Subaru Pre-Purchase Inspection

Purchase a Subaru with confidence

If you are in the market for a used Subaru, it is highly recommended to have it inspected before you purchase it.  We have seen too many cars that come in for an inspection after being purchased that need thousands of dollars in maintenance and repairs (much to the new owner’s surprise).  Many times, prospective buyers make assumptions about the current condition of a car by its appearance and maintenance history.  As the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover!

200-Point Vehicle Inspection

This inspection is designed to reveal the current state of a Subaru and determine how well it has been maintained in the past.  We also look for signs of body work or repainting that may be covering up a previous accident.  Our inspection includes the following systems:

  • Warning lights
  • Test drive
  • Windshield, wipers, and washers
  • Front and rear exterior lighting
  • Under-hood fluids – level and condition
  • Drive belts
  • Clutch
  • Fuel Delivery
  • Timing Belt
  • Cooling system components
  • Engine gaskets and seals
  • Steering components
  • Front and rear CV axle boots and clamps
  • Front and rear suspension components
  • Front and rear brakes
  • Wheels and tires
  • Body, frame, and paint

Our inspection forms are available online for you to view.  You will be emailed and/or text messaged a secure link to your inspection form.  Photos are included when appropriate and there are also parts diagrams and descriptions via a service library.  This great tool helps with communication and helps you better understand the repair recommendations that we are making.

Estimated Current and Future Needs

The main point of this inspection is to provide you with an idea of what this Subaru will require financially now as well as in the foreseeable future.  Not only will this help you see what you are getting into, it can also act a bargaining chip when negotiating the selling price of the vehicle.  We will provide a written estimate for the necessary maintenance and repair work that we found with our inspection.

Do Your Research!

We are frequently asked how much a Subaru is really worth.  Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question as it is quite subjective.  And we are not involved in the used car market.  To gauge the value of a Subaru, we recommend researching on Kelley Blue Book and checking current asking prices on Craigslist, Ebay, Auto Trader, and other used vehicle listings.