What is a Pre-Purchase or Pre-Sale Inspection?

Thinking of purchasing a used vehicle? A Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) is highly recommended by most, if not all trusted professionals to be undertaken before purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, especially when the vehicle is located in another city. Where no warranty on a vehicle is available, the buyer is immediately assuming all the risk in the event of mechanical, operational and cosmetic failures. While a pre-purchase inspection may not uncover all non-visible issues, a qualified Pre-Purchase Inspection makes perfect financial sense.

A Pre-Purchase Inspection

It is a detailed inspection and evaluation by a qualified professional to determine the condition of a vehicle to help you avoid a costly mistake!
ADE will set up the appointment with the seller and arrange a convenient time with them to inspect the vehicle. The resulting PPI report gives you the buyer, added security and peace of mind!

If you desire, you can be present or we can call you during the inspection to address any specific questions or concerns you may have! That’s the type of service that sets ADE apart from others!

Our experts inspect the visual cosmetic, mechanical, and safety components and evaluate the condition of the vehicle. This enables you to buy with confidence.
In many instances the pre-purchase inspection fees are shadowed by the savings our clients enjoy and the confidence that only piece of mind can provide!
Whether you require a comprehensive written report or merely a verbal assessment, the Auto Damage Experts are here to serve you!

What is a Pre-Sale Inspection?

Want to instill a sense of confidence in interested buyers? ADE’s Pre-Sale inspection may be just what you need!
Our clients have found that when they provide a truly independent report, outlining the overall condition of the vehicle, the vehicle not only sells faster, but at a firm price with little or no haggling!

What Matters Most is Protecting What Matters Most!

Whether Buying or Selling, ADE’s certified professionals are ready to perform a thorough inspection for you. Our intent is to reveal existing conditions or to disclose visible shortcomings that may produce potential safety and/or financial issues for the buyer. This gives the buyer the basic information they require before buying problems; and the seller the opportunity to correct any lingering issues before placing the vehicle on the market. Once undertaken, the seller merely provides the potential buyer with a copy of the ADE inspection report. Should the potential buyer have any questions, or wish to verify the information, they can call and speak to the assigned Expert!

Vehicles in other cities present additional challenges when the purchaser is unable to personally inspect the vehicle and take a test drive. With Auto Damage Experts working in your behalf, we’ll put the vehicle through its paces and report to you our findings. How you use the information, to buy with confidence, to negotiate a better price, or to pass on the sale, we can ADE you!!

It’s easy! Our certified professionals are available to assist you across the country. Call or e-mail us now!

Why Do I Need One?

For many, a vehicle is the second largest purchase they make, it would be unwise to go into the purchase blindly. After several years in the automotive industry, ADE has seen hundreds of car
owners find that the vehicle they purchased for their loved ones to use and enjoy, was found to be
very unsafe. The fact is, that unless you have your vehicle inspected by a knowledgeable certified Post Repair Inspector you have no way of knowing what lies beneath the surface. These vehicles have ranged from rebuilt totals, improperly repaired vehicles and/or just poorly maintained.
Today’s automobiles have very advanced electrical and safety systems, that comes with a price. If these advanced systems are not maintained or properly repaired they will be a liability instead of a benefit. We have found deployed air bags that were merely covered up even though they are inoperative, we have also seen many cars that were flood cars simply detailed and put back on the market. The airbag’s can cost a thousand dollars apiece and electrical systems can cost you many thousands more to repair or
replace. If the safety features you were taking in consideration when purchasing the vehicle are not in good working condition then what value do they have?

When evaluating ones family and personal well being one can easily find significant value
in a pre-purchase inspection. In short, what is the value of peace of mind? Let ADE help you with
your next vehicle purchase

Buy With Confidence. What’s included in a PPI?

  • Thorough bumper-to-bumper visual inspection of the vehicle including the undercarriage looking for evidence of any major collision repairs, flood damage, corrosion, fluid leaks, or any recent repairs that may indicate existing or future problems.
  • A visual inspection of all visible brake, steering, and suspension components.
  • A visual inspection of the components in the engine compartment.
  • A test drive of the vehicle to evaluate the performance of the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, and brakes under various driving conditions

Safety is never assumed. What should I know?

  • 1 in 4 cars on the road today have altered mileage. “CBS News 60 Minutes”
  • Each year 400,000 totaled vehicles are back on the road again “Consumer Reports”
  • Car Titles and Odometer Statements can be illegally “Cleaned”. “Automotive News”
  • 90% of used vehicles have maintenance items not performed. “National Car Care Council”
  • 50% of all leased cars for sale have rolled-backed odometers. Jack Gillis “The Used Car Book”
  • 1 in 15 cars on the road today have been rebuilt from the salvage yard. “ABC News 20/20″
  • Each year there is over $35 Billion in vehicle accident damage; and over 40% of the repairs are substandard. “Farmers Insurance”