What is a pre-purchase inspection?
A pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is a detailed assessment to determine the cosmetic, mechanical, and safety condition of a vehicle before completing the purchase. PPIs are done by a certified technician with the intent to uncover existing conditions or to reveal maintenance shortcomings that may become potential safety or financial issues for the buyer in the future.
When should I get a PPI?
A pre-purchase inspection is highly recommended when purchasing a vehicle without a warranty, or when the vehicle is located in another city. When there is no warranty, the buyer is immediately assuming all the risk in the event of a breakdown or major mechanical issue. For this reason, a qualified PPI makes financial sense.
Vehicles in other cities present additional challenges when the purchaser is unable to take a test drive. With a simple phone call, you can arrange a PPI with the local Brakes Plus. The resulting PPI report will give you added security during a long-distance transaction.