Used Car Benefit and Inspection Cost
The benefit of buying a used car is huge savings.The average new car depreciates 18-28% the first year! A used car purchase results in lower insurance rates, DMV fees and financing costs. Most expensive car options such as leather seats, power accessories, navigation systems, alloy wheels etc. are barely reflected in used car pricing. Buying a used car is one of the favorite recommendations from most Consumer Advocates such as nationally syndicated Clark Howard. But as Clark says, there is one caveat. “The only danger is that you’ll buy someone else’s trouble. So do it right from the start: Get the vehicle inspected by an independent mechanic”.
The cost of an independent inspection on a used car is often free due to the fact that the items found on the inspection report provides excellent leverage in negotiating a lower price from the seller. Also, the potential savings from not completing the sale on a vehicle that has serious mechanical problems or unsafe frame damage are incalculable. In the end, whatever out-of-pocket expense results from a pre-purchase inspection, it is well spent on peace of mind.
Auto Doc’s Pledge
Auto Doc’s Inspections stands alone in offering an ASE Certified “Master” Technician with industry leading diagnostic equipment on every inspection. We pledge to never send an unqualified person who performs a 20-30 minute inspection. Our inspections average 1 1/2 to 2 hours because that’s what it takes.