Pre-Purchase Inspection

We know how important the purchase of a new or used vehicle can be. It is a big decision that can affect us for a long time. With a “Pre-Purchase Inspection” our goal is to inspect a vehicle as if we were purchasing it for our own family members, so that you get the most reliable vehicle with the best value possible. Once you find a car that meets your criteria (for looks, feel and price), you bring it to us to perform our “36 Point Pre-Purchase Inspection”. Our focus is reliability, we will use several criteria to evaluate the vehicle; Consumer Reports Guide, mechanical soundness, we will make note of any visible body damage or malfunctioning components we find. Once our ASE Certified Technician has completed your inspection a Service Advisor will discuss our findings, along with prices to repair deficiencies found in order to allow you, the customer to decide if it’s the vehicle for you and also give you some tools for negotiating the price of the vehicle. Please see our actual list of check points below:

  • Test drive vehicle /check for salvage stickers, body repairs or any problems with vehicle
  • Check for unusual noises
  • Check for smoke at tail pipe and crankcase
  • Hook up scanner and check for proper operation
  • Condition of Gauges, Dash lights, Horn, Instrument panel
  • Condition of All Exterior Lights and Lenses
  • Heater / AC Vent Mode Operation, A/C Sys Operation
  • Needs 30K-60K-90K-120K-150K-180K- 210K-240K?
  • Condition of Wiper Blades
  • Timing Belt / Mileage Interval / Sticker?
  • Condition of Engine Oil & PVC System
  • Condition of Automatic Transmission Fluid (Sample)
  • Condition of Power Steering Fluid and System (Sample)
  • Condition of Radiator Coolant – PH / Protection (Sample)
  • Condition of Coolant Hoses, Radiator & Thermostat (Visual)
  • Condition of Brake Fluid (Sample)
  • Condition of Water Pump, Fan Clutch & Electric Fan
  • Condition of Engine Drive Belts
  • Condition of Charging System, Battery and Battery Cables
  • Condition of Air Filter / Cabin Air Filter
  • Condition of Cap, Rotor, Plugs & Wires (Visual / External)
  • Engine Oil Leaks?
  • Transmission Oil Leaks?
  • Condition of Differential Fluids – Front & Rear (Sample)
  • Condition of Transfer Case Fluid (Sample)
  • Condition of Engine and Transmission Mounts
  • Condition of Tie Rod Ends & Ball Joints
  • Condition of Tires – Front & Rear (Measure)
  • Condition of Shocks and Struts
  • Condition of Front Brake Calipers & Pads (Measure)
  • Condition of Rear Brake Pads / Shoes & Wheel Cylinder (Measure)
  • Torque of any Removed Wheels
  • Condition of Drive Axles, Drive Shaft & U-joints
  • Condition of Fuel Filter (Visual)
  • Operation of electrical devices (seats, windows, mirrors, etc.)
  • Condition of exhaust system