A pre-purchase inspection is a professional service that evaluates a vehicle’s condition before a purchase offer is made. The evaluator, master mechanic Norris Schleeter, examines the vehicle in person for the current state of its mechanical, electrical, body, safety, and maintenance systems. A large and thorough report documented with photographs and scentific data is provided by e-mail. The inspection and report take about 2 hours once we reach the vehicle.
- OBD Emission Monitors Readiness Status
- enhanced level “deep scan” check of all on-board computers
- chassis, steering and suspension
- paint and exterior trim
- expert road test
- engine oil “field test” to check for debris
- flood damage, hail and crash damage check
- state of current maintenance needs
- battery OCV and MCV tests, and loaded alternator electrical tests
- tires, alignment and brakes
- cabin controls, heater and A/C
I have used Norris 4 times. I bought 2 vehicles and was kept from being disappointed 2 other times. Well worth the fee! The vehicle report is in depth and covers everything.
Norris at SOS Inspections was great to work with. Very fast appointment, on time, very thorough, and presented a professional report. He also took the time to walk me through his report and explain the importance of things that he caught. Money well spent.
SOS was a godsend
I live in Atlanta and flew to Denver to purchase an older used car for my niece who lives there. We had set a $2500 budget and decided the best route to go would be Craigslist. I have no mechanical knowledge about cars and looked for a mobile inspection service with good reviews. I called SOS several days before arriving in Denver and spoke with Mike to be sure they would be able to respond promptly over a weekend. Once in Denver, I actually ended up having SOS inspect a couple of Craigslist cars. The first one my niece was interested in ended up having too many undisclosed and costly issues. Because of Norris' report we nixed that one quickly. The second car inspected much better, although it was 9 years older. It was a 1996 Camry with 162k miles. There was an undisclosed power steering leak that Norris estimated would cost $500-600 to repair. With that information we were able to negotiate the price down from $2500 to $2000. It was a daunting task to find a reliable older used car in a short 48 hour window, but we did. Mike and Norris communicated well with us by phone and email and I feel confident my niece has a solid vehicle that will last her at least a few years. I highly recommend SOS, their fee is money well spent.