What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection and why should you get one??

What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection and why should you get one??

Buying a vehicle is probably the second biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime besides buying a home.  When you buy a home it is mandatory that an inspection is done prior to a loan being issued.  I believe is should be mandatory that an inspection by a third party be done on all used vehicles prior to purchase.  We have seen, on countless occasions, customers buying vehicles and then bringing them in for inspections after the purchase. Only to later have the check engine light come on, or the brakes start making noise. Or one of the various other concerns.  

So what is a pre-purchase inspection?

A  pre-purchase inspection is performed by an independent, third-party professional service, that evaluates a vehicle's condition before the purchase is made.   Unless the vehicle is unsafe to drive, the third-party evaluator does not provide a purchase/ don’t purchase recommendation. All information obtained during the inspection is presented to the customer in order for the customer to make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase the vehicle. A car fax vehicle history report is also recommended before making a decision as this may reveal repairs that were made that are not readily noticeable during a mechanical inspection, to include body and/or frame repairs. At One Stop Automotive our inspection takes about an hour and includes close to 100 inspection points. This inspection is $89.99 and has saved many customers countless thousands in repairs.