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Pre-Purchase Inspection in Newport News, VA

What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Buying a used car is a tedious process. One that is ridden with the glee of making a cost-effective investment but simultaneously poses a fear of finding unexpected faults under the bonnet. A pre-purchase vehicle inspection can save the buyer from this predicament. A pre-purchase inspection is a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle by a certified mechanic to identify any issues in its systems before finalizing the sale.

The make, mileage, and model of the vehicle decide how thorough the inspection should be. Ideally, it must be comprehensive enough to detect any past or present damages in the engine and its associated components and evaluate safety features, heating and air conditioning, paint-conditions, maintenance records, and security aspects of the vehicle. In most cases, it involves a road test drive of the vehicle as well. An auto technician can also make use of the computer diagnostic tools to assess the onboard computer processors in some latest models of the vehicles.

How can Pre-Purchase Inspection help?

The key intent of a pre-purchase vehicle inspection is to identify the deficiencies in the vehicle's maintenance regime, which can lead to potential safety issues or the financial burden of parts replacement for the buyer. The results of a pre-purchase vehicle inspection can aid in making the right decision for the purchase deal. If the inspection yields satisfactory results, the buyer can finalize the purchase with peace of mind and contentment of owning a fault-free vehicle. On the other hand, it isn't always a lost cause if the inspection detects any damage in the vehicle. The vehicle is still purchasable if the damage was repaired properly to meet the safety standards. Contrarily, walking away from the deal is always an option if the seller is reluctant to negotiate or make necessary repairs to the vehicle.

Where to get the Pre-Purchase Inspection?

B&L Automotive is an auto repair shop in Newport News, VA, where we provide comprehensive pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Our shop is a veteran-owned, NAPA AutoCare center that believes in providing honest and trustworthy services to the customers. In operation since 1953, we have a team of ASE certified technicians who are readily available to assist you in making an informed decision about buying the vehicle of your interest. We also use state-of-the-art computer diagnostics to perform thorough vehicle inspections and evaluate its maintenance records. Additionally, we provide other vehicle maintenance and repair services as well and guarantee the use of quality parts with 36 months/36,000-mile warranty on repairs.

Give us a call or schedule your visit using our online appointment form.