Car Service

Why Are Pre-Purchase Inspections Important?

We’ve all been there - that purr-fect automobile calling out to you like a siren to sailors. Wooing you with her shiny paint job, low mileage, and fantastic sound system; beckoning you to scoop her up and park her in your garage. But let’s face it, when she starts sputtering a few weeks down the road and you wake up to the fact that your shiny new vehicle has some bugs under the hood, nothing is more disappointing and heartbreaking.  


Before you sign on the dotted line, bring that beautiful used automobile into Larry’s Independent Service in Mission Viejo. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics specialize in Asian and American automobiles. We are more than familiar with all makes and models of Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Mazda. We also service and repair US makes including Ford, GM, and Chrysler, and we also repair and service Hybrids and Diesels.

Through our commitment to continued education, our team of ASE-Certified auto mechanics is up to date on the latest technologies and developments in the automobile world. We will perform a multi-point computer diagnostic, as well as visual inspections to survey your vehicle. We will identify any major issues that need repair immediately, as well as inform you about services that will be needed down the road. “Knowledge is power” as they say and knowing the facts will put you in the driver’s seat during the negotiation process.  

It is quite common for used cars to be behind on their maintenance schedules and knowing how long the vehicle has been out of warranty is a good place to start. When an automobile has not been serviced regularly or has been sitting for some time, we typically see fluid levels running low or cracked hoses and gaskets. Small repairs up front, but items that are crucial to the larger mechanics of your automobile running properly. Identifying these issues, in the beginning, will save you headaches in the long run.  Obtaining a baseline on the health of your potential new vehicle will not only save you money on the purchase price but will give you confidence in the deal you negotiated.  

Once you know your total investment on this car, Larry’s Independent Service can develop a maintenance schedule that will work with your budget and your calendar. We want to keep your new vehicle running smoothly and safely for years to come. At Larry’s Independent Service, we take a strong stance to differentiate between a customer and a client. That is why our motto is:

A customer is someone that purchases a product or service; a CLIENT is someone who, under our protection, engages our professional advice and services. We strive in every way to ensure our clients leave our shop not just satisfied, but excited about their experience. We want CLIENTS, not CUSTOMERS!”  

Knowing that you have the team of auto mechanics at Larry’s Independent Service working to keep your new vehicle purring like a kitten, you can relax and rest easy knowing that your new ride is ready for your next adventure. Come visit us at 25721 Taladro Circle, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 or give us a call at (949) 830-4204 to schedule a time for your pre-purchase inspection.  


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