Thursday, 19 June 2014

Buying a used vehicle - Information on Inspections


Buying a used vehicle - Information on Inspections

Is it time for you to get a different vehicle? If it is, Crestview can help! Buying a vehicle doesn’t have to be a gamble. When you buy a used vehicle, having a pre-purchase inspection is ...one of the best investments you can make. Depending on the year of the vehicle and your comfort level with the vehicle we can assist you in choosing how thorough of an inspection to do.

When a vehicle has passed a safety inspection, it doesn’t mean that in a few months the vehicle won’t need thousands of dollars in maintenance or repairs. Safety inspections do not inspect the complete vehicle. The engine state of tune, cooling system, transmission condition etc. are not taken into account, and components such as brakes, tires or steering components only need to pass the minimum standard and could require replacement 2 months after you purchase the vehicle.

Some things to be aware of when searching for that new vehicle are (when you drive the vehicle): Does it feel tight or does it “rattle” as you drive? Does the previous owner have the maintenance history to show you? And will the owner allow you to have the vehicle inspected? Be aware of a vehicle advertised as “It’s a great car, I’ve never had to do anything.” This can mean the new owner will need to spend a lot of money to “do” what the previous owner neglected.

To book a pre-purchase inspection or to find out more, give us a call at (306) 244-6522, or visit our website at www.crestviewautoservice.ca. We are a proud Trusted Saskatoon partner and look forward to working with you.

(This picture is of a used car that was inspected before purchase).

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