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Common Used Car Problems, and How to Avoid Them with a Used Car Inspection in Sydney's Northern Beaches or Eastern Suburbs

In a lot of ways, buying a used car is the best way to go when it comes to purchasing personal transportation for yourself or your family. By shopping the used market, you can get a quality car, with plenty of life left in it, for a fraction of the price of what you would pay for a new model from a dealership. If you are shopping for a car on a budget, there's a chance that buying used is the only way to go for you. Brand new cars, as nice as they are, are simply too pricy for many buyers.

If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, though, then it is in your best interest to pursue an inspection. A used car that has been well taken care of is a great purchase, because the previous owner has made sure to keep up on routine maintenance. A used car with deferred maintenance, meanwhile, can be a disaster waiting to happen, with tons of broken or worn out parts that will need to be replaced soon—at your expense. Pursuing a used car inspection in Sydney can help you dodge the disasters and find the diamonds in the rough.

Introducing Independent Vehicle Inspections

At Independent Vehicle Inspections in Sydney (also known, for short, as IVI), we provide used car inspections in the Northern Beaches, the Eastern Suburbs and throughout the Sydney metropolitan area. We will help you to spot common problems that used car buyers sometimes miss, giving you all of the information you need to know in order to make a smart purchasing decision. In short, we will help you decide whether the car you are considering is a great purchase, a disaster or something in between.

Issues to Be Discovered with a Sydney Used Car Inspection

If you do hire IVI to conduct your used car inspection in the Eastern Suburbs of Northern Beaches, we will be looking for a number of things. Of course, we will do a complete and comprehensive inspection of your vehicle, from the body to the interior, to the internal components under the hood.

Naturally, though, there are a number of common used car issues that you will be able to spot instantly, with the naked eye. These include cracked windows, dents in the bodywork or signs of rust. Other issues might make themselves readily apparent during a test drive, like a broken stereo or a malfunctioning wiper motor. IVI will record any of these problems during our used car inspection.

However, we will also notice things that are more difficult to spot with your eyes, or even to feel while you are driving the car. A few common used car problems that we look for include:

Frame damage or alignment issues Oil or other fluid leaks Worn out brakes Transmission problems Cracks or other signs of damage with hoses and belts

Repairs or remedies for any of these issues can quickly make an affordable car unaffordable for the average buyer. Needless to say, it's important to know about these things before you make a purchase, and IVI can provide you with the knowledge. So give us a call today and schedule your used car inspection in Sydney, the Northern Beaches or the Eastern Suburbs. Even if we don't find anything wrong with the vehicle you are considering for purchase, the inspection is worth it, simply for the peace of mind it will provide.

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IVI holds a motor mechanic mobile workshop licence (no 44249) with the MVRIA. IVI is a registered member of the Motor Traders Association (MTA) and the Australasian Society of Engineers.

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