What is a pre-purchase inspection?

Buying a car can be a stressful and uncertain process. Getting a pre-purchase inspection will allow you to see the true state of the vehicle before you buy it. We check the engine, transmission, suspension, wheels, electrical systems, and look for leaks from brakes, axles, the radiator, and gas tank. We also check the structural integrity of the vehicle’s body and its state of maintenance. We can test drive it together and we will provide a report of the condition & reliability, with repair estimates, when we're done.

How do I know I need a pre-purchase inspection?

Purchasing a vehicle

Is this covered by our warranty?

1-3 hours

Anytime you purchase a car

What's a stake if I don't do a pre-purchase inspection?

Going without a pre-purchase inspection is a bit like gambling. Maybe the car will be okay, but it might end up having any of these serious issues: rust spots, fluid leaks, dented chassis, metallic particles in engine oil or rust everywhere!

A detailed inspection report with estimates is a valuable bargaining tool that will help you pay a fair price for the car you're buying.

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How to know

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Let's get started.

Our approach is simple. We help you get the most out of your car by matching your goals and mileage to create a personalized plan.

1. Get your car tested.

2. See a list of repairs.

3. Choose what's fixed.

Need help?

Give us a call.

Tell us—what are you experiencing? We’ll give you our recommendations, and if you choose, bring your car in and let us run a few tests.

Let us know that Otto sent you and we’ll give you a free hat!