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What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

If you're considering purchasing a used vehicle, a pre-purchase inspection is recommended in order for you to understand the condition of the vehicle and whether or not it is a good investment for you. Oftentimes, the person selling the vehicle may report that there are no issues with the vehicle, and a pre-purchase inspection can help to verify that claim and inform you of any future expenses that you may incur.

Here at our auto repair shop, we are your source for honest and professional pre-purchase vehicle inspections in the area. At our facility, our goal is to help you make the best decision based on the results of our inspection. We provide pre-purchase inspections to thoroughly check the vehicle you are considering buying and give you our evaluation to help you understand if you're getting the car at a good value or not.

A pre-purchase inspection at our shop will:

  • Help you better understand the value of the car

  • Reveal any underlying issues or needed repairs

  • Identify any computer system error codes

  • Identify faulty or bad parts

  • Give you an overall idea of the car's condition

  • Provide you with an estimate of recommended work the car needs

Our mechanics will perform a number of tests to help you better understand the vehicle's overall condition and any underlying issues. Understanding if the vehicle was previously in an accident can give you a better idea of the car's value.

Another important part of our pre-purchase inspection includes running diagnostics using a scan tool to check for any error codes. We also perform a full bumper to bumper inspection and a test drive to identify any services or repairs that are needed now or will be needed in the near future. After we complete our analysis, we provide you with our findings and an estimate of any work that needs to be done.

You'll then be able to use this information to make a more informed buying decision because you'll know the financial burden that the car may bring in the future. You'll also be able to easily return to us in the future if you do decide to purchase the vehicle to have any of our recommended services or repairs completed. We'll keep everything on file for you!

You can trust that our certified mechanics will provide an honest and accurate inspection of the vehicle you are considering to help give you confidence in your purchase. If you need a pre-purchase inspection performed, bring your vehicle into Scruggs Automotive today!