“Pre purchase inspection” How is it supposed to work? What are the steps?

Asked by Dcbritboy22 Nov 13, 2020 at 10:05 AM about the MINI Cooper

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

Has anyone gone through a used car “pre purchase inspection” when
purchasing from a used car dealer? If so, how is it supposed to work? What
are the steps?

3 Answers


First you go to the company's website to order the inspection. Then you pay for the inspection with PayPal or a credit card. They will send you a receipt a the day the inspection will be done via email. The vehicle will be inspected and you will be emailed the inspection report with pictures in about a day after the inspection is completed. I've used lemonsquad.com for inspections with excellent results! Hope that helps! Jim

Have a qualified mechanic check it out. They know what to look for. In your case a Mini is a bad bet. Run Away!

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A used car Pre purchase inspection is a must if you’re buying an As-Is vehicle from a dealership or a private seller. You contact the Pre Purchase Inspection company, complete the order and confirm with them. Then they will send a qualified trained inspector to complete a full thorough inspection on the vehicle. I have used Migo Pre Purchase Inspections they came out the same day and did a great job.

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