Fort Madison Auto Repair

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How Are Pre-Purchase Inspections Useful?

To better understand the benefits of a pre-purchase inspection (PPI), you need to know what they are. PPI is offered by shops to clients that might want to purchase a vehicle but aren't sure about its condition. A mechanic comes and thoroughly inspects all important parts/systems, making sure you won't be ripped off or fooled. The checklist consists of the following:

  • Brake system
  • Steering
  • Transmission
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Drivetrain
  • Suspension
  • Electronics
  • Undercarriage
  • Oil levels
  • Lights
  • Interior

These are the most important things to look at when buying a car. But people commonly forget about them, therefore needing help from a mechanic. After all, a skilled and professional hand is a better option than just guessing.

You get countless benefits from a PPI, and we will list some of them below. 

Lets You Know The Worth Of The Vehicle

During a PPI, mechanics inform you of the actual state and condition of the vehicle. You get a biased opinion on the car and whether it's worth buying. It also points out problems that might arise in the future. 

Options For Negotiations

After the inspection, you will have a better idea of the price and whether it's fair or a rip-off. By pointing out certain problems, if there are any, you might lower the price by a significant amount.

Informs You Of any Previous Repairs 

While you might not be able to spot a repair or touch-up on a vehicle, a skilled mechanic definitely can. Sometimes vehicles can even be crashed and fixed up just for them to be sold quicker - resulting in problems down the road.

Verifies The Quality Of The Parts

A pre-purchase inspection will reveal which components have been replaced and whether or not they are genuine. If you discover that some of the parts aren't as good as the originals, you can use your findings to negotiate a better deal or decide to walk away.

Helps You Make The Right Choice

If you are against two options, the use of PPI can help. Mechanics will point out the pros and cons of the options - making your decision much easier.

Where Can I Find PPI services?

At Griffin Muffler & Brake Center, we want to help with your car purchasing journey. We offer PPI services that can be easily scheduled by either calling us or visiting the "Appointments" tab in the menu! 

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