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Auto Pre Purchase Inspection

Portland OR – Gresham OR

transmission doctors auto care auto pre-purchase inspection transmission services rebuild shop auto repair gresham or portland oregonBuying a new car can be a very exciting time, however, it can also be overwhelming. It’s important to do your research before you go shopping. Regardless if you’re purchasing from a dealership or a private party, it’s essential to have a pre-purchase inspection performed. Spending a small amount up front could save you thousands in the long run.

Do I really need an Pre-Purchase Inspection done on a newer car?

Yes. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a car to be sold advertising a clean title after it’s been in an accident . Through an auto pre-purchase inspection, technicians at Transmission Doctors of Portland, OR, will look for signs of restored flood and accident damage. New cars are also not exempt from mechanical issues. Depending how the previous owner maintained the vehicle it could have more ware and tear than its year suggests.

I’m buying from a dealership – I feel weird taking it offsite to have a pre-purchase inspection done.

A pre-purchase inspection is very common and any reputable dealership will have no problem with you getting a professional opinion. If someone is fighting hard to convince you a pre-purchase inspection is unnecessary you should ask yourself, “Why”. Transmission Doctors serves Portland, Oregon, Gresham, Oregon, Sandy, Oregon, Troutdale, Oregon and surrounding areas – pre-purchase inspections are quick and can help you on the road to making an educated decision.

What will you look for during an auto pre-purchase inspection?

transmission doctors auto care auto pre-purchase inspection transmission services rebuild shop auto repair gresham or portland oregon We look for signs to see if what you’re buying is what they’re advertising as well as underlying factors that could be trouble for you in the near future. The list below shows a small range of things we look at during a pre-purchase inspection.

  • Frame Damage – Has this car been in an accident before?
  • Flood Damage – It’s more than wet carpet we’re looking for. Most cars have many computers in them these days and flood damage will most certainly compromise them.
  • Repair work gone wrong – Does this car have repairs done incorrectly on it that will cost you money?
  • Under the hood – We will look for any looming engine trouble as well take a look at the condition of the belts, hoses and fluids.
  • Alignment – How a car’s aligned can have a serious affect on overall wear of a car, including the tires.
  • Answer your questions – Here at Transmission Doctors of Portland, OR, our pre-purchase inspection service is designed to put your mind at ease so you can buy with confidence – or not!
Transmission Doctors & Auto Care LLC
1057 NW Corporate Drive TroutdaleOR97060 USA 
 • (503) 661-2203