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Every year, tens of thousands of motorists across the United States save money by purchasing a used car. Buying pre-owned can be a good move financially. Why pay thousands of dollars more for the latest bells and whistles when you can drive an older car that meets all your transportation needs for half the cost?
At the same time, buying a used car or truck involves risk. In some scenarios, such as buying a car with no warranty from a private seller, you may even assume all the risk.
What About Car History Reports? Vehicle history reports, like those from CarFax, can be helpful. However, they're not perfect. According to Consumer Reports, car history reports rely on information reported to the police and auto insurance companies. Unfortunately, not all owners report accidents. There's another catch, too. If you're looking at a car that was previously used as a rental vehicle, there's a chance it'll show a clean history even if it was involved in an accident. This is because many rental companies are self-insured.
A pre-purchase inspection is a type of inspection performed on a pre-owned vehicle before you buy it. During a pre-inspection check, technicians thoroughly inspect the vehicle you're considering buying. An inspection can tell you if there's any heavy wear and tear, so you'll know if you need to replace parts soon. You can use this information to renegotiate your buying price or avoid a bad sale altogether.
Pre-purchase inspections are highly recommended for used car sales that don't include a warranty or come with a short warranty. You deserve to know the genuine condition of your vehicle before you buy it.
Call to Schedule a Pre-Purchase Inspection
Here's why a pre-purchase inspection is worth your time:
Before you buy a pre-owned vehicle, contact Toms Foreign Autohouse for a pre-purchase inspection. We serve Temecula, CA, Murrieta, CA, Fallbrook, CA, and surrounding areas. Call (951) 296-3533 for more information.
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Toms Foreign Autohouse is your dealership alternative for professional automotive repair and scheduled maintenance services. True to our name, we specialize in foreign vehicle services. If you need a Mercedes-Benz repair, BMW repair, Porsche repair, or other imported or European car service, contact our team today. We proudly serve drivers across Temecula, CA, Murrieta, CA, Fallbrook, CA, and surrounding areas. We've been in business since 1988 and have made great partnerships over the years that allow us access to foreign car parts at highly competitive prices. In turn, we pass great savings on to you. Come in for your next oil change, brake repair, transmission replacement, engine tune up, and more.