What is a Car Inspection?
By nature, a used car purchase comes with more questions and considerations than a new car. Is the critical driving system in good condition? How much life is left on key engine parts, such as belts, hoses, and engine mounts?
A routine auto service, a vehicle inspection is required by law in most cases and conducted by an auto repair technician to ensure that a car conforms to state regulations governing safety and emissions.
A pre-purchase inspection is especially helpful if you’re considering a vehicle with an expired warranty. Because you assume a greater amount of out-of-pocket risk on a car without a warranty, a pre-purchase inspection makes financial sense. You’ll receive answers and a thorough evaluation of the car, from the engine compartment, fluid levels, and maintenance situation to the tires, brake pads, and condition of the car’s interior and exterior.
The sticker located on your windshield includes the necessary details of your auto inspection, including the date when your inspection should be renewed. Your local auto repair shop will issue you a new sticker after each inspection is performed.
The skilled technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive understand the importance of having answers to questions like these and many others before you drive off the car lot.
What Is Inspected?
During your inspection, your auto mechanic will conduct tests and routine auto service updates on a variety of car parts that could include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
- Brake pads
- Tire rotation
- Bulbs (turn signals, brake lights, and headlights)
- Parking brake
- Windshield wipers
- Wheel assembly
- Exhaust system
- Motor, serial, or identification number
- Exhaust emission system
How to Prepare for a Car Inspection
When you come to your inspection, be prepared. Make sure you bring the following information:
- Proof of liability insurance
- Photo ID
Visit your local Christian Brothers auto repair shop to schedule your upcoming car inspection with a knowledgeable service technician you can trust.