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Pre-purchase used car inspection





Modern vehicles are very complex and computerized, making it difficult even for an owner to know about any upcoming or existing issues that may cost a fortune to fix. To be confident in your next car – order our inspection for in-depth, factual, and objective information about its condition. While a mechanics shop might try to exaggerate a small defect to entice you to pay them to fix it, our detailed inspection is meant only to help you buy a reliable vehicle that meets your expectations.

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How it works

Place your order by phone or through our site. Specify a meeting point and time if you've already made an appointment with a seller and want to attend the inspection.

Our specialist will arrive at the vehicle and perform the inspection. The average duration to complete – about 1 hour.

We notify you once the inspection is complete and the report is ready. Once payment is finalized you can review the detailed results.
Inspection types and prices

Single inspection

$190

Includes: Specialists arrival, inspection of 1 vehicle (if you want to check multiple vehicles at the same location – a 20% discount will be applied to further inspections).

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Full day

$600

Includes: Unlimited number of inspections at different locations during the day (9am – 9pm), specialists can transport you in their own vehicle if preferred.
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Serving area
Inspection procedure
Engine inspection
(general state, extend of wear). Looking for leaks, stains, and smoke. Listening to abnormal noises and vibrations. Checking condition of fluids and drive-belts.
Computer diagnosis off ALL electronic systems
(ABS, airbags, ESP, HVAC, navigation systems, etc) with comprehensive analysis of the engine and transmission work.
Examination of structural framework
(longerons, pillars, rocker panels, frame) for signs of heavy impacts or bodywork.
Test drive
(if possible) to determine condition of suspension, brakes, steering, transmission, and drivetrain.
Determination of mileage
(matching car condition to declared mileage, if possible reading out mileage data from electronic control modules).
Interior inspection
for wear, damages, dirt, odors, water leaks.
Body survey
(fenders, doors, hood, glasses, headlights, etc) focused on signs of impacts, flooding, and repainting. Pointing out scratches, dents, rust, chipping, matching paint and paint cracks.
Electric components testing
(lights, power windows, locks, sun roof, etc).
Checking the drivetrain
(driveshafts, differentials, CV-joints, low gear, differential lock mechanism, boots) for operability, wearout, backlash, noises.
Transmission testing
(manual and road tests, computer diagnosis for any kind of automatic transmission). Looking for leaks and signs of recent repairs.
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Engine inspection
(general state, extend of wear). Looking for leaks, stains, and smoke. Listening to abnormal noises and vibrations. Checking condition of fluids and drive-belts.
2
Computer diagnosis off ALL electronic systems
(ABS, airbags, ESP, HVAC, navigation systems, etc) with comprehensive analysis of the engine and transmission work.
3
Examination of structural framework
(longerons, pillars, rocker panels, frame) for signs of heavy impacts or bodywork.
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Test drive
(if possible) to determine condition of suspension, brakes, steering, transmission, and drivetrain.
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Determination of mileage
(matching car condition to declared mileage, if possible reading out mileage data from electronic control modules).
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Interior inspection
for wear, damages, dirt, odors, water leaks.
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Body survey
(fenders, doors, hood, glasses, headlights, etc) focused on signs of impacts, flooding, and repainting. Pointing out scratches, dents, rust, chipping, matching paint and paint cracks.
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Electric components testing
(lights, power windows, locks, sun roof, etc).
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Checking the drivetrain
(driveshafts, differentials, CV-joints, low gear, differential lock mechanism, boots) for operability, wearout, backlash, noises.
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Transmission testing
(manual and road tests, computer diagnosis for any kind of automatic transmission). Looking for leaks and signs of recent repairs.
View sample report
Reviews
"I came across car advisors by looking at yelp for a pre pirchase inspection (PPI) specialist. As a buyer from out of state, I was cautious with whom I should use and after researching his website I was sold. I scheduled an appointment and Oleg and contacted the dealer the next day and completed the inspection. The dealer had 100+ photos online but, Oleg provided some I had not seen before that needed attention. The next day the dealer called me to say how impressed he was with the inspector and the patience it took him to inspect the whole vehicle. After reading my report I messaged Oleg through the website to get clarification on a question I had. He quickly responded and answered my question with satisfaction. If you’re looking for a PPI specialist I highly recommend Car Advisors."

Tyler
"Oleg was incredibly helpful and helped prevent me from purchasing a lemon after her discovered the engine was leaking oil somewhere and he said best case scenario it was the radiator. I am so thankful that I used them to inspect the car. Best money spent. "

Rachel
"Great Service! It was great to be able to order an inspection and receive a detailed report that saved a lot of money from being wasted on a car with issues."

Tywone
"Very careful, thorough inspection, helped me avoid a less than great vehicle. Extremely satisfied, Highly recommend!"

Jacob
"Once again l would like to thank Mr. Karelov for being Johnny on the spot. He did two inspections for me in one day. I got the information right away. Thank you!"

EDWARD
"Very thorough inspection that saved me from buying a classic car in very bad shape! Honest and knowledgable - I highly recommend. "

Mike
"Oleg was very thorough with the inspection. He saved me a lot of money by not purchasing this vehicle with engine issues. Will do business with Car Advisors again!"

