You Wouldn’t Buy A Home Without Pre-Purchase Inspection, Right? The Same Logic Should Apply For Buying A Car.

 – Have it inspected before you buy.

Considering purchasing a pre-owned vehicle and wondering if it’s worth it to have a pre-purchase inspection performed?  Absolutely.  It is highly recommended that you have a pre-purchase inspection (or PPI) performed by a qualified and independent third party on ANY car before you buy one.

Why? A pre-purchase inspection can save you thousands of dollars and countless headaches by identifying any problems or issues that may be present and easily overlooked, or unreported, by the seller.  Additionally, a qualified auto shop familiar with the vehicle you have in mind can alert you to known issues with that model, maintenance schedules and costs you may not be aware of, and other things to keep in mind during during the car purchasing process.  Depending on what is uncovered during the PPI,  it can also help you at the negotiating table or when determining a fair purchase price. It is not uncommon to require any needed maintenance or repairs be done at the seller’s expense prior to buying, or to negotiate money off  the asking price to cover those costs yourself.

 – Money in your pocket.

Oftentimes, many sellers are willing to absorb the cost of the PPI for serious buyers, or subtract it from the price of the car. In any case, a vehicle purchase is a major investment and the single best way to protect yourself and minimize your risk is to insist on a pre-purchase inspection performed by a reputable automotive shop of your choosing. If a seller is unwilling or hesitant to allow a PPI, or insists it can only be performed by a shop that they choose, these are serious red flags and it is probably best to walk away, no matter how good of a deal it seems.

 – The AUTOSCOPE Foreign Car Care Difference

Here are AUTOSCOPE, our certified automotive technicians are qualified to perform pre-purchase inspections on nearly all makes and models and we specialize in European makes such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Land Rover, Bentley, and others. We are the place that can handle the cars that the other places simply can’t. For instance, there are few shops besides AUTOSCOPE with the experience and expertise to perform PPI’s for many higher-end and high-performance models, like we did with this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.


If you want to download a copy of our Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection List & Report, click the photo of the report below.

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Once an inspection is finished, a copy of the completed report, along with relevant photos, can be emailed to you if necessary.

These services start at $300.00 for most vehicles. Please contact us for pricing on your specific vehicle and to set up your appointment today!