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Used Car Inspection – Big John’s Oil, Lube & Automotive

Tacoma auto repair

Buying a used car can be risky business.

Used Car Inspection is just one of many services we provide at Big John’s Oil & Lube & Automotive Repair. We’re experts at inspecting the cars that our customers are thinking about buying. The exquisite peace of mind that comes from knowing that an ASE-certified technician has gone through the vehicle and confirmed that it’s in good condition is priceless. Even better is finding out (as a result of a thorough, persnickety inspection) what needs to be remedied before you agree to buy the vehicle in question.

A used car inspection can help you decide what kind of offer to make on the vehicle you’re thinking of buying. You’ll know about obvious issues-body dings, chips, missing paint, and other anomalies. You’ll also know if the vehicle has been in an accident and repaired to look undamaged. We’ll also check all interior aspects of the vehicle in question: heating and A/C system, radio, lights, cruise control, and more.

Mechanical items we will check:

  • Air Filter
  • Axle Seals
  • Ball Joints & Tie Rods
  • Battery Condition
  • Brake Fluid Condition
  • Brake System
  • Charging System Belts
  • Cooling Fan Condition
  • CV Boots and Axels
  • Differential Leaks
  • Emissions System
  • Engine Coolant Condition
  • Engine Oil and Coolant Leaks
  • Engine Oil Condition
  • Hoses and Clamps
  • Key Fobs/Wireless Remotes
  • Muffler System
  • Power Steer Fluid Condition
  • Power Steering System
  • Radiator Cap Sealing & Holding Pressure
  • Radiator Condition
  • Shocks & Bushings
  • Spare Tire
  • Tire Condition
  • Tranny Fluid Condition
  • Transfer Case Leaks
  • Transmission Leaks
  • Wheel Bearings

Big-John-Inspection2We’ll also perform a road test on the condition of the candidate you’re considering. What we’ll check for during this time are differential & transfer case performance; engine operation; engine starting; steering performance/alignment; suspension (ride quality); transmission / clutch performance.

Before transferring the title of any used vehicle into your own name, be sure to call Big John’s Oil & Lube & Automotive Repair for a complete, thorough used car inspection to ensure peace of mind when signing on that dotted line!