Why You Need Car Pre-Purchase Inspection Seattle

Every man likes to think that he knows just what he wants in a car, and when he sets out to buy one, he thinks he’s got all he needs to figure out which one is best for him. Well, not every man is right, and if you want to save yourself from being misled then you should find an expert to carry out a car pre-purchase inspection Seattle before you buy that car.

Why Is This Important?

You probably think that you are going to read about oversights that you are likely to make when you go out to buy a car yourself. Oversights like a misaligned chrome, a tear at the door panel, a missing under trunk mat and the likes.

While these are also issues to be addressed, you should first know about the bigger one that seems to be the rave nowadays – fraudsters. The internet has made it easier for buying and selling activities to be carried out; it has, however made it very easy also for the unsuspecting individual to be ripped off their hard earned money.

If you are not careful, you might end up paying for a car that really never existed. So how can a car pre-purchase inspection help you? It’s simple. 

Since your expert would have to inspect the car, then it follows that the said car must be available. Therefore, when such phony corporations receive a request to have a certain car in their store inspected, they just cut off all communications with the intended buyer and you are thus saved from reckless spending.

How Else Can You Benefit?

Having considered the major threat, what are the other ways that a car pre-purchase inspection can help you? Consider these:

If you pick out the right man for the job, a car pre-purchase inspection will provide you with a detailed report on the conditions of the following part of the car

  • Engine
  • Suspension and brakes
  • Under body
  • Trims, whether chrome, stainless steel, or plastic.
  • Glass
  • Seats, dashboard, door panels, etc.
  • Switches, lever, light, and other electrical components.

There are many other details that will be included in the report, such as a review of the cars’ documentation and a verification of its originality. 

With this report in your hand, you’ll be able to make the best informed decisions as to whether or not you eventually buy the car.

What to Look For In an Inspection Agent

If you must get the best result from a car pre-purchase inspection, then you must be careful in selecting the person that carries it out for you. You must ensure that:

  • You can speak to the inspection agent before and after the inspection is carried out. After all, communication is always pivotal in matters such as these.
  • The inspection agent can provide you with a certified appraisal that you can present to an insurance agency or a bank should you want to buy the car.
  • The inspection agent documents and decodes the car’s data tags and identification numbers.
  • Only hire an inspection agency that isn’t affiliated with the sales of automobiles or other agencies that sell them. This way, you are assured of an unbiased inspection report.

It is also very important that you contract an inspection agency that is close to the car you intend to purchase.


As a mechanical engineer turned blogger, Charlie provides readers with a technical, yet accessible look into the world of automotive engineering and design. His insightful posts make complex car technologies understandable.