Don’t Buy a Lemon! Have Your Pre-Owned Vehicle Inspected by a Trusted Auto Repair Centre

Minit-Tune & Brake| Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Have you had your pre-owned vehicle inspected to evaluate its safety, mechanical and overall performance? One of the most important steps you can take when purchasing a used car is to have a professional, certified mechanic inspect it. This will help ensure that you are fully aware of any issues, especially if the vehicle is located in a different city or you have not yet seen the vehicle personally. Savvy buyers opt for a pre-purchase inspection (PPI), which is completed before the purchase is finalized. The purpose of a PPI is to determine if there are any existing problems that may cause more damage down the road. The inspection should be completed by a trained automotive technician who is familiar with the make and model of your vehicle.

What will be inspected during a PPI?

A Pre-Purchase Inspection is a 140 point inspection that includes:

  • The exterior of the vehicle, including tires, glass, lights, exhaust, and body condition
  • Components under the hood, including the electrical system, heating/cooling system, radiator, hoses, belts and fluids
  • The structure of the vehicle, including the drive train and suspension
  • The safety systems, including brakes, warning lights and seatbelts
  • The mechanic may take photos of the exterior and interior of the vehicle
  • At the owner’s discretion, the mechanic may test drive the vehicle to make sure it is safe and operational

As a potential buyer, you can expect to pay $110 - $220 for a PPI at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres. An accurate mechanical and safety inspection can help you save a significant amount of money on other expenses and prevent you from having a motor vehicle accident. Keep in mind that if you are purchasing a luxury vehicle, you may incur a higher PPI fee. In some cases, the sale of the vehicle is dependent upon the results of the PPI; a questionable status of the vehicle in the inspection report may hinder the sale.

Fast and Affordable Auto Repair in Vancouver and Surrounding Cities

As a leading Canadian auto repair company, Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is dedicated to providing drivers with quality parts and exceptional service. With auto repair centres in Vancouver and surrounding cities, we are in the business of keeping Canadians and their families safe and secure with vehicles that are performing optimally. Our pre-purchase inspections by a team of trained and knowledgeable auto technicians will help you feel confident in your purchase and stay safe behind the wheel as you drive your pre-owned car. 40 years of industry experience is proof of our commitment to safe, efficient rides for everyone in the communities we serve.

Call us today for more information or book an appointment online for a PPI. You can also stop by one of our 18 convenient locations across BC and Alberta to learn more about our comprehensive auto repair services.

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