Comparing Pre-Purchase Inspections (PPI)

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

Once you compare "apples to apples" below, you will know what is needed to get a professional pre-purchase inspection. Our price of $159* is a great value.

Professional Pre-Purchase Inspections 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 the Inspector    YES           ?
Yelp & Google "5-Star" Ratings    YES           ?
Mobile service - Fully equipped vans with hydraulic lifts    YES           ?
Computer Generated Report    YES           ?
Same Day Service or First Appointment Next Day    YES           ?
Includes All Safety Recalls 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 can compare "Apples to Apples." However, not all PPI's are the same. There can be huge differences between pre-purchase inspections.

Today's autos are very complex, and most Automotive Technicians will specialize in 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 unqualified technician inspection may be cheaper, but it will increase your chances of missed or overlooked existing problems. Any problems not discovered during the PPI become your problem after the purchase.

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

ase masterOnly an ASE Master Certified Technician and Body & Frame Specialist are qualified to inspect EVERY mechanical, electrical, and frame system correctly.

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 extra 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 the vehicle is not available for inspection. Internet buyers can order a complete set of pictures for $25.