If you are trying to save some serious money, one of the smartest things you can do is buy a late model used car instead of a brand new one. When you buy a brand new car, you might get a reliable ride, but you also get a hefty monthly car payment, one that could go on for many years to come.
By purchasing a gently used car instead, you can reduce, or even eliminate, that monthly loan payment, but you need to make sure your great deal is really as good as it looks. If you fail to do your homework, you could end up with a lemon, and constant problems, as a result of your bargain hunting.
Why You Need a Thorough Pre-Purchase Inspection
Before you buy any used car, you will no doubt take a thorough test drive, but those minutes behind the wheel can only tell you so much. You might notice obvious things, like a serious miss in the engine or hesitation at stop signs and red lights, but other, more subtle problems will likely escape your notice.
Even small problems can cost you big bucks, and you can never be too careful. That is why it is so important to follow up your test drive with a thorough pre-purchase inspection, a process Fairfax Auto Repair will be happy to help with. We know exactly what to look for, and our pre-purchase examination is second to none.
A Full Report
When you allow Fairfax Auto Repair to conduct your pre-purchase inspection, we will do a thorough evaluation, including not only the engine and drive train but the auxiliary systems as well. Form the operation of the heating and cooling system to the condition of the belts and hoses, our pre-purchase inspection will evaluate your proposed used car purchase from hood to trunk.
If we find any problems, we will let you know exactly what kinds of repairs you might be facing. The report we give you will be comprehensive, and you can use it to make an intelligent and informed decision.
For small problems, you may be able to use the results of the Fairfax Auto Repair pre-purchase inspection to drive a better bargain. For more major issues, you will get an important heads-up, so you can avoid driving away with a lemon. Either way, the money you spend on a pre-purchase inspection will be money well spent.