A Pre-Purchase Inspection Can Help Prevent Buyer Remorse

If you are in the market for a used car and have found one you like, what should you do next?  We recommend asking for service records.  Check to see whether the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed.  If so, there’s a better chance of the vehicle being ok.  If not, then assume the worst.

When you kick the tires, also look at tread wear, uneven wear equals alignment problems, worn shocks, and/or suspension problems. Listen to the engine for unusual sounds and pay attention to unexpected odors. When you take it for a test drive, use the brakes, hard! Did it swerve, shudder, or make noise? All of these can be concerns, most with price tags to correct.

If you’re serious about buying the vehicle, it may be worth $90 to have our expert technicians give it a thorough look-over.  We’ll perform a comprehensive end-to-end inspection of the vehicle, test drive it, and let you know costs on anything we find or what services it needs.  We can’t guarantee that we’ll find every flaw in a used car, but our trained eyes can help you avoid serious problems.  Give us a call at 218-326-0363 and we’ll be happy to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection for you.

Ready to schedule an appointment?  Give us a call at 218-326-0363 or fill out the Check for Available Service Time Form below.  After you submit the form, we’ll be in touch to schedule and confirm your service appointment.
Buying a Used Car or Truck? Let Southside Tire and Auto in Grand Rapids perform a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection on it before you buy.

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