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The Importance Of Pre-Purchase Inspections

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You Need A Pre-Purchase Inspection

The Pandemic did a number on vehicles prices over the past two years. Supply chain problems, logistical issues, and labor shortages have all combined to create an increase in both the new and used vehicle markets. That being said, when you need a vehicle, you need a vehicle, and there are still deals to be had.


The question is, what type of vehicle do you buy, and do you buy it used or new? If you do buy it used, how do you make sure that you get the most out of your purchase? Great questions, and we believe we have some answers for you in this month's blog!

Is It Worth It To Purchase A Used Vehicle?

That question depends on a few factors. First of all, your budget and what you want out of a vehicle. If you are more concerned with the "turnkey" experience, meaning you prefer to have a long-lasting warranty and a dealership that takes care of everything, buying a new vehicle might be the way to go.


However, purchasing a used vehicle does have its benefits that new vehicles don't. First of all, the price. You can almost always get a better deal on a used vehicle than you can a new vehicle. Pandemic prices have unfortunately increased the price of both new and used vehicles but used remain less expensive. Beyond that, used vehicles have already experienced their depreciation period, and insurance is likely to be cheaper.

What Is A "Lemon?"

The great fear of every individual purchasing a used vehicle. A "Lemon" is a used vehicle sold with the promise that it is in great condition; when it truly isn't. Like putting a new paint job on a house that is falling apart from the inside, a "Lemon" might look great, but it is all sour when you start looking around. Unfortunately, this is very common, but there is a surefire way to avoid this fate!

What Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection?

You can eliminate the fear of purchasing a "Lemon" altogether by arranging a pre-purchase inspection with your trusted auto repair center of choice! By relying on ASE-Certified mechanics and master mechanics to guide you through the vehicle's history and current health, you can ensure that the price you pay is befitting the vehicle you are looking at.


Pre-Purchase inspections are thorough, multi-point diagnostic examinations of the used vehicle you are interested in. Mechanics will go over every detail of the vehicle, including cosmetic condition, engine condition, test-driving, vehicle code readings, DVIs (Digital Visual Inspections), Tires, Brakes, Fluids, And so much more. We highly recommend that you arrange a pre-purchase inspection prior to handing over any money for a used vehicle!


Bottom line, there are great deals out there, but you just need to put things in place to be protected. Prices are up, so it matters more than ever to make sure that your money goes to the right place.

Make Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, TN, your pre-purchase inspection center of choice! Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we can arrange a pre-purchase inspection that will give you peace of mind, knowing you made the right choice to buy or not buy. Also, don't forget to add us on Facebook, we post all sorts of great stuff, and we would love to interact with you!


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