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Pre-Purchase Inspections

Looking at buying a pre-owned car?

Thinking of buying a new vehicle?


At our shop we perform prebuy inspections regularly. You always have to be cautious when buying a pre owned vehicle and should have a good idea of the mechanical state it is in before you commit to purchasing it. When we perform a prebuy inspection we use a S.P.O.T. report that is a 2 page check list of the components we check in the vehicle and the customer receives a copy of this form. Below are the components we inspect.


  • Seat belts
  • Emergency brake system
  • Door locks and hinges
  • Window operation
  • Air conditioner operation
  • Heater/ defroster/ fan operation
  • Horn system
  • Mirrors
  • Antenna
  • Gauges
  • Wipers/ wiper blades
  • Alternator, power steering, A/C, and serpintine belts
  • Timing belt
  • Upper/ lower radiator hoses
  • Heater and other hoses
  • Engine and cabin air filters
  • All fluids
  • Hood and trunk shocks/ supports
  • Battery cables/ terminals
  • All lights and lenses
  • Ball joints
  • Tie rod ends
  • Idler arms
  • Pitman arm
  • Drag link
  • Sway bar bushings
  • Control arm bushings
  • Front/ rear shocks/ struts
  • Brake pads
  • Brake lines 
  • C/V boots and joints
  • Rack and pinion system
  • Engine and transmission mounts
  • Wheel bearings
  • U-joints/ center support bearing
  • Exhaust pipes and hangers
  • Muffler
  • Water pump 
  • Other as needed

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