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What to Check When Buying a Used Car

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What’s Included with a Pre-Owned Car Inspection?

All cars, before arriving in our used inventory, are required to pass a highly detailed vehicle inspection checklist of all systems, major and minor. The inspection includes many precise items that typically differ from one dealer to the next. This is to make sure each used car is in great condition. Most, if not all, items may get designated into three essential buckets: electronic, mechanical, and service. Get to know what goes into a checklist for a pre-owned vehicle inspection.

Mechanical Checks

Mechanical Inspection

From DSG transmissions to anti-lock brakes, modern mechanical components are in every area of modern cars and it is imperative that they’re functioning properly to avoid accidents and expensive repairs. An exhaustive mechanical inspection can review these components and many others such as the engine, CVT transmissions, 4WD or 2WD systems, the battery, the exhaust system, and cooling systems (hoses and the radiator). If the vehicle is either an electric vehicle or a hybrid, the drive battery may only be serviced and inspected by a trained professional.

Electric Checks

Electrical Review

Now more than ever, today’s cars have complex electrical systems such as emissions computers, digital dashboards, touchscreens, navigation systems, and safety cameras. So it’s imperative that they receive and pass the same meticulous inspections as the mechanical components. A meticulous electrical inspection includes all external, internal, and emergency lighting, as well as display screens and running lights. Most critical, however, are the proper functions of any onboard computers and any additional electronically controlled systems, such as the ignition, engine settings, anti-lock braking systems, safety technology, and mobile phone systems.

Vehicle Service Checks

Vehicle Service Report

A detailed inspection can uncover any current issues, but it could miss issues that occurred before. To fully comprehend the status of your car we use CarFax or AutoCheck. These vehicle history services typically bring to light info like mileage inconsistencies, oil changes, title problems, previous accidents, and warranty service. Recognizing the whole history of the car, truck, or SUV you are about to buy lets you make the best decision you can.

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