Negotiate Your Used Car Price with a Pre-Purchase Inspection

Every year, motorists across the Canada save money by purchasing a used car. Buying pre-owned makes sense from financial standpoint. Why pay thousands of dollars more for the latest bells and whistles when you can get an older car for far less money that meets all your transportation needs?

At the same time, buying a used car or truck involves a certain degree of risk. You don’t know the full history of the vehicle or how well its owner maintained it. When you purchase from a seller with no warranty, you assume all the risk.

What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

A pre-purchase inspection is a type of inspection performed on a used vehicle before you buy it. A service technician will¬†thoroughly inspect the vehicle and inform you of its overall condition. This inspection can let you know if there’s heavy wear and tear, so you’ll know if you need to replace parts soon. You can use this knowledge 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 used vehicles that come with a short warranty.

Here’s why a pre-purchase inspection is worth your time:

  • Negotiate Sale Price: If it looks like you’ll need to replace the brake pads and rotors or another part of the vehicle soon, you can use this information to your advantage. Why pay a higher price when you know you’re going to need to spend your time and money to get the vehicle serviced in the near future? You want a good deal that takes into account what’s due for service soon.
  • Enjoy Peace of Mind: It’s frustrating to drive away in your next vehicle only to end up at the auto repair shop a week later. With a pre-purchase inspection, you know the condition of the vehicle and can drive without worry. Be confident and feel good about your choice knowing its true condition before you drive off the lot.
  • Avoid Bad Deals: No one wants to regret the purchase of their next car. If a vehicle isn’t all the seller claims it to be, you deserve to know. Be a savvy buyer, and get a pre-purchase inspection to see if you’re buying someone else’s problems or scoring a good price on a good car.

Before you buy a pre-owned vehicle, contact Big O Tires Richmond for a pre-purchase inspection. We serve Richmond, BC, Delta, BC, Vancouver, BC, and surrounding areas. Call for more information.