Amy was considering the purchase of a used Lexus GS450H, but she had some concerns about the vehicle as anyone should when buying a pre-owned vehicle from a private seller. That's why she called San Francisco Automotive Solutions to schedule a pre-purchase vehicle inspection.
"I cannot recommend these guys enough," Amy writes in her recent Google review. "They are highly knowledgeable, expert, friendly and honest."
Before you buy a used car, it's always a good idea to get a pre-purchase inspection performed by a reputable mechanic. We do these all the time at San Francisco Automotive Solutions, and our customers appreciate the objective perspective we can provide. We have no skin in the game, so our job is simply to inspect the vehicle from bumper to bumper. Then, our ASE Certified automotive technicians can provide a detailed report of their findings.
We'll let you know what kind of condition the vehicle is in. We can walk you through any repairs that are urgent and other minor issues that may be major concerns down the line. Even if you know it's already a "fixer upper" that needs some work, it's still good to know all the details in order to make an informed purchase decision and negotiate a fair market price with the seller.
Whether you are buying from someone you know, a stranger or a dealership, you always have the right to get the vehicle inspected before you commit to buying it. Especially when dealing with a private sale, the owner may not always know everything there is to know about the car. A pre-purchase vehicle inspection will provide you with the peace of mind you need.
In Amy's case, some previously unknown (and significant) issues were uncovered with the Lexus she was thinking about buying. She ended up not buying the car once she got the full inspection report from the San Francisco Automotive Solutions team.
"They saved me from a big Mistake by pointing out things even prior to the pre-purchase inspection," Amy adds. "They just did the right thing because it was the right thing to do. What are you waiting for? Go see for yourself!!"
Thank you, Amy, for trusting your pre-purchase inspection with San Francisco Automotive Solutions. We're glad we were able to help you make an informed decision before you bought a vehicle that obviously needed a lot of work.
If you are in the Bay Area and thinking about buying a used car, call or text San Francisco Automotive Solutions at (415) 957-1170 to schedule a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. You can also book your appointment online.