How Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection Done?

Whether you are buying a car, know that it is a significant investment. In fact, some people can argue that searching to buy a pre-owned car is an even harder task than one that is brand new.  When looking at pre-used vehicles, you have to make sure the condition that the seller claims it is in is tried and true. While a car might catch your eye and look as it is stated on the outside, it can be hard to determine whether the internal workings of the vehicle match the seller’s claims. 

That is where the beauty of a pre-purchase inspection comes in!

A pre-purchase inspection, or PPI, is a procedure performed at Snider Auto Care to ensure your confidence in buying a pre-owned car, SUV, or truck. Our technicians will perform a thorough bumper-to-bumper inspection to let you know the vehicle’s true condition. We can report any underlying issues or concerns with the car. Overall, it will help you gain confidence in the decision-making process.

A PPI involves the following steps:

  • Step #1: Diagnostics. A pre-purchase inspection will always include a diagnostics scan. We will hook up your vehicle to our state-of-the-art scan tools and computer diagnostics equipment. This will allow us to detect any trouble codes present.
  • Step #2: Inspection. A technician will assess your vehicle’s most important systems, like the engine, transmission, brakes, fluids, belts, hoses, and more. Additionally, we will check for physical damages as well, like scratches, chips, etc. We will never let any details go unmissed. 
  • Step #3: Test Drive. Last but not least, we will take the car for a spin. During the test drive, we can look for any unusual sounds or smells that may go off. The purpose of this part of the PPI is to ensure your vehicle drives as it should.

We will provide you with all the details that you need to know at the end of the inspection, including any problems that we find. You can use our findings as leverage to negotiate a better deal. Additionally, we can provide a written estimate of any repairs that the vehicle may need. Either way, it is a win-win for both parties to establish trust. 
If you are in need of a pre-purchase inspection, please call or visit the local auto professionals at Snider Auto Care today.

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