Pre Buy Inspection in Yakima
Why you need a pre buy inspection
So you’ve bought a used car in the Yakima area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Yakima area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from. Maybe it was a little of both.
Lease returns, corporate car programs and rental vehicles
Used cars in WA with 25,000 to 35,000 miles on them are often lease returns, Yakima corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most Yakima buyers feel pretty confident about these because they’re newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?
Yakima motorists who are planning to own a car for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid expensive repairs down the road. But, if you know you’re only going to have the car for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think that skipping an oil change here and there wouldn’t ruin a brand new engine. Then it’ll be someone else’s problem when it comes time to pay for the damage.
What to have checked
It is very tempting for Yakima motorists to skip the 30,000 mile service if they know they’ll be turning in their leased vehicle in a couple of months. If the vehicle didn’t come with maintenance records, Yakima used car buyers need to assume the worst. Most likely the coolant system and transmission have never been serviced. The cabin air filter has probably not been changed and a fuel system cleaning at AutoMetrics may be in order.
Save by knowing what you’re buying!
You’ll want AutoMetrics to check the A/C, battery, engine air filter, serpentine belt and hoses. A used car inspection at AutoMetrics is well worth the cost. We have saved people thousands of dollars in repair costs!
And if your “new” used vehicle has more miles on it, an inspection is even more essential. Check your owner’s manual or talk with your thoughtful AutoMetrics tech (call 509.457.3739) about what should have been done. Please don’t forget the timing belt; that can be very expensive if it fails.
Create a plan to work with your budget
AutoMetrics will help you with a plan to take care of essential services and get the rest caught up. If your budget won’t allow you to take care of everything right away, we can help you prioritize your needs and get it taken care of over the next several months. And remember to keep your essential maintenance records. They’ll help you get top dollar on the WA used car market when it’s time for you to sell.
Yakima Audi owners need not worry about getting proper diagnostics performed on their vehicles. AutoMetrics has ASE and Bosch certified master technicians on staff and is equipped with factory or better Audi diagnostic tools so our technicians have the best tools to work with. Our ability to accurately diagnose the issue will save you time and money. This is what allows us to make the right repair and get you back on the road faster than any other Yakima auto repair shop.
– A proper diagnosis leads to a proper repair –
This is just a short list of some of the systems we repair on Audi vehicles: Brakes, engines, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control systems, fuel injection, electrical systems, transmissions, clutches, power windows and door locks, heating systems, air conditioning, axles, starters, ignitions, radiators, reprogramming, water pumps, timing belts, ball joints, control arms, wheel bearings, alternators, pre buy inspections, catalytic converters, airbags, belts and hoses, fuel pumps, washer pumps, sun roofs, head lights, tail lights, transfer cases, batteries, and body control systems.
We are the Yakima experts on Audi maintenance and service. From changing oil and all other vital fluids to performing valve adjustments, 30k service, 60k service, 90k service, tune ups, timing belts, timing chains, spark plugs, filters, headlight restoration, cooling system flushes, fuel injection cleaning, power steering flushes, transmission flushes, headlight alignments, thermostats, belts, hoses, antifungal and deodorization services for air conditioning systems, etc. AutoMetrics has all the expertise and factory repair information to ensure your car is reliable and stays dependable for years to come.