Next to your house, a car is the second most expensive item you can purchase. You want to make a good, educated purchase that doesn’t cost you even more money after you have already brought the car home. To do that, you need to get a pre-purchase inspection. Here are eight more reasons why your chosen car needs a road-worthy inspection before you buy it.
1. An Inspection Can Prevent the Sale of Stolen Property
It doesn’t happen all that often, but when an unsuspecting car shopper buys a stolen vehicle he/she can lose thousands when the vehicle is seized by the police. Having a vehicle inspected alerts both buyer and seller to the fact that this is stolen property. If the seller agrees to an inspection it is likely that he/she didn’t have an inspection before and doesn’t realize that the vehicle has an attached stolen vehicle report filed with the police. Protect yourself and your money by requesting an inspection.
2. You Want to Know If Anything Needs to Be Replaced
If you don’t mind buying a fixer-upper vehicle that’s fine, but you should know exactly what needs to be fixed before you decide to buy a project car. The inspection reveals what will need replacing after you have purchased the vehicle. If the replacement parts are within your budget, go for it.
3. Gaining a Bargaining Chip With the Seller
Not all sellers know what is wrong with the vehicles they are selling. An inspection uncovers these “unknowns”. Then you can either haggle with the seller over the price, or haggle about having these issues fixed and agreeing to pay full asking price when the issues are fixed.
4. A Lot of Underside Rust Is Invisible to the Immediate Eye
The body of a vehicle could be in mint condition. However, the underside of a vehicle could be covered in rust. A completely rusty or rusted out underbelly on a vehicle could cause a large portion of the vehicle to fall apart in an unexpected place at an inconvenient time. The inspection will involve a technician taking a really good peek underneath the vehicle to see what is happening.
5. Australia’s Roads Can Be Unforgiving on Tires, Axles, Wheels, and Drive Trains
Even on the asphalt, a car that is not in the best road-worthy condition can break down quickly or get a flat tire. A couple of good potholes and a weak axle or unsteady drive train could result in an accident. Such events drive up the cost of your car insurance as well as the expenses related to car repairs. You want these parts of your vehicle to be in tip-top shape, especially if you take your vehicle over dirt roads in the outback.
6. A Vehicle That Frequently Breaks Down or Causes Accidents Can Raise Your Insurance
Car insurance is a necessary evil. However, elevated insurance rates resulting from a vehicle that breaks down often or causes accidents because of where it breaks down is not something you want to deal with. An inspection will help prevent the potential insurance expenses associated with a vehicle that may result in these added costs.
7. An Inspection Will Give You a Full Ownership Report
Surprises have a time and a place, and that time and place isn’t after you have bought a car. What do you know about the vehicle? Has it seen water damage? How many accidents have been reported and attributed to the vehicle? How many owners has it had? All of these questions are answered when an inspector pulls an ownership history report.
8. Gold Coast Inspectors Make the Inspection Process Convenient
Now you don’t have to wait days to get an inspection on a vehicle and you don’t have to transport the vehicle to the inspection shop. Pre purchase inspections Gold Coast inspectors provide are more convenient. The inspectors come to your location and at the time you need them to arrive. The inspection is completed in minutes so that you can make the right choice about buying a particular car. You can buy a vehicle with greater confidence and get that great deal before another shopper does.
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