When you’re in the market for a second-hand car, there’s a good chance that you’ll be worried about the emergence of any potential faults with vehicle that only show up after you take it home. For the most part, these fears are justified – ending up with a dodgy car can cost you thousands of dollars and a lot of headaches in the long-term, and the person who sold you the faulty car (whether knowingly or unknowingly) won’t even be culpable. There is an easy answer, however – in this article, we take a look at voluntary vehicle inspections to demonstrate to you why this service can be invaluable.
Vehicle inspection basics
For some reason, people organising a car inspection in Perth remains strangely uncommon, despite the laundry list of benefits this service offers. After all, roadworthy inspections do not necessarily mean a vehicle is fault free, or even that it in a great condition – in fact, it could even be in a state where it needs repairs imminently. For example, inspections won’t cover the overall condition of the vehicle or involve the inspection of components such as air conditioning or engine reliability. So, the one of the main reasons many opt for voluntary comprehensive vehicle checks is to ensure complete peace of mind. Much of this is tied up with the safety aspects of the car – in the event that you are looking at unroadworthy car that you believe will take only a small amount of fixing to restore it to its former glory, a safety inspection performed by a qualified mechanic can very quickly provide you with in-depth details related to the safety of your car and outline any issues that you would need to address to make it safe once again.
Make sure your car is safe before dropping big bucks
A pre-purchase inspection is a fantastic idea before you decide to buy a car, as it will allow you to hear about the state of the car from an unbiased expert, rather than a pushy private owner or car salesman. Their statement will also help you better understand what needs to be repaired on the vehicle, which can either help you pass on the purchase, or use the information as a bartering tool to help you get the owner to lower the price appropriately. This inspection can also be performed by the seller of a car, as it will be very useful in giving your buyer peace of mind and lead to a much quicker and more satisfied sale. It’s also a highly useful exercise to have a comprehensive test done right before the car warranty expires, as the small cost can ensure that a lot of money is saved down the road – particularly if the issue crops up just after the warranty runs out!
Preparing for a long trip
If you’ve got a family holiday or road trip on the cards, having an inspection done just beforehand could very well mean the difference between you having a great time or being stuck in the middle of nowhere with a distressed group of people. Long journeys can put a lot of strain on a vehicle, so if there are any issues that don’t pop up in your daily driving, it doesn’t mean they won’t happen after an extended period of time while on your trip.