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Why You Should Book A Pre-Purchase Inspection

Why You Should Book A Pre-Purchase Inspection

Buying a used car can be a nerve-wracking experience, there is so much to take into consideration. The price, the condition, the warranty (or lack of), are all points which can leave your head spinning, especially if you don’t have a working knowledge of cars.

So what are you to do when you really like the car but don’t know what to look out for before buying? Luckily for you, many auto repair centers, including Pacific Motor Service, offer a service called a pre-purchase inspection. This type of service is an in-depth examination of your chosen vehicle performed by an expert technician before the sale is finalized, the technician will inspect the vehicle looking for any potential issues which could pose a risk to your safety or cost you an exorbitant amount of money further down the line. How much of the vehicle is inspected and how much the pre-purchase inspection will cost depending on the level of inspection you request, in the most basic level of inspection the vehicle will be examined to identify any leaks and damaged parts. A more thorough inspection can be requested which will also look at how the engine performs as well as the completion of various computer diagnostics.

Most of the time a pre-purchase inspection won’t be needed, but it is highly recommended if the used car does not have a warranty or is located in a different city or state. Under these circumstances the one taking all of the risk is you, the buyer, as such it is advisable to know what you are getting yourself into before committing.

The certified technicians here at Pacific Motor Service are more than qualified to perform pre-purchase inspections on all major automobile brands. Give Pacific Motor Service a call on (831) 375-9571, visit them at one of our locations, or book an appointment online for a pre-purchase inspection quote. Their helpful and friendly staff will be more than happy to help!


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