No used car vehicle purchase should be carried out without a thorough vehicle inspection. No matter how much you think you know about cars, a quick test drive and a look under the hood doesn’t quite determine whether or not what you’re buying is a quality used car.
Yet, this is often a step that is missed in the purchasing process. Why?
There are three main reasons:
But the fact is that car inspections are readily available, they’re often fast, easy and don’t cost a lot of money and if the seller or dealer refuses, well then you probably just want to walk away from the car regardless. Think about it – a seller or dealer who knows a car has problems isn’t going to want you to get a professional to check it out.
So here are the steps we recommend taking regarding getting a professional inspection on a used car:
Justin Habersaat is the Sr. Editor of Auto Content at Auto.com. http://www.Auto.com helps make online car buying simple and fun by providing pictures, prices and info on cars for sale in cities all over the USA, as well as articles, tips and guidance to make the car shopping process a cinch.