Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections - Mobile Service

Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections
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MechanicIt make sense to compare pricing to get the best deal, however most Automotive Technicians are not qualified to perform a comprehensive pre-purchase inspections (PPI).

All problems not discovered during the inspection become the buyer's problem after the sale. 

If you are comparing the cost of a PPI, make sure you are comparing "Apples" to "Apples."

Any automotive company, repair shop, or person can say they perform pre-purchase inspections (PPI). However there will be huge differences in the quality and comprehensiveness of the inspection, which is always dependent on the experience level of the Automotive Technician.

To properly perform a pre-purchase inspection, the Automotive Technician should be certified on all 8 general automotive areas. Today's vehicles have become so complex that most automotive Technicians are just "ASE Certified" meaning they are certified on 1 or more of the 8 automotive areas. However, only an ASE Master Certified Technician is certified on all 8 mechanical and electrical areas of the vehicle.

A pre-purchase inspection should include all mechanical and electrical systems PLUS a Body & Frame inspection. ASE Master Technicians are only certified on the mechanical and electrical systems. This requires a Body & Frame Specialist to  detect current and previous accident damage and the quality of any previous accident repairs.

All Auto P. I. Inspectors are ASE Certified Master Technicians AND Body & Frame Specialists.

You cannot negotiate your best deal until you know the EXACT condition of every component and system.figure with lemon

Auto P. I. vans are fully equipped with all the necessary diagnostic tools, hydraulic lifts, and computer testing equipment. We go directly to the vehicle and normally provide same day service. We do not perform any type of repairs, so there is no conflict of interest. We have been used by the BBB, Attorney General's Office, and our inspection processes have been featured 3 times on ABC NEWS 20/20. Auto P. I. has a BBB rating of A+  and please visit Yelp and read what our customers say about our pre-purchase inspections.

Once you compare "apples to apples" and understand what is needed to get a proper pre-purchase inspection, our price of $139* is a great value.

*In our service area. Additional $10 charge for systems or vehicles that require additional time to inspect including, convertibles, 4-wheel drive or AWD, turbo and super chargers,  SUVs, minivans, crossovers, luxury and high performance vehicles. There is a $50 charge for less than 2 hours notice cancellation or if vehicle is not available for inspection. Internet buyers can order a full set of pictures for $25.

Serving Austin and the Surrounding Cities

512.454.5999 or

Monday - Saturday, Call to Schedule Inspection

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