Don’t Buy a Lemon—Get a Used Vehicle Inspection!

Close up of the mechanic is checking the car condition in the car service center.

Getting a new car is always exciting—even if it’s pre-owned. However, buying a used vehicle can often feel like a gamble. How do you know for sure that it isn’t a lemon? Does it have hidden damage from an accident or other problems that you’ll have to worry about once it’s yours?

One step you can take is to order a report from a vehicle history service. This can help to uncover title problems, serious accidents, or flood damage, as well as any recall notices for the vehicle. Although reviewing maintenance and repair records are always helpful, many sellers don’t keep them.

Get a Vehicle Used Inspection from the Professionals

A vehicle history report can tell you a lot about major events or damage that happened to the car, but they won’t necessarily tell you what you really want to know: the long-term reliability of the vehicle. No one wants to buy a used car that will bring endless repair costs.

The best way to ensure your investment is well spent is to have our technicians perform an inspection. A used vehicle inspection (or buyer’s inspection) will go a lot deeper than how the vehicle looks and drives. For example, some of the things we’ll check during an inspection include:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Brakes
  • Radiator
  • Fluids (level and condition)
  • Lights
  • Suspension
  • Hoses
  • Air conditioning
  • Exhaust
  • Abnormal sounds
  • Tire wear
  • Rust
  • Frame damage

With our thorough inspection, you’ll know whether the seller is being honest about the vehicle and if it’s worth investing in. You’ll get an idea of its overall condition, the status of its major safety systems, and how well it’s been maintained. You’ll find out what type of work it needs, which can help you determine the value of the vehicle and whether the seller’s price is reasonable.

A used vehicle inspection is well worth the cost because if serious problems are found, you can either negotiate a lower price or decide not to purchase the car. If everything on the car looks good, you have a plan for addressing any routine services, not to mention peace of mind that you’re making a good purchase.

Schedule a Buyer’s Used Vehicle Inspection Today!

If you’ve been thinking about buying a used European car, schedule your used vehicle inspection at EuroCar Service! We see all European makes, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Mini-Cooper, Saab, Jaguar, Volvo, Volkswagen, Smart Car, and Fiat. Contact us today at (206) 527-8828 or request an appointment online.