Before purchasing a used car, you should consider a pre-purchase inspection. This inspection will help determine if there are any major mechanical problems with a car before you spend a lot of money purchasing it. If you are looking for a pre-purchase inspection in the Rochester, NH area, then our professional team at Hagan’s Motor Pool are here to help. Our qualified mechanics can perform an in-depth inspection to help make you aware of any potential problems before you make your big purchase.
What is a pre-purchase inspection?
This is a standard inspection that all customers should consider before purchasing any used car. It starts with a complete visual inspection of the car along with a thorough check into each fixture and feature of that model. It must be done by a licensed mechanic to determine the condition of the car.
During this inspection, the mechanic will be able to find any existing conditions and then highlight potential issues that may need addressed on the vehicle in the near future. The mechanic can also check to make sure any previous damage that was done on the vehicle was prepared properly.
When a customer learns more about what has occurred to the vehicle in the past and what mechanical bills are likely to happen soon, they can make smarter purchasing decisions. Sometimes major mechanical issues with a vehicle can be hidden until after the purchase, leaving you with a big bill to pay. With a pre-purchase inspection, you know exactly what you are getting into with your new-used car.
Where can I get this inspection done?
If you plan to purchase the vehicle from a dealer, they may be able to finish the car inspection for you. It may be best to go complete the inspection with an independent mechanic to ensure there is nothing hidden from you before purchasing.
Our team is happy to complete this pre-purchase inspection for you, whether you work with a dealer or a private seller. We want our customers to have the peace of mind knowing they picked the right vehicle for their needs. A pre-purchase inspection makes this easier.
A qualified mechanic will take their time to inspect for many different things in the pre-purchase inspection. They may also look at a vehicle history report to learn more about the damage history on the car. This gives the mechanic a better idea of where to spend extra time inspecting to make sure that the past damage was properly repaired.
The basic inspection is mostly visual with the mechanic checking out if anything looks immediately wrong with the car. You can also request a more detailed inspection to have the engine, electrical system, and mechanical system checked with diagnostic tools before purchasing as well.
What if there is damage?
Unless you purchase the vehicle brand new, there is likely to be some wear and tear with a used vehicle. If the seller disclosed this damage, you can ask the mechanic to check it during the inspection to see if the damage was fixed and how everything looks. The mechanic may agree the damage was properly fixed and the car is still safe to drive.
However, if you find out there is damage to the car that the seller did not reveal before the inspection, you may want to reconsider working with them. This may be a bit of dishonesty from the seller who tried to hide the damage to make the sale.
This is why it is important to get the pre-purchase inspection done. It allows you to know if there was any undisclosed damage to the vehicle and can prevent you from purchasing a “lemon” and wasting your money. The inspection will not take long and is well worth the affordable cost to get it done properly.
Hagan’s Motor Pool for Expert Inspections
At Hagan’s Motor Pool, we are proud to serve the citizens of Alton, Barrington, Berwick, Dover, and Rochester NH. Before purchasing a used car, always consider a pre-purchase inspection. This can help save you a lot of money and worries later after such a big purchase. Call our team to set up your appointment. We look forward to earning your repeat business.