When you buy a new-to-you vehicle, most people spend a lot of time researching what’s best for them as well as investing a lot of time hunting down the best price. What often gets overlooked is having a trusted auto mechanic perform a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. It’s easy to forgo that extra step because it’s often not at the top of your mind. What it can do for you, though, is make it well worth your efforts.
A pre-purchase inspection helps to give you the upper hand in many ways. From negotiating the sale price to knowing what you’re getting yourself into as far as what repairs you need to make right away versus the ones that can wait awhile. When you have a pre-purchase inspection in hand and can show it to the seller, whether it’s off of a dealer lot or out of an individual’s garage, it can help you negotiate a price because you have proof of what the problems are with the individual vehicle.
Sometimes a pre-purchase inspection can help you decide that the car simply isn’t right for you. However, if it’s a car you’ve fallen in love with, this inspection can help you plan out the auto repair needs and might even help you bring down the price. Knowledge is power and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to a pre-purchase inspection. Don’t go into an auto purchase blind.
Once you’ve made your purchase, let us help you with the preventive maintenance so you can get the most out of your new vehicle for as long as possible. We love partnering with our clients to maximize longevity and performance and to help keep you safe and off the side of the road. Stop by Brown Motor Works for all your auto maintenance and repair needs. Schedule an appointment today!