Pre-Purchase Inspection Before You Purchase A Used Car

Pre-Purchase Inspection Before You Purchase A Used Car

Why You Need A Pre-Purchase Inspection Service Before Buying A Used Car

Pre-Purchase inspections (PPI) are incredibly important to perform before investing your hard-earned cash into a used car purchase. It can be aggravating and financially devastating to unexpectedly purchase a car that ends up being a lemon.  Before you pull the trigger on purchasing that BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus or any other car, it is best to have a pre-purchase inspection done. Even though the used car dealership states that the car is a “certified Pre-owned” and you acquired a Carfax on it, it does not mean that the car is a safe buy. The Carfax and dealership will only report what has been reported by insurance companies or what exists in their service database. There can be a lot issues, accidents, and car repairs that go unreported. This is why it is important to get a pre-purchase inspection. If you have some knowledge of auto mechanics, you may feel comfortable performing the inspection yourself; however, it is highly recommended that you take the car to a professional to perform a thorough inspection.


A pre-purchase inspection or PPI, if done properly, should be able to find unknown issues and prevent you from making a bad investment. It is important that you spend a little extra and have a shop that specializes in the service and repair of the type of car that you wish to purchase. A specialized repair shop will have better knowledge of the car you are interested in and better be able to pinpoint issues with that vehicle.


At Sprint Motorsports, we specialize in the following vehicle manufacturers: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkwagen, Ferrari, Maserati, Lexus, Mini Cooper, Fiat, Land Rover, Bentley, and Volvo. Our Pre-purchase Inspection is an extensive checklist that is 6 pages long. Depending on the car it can be a 2 to 3 hour process.  We will also give you diagnostic printouts that include a complete scan of all the computers in the car and time stamp data for error codes, if available. We will be happy to consult with you on issues that we may find.

Many unscrupulous and less capable shops will just briefly take a look at the car and charge you a small fee Many of then sometimes view the PPI as quick and easy cash grab.  We feel that such acts are a disservice to the customer and cheating them out of their money and trust. When you bring a car to us for a pre-purchase inspection, we understand that you are placing a lot of value and confidence in our inspection and opinion. We want to be as thorough as possible for you. The last thing we would ever want to do, is recommend a car that turns out to be a lemon.


To schedule an appointment for a Pre-Purchase Inspection on your European car and Japanese luxury vehicle, please contact service@sprint-motorsports.com or 408-831-3730. We welcome you to stop by our shop at 2099 S 10th St  Unit 40 in San Jose, Ca. If you have any questions about your auto’s maintenance, repair, or performance upgrades,please feel free to ask our friendly staff for assistance.

Sprint Motorsports was started by two ASE Certified Master Technicians, Mike and James, who wanted to offer a solid level of auto service and expertise that are a rarity in modern times. We take pride in caring for our customers, and are invigorated by the opportunity to provide competent and comprehensive automotive repair services for japanese and european luxury cars. We are the leading repair, service, and performance facility in the San Jose. We provide you personalized, detailed, and friendly service. Our relationships are built on trust, communication, integrity, and commitment to you and your Audi, Porsche, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, Volkswagen, or other car.