Pre-purchase vehicle inspection in Los Angeles
A very popular service of Mobile Mechanic Pros Los Angeles is the pre-purchase used vehicle inspection by our ASE certified mobile mechanics. The reason for that is that this service may save a lot of money for our clients when they decide to purchase a used vehicle. A lot of people make the mistake of just purchasing a car following a brief test drive and according to a rather superficial investigation. It is clear that your mechanic abilities are much less comprehensive that you could carry out such a job by yourself, so do not hesitate to reach out to Mobile Mechanic Pros Los Angeles, so our mobile mechanics could send a seasoned mechanic to inspect your desired car.
Why does someone want a vehicle inspection service?
Once You have determined you like the vehicle that you intend to buy, it is very important to doregular inspection checks to find out whether it is a great buy or a mistake. Based on just a couple of visual signals it is all but impossible to determine if this specific car is a smart purchase for you or a total waste of money. The ideal alternative is to call an expert mechanic to perform a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle, this way you can create a pretty safe decision.
This is especially significant if you want to get a vehicle from a different part of the country and you don’t have any way to check it yourself. In such situations a mechanic can be a massive help to perform the necessary inspection tasks and create a complete inspection report for you about the car.
Booking a mobile car inspection is particularly fitting for all parties. The inspection could be performed on the spot and the inspection report itself can also be written the very same day and shared with all the possible buyer.
Clearly, this report sets you in a much better place when you’re talking about the purchase price of the automobile. This way you will have a concrete reference point when discussing with the seller, often having the ability to decrease the original cost based on possible future repair tasks that have been neglected without a previous used car inspection.
At Mobile Mechanic Pros Los Angeles we have several years of expertise in used vehicle inspections, so that you can turn to us with maximum confidence if you need such a service.
How long can a car inspection take?
As you could guess, this is dependent upon the aim of this state inspection and also the make and model of the car, but in most cases a pre-purchase automobile inspection takes between 1 and 2,5 hours. The static checks can be carried out in much less time, but part of this inspection is a test drive by the mechanic in various driving situations which take some more time. Rememberthat the buyer does not have to be present at the inspection, because our mobile mechanic will discuss a comprehensive report about it later which includes all the essential info.
Which items are included in the inspection?
We perform all the required checks to find out the overall state of the car. Mobile Mechanic Pros Los Angeles takes care about the following things (depending on the exact inspection service you ask for):
– Signs of tire wear
– Potentially hidden problems of the entire body and frame (past accidents, not reported repairs)
– Starter problems
– Diagnostics on error codes
– Checking visual paint issues (scratches, dents, small rust)
– Condition of the tire and wheel alignment
– Earlier flood damage
– Fire damage
– Engine problems
– Proper condition of all accessories (AC, lights, other electrical items)
– Various fluid leaks
– Elements of the car’s braking system
– Exhaust system performance and state
– Checking the underbody for symptoms of any rust or other damage types
– Auto glass evaluation
– General road test in a variety of situations
Overall our mobile mechanics perform a thorough check of the vehicle to make sure it is a safe buy for you and to provide you with a clear view about the value of the vehicle.
Just how much can a pre-purchase automobile inspection cost in total?
Generally it ranges between $120 and $240 based upon the make and model of the vehicle. We suggest you to get in touch with us so we can offer you a specific quote which covers all the inspection service that you require.
How should I request a used vehicle inspection service?
You could request this inspection service by either contacting us through telephone or using the dedicated contact form on the right side of the page. We are available 7 days a week and ususally can take appointments 36-48 hours in advance.