Why Is A Pre-Purchase Car Inspection So Important?

by Sep 16, 2021Car buying0 comments

Finding the right used car usually takes time. But when you finally find your dream car, remember that there’s one more important step to take to avoid making a bad deal. Because some private sellers wouldn’t quite as concerned about you and your safety, but only about selling off the vehicle. That’s why enter a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is so important before you close the deal.

Car Inspection So Important

What is a pre-purchase inspection?

A PPI is a vehicle inspection is a thorough inspection performed by a licensed mechanic or technician. The inspection is used to evaluate the condition of the car, and determine its mechanical and safety condition. The mechanic will also investigate any previous damages and repairs. Also to find out any existing issues or potential issues that could arise in the future.

How much does a pre purchase inspection cost?

The cost is usually ranging from $100 to $200. It’s also depending on the level of detail with which the inspection is conducted. The buyer will cover the cost of the inspection in general, but it still could be something you want to negotiate with the seller. It’s your right to have a PPI as a consumer. Usually, a non-binding offer to purchase and a refundable deposit can be considered acceptable pre-conditions to an inspection. If the seller is against the inspection, there must be a reason behind it. Then you may want to reconsider the purchase or just simply walk away.

A pre-purchase inspection of any used car is definitely worth the money. By learning more about the car you are purchasing, you could have more confidence that you’re making a great purchase. It’s also helping you uncover some details for decision-making and leverage in price negotiations.

Who Should Inspect the Vehicle?

The inspection should be performed by a qualified mechanic or a professional technician.

Make sure to hire a qualified mechanic or technician. In order to protect your investment, you don’t want to rely on a friend or a novice who only tinkers with his cars on the weekends for a PPI.

What are included in a pre-purchase inspection?

The inspection involves areas that include structural integrity, safety features, electrical and electronic systems, powertrain, suspension, fuel system, emissions, steering, comfort system (heat/air), security system, exhaust, interior, wheels, and rims, and apparent state of general maintenance.

A pre-purchase inspection is a thorough inspection including visual and diagnostic checks. For a newer vehicle, the mechanic can hook it up to a diagnostic system check computer to get readouts of the health of all of the vehicle’s systems. For an older vehicle, the mechanic will have to rely on experience to do diagnostic checks. A comprehensive test drive should also be included in order to test the vehicle on all different terrains. That will tell if the vehicle handles stop-and-go traffic, highways, bumpy, and mountainous driving.

A pre-purchase inspection is a final step but it’s very important to determine if the car you’re considering is the right one for you. By conducting a PPI, you can be confident about the vehicle’s history and condition, and buy the right car that will be fun to drive.

Learn more about the benefits of buying from Carnex. We believe that all clients deserve to know the good and bad of what they’re buying. Because we wanted to know these when we bought cars. That’s why at Carnex.ca, we will proudly display every detail every step of the way. Browse all the best cars, automobile buying tips, auto insurance, young drivers, driving techniques, auto industry trends from Carnex Blog.

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