A car is generally the second largest investment we make in our lives. Spending an hour or two and a few hundred bucks to be sure what you’re buying is a good investment, seems like a no-brainer.
Yet, many consumers bring vehicles to us that they just bought, only to find there are a whole host of problems they were unaware of.
Most private sellers know little or nothing about the car they are trying to sell – you need to know more than them about the vehicle to be sure you are getting a good deal.
The same rule applies to many independent dealers – often they try not to know if the car has any issues in the hopes that the lack of knowledge will somehow negate the surprise to the buyer in the weeks and months down the road.
Why Is The Car For Sale?
Our golden rule is to ask why the vehicle is for sale and to see who is selling it. There are some classic examples of the wrong car in the wrong place – why is a Honda dealer selling a Mercedes E63 taken on trade-in?
Who trades an AMG car for a Honda? Answer – usually when the AMG car has some major issues only a specialist would be aware of. Of course, there are circumstances where this could be legit, however, be aware that few people specialize in European cars and many more are fooled by them – especially when buying and selling.
A Car Bargain
There are great cars and real bargains out there – our pre-purchase inspection is designed to help you make sure you make a good investment and are aware of the upcoming service priorities you will face owning the car in the future.
Inspect Before You Buy
Any car available for sale will likely need some service work in the next 10k miles. Our inspection will reveal the current vehicle condition and enable you to accurately predict the likely service costs to be expected in the short term.
We will thoroughly review the vehicle both from a visual and electronic diagnostic viewpoint. In some circumstances, like Porsche for example, we can tell you the recorded engine data such as over revs.
Buy Unsee – Internet Purchase
With the web being the primary source for locating a used vehicle these days, many people are shopping for their cars from a significant distance. When it comes to used cars, let us be your eyes and ears.
We will thoroughly inspect the vehicle and provide images and a written report of the vehicle condition. We are also not shy when it comes to giving an honest opinion as to whether you should buy the car or not!
How can we help you? Send us a message or give us a call (661) 250 – 1844