Pre-Purchase Car Inspections
If you are in the market for purchasing a used vehicle, it is not enough to think it just looks and sounds good, there are many underlying problems that could be ready to show themselves once you have purchased the vehicle of your dreams, and then there is the simple fact, the asking price may be too much for what the vehicle is actually worth.
For a relatively small cost compared to the purchase price of a vehicle and to save you a few thousand in simple repairs, it is worth asking the advice of one of our mobile mechanics to give it the once over before you actually decide to make the purchase.
Unfortunately, there are many people who still pay thousands without seeking the advice of a professional, and this normally falls down to three simple reasons:
Most sellers are quite happy to allow you to have an inspection, either by a mobile mechanic or if there is a garage close by where you can take the car. If for any reason, they deny the request, it makes you wonder what they are hiding.
Highly Recommended Pre-Purchase Inspection
Many experts agree, it is a MUST, that all used vehicles are inspected before purchase. Even if a car buyer is quite knowledgeable about vehicles, it is not enough to really do a pre-purchase inspection justice in what it can save you.
Previous repair work: the vehicle may have had repair work done previously, if this has not been done properly it can affect the asking price of the vehicle
Smoker: if you have no chance of physically seeing the car and you are purchasing online, the fact that the car interior has smoking smells or stains can be disguised, these are difficult to get rid of and it is good to know of these in advance
Flood-Damage: In some cases, a car has been flood damaged and the vehicles history has not been updated to reflect this, an inspector will quite easily be able to notice signs of water damage.
What Is Covered
By using a reputable and friendly mechanic to check over a used vehicle, you will have a clear indication of what you are purchasing without you setting any expectations which may not happen. By having a qualified mechanic performing and inspection, this can serve several functions.
It is nearly impossible to find every fault on a used car, but there are certain things a trained professional will notice.
Bodywork – the vehicle may have had bodywork fixed, this can be highlighted if the paint is not an exact match or the surface of the body is no longer metal (a simple magnet test can show where there is filler used)
Gaps around the hood, trunk or doors may not be equal, this can mean an accident has taken place.
Tire wear can indicate steering problems as can loose play in the steering wheel.
An over clean engine compartment or underside can mean there are leaks which have been cleaned away so as not to be obvious.
Exterior lighting fixtures appear to be different glass can highlight the possibility of a previous accident.
Our mobile mechanics can provide a detailed report once the inspection has been completed, and this will give you all the information you need to make an educated decision on to buy the car or not.
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We have been keeping cars save throughout the entire Las Vegas valley. Let our team of mobile mechanics keep your car running safety, so give us a call today.
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