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Used Vehicle Inspection Service
 
After working many vehicle owners that have purchased a pre-owned vehicle and found problems with the vehicle after the sale, we know that pre-owned vehicles can sometimes experience problems dealers are not aware of when they purchase off-lease and rental fleet turn-ins from auctions. We also know that some pre-owned sales from independent dealers may not have had a quality inspection thoroughly performed before it is placed on the lot for sale.

Nichols Automotive Service is dedicated to helping you get the best value you can when purchasing your next pre-owned vehicle. We offer the following services for your convenience when you are ready to purchase your next pre-owned vehicle.

Nichols Automotive       Pre-Owned Complete Inspection  $99.95

  1. Visual exterior inspection for damage or missing parts.
  2. Visual interior inspection for damage or missing parts.
  3. Start car-note difficulties.
  4. Operate seat adjustment.
  5. Operate mirrors.
  6. Operate radio.
  7. Operate temperature controls, modes and blower.
  8. Check interior lights.
  9. Check gauges.
  10. Operate windows.
  11. Operate door locks.
  12. Operate wipers & washers.
  13. Check tilt steering.
  14. Check horn.
  15. Check seat belt operation.
  16. Check glove box/console door.
  17. Check for evidence of water leaks on floors.
  18. Check tire condition.
  19. Check front steering linkage.
  20. Check front & rear suspension.
  21. Check for leaks under vehicle.
  22. Check condition of exhaust.
  23. Check brake linings on all four wheels.
  24. Check shock absorbers or struts.
  25. Check frame or undercarriage for rust.
  26. Check for fuel leaks.
  27. Check drive train.

 

  1. Check exterior lights & turn signals.
  2. Check drive belts.
  3. Check all cooling system hoses.
  4. Visually check vacuum hoses.
  5. Visually check all spark plug wires.
  6. Remove two spark plugs and inspect if accessible.
  7. Check timing chain/belt if accessible.
  8. Inspect air filter.
  9. Visual check for under hood problems.
  10. Check all under hood fluid levels & report condition: Oil, Power Steering, Brake, Transmission , & Coolant.
  11. Check all tires for tread wear and psi.
  12. Check spare tire and jack.
  13. Look for evidence of water leaks in rear.
  14. Road test for overall operation.
  15. Check cruise control operation.
  16. Verify Speedometer and Odometer for correct working condition.
  17. Check computer to see if any problems reported.

Nichols Automotive       Pre-Owned Value Inspection   $79.95

  1. Check for visual exterior damage or missing parts.
  2. Visual interior inspection for damage or missing parts.
  3. Check A/C, Heater, radio and electronically operated functions.
  4. Visually check under hood, for any fluid leaks, belt wear, hose condition and spark plug wires.
  5. Put car on rack and check undercarriage for damage.
  1. Check bottom of engine for oil and fluid leaks.
  2. Check transmission and drive train.
  3. Check under hood for all fluid levels.
  4. Check computer to see if any problems reported.
  5. Test drive the vehicle to see if any drivability problems, alignment issues or handling concerns.

While we don't guarantee the vehicle you purchase will be totally free of mechanical problems, we will guarantee, in writing, details of what our inspection found the car.

We are conveniently located near the corner of Washington Rd and Bobby Jones Expressway and open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stop by and visit with us today,
and you will see why our reputation is growing!