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While shopping around for a used car, it’s important to remember that quality and reliability are not guaranteed like they are with a new auto purchase. To avoid purchasing a lemon, take the used car you are considering into an auto repair or maintenance shop and have it inspected. Here’s why you should always have a used vehicle inspected by a mechanic before purchasing.

Protect Yourself From the Unknown

It’s quite possible that, out of all the used cars you test drive and consider, there are serious problems with some of them. You cannot tell whether a car is in good shape simply by driving it around the block or taking a look under the hood.

Negotiate a Lower Price

If an auto inspection reveals that the used car you are looking at has a few problems, or even a major problem, then you can use this information to negotiate a lower price with the seller, or request that he invest money in repairs or maintenance before selling the car to you.

Buy With Confidence

When you drive away in a used car, you want to know that it’s in good shape, and that it will be able to last many years and miles down the road. You will have a greater peace of mind buying the car knowing that you are putting your money towards a reliable purchase rather than one with a slew of problems that will surely present themselves at the worst time.

Inspections are Easy and Inexpensive

What many drivers don’t realize is how easy it is to take a car in for inspection, and how little it costs. If you are seriously considering purchasing a used vehicle, know that it’s not a huge inconvenience to bring the car in for an inspection, it’s merely practical.

To have a used car inspected, come to Murray’s Auto Clinics of Silver Spring. Visit our website to learn more about the auto repair and maintenance we have to offer, and be sure to call us at 301-585-7557 for more information.