Pre-Purchase Inspections: Spend Some, Save Big
A pre-purchase inspection isn't always at the top of a buyer's mind when he or she is getting ready to purchase a new (or new-to-them) car. That freshly cleaned car smell, sweet new stereo system and general newness of the vehicle are enough to distract even the most savvy buyer from more crucial issues which lie beneath the car's shiny new exterior.
It's true that purchasing used vehicles can be a smart move - if it's truly a good deal. Without being a certified mechanic, however, it's impossible to determine if the car truly is a worthwhile investment. Your new purchase may be in sound condition, but it may just as easily have a leaky radiator, a worn timing belt or tie rods which are about to snap. Purchasing a vehicle without taking the time to have it inspected by a professional auto technician can cost you hundreds - or even thousands - of dollars on post-purchase repairs down the road.
Next time you or your family are considering purchasing a used vehicle, consider bringing it in to us at Southwest Collision for a pre-purchase inspection. We offer these inspections at minimal cost as one of our value-added services, along with child seat and vehicle safety inspections. We want you to feel good about your vehicle purchase!