In many ways, it makes sense to buy a used car because you won’t have to deal with as much depreciation. Still, you have to be very careful when buying a used car. Whether you purchase it from a dealership or a private seller, you don’t want to take any chances. Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what kind of shape the vehicle is in before you commit to buying it?
It’s Your Right to Know
Well, that assurance is actually very easy to get. As a used car buyer, you are entitled to your right to know. You can arrange to have the vehicle brought into Simard Automotive for a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Know that you would be paying for this service, not the seller (unless you negotiate it as part of your deal). However, it’s worth it to have proper peace of mind.
The car may run great now and a simple test drive won’t really reveal much. Problems could be on the horizon if certain parts are getting worn out or on the verge of failure. After you buy the car, you are the one at risk if something major goes wrong. A pre-purchase vehicle inspection from Simard Automotive helps minimize that risk. Even if something is wrong, at least you’ll know so you can prepare to make repairs in the future.
The Inspection Process
The technicians at Simard Automotive will perform a thorough 75-point inspection of the vehicle. We’ll look at all the key components from bumper to bumper and identify any concerns. If the vehicle has a completely clean bill of health, we will let you know and you’ll feel good about your purchase. Otherwise, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of any potential concerns and the extent of any repairs that might be recommended. Some fixes may be simple and/or urgent. Others may just be future repairs that you are likely to encounter. Either way, you’ll know exactly what condition the vehicle is in and what repair costs you may need to budget for down the line.
Knowing if there’s anything wrong with the vehicle will not only provide you with valuable peace of mind. It can also help you in your negotiations. You may still want to buy the car even if there are problems, but knowing what those problems are can give you leverage when negotiating the final purchase price.
If you are thinking about buying a used car in Fairbanks, bring it into Simard Automotive for a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Call today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Ave. shop) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Rd. shop). Or, schedule your service appointment online.