When you are planning the purchase of a vehicle, you should go into the deal well-informed. See these tips from Edmunds.com:
No piece of car buying advice is more often ignored than this: Have a mechanic inspect a used car before you buy it. Why do buyers plunk down thousands of dollars on a car with little more than an around-the-block test-drive and a glance under the hood? Three reasons deter car buyers from taking this vital step:
- Most consumers don’t know that good used car inspections are readily available.
- Many car buyers don’t want to pay the extra money for an inspection.
- Some people anticipate a hassle prying the car away from a dealer or private party.
With a little planning, the inspection process can be as fast and revealing as a Hollywood exposé. If the inspection report is clean, you can buy with confidence. If it unearths a checkered past, you can back away or negotiate a lower price in line with the cost of repairs.
Most sellers will let you take the car for an inspection or have a mobile inspection performed at their home. If the seller hesitates, you might want to consider the words of America’s Car Show host Tom Torbjornsen: “You have to wonder what they’re hiding.”
The Vital Pre-Purchase Inspection
Experts agree that used cars must be inspected before the final negotiation for purchase. The ordinary car buyer, even if mechanically savvy, really can’t do it justice. Torbjornsen explained, “A stem-to-stern inspection, if it’s been done right, can tell you if you’re about to buy a great used car or step into a nasty set of problems.”
We provide pre-purchase inspections at Desert Heat Automotive for vehicles and believe that your money will be well spent regarding your substantial investment in a vehicle. Call us today to schedule your appointment!