Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections - Mobile Service

Comparing Pre-Purchase Inspections (PPI)

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

Once you compared "apples to apples" below, you will know what is needed to get a professional pre-purchase inspection. Our price of $149* is a great value.

Professional Pre-Purchase Inspection Criteria Auto P. I. Other Service
Local Company with over 20 Years in Austin     YES              ?
ASE Master Certified Technicians     YES              ?
Body & Frame Specialists     YES              ?
Verbal Consultation with Inspector, not just a paper report     YES              ?
Yelp & Google "5-Star" Ratings     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              ?
Factory Safety Recall Search and Texas Title Search     YES              ?
Unbiased Service, No Repairs, No Conflict of Interest     YES              ?
Valuable Used Car Buying Information     YES              ?

MechanicPrice shopping is good when you able to compare "Apples to Apples." However, not all PPI's are the same. There are huge differences between pre-purchase inspections.

Today's autos are very complex and most Automotive Technicians will specialize on a few of the 8 general automotive areas. Therefore, most Automotive repair Technicians are NOT qualified or certified on every component and system (including Body & Frame) to perform a comprehensive PPI.

Getting an inspection by an unqualified Technician may be cheaper, but it will increase your chances of missed or overlooked existing problems. Any problems not discovered during the PPI becomes your problem after the purchase.

A comprehensive PPI should only be performed by Technicians that are certified on all 8 general automotive areas, and are Body & Frame specialists.

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

Since 2001, Auto P. I.'s  Master Technicians and Body & Frame Specialists have helped Austin's used car buyers avoid purchasing vehicles with existing problems and previous accident damages.

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.