Are you in the market for a good used car or truck? Are you unsure of what to look for or how to check the many components and systems on a modern vehicle? This manual will show many of the techniques that professional automotive technicians and vehicle inspectors use when doing a pre-purchase inspection on a used car or truck.
Among other things, this book will show you non-invasive ways to find previous bodywork, flood and water damage, and issues with big ticket items like the engine and transmission.
The author, who has been in the automotive industry since 1990, worked as a Mercedes Benz and BMW technician for ten years. For the last 18 years he has worked as a vehicle inspector who specializes in Pre-Purchase Inspections, Mechanical Breakdown Assessments, Lemon Car and Buyback Evaluations, Engine Failure Analysis and Certified Pre-Owned Quality Consulting.