If you’ve found the car of your dreams somewhere online or heard about it through a friend, don’t be too hasty to wire the money to purchase it right away. It could be a bad move that will waste thousands of your hard-earned dollars. Instead, get the best pre purchase car inspection Orange County CA has to offer.
Buying a car without knowing as much as you can about it is a dangerous action to take. You’re talking about a major investment. If there are mechanical problems, like oil leaks, transmission problems, or cosmetic issues that you didn’t know about, you could be way overpaying for the vehicle and not even be aware of it. You may also find out that the vehicle has been in an accident, which may be fine if the repairs were done well, but which significantly can lower the price of the vehicle.
If you can’t get to the car to do an inspection yourself because it is too far to travel, call a local auto appraiser to examine it closely for you. They will go over every inch of the vehicle, taking dozens of photographs for you to see of its condition. Additionally, they will make detailed notes that they will include in a final report, along with the pictures, for you. You will receive a hard-bound copy of the report as well as a digital copy quickly after the appraisal is complete.
The information in the appraisal can help you determine if the price the seller is asking is on par with what the car is actually worth. You may have some significant negotiating room in the price of the car that you didn’t previously know was available. With the appraisal in-hand, you can approach the seller with confidence and begin negotiating.
On the other hand, the appraisal may also uncover problems, like those previously mentioned, that you don’t want to deal with at all. You can then move on in your search and keep looking for just the right car for you.
It is better to find out about any potential cosmetic or mechanical problems well before you hand over the money for the car. That way, you can save some money by negotiating that can perhaps even cover the costs of any necessary repairs.
When you’re ready to get the best pre purchase car inspection Orange County CA can provide, give us a call.