Walnut Creek Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Walnut Creek Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection


Frank’s Auto Service offers Walnut Creek pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Pre-purchase inspection is one of the most important steps of the used vehicle buying process. It’s a form of insurance – an inexpensive insurance that protects your multi-thousand dollar investment.

Buying a used car can be risky.  Comprehensive pre-purchase vehicle inspection gives you clear picture of the overall health of the vehicle. Armed with this knowledge, you can make an informed buying decision – or can decide not to buy a particular vehicle because of the weaknesses revealed by the inspection. If you do decide to buy the vehicle, you may be able to negotiate a lower price because of the future maintenance needs made clear by the inspection.

After we perform a per-purchase inspection at our Walnut Creek auto repair shop, we will provide you with electronic copy of our Digital Vehicle Inspection.  We will go over the inspection results and let you know not just the overall state of the vehicle, but also any unusual items, and future maintenance needs.  

For your peace of mind, we also research a database that holds repair history for millions of vehicles. Often it will provide information if the vehicle had been in an accident. If you combine this information with the inspection results, you will have a detailed understanding of the vehicle you are buying.  

Our nationally ASE certified technicians inspect following vehicle systems:

  • Brakes 
  • Brake lines, brake fluid level and water content of the brake fluid
  • Suspension  
  • Steering system
  • Tires
  • Check for coolant leaks
  • Check for oil leaks
  • Glass
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Check for transmission fluid leaks
  • Charging systems and electrical systems components
  • Cooling system and radiator
  • Quality of Fluids

After we complete sub-system inspection, we take the car for a test drive to detect any drivability issues, assess handling, and verify overall performance under real world driving conditions.

We highly recommend performing pre-purchase inspection BEFORE buying the vehicle. Sadly, we run into situations when such inspection is performed after the purchase, only to reveal need for expensive repairs. It is always better to have the inspection done before the purchase. In some cases sellers will pay for the pre-purchase inspection, in other case buyer will have to pay. Either way you are purchasing peace of mind and thorough understanding of the vehicle you are about to buy.

So when you have selected a used vehicle to purchase, bring it to Frank’s Auto Service for a professional pre-purchase inspection. We make it easy to setup an appointment online, or you can give us a call at the shop – we are happy to be of service.