Having peace of mind when purchasing a used car is highly underrated. You can spend hours searching for the perfect vehicle to fit your family and lifestyle, but you may not truly know what the vehicle has been through and if it will be reliable enough. That’s where pre-purchase inspections enter the picture to discover any potential problems and give you confidence when buying a used car.
Discover Hidden And Future Car Problems
The main benefit of a pre-purchase inspection is to discover any potential hidden problems that could become even more problematic in the future. A computer health check is typically the first step in the inspection process. Dealers can actually clear out some problems on the computer, making those problems unknown to the consumer before they make the purchase. When you’re making an investment in a used car, you deserve to know the full history so you know what to expect from it.
Dealerships Should Always Allow Pre-Purchase Inspections
Most dealers will opt for providing consumers with a Carfax report for any used vehicle. The problem with Carfax reports is they are inaccurate more often than not. A pre-purchase inspection can identify those inaccuracies, including detecting car accidents that may not have been reported or other maintenance issues needing to be addressed. A used car dealer should always be willing to let you get a pre-purchase inspection before purchasing the car. If they don’t, you should consider it to be a red flag, since they could be hiding something and don’t want it to get exposed during the inspection.
A Pre-Purchase Inspection Can Save You Money
DeBoer’s Auto offers pre-purchase inspections for consumers so they can have confidence in the used car they plan to buy. We will give you a complete digital report with any issues we found, so you can take it back to the dealer and have an open discussion with them. Most pre-purchase inspections cost between $100-$300, but that money can be easily recouped and be well worth it if a significant issue is detected. A couple hundred dollars can potentially save you thousands of dollars later on.
Our main goal at DeBoer’s Auto is to help customers make the best vehicle purchasing decisions for their situation, as well as keep their vehicles operating to their maximum potential. To learn more about the value of a pre-purchase inspection, contact us today to see what’s involved.