Whenever buying a used vehicle, it’s always best to make sure it’s in nearly flawless mechanical condition. If you’re buying from the owner, the car might have maintenance or repair issues. Vehicles sold through commercial resellers might have hidden damage due to flooding or other issues.
Used vehicle inspections help take the guesswork out of your purchase. Here’s a closer look at some of the most important aspects that make used vehicle inspections one of the smartest moves a buyer can make.
Ensure Equipment Works as Designed
A skilled and experienced auto mechanic can check the various electrical and mechanical systems on a used vehicle. The results can help tell you whether a used vehicle is in good mechanical condition or is one you should avoid.
Locate Hidden Damage to the Motor, Frame, and Body
A used vehicle might suffer from hidden damage that could require a new engine or extensive engine repairs. The frame could have small cracks, suffer from damage due to an accident, or have rust that has compromised its structural integrity.
A mechanic can also look for body damage and repairs that suggest the vehicle might have been in a serious accident. Any prior auto body work might have been done quickly and cheaply, which could result in rust or other problems recurring soon after you buy the vehicle.
Detect Subpar Repairs and Faulty Modifications
A certified auto mechanic also can look through the engine, body, and chassis to determine if any shady repairs have been done that might make the vehicle dangerous to drive. Hidden damage usually means costly repairs — or worse, the vehicle is no good.
Read Error Codes that Suggest Mechanical or Electrical Issues
Error codes could have many causes that are often minor and simple to fix. Others might indicate a serious problem exists that could trigger expensive repairs. Our auto mechanic can read the error codes and zero in on the likely cause to help you know what they mean.
Find Damage Caused by Moisture, Flooding, or Fire
Many resellers purchase used vehicles at auctions, clean them up, and offer them for sale. Vehicles may have suffered from damage caused by localized flooding, monsoonal rains, or a structural fire. The damage could exist even if it’s not apparent — and it might trigger additional repairs.
Schedule a Vehicle Inspection Today
Auto Truck Service in Everett, WA, provides thorough vehicle inspections to help you know exactly what you might be buying. We’ve helped locals and commercial businesses in the greater Everett area to purchase quality used vehicles without any unpleasant surprises. You can call, contact us online, or stop by our location in Everett to learn more and schedule a vehicle inspection.
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