These days, there are dozens of resources available to let you know a car’s history and how it has possibly affected its current condition. But even with all the information available to you, there’s only one way to truly find out if the car you're purchasing is legit or a lemon. And that is with a complete inspection from front to back, top to bottom. Big Jim’s Automotive provides a comprehensive assessment of your vehicle to determine if it’s in good shape and if the asking price is fair. Read below to find out more about our service and how it benefits you.


What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

A pre-purchase evaluation is a complete evaluation performed by a Big Jim’s Automotive certified and skilled mechanic. The purpose is to determine the overall condition of the car as well as provide a detailed report of the workability for every component inside and out. Only a certified mechanic has the training and knowledge necessary for the job. All of our mechanics are master-certified and inspection-ready to look at our vehicle.


When the inspection is over, we will give you a thorough rundown of every single issue we find with the car. Our report will be honest and accurate. We’ll also give you a bottom line figure of how much the repairs will be, and we will give you a recommendation as to whether or not you should purchase the vehicle for the asking price.


What Do We Look for?

What are some of the most important parts of a car to consider when performing a pre-purchase inspection? Below are the most important components that we evaluate:


●        Tire treads, alignment and balancing, brakes, pads, rotors

●        Spark plugs and the entire wiring system

●        The exhaust system including the muffler

●        Suspension, axles, joints, and the structural integrity of the vehicle

●        Fluid levels and possible leaks


How Does a Pre-Purchase Evaluation Benefit You?

The short answer: It keeps you from purchasing a vehicle in poor condition. It keeps you from wasting time, energy, and money on a commitment that you will regret. If there is a legal battle to determine fault, then you have verified evidence to prove your case whether you are the buyer or the seller.


Instead of risking a lawsuit or a major disappointment, your best bet is to come by Big Jim’s Automotive for a pre-purchase evaluation. You can depend on us for affordable rates, fast, friendly service, and work of the highest quality anywhere in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Schedule your evaluation today by calling 319-261-0999.