Pre-Purchase Inspections

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A pre-purchase inspection is highly recommended if you are buying a vehicle without a warranty. You are assuming all the risk, so an inspection only makes financial sense. Spotting the problems before you purchase the vehicle can save you a lot of money. You can use any problems you find to negotiate a better price for the vehicle, and if they’re too costly or make the vehicle unsafe, you can avoid buying it altogether and find something safer for you and your family.

What to Expect With Pre Purchase Inspections Service

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1. Schedule Your Appointment

Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.

2. Diagnostics and Inspections

Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.

3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate

Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.

4. Review and Approval

A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.

5. Work Performed or Scheduled

Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.

Did You Know: Henry Ford coined the term 'tune-up' while developing his initial automobile prototype.

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More on Pre-Purchase Inspections

We understand the need to be fiscally wise in today’s economy. The best solution for your budget is often buying a used vehicle. One of the downsides to buying a used car, however, is not knowing its history in detail. Many dealerships provide services like Carfax and other used-vehicle reports to inform you. Pre-purchase reports like these are helpful, as they list the service history of the vehicle and can tell you whether proper preventative maintenance has been taken.

But the information those reports omit is also important. A report cannot always tell you if the car is safe to drive now. Are all the parts and critical driving systems in good condition? How much life is left on the belts, hoses, engine mounts, and other key engine parts?

If you are shopping for a used car, be sure to visit Christian Brothers Automotive for a pre-purchase inspection. We want to help you make a safe and financially responsible decision.

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  • Q. "Why is a vehicle's Carfax not enough?"
    While a vehicle's Carfax report is useful in showing you the history of a car, it does not tell you what condition it is currently in. It is recommended to get your car looked at before purchasing it to make sure there are not any surprise repairs needed.
  • Q. "What will a pre-purchase inspection tell me?"
    One important thing to consider before purchasing a vehicle is the condition of your vehicle's parts. We will be able to tell you if there are any concerns with any of the parts and their life expectancy.
  • Q. "How can a pre-purchase inspection help me get a better price at the dealership?"
    If we notice any signs of a future repair needed, this can help you negotiate or possibly save you from a bad investment.
  • Q. "What is a Digital Vehicle Inspection?"
    With a complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) on every visit, you’ll see firsthand photos of your vehicle from under the hood. We’ll let you know if everything is functioning properly or if there are any areas of concern. You can even approve or deny our service recommendations, all straight from your smartphone, or you can, of course, give us a call and we’ll explain our findings in further detail.
  • Q. "Do you offer a shuttle service?"
    Yes! we understand you have a full schedule. Whether you need to get to work, school, or need to attend to other responsibilities, we can take you where you need to go. Click here to learn more.
  • Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"
    As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.

Have more Questions?

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  • "I liked the customer service and going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable while waiting in the store for my vehicle work to be done, specifically being offered a nice hot coffee with creamer."

    - J.L.