Repair and Services
Purchasing a Vehicle – New or Used
Purchasing a new vehicle can be an exciting time. There are lots to think about when purchasing new or used, a quick google search and online reviews can be a good place to start.
New vehicles depreciate in value approximately 10% as soon as you drive it off the lot. So purchasing a newer used vehicle can get you the best bang for your buck. It also gives time for other people to work out the quirks that may be unique to that individual model, so you can make a more educated purchase.
It’s also a good idea to price out common wear parts for the individual model so that you know what you’re getting into for maintenance expenses in the years to come. Brakes, tires, suspension are things that will need to be repaired throughout the lifetime of any vehicle.
Why you need an automotive specialist to inspect your new or used car
Don’t be fooled with all the bells and whistles. Newer cars are getting more and more high tech, with sensors for everything. But beware, more electronics and parts mean more potential for costly repairs.
Our Ministry of Transportation Safety Inspections, which are required for the transfer of ownership to any used vehicle, are $135.00 for most passenger vehicles. You are then provided with a list of repairs that are needed, or may be needed in the near future.
We highly recommend you get a safety inspection performed on any used vehicle you are considering purchasing before you hand over any money, a $135 inspection could save you thousands of dollars. If the seller isn’t willing to let you have YOUR mechanic look over the vehicle that should be a red flag.