There are no qualification standards for a Technician performing a PPI and there are no inspection standardization for PPI's. Any Techician can say they perform a PPI.
Most Automotive Technicians specialize on one or more of the 8 general automotive areas. A PPI should be performed by a Technician that is certified on all 8 General Automotive Areas (ASE Master Tech) and also have Body & Frame experience.
Partial or incomplete inspections increases you chances of missing existing problems that you have to pay for after you purchased the vehicle.
Compare the qualification of the Technician, not price, when looking for a PPI.
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Compare Auto P. I. with any other inspection service or service repair facility:
|Professional Pre-Purchase Inspection Criteria||Auto P. I.||Other Service|
|Yelp "5 Star" Ratings||YES||?|
|BBB A+ Rating||YES||?|
|ASE Master Certified Technicians||YES||?|
|20+ Years Experience for all Technicians||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Engine Repair/Diagnostics||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Automatic Trans/Transaxle||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Manual Drive Train and Axles||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Suspension and Steering||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Brakes and ABS Systems||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Electrical/Electrical Systems||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Heating and Air Conditioning||YES||?|
|ASE Certified in Engine Performance||YES||?|
|Trained Body & Frame Specialists||YES||?|
|Mobile service - Fully equipped vans with hydraulic lifts||YES||?|
|Computer Generated Report (paper and digital copies)||YES||?|
|Same Day Service or First Appointment Next Day||YES||?|
|Verbal consultation with Master Technician||YES||?|
|Factory Safety Recall Search and Texas Title Search||YES||?|
|Unbiased Service, No Repairs, No Conflict of Interest||YES||?|
|Valuable Used Car Buying Information||YES||?|
A pre-purchase inspection must evaluate every mechanical, electrical, body & frame component.