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Why You Should Always Have a Used Car Inspected by a Mechanic Before Buying

Last updated 6 years ago

Buying a used car always carries some amount of risk, but having a pre-purchase inspection will allow you to make an informed decision. By having an auto repair mechanic inspect a used car prior to purchase, you will be aware of any neglect that may lead to later problems.

Take a look at just a few of the things that a pre-purchase inspection from a certified auto repair mechanic can do for you.

  • Crash History- Although vehicle history reports usually provide comprehensive information, they may not record every accident that every vehicle has been in. A pre-purchase inspection will reveal any auto repairs that do not show up on a vehicle history report or substantiate existing information. Internal repairs after an auto collision may ensure that a car is serviceable, but can overlook the collision’s effects on other internal systems that may prove costly later on.
  • Wear and Tear- Even if a used car has not suffered any major damage, sitting unused or operating normally for an extended amount of time can cause wear on the engine, tires, and interior. A pre-purchase inspection will reveal the mechanical, cosmetic, and safety integrity of a used car and inform you any faults.
  • Potential Hazards- Only a thorough pre-purchase inspection of a car’s equipment will reveal if its parts demonstrate excessive wear. A used car’s performance may not noticeably suffer from poor maintenance, but it may indicate potentially expensive auto repairs later on.

Rid yourself of the anxiety of shopping for a reliable used car with a pre-purchase inspection from Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision. As a BBB-accredited and AAA-approved business, we take pride in offering you the best in professional auto repair services and security since 1977. For more information about our repair and towing services for the Phoenix metro area, call (480) 483-8186 or visit us online today.

 

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