Pre-Purchase Inspection in Santa Cruz

Pre-Purchase Inspection

It is best to do a Pre-Purchase Inspection before you buy a used vehicle. It will save you time and your wallet. It could give you negotiating power. We have seen some sad cases when people wait and do a Post-Purchase inspection. We do a full bumper-to-bumper inspection, test drive, check interior and exterior components as well as underneath the car. We combine digital with other inspections and produce a clear picture of what needs repair in order of importance. Plus, we give a rough estimate of how much the repairs will be.

Pre-purchase inspections by our team of ASE-Master Level certified auto mechanics at Water Star Motors in Santa Cruz can save your wallet from unexpected auto repair, improve your negotiating power during the purchasing process and, most importantly, help ensure you buy a safe vehicle.
Whether conventional vehicles or hybrids, domestics or foreign, older or barely used,  AAA-certified Water Star Motors will provide a full bumper-to-bumper pre-purchase inspection, with both digital video and written inspections and a full report of what auto repairs are needed now, soon and can wait. In addition, our auto mechanics will provide an approximate estimate of how much each of the auto repairs will be, so financing and timing can be aligned.
Our customers really like the pre-purchase inspections service performed by our serene, green auto repair team. In particular, they enjoy visiting our dedicated pre-purchase inspection webpage, where they can enter their vehicle service number and view the images — now or later — that our auto mechanic has uploaded and commented on. Then when customers pick up their vehicle, the paper inspection report provides them with documentation they can rely on. And here’s something to think about: When you’re ready to sell your current vehicle, consider having an inspection performed so that you’re informed and have the visual and written evidence to get the most out of your vehicle.
Check out what one of our happy customers shared in her 5-Star review:
“The team at Water Star Motors is amazing. I was about to purchase a used car at Aloha Motors nearby, and was looking for a Master Technician's certified by the ASE to do a pre-purchase inspection - Water Star Motors only employ Master Technicians! Lisa who booked the appointment was friendly and helpful, and Kristen served me when I was there for my appointment. She explained everything to me thoroughly and indulged my list of questions as a first time car owner and a first time used-car buyer. I could not be more grateful for her patience, help and expertise. She went above and beyond, and even helped me get recommendation for trustworthy auto shops close to where I actually live. The pre-purchase inspection itself was fantastic. I had a copy of all the things that were checked, the recommended maintenance repairs, anything that is a cause for concern, etc. It really gave somebody like me, who is completely clueless about the workings of a car, the confidence and concrete knowledge I needed to make an informed purchase. They even topped off the coolant in the car!” -- Cynthia Y.
So whether you’re considering buying or selling a vehicle, multimedia inspections from Water Star Motors can work to protect your interests. Please give us a call, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. We’re open Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 PM Let us help you drive vehicles you can count on!

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