Pre-Purchase

Our pre purchase on-site inspection includes a condition report and evaluation.

The assessment includes:

● Contact with the seller to arrange a convenient time to inspect the vehicle on your behalf and arrange to have a jack or lift available if possible. ● Driving to the seller’s location and performing our 21 point on-site inspection. ● Contacting the customer from the vehicle location if desired, and providing a verbal opinion of the condition of the vehicle. ● Preparation of a written pre purchase inspection report and evaluation including photos of the vehicle condition. ● Mailing or e-mailing the report to the customer, whichever mode is preferred. Pre Purchase 21 Point Inspection Checklist: Our 21 point inspection includes examination and assessment of the following items: 1) Vehicle identification number (VIN) 2) Odometer reading 3) Documentation such as repair invoices, owner’s manuals and warranty records 4) Exterior paint finish, body filler, panel alignment, corrosion, dents/dings, accident damage 5) Chrome and stainless condition 6) Glass condition, fit and mechanical operation 7) Soft top condition, frame and operation 8) Trunk area – spare tire, jack, jack bag, tool kit, lug wrench, trunk floor, carpet, mats, corrosion, inner quarters, accident damage, trunk light 9) Weather-stripping 10) Instrumentation/electrical checks – gauges/switches, radio, all interior and exterior lighting, heater, AC/climate control, horn, power top/sunroof, tilt wheel 11) Interior – rips/tears/wear/odors, seat belts, head liner, seats, dash, trim, locks 12) Under hood – hood operation, battery, radiator, coolant, hoses, belts, emission, power steering pump, AC compressor, system, cleanliness, rust 13) Engine – cleanliness, oil level, oil condition, fuel system, filters, wire harness, knocks, ticks, leaks, performance 14) Transmission – fluid level, fluid condition 15) Brakes – master cylinder, parking brake, brake lines, brake hoses, leakage 16) Steering – linkage, pump, hoses 17) Drive chain – CV joints, universals, bearing noise 18) Suspension – springs, shocks and struts, bushing 19) Exhaust system, catalytic converter 20) Tire condition, size, and brand 21) Test drive – brakes, engine performance, transmission shifting, differential, suspension, steering, and wheel alignment FAQ: ► Does the inspector put the vehicle on a lift? The vehicle is not placed on a lift unless prior arrangements have been made with the seller and the buyer to make one available. A jack can be supplied if that is agreeable with the seller. ► Can the inspector call me from the vehicle location? Yes, you can be contacted and given a verbal report if you wish. ► Does the inspector use any diagnosis equipment? No, we are unable to perform diagnostics on the vehicle due to liability concerns. ► What happens if the inspector is unable or not allowed to drive the vehicle? The inspector will ask the seller to drive the vehicle and will check the vehicle as a passenger. If the seller does not want to test drive the vehicle or allow the inspector to drive the vehicle then nothing can be done. The fact that the seller refused to allow a test drive of the vehicle will be noted in the report and the buyer will have to take that into consideration when deciding whether to purchase the vehicle. Final Results: You will have an honest written report that you can use to make an informed purchase decision. If the vehicle is acceptable, the report provides valuable information that can be used to negotiate a better price or to justify the vehicle’s true value.