When you are in the market for a used car it is easy to get lost in the excitement. The different models, the cool features, the shiny colors, but buying a used car is still a major purchase that should not be taken lightly. You want to know that you are getting what you are paying for and not a money pit that you will end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. That is why Padron Automotive always advises our clients that are in the market for a new car to get a pre-purchase inspection.
When to Get a Pre-Purchase Inspection
You have narrowed down your choices and have a potential favorite. Before you start the bargaining process bring the car by Padron Automotive, LLC. Most sellers, private or dealership, will agree to a third-party inspection at the mechanic of your choice.
What Happens During a Pre-Purchase Inspection
The goal of a pre-purchase inspection is to identify any issues with the vehicle to not only verify the value of the car, but also get a deeper look into how well it has been maintained and predict if any components are on the verge of failing.
Much like a pre-purchase home inspection, a pre-purchase vehicle inspection includes all of the major components and systems in your vehicle. During the inspection, a mechanic will be able to check the condition and functionality of everything from brakes to extra features like sunroofs. An inspection will also reveal if there has been previous repair work or frame damage.
Benefits of the Inspection
When you are car shopping you are putting a lot of faith in the seller. Are they being honest about the condition of their vehicle and its history? Have they had it inspected recently enough to know about any existing issues? In the world of car buying and selling it is always better to be safe than sorry. A pre-purchase inspection allows you to protect yourself in the bargaining and purchasing process.
Kansas State Lemon Law
It is a common misconception that Kansas’ Lemon Law protects you when you purchase a used vehicle. The state lemon law actually only covers brand new vehicles and is not valid for any used car purchase. In some cases, you may be able to claim fraud, but you would end up spending a ton of time and money in the process. The easiest way, by far, to protect yourself is by having the vehicle inspected before you purchase it.
If you are in the process of buying a vehicle in Topeka, call Padron Automotive, LLC to schedule your pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Our team of experts will thoroughly inspect the car so you can feel confident about your purchase.