Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

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Mercedes-Benz Pre-Purchase Inspection

black mercedes benz GL on rack in repair shop getting inspectedYou’ve found your dream Mercedes-Benz, but it has a little wear and tear and repairs spanning a few years. This is normal, but you shouldn’t make an offer until you’ve had a pre-purchase inspection performed. The last thing you want to do is buy a luxury car and get stuck with several expensive mechanical and safety issues.

At Deutschland Autowërks, we’re a certified Mercedes-Benz master mechanic shop with over 15 years of experience that are ready and willing to perform a comprehensive PPI before you buy. If you’re not sure what a pre-purchase inspection is, how long it takes, or why you’d need it, we’ll outline all of this for you below.

 We excel at every stage of the Mercedes-Benz pre-purchase inspection at Deutschland Autowërks. We utilize the latest factory diagnostic equipment to carry out these inspections. In turn, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your Mercedes-Benz won’t rack up expensive repair bills as soon as you buy it.

Our inspection process gives you a thorough examination of your car’s major components and systems. We understand that these cars require closer scrutiny to keep them running in top shape, and our dedicated staff pays very close attention to all of the small details. We’ll take a look under the hood, at the body, and see how your prospective car drives before compiling our findings into a report.


Exotic and Luxury Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection

 If you need an exotic car pre-purchase inspection or a luxury car pre purchase inspection, our shop is ready to perform it. Every luxury or exotic vehicle requires routine maintenance, and our certified staff offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work. We’ll take your car for a test drive during the luxury car pre purchase inspection and make a note of any problems.

used porsche 911GT3 RS pre-purchsse inspection in shop before purchaseWhen we get back, we’ll go over your car’s exterior and interior with a fine-toothed comb before we compile a report to complete our exotic car pre-purchase inspection process. The PPI report will outline any potential problems the car may have, and you can decide whether or not it’s worth the asking price.

We provide an expert and comprehensive pre-purchase inspection on the following luxury and exotic vehicles;


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What is a Pre Purchase Inspection?

This inspection is a detailed assessment that looks at the safety, mechanical, and cosmetic condition of a vehicle before the interested buyer makes the purchase. Most of these inspections get carried out by a certified mechanic like ours at Deutschland Autowërks, who has the knowledge pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz’s make and model.

The goal of the PPI is to find any existing conditions or look for shortcomings in the maintenance history of the car. We do this because any shortcomings can turn into potential financial or safety issues for you in the future. Ideally, you should ask for a repair and service shop like Deutschland Autowërks that is exclusive to the exotic or luxury car industry like Mercedes-Benz to carry out your inspection.

What is the Checklist You Actually Perform on Your PPI?

Below are the items and components included in our thorough inspection: 

  • Major fluid leaks.
  • Loose or damaged suspension and steering parts.
  • Manual transmission and differential levels and condition.
  • Brake hardware – remaining pad life, rotor thickness.
  • Condition of exhaust system.
  • Tire condition – wear, tread depth, evidence of plugs.
  • Condition of frame – rust, damage.
  • Smoker, pet, or flood damage.
  • Computer engine analysis.
  • Full diagnostic of all control units – engine, transmission, body modules, instrument cluster, overhead consoles, suspension, and all other control units.
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system).
  • Airbag system check.
  • Heating and air systems.
  • Electrical system check.
  • Fuel system.
  • Carfax search and report.
  • VIN report.
  • All basic functions of locks, window motors, lights, doors, trunk and hood, wipers, headlights, etc.
  • Test driven by factory trained technician.

Our Detailed Inspection Will Help Answer Questions Such as:

1. Are there open recalls on this automobile?
2. Is there undisclosed hidden repair damage?
3. Was the car maintained and cared for well?
4. Is the seller representing the vehicle truthfully?


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How Long Does a Used Car Pre Purchase Inspection Take?

Usually, a used car pre purchase inspection takes around three hours from start to finish to complete. This can vary by shop, but you want ample time to do a thorough inspection with the latest technology and tools. There is usually a short test drive component as well.

The mechanic will look at the tire and suspension components, braking system lines and parts, gas tank, fuel lines, exhaust system, electrical components like the battery, wiring, stereo, internal lights, and external lights, engine components like the cooling system and drive belts, air conditioner, heater, and the car’s body both inside and out. They’ll take notes as they go. When they finish, they’ll pull everything into a report and get it ready for you.

Importance of a Pre-Purchase Inspection

Safety is the biggest factor of a pre-purchase inspection. If there is something wrong with the vehicle’s engine or components like the brakes, this puts the driver’s life at risk. Additionally, financial health is another big factor. The last thing you want to do is buy a Mercedes-Benz and spend thousands more repairing it.

When you come to our shop, you’ll save an average of 25% over going to a Mercedes-Benz dealer service and repair shop. We can perform routine maintenance in addition to the pre-purchase inspection, and we guarantee all of our work. In turn, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re making a sound decision on the purchase of your Mercedes-Benz.

Contact Deutschland Autowërks to Schedule a Pre-Purchase Inspection Today!

If you’re ready to schedule your PPI with one of our Mercedes-Benz certified master technicians, contact us. We’ll give you car a thorough once-over and advise you on any faults or problems so you can make a sound decision.

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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