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What Are the Benefits of a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection?

Whether you are a student that is constantly on the go or a busy parent, having a functional vehicle is everything. No one can afford to be off the road for a significant length of time. That's why pre-purchase car inspections are of the utmost importance. Let's take a closer look at some of the most crucial benefits that are associated with these inspections.

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Establishing the Vehicle's Worth

Pre-purchase inspections will provide a full examination of the vehicle, from bumper to bumper. Every aspect is examined, including the engine, steering system, brakes and suspension. Is the vehicle actually worth the asking price or are you being ripped off? Don't make a purchase without establishing the proper value of the vehicle.

Verifying the Parts' Condition

The condition of the parts can be tough to verify, especially when a private seller is involved. Those who work with vehicles on a constant basis are going to be able to provide a helpful synopsis that will allow you to make a truly informed decision.

More Informed Negotiations

The more that you know about the vehicle's condition, the easier it to have a more informed negotiation. If there are aspects of the vehicle that require a lower price or need to be discussed at length, it pays to know about them ahead of time. Otherwise, you could end up driving off in something that is going to have costly issues right away.

Saving Time and Money

By finding any problems with the vehicle ahead of time, you are able to save countless amounts of time and money. Don't make the mistake of assuming the best about the seller. Being proactive instead of reactive will allow you to sidestep the usual pitfalls. If you are in the Columbia, Jefferson City, or St. Louis, MO areas, Custom Complete Automotive is more than happy to provide pre-purchase car inspections. An independent party is always recommended in these instances so that you are able to learn everything that you need to know! Contact us today to schedule your pre-purchase car inspection!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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