Are Pre-Purchase Checks Worth the Additional Cost?

If you are undecided about buying a used car, you have the option to take it to Elston Auto Care for a pre-purchase inspection. This service is often forgotten about or neglected in the used-car purchase decision, but it is very important to guarantee you are making a wisepurchase. 


A pre-purchase inspection is never a bad idea as it offers the following benefits:

  • A pre-purchase inspection gives you a better idea of how the car drives and handles. Often, the mechanic will conduct a thorough road test to better understand the vehicle's conditions.
  • It can start up possible negotiations. If one of our automotive mechanics uncovers a hidden problem, you (the buyer) can bring it up to the seller. With the informative report given to you after the inspection, you can try to get the price down on the vehicle.
  • As mentioned, you can find any problems that the previous owner may not have known or tried to hide from you. This ensures you're dealing with an honest, trustworthy seller. You may even ask the seller to pay for the necessary repairs.

If you are deliberating whether a pre-purchase inspection is worth the cost, YES it is! When buying a pre-owned vehicle, it's better to know everything about it before signing the papers to buy. Even if the car, SUV, or truck seems in good condition on the surface, it's best to let a certified technician handle it. Our team at Elston Auto Care has the expertise and skills to review all aspects of the used vehicle. After the inspection, you can have a crystal clear picture of whether you should buy or not.


If you need a pre-purchase used vehicle inspection in Peoria, AZ, please do not hesitate to visit or call us at (623) 263-2454.

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