Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection in Castro Valley
Adams Autoworx offers Castro Valley pre-purchase vehicle inspection. You can think of it as an inexpensive insurance of your multi-thousand dollar purchase.
Buying a used car can be a risky business. Every week it seems we see a vehicle that was purchase second-hand, and quickly developed expensive problems. Often the cost of repairs is higher than the value of the car. These problems could have been avoided if the buyer took advantage of a pre-purchase inspection. We are big believers in purchasing used vehicles – but we recommend that you do so with eyes wide open. That’s why our Castro Valley auto repair shop offers professional pre purchase inspections.
Our Digital Vehicle Inspection covers entire vehicle, gives you a clear picture of the overall health of the vehicle, and if we find anything wrong – you can either have the seller fix it before you purchase the vehicle, or ask the seller to lower the price. You will receive an electronic copy of the inspection results, including pictures. If you have questions, we are happy to explain what we found and how it impacts the vehicle and potential future maintenance and repair costs.
For your peace of mind, in addition to a professional vehicle inspection, we also research database that holds repair history for millions of cars. This information, along with the pre-purchase inspection results, will give you a clear picture of the vehicle you are about to purchase.
The comprehensive digital inspection, performed by our nationally ASE certified technicians, includes inspecting:
- Coolant leaks
- Oil leaks
- Transmission fluid leaks
- Electrical systems components
- Cooling system and radiator
Naturally we also take the car for a test drive to assess handling, detect any drivability issues, and check the overall performance of the vehicle under real world driving conditions.
As mentioned before – any problems we discover justify asking the seller to lower the price, or have the seller complete repairs before the sale. Naturally, if you should choose to do so, we can perform repairs at our shop – we are a full service auto repair shop.
We highly recommend taking a used vehicle to a third party for an impartial inspection BEFORE you complete the purchase. Some sellers will pay for the pre-purchase inspection, many expect the buyer to pay for it. But regardless of who pays for the pre purchase inspection, for a small amount of money you are buying peace of mind. And if the inspection reveals massive problems with the car? Don’t buy it. You just saved yourself thousands of dollars and endless hassle. Either way, the cost of pre-purchase inspection is money well spent.
So next time you are thinking of buying a used car, bring it to Adams Autoworx for a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. For your convenience, you can setup an appointment online, or if you find it more convenient, give us a call.