Used Porsche Buying Tips

The Importance of Performing A PPI For Porsche Purchases In Tempe

by admin December 24, 2022

How can you tell whether a used Porsche will be a huge financial boon or a massive drain on your resources? Deals that are “once in a lifetime” should often be avoided because they frequently aren’t what they seem to be. A Porsche may require more repairs and service than the total cost of the vehicle, depending on the year, model, and state of the car. A straightforward Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) can save you thousands of dollars before you purchase a used Porsche.

Pre-purchase inspection (PPI): What is it?

A pre-purchase check is typically performed by a trained mechanic familiar with the model and make of the car being examined. An impartial third party without a connection to the seller or the buyer should inspect. The inspection extensively assesses the mechanical, cosmetic, and safety characteristics of the vehicle. The inspection’s goal is to find any hidden problems and maintenance issues that can subsequently jeopardize the buyer’s security or financial stability.

Before the Porsche starts to make loud noises or break down, potential problems can be found during a complete vehicle inspection by a trained and experienced expert. Once you are aware of these problems, you can decide whether to move forward with the transaction.

Pre-Purchase Inspection’s Importance

  • Peace of mind: By investing money and time in a vehicle inspection, you are taking preventative action to reduce the likelihood that your car will break down while driving. You may be confident that you and your passengers will be adequately secured and that your daily schedule won’t be disrupted by car trouble if you know your car is in good operational condition.
  • Compel the Dealer to Pay Costs: If the vehicle is found to have any problems, the data collected can be used as a negotiating tool to get the seller or the dealer to cover the cost of repairs, bargain the price of the vehicle, and frequently get a lower price, or even to call off the purchase if the problems are a deal-breaker for you.
  • Refusing inspections will allow you to identify dishonest dealers: Another less obvious aspect is the possibility that a vehicle inspection service will protect you from unscrupulous sellers. Due to our guaranteed thorough analysis of the vehicle’s history and the vehicle’s current state, if the seller is purposefully hiding something about the car, they may refuse to allow the inspection, giving you a red flag that something is amiss.

What needs to be examined?

Inspection should be done in broad daylight on a dry day because bright indoor lights can create glares and mask body defects. The vehicle should be parked on a level surface and should not have been utilized for at least an hour before your assessment.

Although there isn’t a clear industry standard for pre-purchase inspections, they should generally cover the exterior, inside, under the hood (engine-related), and underneath the car. While you, the buyer, can complete the first two tasks, a skilled and qualified mechanic is required for the next two.

  • Exterior:
    • Tires
    • Glass
    • Suspension and shock absorbers
    • Lights and lenses
    • Body Condition of the Car
  • Interior: Since you’ll spend the bulk of your time inside a car while you own it, the interior may be the aspect that matters to you the most, aside from the engine. The following areas require special attention:
    • Odor (how the car smells)
    • Pedals and Seats
    • Equipment and controls, such as the air conditioner and heater
    • The automobile’s roof
    • The carpeting in the trunk and the spare tire
  • Checks for the vehicle and under the hood (engine-related components): The best person to perform these inspections would be a qualified technician because they’d know precisely what to look for.

Tempe Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

McIlvain Motors performs pre-purchase inspections for all makes and models. Every Porsche Used Porsche Pre-Purchase Inspection model has various needs for maintenance and upkeep. Here at our shop, we specialize in offering the best services for your Porsche using the most cutting-edge high-end tools & equipment. When doing a pre-purchase inspection, routine maintenance, or an urgent repair, our mechanics, who are Porsche Factory Trained professionals, will always make sure the task is done correctly.

Our Tempe location makes us a popular choice for drivers from Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Contact us or stop by our store to learn more about our services or to schedule your next appointment.