Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection in San Carlos, CA

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If you are buying a used car, we invite you to visit Toole’s Garage and get a pre purchase inspection at our San Carlos auto repair shop. Buying a used car presents many pitfalls, biggest one being the condition of the car – so it is wise  get professionals on your side.

For most of us buying a used car is a wise financial decision, and like any financial decision, it helps to have professionals review your thinking and provide advice. For the cost of a pre-purchase inspection our nationally ASE certified technicians will professionally inspect the vehicle and provide you with a thorough understanding of the overall condition of the car.

We will provide you with an electronic copy of everything we find, including pictures of any items that may need to be repaired. You can use it to negotiate a better price, forego the purchase altogether, or if the inspection results show that the car is in perfect working order, you can confidently go ahead with the transaction.

We offer pre purchase inspections for subcompact vehicles, compacts, sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks and hybrids.  Without a pre-purchase inspection you are taking on a financial risk that can be equal to the value of the car.

When we inspect your vehicle, out technicians not only use their digital diagnostic equipment to talk to the car’s computer, but also check:

  • Belts and hoses
  • Brakes
  • Leaks – oil, transmission fluid, or coolant leaks
  • Check quality of the fluids
  • Electrical system
  • Check the high voltage battery (hybrid vehicles)
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Cooling system and radiator
  • Perform a test drive
  • Research the database that holds repair history of millions of cars

We cannot stress enough how important it is to inspect a used vehicle before the purchase.  Use an independent third party –while we obviously think that Toole’s Garage is the best - any reputable auto repair shop will do.  We have seen too many cases where vehicles purchased without an inspection ended up costing new owners thousands of dollars in repairs and needless stress and hassle.

So if you are considering buying a used car, call Toole’s Garage in San Carlos today and make an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection.  

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