South Florida's Premier European Auto Repair, Performance & Race Facility Since 1978
Foreign Affirs Motorsport
1935 N.W. 40TH COURT
Foreign Affairs Motorsport
(954) 746-0488 Mon-Fri 8am - 5:30pm

Choosing The Right Auto Shop To Do A Pre-purchase Inspection

Pre-purchase inspections (PPIs) are important when buying a pre-owned vehicle. They protect you as the buyer from any vehicle faults that could reveal themselves later. Pre-purchase inspections give you the confidence to know you’re paying the right price. A PPI ensures that there won’t be any hidden surprises or disappointments. Foreign Affairs Motorwerks (FAMW) offers thorough pre-purchase inspections.

The Importance Of A Pre-purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase inspection gives you the rundown on how a car has been treated over its life. The service facility will identify any previous mechanical work on the car. The bodywork is also assessed to see if the car has been in any accidents. A PPI gives you the peace of mind to know that you’re buying a solid investment.

Foreign Affairs Motorwerks will provide insights into any future maintenance requirements. This way, you’ll be able to budget for maintenance needs that might be around the corner. A PPI places your prospective set of wheels in the hands of professionals that know exactly what to look for. You’ll receive a full evaluation, giving you the information you need on the car.

What A Pre-purchase Inspection at Foreign Affairs Motorwerks Entails

A pre-purchase inspection at FAMW involves a full car evaluation with an over 300 point inspection. This includes the vehicle’s specifications, the bodywork, and any modifications made. The team will conduct a full safety inspection and provide feedback on the car’s condition.

General Condition Of The Bodywork

The car will be checked for any paint job additions and substandard fixes previously made. Trusted auto shops use paint meters to check the thickness of the paint. Paint thickness beyond 7.5 mm could indicate the likelihood of a paint repair job. All these factors can devalue the car on hand. This check will include any aftermarket additions. The car will also be checked for any rust or signs of degradation.

Engine And Mechanical checks

Foreign Affairs Motorwerks will do a full condition report of the engine and mechanics. This will include inspecting your engine block, cylinders, pistons, and crankshaft. Your mechanic will also listen for any engine noises you shouldn’t ignore. Other components, such as your transmission, pumps, and cooling system, will be checked. Finally, the team will test for leaks.

Battery And Belt Condition

Our mechanics will look for any signs of wear and tear on your belts. The two main belts include the serpentine belt and the timing belt. The mechanic will give you an estimate on when either of these belts may need to be replaced. A battery test report is also provided to ensure your car starts.

Wheel And Suspension Check

Next up, the tires are inspected to identify any uneven wear and tear. This can point toward an incorrect alignment or larger-scale issues. The wheels are also looked at for any signs of wheel wobbling. The suspension system and chassis will be checked out too.

Safety And Brakes On The Car

Driver safety is a big priority in any pre purchase inspection. Mechanics test brake pads, discs, and rotors for any wear and tear. A major brake overhaul can cost a fair amount, so you must be in the know. A full safety check is mandatory to ensure that it won’t be dangerous to have on the road.

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Trust Foreign Affairs With Your Pre-purchase Inspection

Foreign Affairs Motorwerks offers a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection service. Our technical team will give your prospective car the full rundown to ensure it’s all you need it to be. The Foreign Affairs PPI will present a transparent report on the exact condition of the car you intend to buy. This will help you to either go ahead with the purchase or steer clear of making a mistake. Contact the FAMW team at 954-746-0488 to book your inspection today.

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