Reminder: Get Your Used Vehicle Inspected by a Technician Before Purchasing

When making a decision to purchase a used vehicle, it should always be inspected by a third party before purchase. While there are many very reputable used car dealers in San Diego, we have found over the years that we are able to uncover many needs, neglected maintenance or concerns not addressed in the dealer’s multipoint inspection process. Most dealers use entry level technicians and mechanic’s helpers to perform their own multipoint inspection punch list. While it may look impressive, it generally is pretty surface level. On the flip side, when Convoy has a seasoned ASE certified technician inspect the vehicle, they use their years of experience and a "fine tooth comb" to inspect the vehicle. This is where we discover all of the skeletons in the closet. In this particular inspection, a Convoy customer brought in a Volvo they had just purchased from a very reputable dealer. After further inspection, we found an oil leak, and a possible transmission problem. Since the customer had gotten a 5 day guarantee, he was able to bring the car back, and the dealer offered to make all the repairs we recommended at no cost to the buyer. Now the buyer is very happy with their purchase, and we are reminded of the importance to get your used vehicle inspected by a third party before purchasing.

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