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Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection in Willow Glen, San Jose

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection in San Jose | Alvin's Auto Center

Alvin’s Auto Center invites you to schedule a pre-purchase vehicle inspection at our Willow Glen, San Jose auto repair shop. There are many variable to keep in mind when buying a used car – price is only one of them. The overall condition of the vehicle is paramount – for the same price, well maintained vehicle could be a bargain, or if it has plenty of problems, it could be a terrible deal. That’s why we recommend getting a pre-purchase inspection at our San Jose auto repair shop.

Buying a used car can be a wise financial decision, but as with any financial decision, it’s good to have a professional on your side. Our nationally ASE certified technicians can provide you with such professional assistance – we can perform a pre purchase vehicle inspection and provide you with an electronic copy of the results, including pictures of items that need repairs or replacement. You can use this information to negotiate a better deal, or to abandon the deal that is not good for your pocketbook.

We can perform a pre purchase inspection on subcompact vehicles, compacts, sedans, pickup trucks, hybrids, and SUVs. Our inspection covers all the major systems of the car, including

  • Perform a test drive to check overall handling and vehicle operation
  • Reading onboard computer for stored fault codes
  • Brakes
  • Leaks – oil, transmission fluid, or coolant leaks
  • Belts and hoses
  • Check quality of the fluids
  • Cooling system and radiator
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Electrical system

When you use an independent third party, like Alvin’s Auto Center in San Jose, you will have the knowledge necessary to determine if the purchase is a good financial decision. Buying a used car without pre purchase inspection is putting thousands of your hard earned dollars at risk.

So if you are looking to buy a used car, call Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose to make an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection – it will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have done your due diligence.