Aja
"Oleg was able to inspect the vehicle I was interested in on short notice. He provided me with a thorough report that covered all aspects of the vehicle. Because I was able determine that the vehicle was structurally and mechanically sound, I felt confident I was purchasing something that would be safe and would last. His service and communication are great, if you are looking for a used vehicle, I would highly recommend Car Advisors, the peace of mind is definitely worth the price."

Aaron
"Oleg was so professional and so thorough. He went through everything and found issues that I would have never found! He even went back to the dealership when they challenged his findings and texted me updates! Oleg saved me a ton of money. He is amazing and I will refer him to everyone I can!"

Nicole
"He was super helpful, he checked all the little deatails of the car and informed me what i was getting into."

Daniel
"Really easy process - they were incredibly thorough and gave me an incredible overview of the car. "

Aaron
"Oleg was awesome. He was professional, patient, a good communicator, thorough, helpful, insightful, and honored all my requests and answered all my questions. Definitely gonna go to him again if needed in the future! Stopped me from wasting $5000 that was made to look like an actual car, when he found it to be a pile of crap. Good price for his services which are top notch!"

Ariana
"I could not be happier with Oleg's service! It was so easy to schedule an inspection of a car that was farther away than I wanted to go (when I wasn't sure it was worth it), and the report was so detailed. He was patient with my questions. The only tip is to confirm his availability via phone in case the website isn't up to date (he responded extremely quickly). Plan to use again!"

Rebecca
"Once again Oleg was phenomenal. I recommended him to all my friends, thanks again!"

Customer
"Oleg is a professional and knowledgeable mechanic. He was punctual even on a same day appointment! Oleg saved me thousands from buying a lemon and helped me find a reliable older vehicle all in the same day. I would HIGHLY recommend him to all women who don’t know much about engine’s and want something reliable!!"

Aida
"Oleg’s inspection was super thorough, communication was very professional, and we always had a quick reply. The report was delivered the same day and is very comprehensive with more pictures than I could have hoped for. We knew that there was prior damage when we ordered the inspection for this car. It was not a salvage title, but had two accidents reported (which isn't necessarily bad If the repairs were done correctly), Oleg found that there was substandard welding, improper gaps in the panels and poor application of paint. Oleg undoubtedly saved me thousands of dollars from buying this Prius. We are having a second car inspected and hope that this one is the one! I would highly recommend him to anybody before they buy a used car in the Atlanta area, it's the cheapest insurance you will find. Steve (Knoxville, TN) "

Steve
"Oleg was very efficient and responsive to all my questions during the review. The final report was thorough and provided great insight to my buying decision "

Customer
"I've have never experienced such a thorough inspection. I wish I knew about Car Advisors instead of the place I had taken my vehicle. We will be using them again as we continue our search!"

Shunnita
"This was a great experience. Oleg communicates in a timely manner and the final report actually looks better than when I've had pre-purchase inspections performed at the dealership. I will definitely continue to use these guys!"

Jeffrey
"The inspection was very thorough. Answered all of the questions I had. I did not buy the car because of the potential issues that the car would have in the future that was pointed out by the inspection."

Brandon
Diagnostic equipment
Diagnostic scanner
to check electronic systems and read its current state.
Coating thickness gauge
to find repaired and welded body parts.
Stethoscope
to find the source of abnormal engine noise.
Endoscope
to seek out leaks and damages in hard to reach places.
Advantages
Industry best comprehensive inspection with professional equipment.
No prepayments – pay after inspection
Get reports on the same day – on average we can get to a vehicle in only 1.5 hours.
Super detailed but easy to read report. Have a question? Call your inspector!
And of course, you may attend the inspection yourself and see our specialists at work.
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FAQ
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How qualified are your mechanics?
We are a small team of specialists with master’s degrees, a deep knowledge of car electronics, and many years experience in auto inspection. We don’t hire unknown mechanics from all over the country just to expand our presence in other states.
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What type of vehicles do you inspect?
We inspect all cars and trucks of any age and price. If a vehicle is a hybrid or is electric, we thoroughly inspect the battery and generator with a professional scan tool to make sure that these expensive parts are in working condition.
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Can you perform a computer diagnostic for an older vehicle with a non-standard diagnostic connector(not OBD2)?
Yes, we have special connectors for a wide variety of older vehicles. So even if it doesn't have a carburetor we can perform a computer diagnostic.
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What types of payments do you accept?
You may pay with card (debit or credit), from your account, or by cash or check after the inspection if you decide to see it in person.
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Can I cancel an inspection that has already been ordered and scheduled?
Yes, you can cancel an inspection at any time without charge. However, it's preferred that you provide at least 1 hour before the scheduled inspection time.
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Do you inspect vehicles on a lift?
It depends on the seller. If the seller has the facility to lift the vehicle (for example, if the seller is an auto dealer with a shop) then our specialist would inspect it on the lift. In most cases however, there is a necessity for a lift only if the test drive revealed issues with the drivetrain or suspension, and to determine the source of the problem and if it's ok to lift the car. Otherwise, inspection without a lift won't compromise the quality of the inspection itself.