Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections - Mobile Service

Comparing Pre-Purchase Inspections (PPI)

Not all Automotive Technicians are qualified to perform a PPI, and not all PPI's are the same!

MechanicGetting a partial or incomplete inspection increases your chances of missed or overlooked existing problems . Any problems not discovered during the PPI becomes your problems after the purchase.

Be aware: There are no standardizations for Technicians or inspection types when performing a PPI. Any Technician can say they perform a PPI, but only a few are qualified.

A comprehensive  PPI should only be perform by Technicians that are certified on all 8 automotive areas, and are Body & Frame specialists. Most Automotive Technicians, however, specialize on only on a few of the 8 general automotive areas.

A PPI should be performed by a Technician that is certified on all 8 General Automotive Areas, which is an ASE Certified Master Technician.

ase masterOnly an ASE Master Certified Technician and Body & Frame Specialist is qualified to properly inspect EVERY mechanical, electrical, and frame systems.

Don't just compare price, you must compare the qualifications of the Technicians and reputation of the company when looking for a PPI.

Once you compared "apples to apples" and understand what is needed to get a professional pre-purchase inspection, our price of $149* is a great value.

Compare Auto P. I. with any other inspection service or service repair facility:

Professional Pre-Purchase Inspection Criteria Auto P. I. Other Service
Yelp "5 Star" Ratings     YES              ?
Google "5 Star" Ratings     YES              ?
Over 18 Years Serving Used Car Buyers in Austin     YES              ?
ASE Master Certified Technicians     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Engine Repair/Diagnostics     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Automatic Trans/Transaxle     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Manual Drive Train and Axles     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Suspension and Steering     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Brakes and ABS Systems     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Electrical/Electrical Systems     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Heating and Air Conditioning     YES              ?
   ASE Certified in Engine Performance     YES              ?
Trained Body & Frame Specialists     YES              ?
Mobile service - Fully equipped vans with hydraulic lifts     YES              ?
Computer Generated Report (paper and digital copies)     YES              ?
Same Day Service or First Appointment Next Day     YES              ?
Verbal consultation with Master Technician     YES              ?
Factory Safety Recall Search and Texas Title Search     YES              ?
Unbiased Service, No Repairs, No Conflict of Interest     YES              ?
Valuable Used Car Buying Information     YES              ?

A pre-purchase inspection must evaluate every mechanical, electrical, body & frame component.

You cannot negotiate your best deal until you know the EXACT condition of every component and system.

*In our service area. Additional $10 charge for systems or vehicles that require additional time to inspect including, convertibles, 4-wheel drive or AWD, turbo and super chargers, SUVs, minivans, crossovers, luxury and high performance vehicles. There is a $50 charge for less than 2 hours notice cancellation or if vehicle is not available for inspection. Internet buyers can order a full set of pictures for $25.

Serving Austin and the Metro Area
Call 512.454.5999 or email at to
schedule an inspection. Monday - Saturday 8-5:30

Vehicle outside the Austin area - click here to find a company