Purchasing a vehicle is a significant investment. A new vehicle comes with a factory warranty. You can amp up your coverage by purchasing a Maintenance Protection Plan – an expensive option. A used vehicle is another story. The best way to ensure you get a quality vehicle that will last for years is with a pre-purchase inspection – a bumper-to-bumper examination by a qualified automotive mechanic before purchase.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION …
Your pre-purchase inspection should include everything from the tires and brakes to the engine and electrical system (and everything in between). Top, bottom, front and back, inside and out – every aspect of the vehicle will be examined, tested and appraised, looking for signs of wear and damage. Potential issues will also be uncovered. The inspection may also include a test drive by the mechanic around town and on the highway. If any problems are discovered, you’ll know immediately before buying.
WHY A PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION IS IMPORTANT …
Before you buy a home, you have a home inspection. Buying a used vehicle is no different. You need to know what issues you’re facing and potential problems you could encounter. Vehicle repairs can be expensive. A pre-purchase inspection can tell you much about a particular vehicle and may save you from purchasing the proverbial lemon. It can also give you leverage to negotiate a better deal or look for a better option.
MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION …
Knowledge is power, and a pre-purchase inspection lets you make an informed decision. You may choose to pass on the purchase or, knowing the underlying issues, decide to negotiate a better deal. Either way, you’re saving yourself time, money, and frustration. Therefore, choosing a qualified mechanic to perform your pre-purchase inspection is essential. The skilled technicians at Gearhead Automotive Services will be happy to perform the inspection and answer all questions about the findings.
And remember, if any work should need to be performed, you can depend upon the team of Red Seal Journeyman technicians at Gearhead Automotive Services.
Call Gearhead Automotive Services – your local Red Deer Mechanic – for all your vehicle’s maintenance and repair requirements and schedule an appointment today!