Pre-purchase Inspection, a Valuable Resource Before You Buy!by Dutch Silverstein October 1, 2021
We often hear about the importance of a pre-purchase inspection, but what does one include, and why is it so important when buying a used car? Let’s face it; buying a used car can be a gamble and with the price of used cars being at a historical high, making a mistake can be REALLY expensive. By having a thorough pre-purchase inspection performed on your potential purchase you will be better equipped to avoid costly repairs in the future. Sometimes the very best investment you can make is NOT buying a car that will be a money pit. By choosing the experts at A&M Auto Service to perform your pre-purchase inspection, you have an auto repair team that…
- Has a reputation for repairing vehicles that others can not. At last count, we even repair cars for over 25 shops and 5 Dealerships in the area.
- Uses OEM factory tools and the very best aftermarket equipment by Autoland Scientech, Opus IV and Snap-On,
- Continually attends training seminars to learn new systems and invests in the latest technology in tools and equipment necessary to repair today’s ever-increasingly complex vehicles.
- Has over 50 years combined experience in the automotive repair field.
- Our technicians are ASE certified, and A&M is an authorized BOSCH Parts Specialist and Napa Auto Care Center. We have dealer-level factory training.
Here’s why you should get a pre-purchase inspection done before purchasing a used car.
A Detailed Evaluation
Most people won’t be able to tell what’s happening under the hood in a modern car. The vehicle may cosmetically look great, but it may have hidden issues that a qualified auto mechanic can catch before you buy. This pre-purchase inspection helps determine the car’s actual condition by running a diagnostic ‘health’ check of the engine, inspecting the condition of the brakes, the steering and suspension and much more. European vehicles are known for their high safety and performance standards. When you purchase a European vehicle, you count on your brakes to perform at an extremely high level of safety. A&M Auto Service uses the latest tools and equipment at factory or above factory standards for all brake services such as master cylinder repairs, brake caliper replacement, and brake fluid replacement. Our mechanics have decades of experience working with these cars. Our auto repair team knows precisely what it takes to ensure that your brakes are always properly taken care of for the safety of you and your family.
At A&M Auto Service, we help drivers throughout Pineville and Charlotte area take care of their Asian, European and Domestic cars. For over 25 years, our technicians have offered the peace of mind that only comes with experience. A&M Auto Service uses state-of-the-art equipment to handle all diagnostic services and repairs that could bite you later if not identified during a pre-purchase inspection.
Lastly, Pre-Purchase Inspections aid in identifying unreported accidents and repairs .Please remember that “accident reporting reports” that you can buy online only report that which has generated a paper trail. If a car has been involved in an accident or incident and neither a police report or an insurance claim has been filed, the likelihood of that incident appearing on a “accident report” is just about zero. Remember too that sellers tend to put their car up for sale right before a high-cost service is needed. Trusting the experts at A&M Auto Service to complete the inspection saves you from falling into traps.
Don’t just take our word for it; see what our customers say about us.
“Had A&M go over my sons recently purchased BMW to get a list of “needs.” John was great got a printout and a plan to get this car in shape, so I don’t have to worry as much about breakdowns. Very knowledgeable and very reasonable.” – Steve. F
Another good reason to make a pre-purchase inspection includes the valuation of your future car. Our detailed inspection report helps you determine the actual value of your vehicle and the money that will be needed to repair the car. Getting your questions answered before a purchase is the best way to ensure you’re getting exactly what you are paying for & peace of mind knowing what needs to be done in the future for upkeep.
A&M Auto Service specializes in luxury European cars & our team has the training, knowledge, and experience to maintain your vehicle. We are proud to back our services and repairs with our 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and use the latest state-of-the-art tools and equipment to ensure accurate, quality service with each visit. Our team will provide you with an in-depth pre-purchase inspection & all your questions will be answered honestly & with expertise. You can contact us at 704-583-2523 or visit our shop at 12715 Downs Circle, Pineville.