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.

  • Jim is a straight up guy who knows all the ins and outs of the Volvo platforms. And not just... read more

    Paul Alexander
    1/24/2020
  • Quality workmanship and service at a reasonable rate. I highly recommend James to take care of your Volvo.

    George M
    1/17/2020
  • A trusted professional. Jim is knowledge, humble, and honest. He performs repairs well, will only do what is necessary, and... read more

    Matthew Oliver
    12/22/2019
  • I first brought my 2004 Volvo XC70 to Jim about 2 years ago. He did quite a bit of... read more

    CELESTE GAHMS
    6/27/2019
  • I first brought my 2004 Volvo XC70 to Jim about 2 years ago. He did quite a bit of... read more

    CELESTE GAHMS
    6/27/2019
  • I took my 2004 Volvo S60 in to get repaired. Jim was extremely personable and did a great job... read more

    W b
    5/08/2019
  • I brought my ‘01 Volvo in to see Jim after I got her cheap from an auction. He performed a... read more

    Rebekah Yusko
    3/22/2019
  • I have known Jim or forty one years and he definitely knows his cars regardless of year, make or... read more

    Cheryl Bartley
    2/26/2019
  • I have known Jim or forty one years and he definitely knows his cars regardless of year, make or... read more

    Cheryl Bartley
    2/26/2019
  • Top notch all the way around. Had some work done on my 1969 Pontiac. Great car care and great customer... read more

    Joshua Albert
    2/07/2019
Jim Gamble Tacoma Volvo Mechanic

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