Consumers' Auto Detective
Specializing in Assisting the CONSUMER
"Body work and a new paint job can make a wrecked car look good as new on the outside. What you can't see in a salvaged car is its twisted frame, the cracks, its electrical problems and more." Channel 10 News, San Diego CA 11/12/2008. See story here
Pre-Purchase or Used Car Inspections
Consumers' Auto Detective will inspect a used car or truck to ensure the quality, safety, function and value before you buy a used vehicle. Why should you have a used car inspected before you buy?
Good Morning America, ABC NEWS
Channel 10 News, San Diego
Over eight years and the number of rebuilt vehicles
being sold as safe and damage-free is growing. In light of today's
economy, fewer new cards sold and fewer reliable trade-ins, that number will
The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) advises: "Before you buy any vehicle, it is always wise to have an expert check it out. The engine isn't the only item to consider before purchasing a used car. The condition of the frame and body are just as important because proper frame and body repairs can often cost more than the vehicle is worth and improper repairs could be structurally unsafe. That's why it's important to find out if repairs were made and if they were made correctly."
The next time you buy a used car will your car have working air bags when you drive it away? See and read the Weekend Edition for October 12, 2008 story by Liane Hanson and Jenni Bergal: Air Bag Fraud: Underreported "Life and Death Scam"
Find out about potential
problems before you buy
If you already own a vehicle that you think may have a collision history, it may not be too late. If the vehicle was portrayed as something it is not, you may still have recourse. See Post Purchase
Want more information?
Call: (847) 289-1392
e-mail: Auto Detective