Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

What is a pre-purchase inspection?
A pre-purchase inspection is a detailed assessment by a qualified mechanic at Bayside Automotive Repair in Safety Harbor before you purchase the vehicle.

Here at Bayside Automotive Repair a certified mechanic who is knowledgeable in the make and model of the vehicle Foreign/Domestic being inspected.

Bayside Automotive Repair expert mechanics will provide you with what matters most, knowledge and awareness. What this means to our clients is more security when making their purchasing decision.

An inspection can help you determine if the car is right for you and also may give you some negotiating power if the mechanic finds some issues that need to be addressed.

That’s what Bayside Automotive Repair is all about – helping you get the most out of your car, for as long as you own it.

Inspect That Used Car Before Buying
Where To Go and What To Have Checked
Put the Car on a Lift:
If you take the car to Bayside Automotive Repair for an inspection, we will put it on a lift and look for evidence of fluid leaks under the vehicle. Mobile inspectors can't provide this service.

With a little planning, the inspection process with Bayside Automotive Repair can be as fast (and as revealing) as a hidden-camera exposé. If the inspection report is clean, you can buy with confidence. If it unearths ugly problems, you can back away or negotiate a lower price in line with the cost of repairs.
What Include the Inspection
Bayside Automotive Repair pre-purchase used car inspection examines the following parts:
  • Tires
  • Frame and axle
  • Suspension
  • Windshield and other glass
  • Lights
  • Brakes
  • Radiator
  • Hoses
  • Wiring
  • Belts
  • Fluids
  • Battery and alternator
  • Body condition
A spotless inspection should make both you and the seller feel comfortable with the deal. You know the car is sound, you know you aren't going to be in trouble for giving you a raw deal. If that's the case and you love the car, you can feel confident in the purchase.

If the inspection yields a few minor problems is usable as a bargaining tool in negotiations with the seller on the price. The seller may be more willing to come down on the asking price when you have evidence of near-future repairs. Always check the Kelley Blue Book for the true value of the car you are considering buying. Their listed price is a good place to start negotiations.

Should we come back to you with a report full of red flags and unavoidable repairs, you can ask the seller to pay for the repair services and come down considerably in the price or you can avoid the purchase all together.

Once you find that car that's worth the price and the inspection is clear, don't forget about car insurance. You'll need coverage for liability if you hit someone or cause property damage while driving, and if you take out a loan, your lender might require that you carry collision and/or comprehensive insurance.