The Expert Technicians At Our Tampa Auto Repair Shop Busts 3 Inspection Myths

Between unprofessional mechanics and unscrupulous auto repair shops, too many drivers have been taken advantage of.

When our store offers a complimentary courtesy inspection, we’re often met with apprehension.

This is due to several unfortunate misconceptions about car inspections. That’s why the dedicated staff at Christian Brothers Automotive Westchase has decided to bust 3 myths about our courtesy inspections.

Myth #1: Only the outside of the vehicle is checked

During a free courtesy inspection at Christian Brothers Automotive Westchase, our ASE-certified technicians check all crucial systems inside and outside. Then, the car is placed on a lift so we can inspect the underside.

Fluids, leaks, the brake system, tires, battery terminals, belts, hoses, the suspension system, the front end, axles, steering components, filters and wiper blades are all checked. The inspection is mostly visual, but our specialists also test drive the car, listening for noises and irregularities.

Myth #2: The inspection is used to push unnecessary services

Our straightforward staff consistently disproves the idea that courtesy inspections are a tool used to sell customers unnecessary parts and services. Instead, we use the courtesy inspection to provide a list of prioritized needs and vehicle information.

This helps each customer plan for expenses and spread them out to better fit a budget. Our goal is to give as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision. Our job is not to pressure customers into buying unneeded replacements.

Myth #3: The inspection will solve all problems

The courtesy inspection will only find issues that are producing some kind of symptom. A common misunderstanding is that inspections will find every current problem and predict future issues. Repeat customers sometimes ask, “Since you just checked everything a few weeks ago, why you didn’t tell me the AC was about to go out?”

If there wasn’t a symptom indicating a system is going out, the inspection cannot predict the future problem. Despite its restrictions, the inspection is thorough and provides a great basis for scheduled maintenance services and immediate needs.

Our knowledgeable technicians offer a free courtesy inspection to every vehicle brought into Christian Brothers Automotive Westchase for any service. This complete visual inspection will bring to light fluid leaks, worn-out parts and irregularities in the engine.

Call Christian Brothers Automotive Westchase in Tampa, Florida today to schedule a maintenance service. You’ll receive a free courtesy inspection, and we’ll show you the nice difference!