Comparing Pre-Purchase Inspections (PPI) Services

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

First, don't be fooled, or feel comfortable with, the claims other companies make about their service, which sound superior. For example:

1) Our Inspectors have over (insert number of years) experience. Just because a technician has some number of years' experience, does not make you an expert. Showing that you have taken and passed all the automotive tests (A1 through A8) insures you have the knowledge to perform a pre-purchase inspection.

2) Our Inspectors are highly trained and certified. Certified by whom, and how many certifications do they possess? Only ASE Master Technicians have passed all 8 automotive tests. A technician can be certified in one area (let's say in brakes). Well great, they are qualified on brakes, but how about the 7 remaining automotive areas that need to be inspected and evaluated. BTW, can a technician be "Lowly" trained?

3) We are leaders in the industry. This means nothing. What measuring device is used to determine a leader? Can you be a follower in the industry?

Once you compare the "apples to apples" below, you will know what is needed to get a professional pre-purchase inspection. Our price of $169* is a great value.

Professional Pre-Purchase Inspections Auto P. I. Other Service
Local Company with over 22 Years in Austin    YES           ?
Mobile service - Fully equipped vans with hydraulic lifts    YES           ?
Inspections Performed by ASE Master Certified Technicians    YES           ?
Inspections Performed by Body & Frame Specialists    YES           ?
Computer Generated Emailed Report    YES           ?
Verbal Consultation with the Inspector    YES           ?
Same Day Service or First Appointment Next Day    YES           ?
Yelp & Google "5-Star" Ratings    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 the Technicians pefromingx 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).

Getting an inspection from an unqualified or semi-qualified 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 also 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.