Beginning April 5th , Fridays hours will be from 7:30am to 4:30 pm

Berkeley Auto Repair

Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Buying a used car?

Buying a used vehicle can be a difficult process to say the least. Part of that process is having your prospective purchase inspected by a qualified technician. This is so important to ensure that the vehicle you are looking at is everything you want it to be, including safe and reliable. We recommend you have any vehicle you are considering, looked at prior to making any commitment to purchase. Anyone selling a used vehicle, be it a private party or a dealer, should allow you to have an independent inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase. If they will not allow you to do this, they are not someone you want to do business with.

We are happy to perform a “used vehicle inspection". It includes a thorough visual inspection of the entire vehicle including under hood items like the cooling system, drive belts and hoses. We remove the wheels to check the brakes and suspension. We will scan the computer system for fault codes and emission test readiness. A check of all lights, the horn, battery and charging system rounds out the mechanical items. Lastly we do our best to inspect for accident damage. (Not all accident damage can be detected)

We will discuss our findings with you in language you can understand. This is an invaluable part of making an informed decision when making a used vehicle purchase.

We do need to have an appointment set up in advance and will need approximately 4 hours to complete this inspection.

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