Volvo Pre-Purchase Inspection / Buyer’s Check in Tacoma

Planning to Buy a Used Volvo?

Bring it to Jim first for a pre-purchase inspection. This complete visual and hands on inspection can save you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road. We can tell you if it’s a good buy or needs a lot of work. 

Jim Gamble inspecting a Volvo

Our Pre-Purchase Inspection Includes:

Suspension

shock absorbers, struts, sway bars, bushings, ball joints and control arms

Brakes

pads, rotors, calipers, brake lines and anti-lock brakes

Drivetrain

engine, transmission, axles and wheel hubs

Steering

steering rack, inner and outer tie rods, steering pump and hoses

Exhaust System

broken exhaust hangers, rusted pipes and muffler exhaust leaks

Charging System

alternator output quality & battery ability to hold proper charge

Underbody

Inspect for underbody damage repairs

Electronic Modules

scans the numerous electronic modules in your car

Will the seller of the used Volvo allow me to have the car inspected?

They usually do allow it – if not, they may be hiding something. 

Note that Vehicle History Report services show only accidents / damage that has been reported to insurance companies. We can usually tell if it’s been in an accident and what parts have been replaced.

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Jim Gamble Tacoma Volvo Mechanic

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