pertaining to areas like the transmission, engine, steering, brakes, suspension, etc.
Computer Scan – Another part of the inspection is to run our computer scan on the vehicle to determine if there are any recommendations at this time.

Don’t go into the purchasing process of a used vehicle blindly. Instead, partner with our dedicated mechanics at Clark Automotive. If you are in the Blaine, MN area, take advantage of our detailed pre-purchase vehicle inspections the next time you are looking to purchase a used vehicle. To set up a pre-purchase inspection, give us a call today at (763) 784-7944 or email info@clarkautomotiveblaine.com.

Second Opinions on Auto Repairs in Anoka County

Second Opinions on Auto Repairs in Anoka CountyIn most industries in which there is an exchange of money for services, second opinions are common and even necessary. The classic example would be the medical second opinion. When you are given a diagnosis of some magnitude, or one that simply seems inaccurate, you owe it to yourself to find another qualified professional to offer an objective and honest opinion about what is going on. Though the outcomes for your automobile are far less consequential than your medical health, the principle is essentially the same: when your car is diagnosed with issues of some magnitude or seriousness, and the cost is higher than expected, a qualified second opinion is in order.

Clark Automotive provides second opinions on Auto Repairs in Anoka County, MN. 

Honest and Trustworthy Auto Repair Shop in Anoka County

The key, of course, to a helpful second opinion is the trustworthiness of the provider of that opinion. Clark Automotive has worked hard to establish a value system based on honesty and ethics so that our customers feel a sense of true trust in our work. We are aware of the fact that some less reputable repair shops have created a stereotype that affects the auto repair industry in general. However, there are many repair shops that are reputable and trustworthy, and Clark Automotive is proud to be a leader in Anoka County, MN. When you bring your car in to our shop for a second opinion, we see it as an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to being honest and trustworthy. We understand that our customers rarely have a deep understanding of auto repair, so we go out of our way to explain our findings and, whenever possible, to show you exactly what is behind the issues your car is experiencing.

Another key to a helpful second opinion is affordability. One of the common reasons customers bring their cars to us for second opinions is that another repair shop has given them an estimate that gives the customer pause. If the diagnosis was also unexpected—meaning, the customer had no idea that anything could be wrong with their vehicle—a second opinion is warranted. Our second opinion service is designed to provide relief from that initial shock, not additional stress. So we concentrate on making the service affordable for our customers.

Second Opinion Auto Repair Service

Ultimately, we want to help you find the best possible balance between the optimal safety and drivability of your car and the fact that car repairs can be costly. If you have questions about our second opinion service, call our team at (763) 784-7944.

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