A pre-purchase inspection on a used vehicle is only as good as the technician's experience level and knowledge of every system. Today's cars are so technologically advanced that most professional automotive technicians specialize only in a few automotive systems.
Most Technicians are tested and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Qualified Technicians can be tested and certified in any one of the 8 general automotive areas. An ASE Certified Technician has passed at least one area of the 8 areas. A Technician that has certified in all 8 areas is known as an ASE Master Certified Technician.
Today's cars are so technologically advanced that most professional automotive technicians specialize only in a few automotive systems.
Here are the 8 automotive areas needed to become an ASE Certified Master Technician:
ASE A1 - Engine Repair
ASE A2 - Automatic Trans/Transaxle
ASE A3 - Manual Drive Train and Axles
ASE A4 - Suspension and Steering
ASE A5 - Brakes
ASE A6 - Electrical/Electrical Systems
ASE A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning
ASE A8 - Engine Performance
The Inspectors at Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections are ASE Certified Master Technicians. This means they have certified in all 8 general automotive areas: every mechanical and electrical component and system. Auto P. I. goes one step further; our ASE Master Technicians are specialists in structural body and frame to detect any previous accident damages and the quality of any repairs. A technician must be certified in frame systems and mechanical and electrical systems to inspect today's used vehicles properly.
Equally as important to experience and training, Auto P. I. inspectors are unbiased. Auto P. I. does not perform any repairs and will not try to sell you aftermarket services or warranties. This means Auto P. I. Inspectors have no conflict of interest when reporting the vehicle's actual condition. As a result, the general public has come to rely on the experience and knowledge of the Auto P. I. Inspectors for accurate pre-purchase vehicle inspections.