When you’re in the market for a classic or custom vehicle or you’re considering buying a used commuter vehicle, getting a used car pre purchase inspection is a great idea. It helps to protect you and your investment.
Making a used car purchase is not something to take lightly, especially when you are about to sink thousands of dollars into a vehicle that you need for everyday driving or because you’re looking for just the right collector vehicle. An appraisal will help you determine if the vehicle you’re looking at is right for you.
When one of our experienced appraisers looks at the vehicle for you, they carefully examine all parts of it to determine if there are any mechanical or cosmetic problems to be aware of. They can identify if the vehicle has been in an accident, and they can tell the quality of the repairs, if any have been made. If you’re looking for a classic or custom vehicle, they can tell you the state of mechanical repair of the vehicle, and they can identify what has been customized on it. This is important if you’re looking for a drivable, original car.
Another reason to get an appraisal is taking the time away from work and family to inspect the vehicle yourself can be expensive in terms of finances and resources. If you live far away from the vehicle, it definitely makes sense to have an appraiser be your eyes and ears on the ground to check the vehicle out for you. Likewise, if you do not feel comfortable doing the inspection yourself, you should have an appraiser do it for you to make sure that you’re making a wise investment.
If some problems are found with the vehicle, you may be able to negotiate the price down. Or you may be able to get the owner to repair some major problems before you purchase it. The goal of an appraisal is to make you aware of any issues with the vehicle so that you can make the best decision about whether to purchase it or not.
On the other hand, if the car has just a few minor issues or nothing wrong with it at all, the appraisal confirms for you that it is the vehicle you have been wanting. In that case, you can buy it before someone else does. A used car pre purchase inspection is helpful in any situation.