Getting 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.
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.