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Buying a Pre-Owned European Auto? Here’s Why You Need a Pre Purchase Inspection

People often underestimate the importance of investing in a pre-purchase inspection or second opinion when purchasing a pre-owned European Automobile. Whether it's your first Euro or your 10th, the small price you have to pay to have our certified technicians take a look at the vehicle before you buy it, will be well worth the investment.

We offer pre-purchase inspections for European Car Brands including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, MINI Cooper, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Volkswagen.

If you are thinking about buying a European Luxury or Exotic Car from a private seller or a dealership, simply call us at (904) 270-9390 or check our online calendar here to confirm our availability for a pre-purchase inspection.

We offer pre-purchase inspections Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. For later hours or Saturday appointments, please call the shop. The cost for the inspection is $150 and it takes 2-3 hours to complete the inspection. For exotic cars or antiques, or when you request we diagnose a specific issue, additional time may be required and additional charges may apply.

Pre-Purchase Inspection Areas of Focus

Here is an overview of the areas we check during our pre purchase inspections for pre-owned European Automobiles:

Maintenance:

  • Engine Oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Coolant
  • Diesel exhaust fluid
  • Front differential
  • Rear differential
  • Transfer case

Drive:

  • Road test
  • Alignment
  • Dash warning light
  • Wiper/arm
  • Windshield
  • Washer system
  • Heating and A/C Horn

Lighting:

  • All front headlights
  • Headlights
  • Front signal light
  • Front running light
  • Side marker light
  • All rear lights
  • Brake light
  • Third brake light
  • Rear signal light
  • Tail light
  • Back-up light

Under hood:

  • Battery measurement
  • Battery condition
  • Drive belts
  • Radiator, hoses/clamps
  • Heater hoses/clamps
  • Air conditioning hoses
  • Air filter and minder
  • Cabin/pollen air filter
  • Fuel filter
  • Alternator/starter
  • Second ignition
  • Positive crankcase ventilation
  • Spark plugs
  • Timing belt

Brakes:

  • Pads
  • Rotors
  • Front pads
  • Front rotors
  • Front brake calipers
  • Front brake lines/hoses
  • Rear pads/shoes
  • Rear brake rotors
  • Rear brake drums
  • Rear brake calipers
  • Rear brake lines/hoses
  • Parking brake

Under Vehicle:

  • Steering components
  • Front sway links/bushings
  • Front joints and linkages
  • Front shocks
  • Front struts
  • Front springs
  • CV drive axle boots
  • Front U-joint
  • Check front differential for leaks
  • Rear suspension components
  • Rear shocks
  • Rear struts
  • Rear springs
  • Rear sway links/bushings
  • Rear joints and linkages
  • Rear U-joint
  • Rear CV drive axle boots
  • Check rear differential for leaks
  • Check for engine oil leaks
  • Fuel filter (if under vehicle)
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Catalytic converter
  • Exhaust pipes
  • Muffler
  • Body damage

Tires:

  • Front tire tread wear
  • Front tire balance
  • Front tire size
  • Front tire pressure
  • Rear tire tread wear
  • Rear tire balance
  • Rear tire size
  • Rear tire pressure
  • Off season tires conditions

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For Specialty Services or for Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce services, call or text (904) 270-9390.

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