Buying a used vehicle can be an expensive investment. To ensure you are purchasing a high quality vehicle, have it thoroughly inspected by a L&D Auto Specialists. We offer a complete inspection service that includes an interior, exterior and mechanical evaluation of the vehicle's current condition at the time of purchase. You will feel much more confident about your investment once everything checks out well, or you may be reluctant to buy something with some defects.
When it comes to buying a used car, you should not rely on chance. Before buying a used car, you should research its history. Most dealerships across the country offer services such as Carfax or other used car service reports to help shed light on the vehicle's history. Keep in mind that while these pre-purchase reports can tell you about the vehicle's history, they cannot tell you whether or not the vehicle is safe to drive at this time.
It is critical that vehicles receive regular preventive maintenance. Bringing your car in for a pre-purchase inspection at L&D Auto Specialists provides you with an expert opinion on its systems and parts, such as tires, engine mounts, hoses, belts, and other important engine components that can mean the difference between the selling price of the used car and an endless investment in auto repair bills.
L&D Auto Specialists has a long history in the auto repair industry in the Olathe area because we only employ ASE certified mechanics who provide high quality repairs and service without trying to sell you something unnecessary.
We have a team of certified, experienced and trained technicians ready to help you with a pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle you are about to buy in Olathe KS. In the event that you are purchasing a vehicle without a warranty, the technicians at L&D Auto Specialists recommend that you have a pre-purchase inspection performed.
We can perform a complete 360-degree vehicle inspection in Olathe KS at L&D Auto Specialists. We will thoroughly inspect the mechanical, electrical and safety features of the vehicle. This includes inspecting the tires and brakes, looking under the hood for any leaks, looking for possible flood or fire damage, inspecting the suspension and transmission, and much more. We then present you with the problems we uncover and provide you with an overall picture of the current condition of the vehicle. This gives you an idea of what needs to be fixed immediately, as well as any future problems that may arise. You can then take the information from your pre-purchase inspection to the seller and request a price reduction for any future work you need, or you can move on to another vehicle. The procedure takes about two hours and, depending on availability, can usually be done on a walk-in basis.
The most important step before purchasing a vehicle is to schedule a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. The safety of the vehicle in question can only be determined after a thorough examination of all of its components. After a thorough examination, the safety condition of the vehicle is revealed, and the results allow you to decide if you are still interested in the purchase.
It is not enough to look at the color or body of the vehicle to determine if it is roadworthy. Underneath the vehicle's attractive bodywork are components that determine whether or not the vehicle is safe. Once a pre-purchase vehicle inspector gives you the green light, you can be confident in the value of the vehicle.
When the final report is released, you may discover that the vehicle has numerous defects. You can use the information at hand to negotiate a better price or decide to walk away from the deal altogether, depending on your stipulation and the limits you set for the purchase. A pre-owned vehicle will have maintenance issues, and a pre-purchase inspection lets you know of any future maintenance that will be required if you decide to purchase the vehicle. With this information, you can budget ahead of time and keep your finances in order. A complete inspection should include the following vehicle components:
Consider printing out the pre-purchase inspection checklist you can find on the Internet. If you are mechanically inclined, you can perform the simple inspections yourself and leave the complex ones to a professional third-party mechanic.
L&D Auto Specialists's flat rate is based on the amount of labor and parts needed to repair your vehicle. Our estimates include a complete price breakdown, so there is no mystery surrounding the pricing of the service.
Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection can range from $108.00 to $150.00
We give you a flat rate for the job based on time and parts needed (if any). There will be no need to haggle and no last minute surprises. Even if the job takes longer than expected, our price does not change.
L&D Auto Specialists is opened Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, but their availability depends on how busy they are. Call ahead of time to make an appointment
The mechanic performs a standard 150-point inspection, which includes a visual inspection of the fluids, body, brakes, cooling system, suspension, climate control, tires and overall exterior appearance. The mechanic will also photograph the exterior and interior of the vehicle. If the vehicle is safe and operational, and the owner's permission has been obtained, the mechanic can scan the car's various computers for trouble codes and test it. If the mechanic inspecting the car does not have permission to test the car or if testing the car is unsafe, the inspection will be completed without the road test portion.
A pre-purchase inspection does not usually include the use of diagnostic equipment. The tools used in pre-purchase inspections are those necessary to check vehicle fluids, brakes, tires, batteries and other components. To record any fault codes that may exist, an OBD II scanner can be used. The mechanic's years of experience working on cars and providing expert information about the condition of the car are an important part of the inspection.
Booking a pre-purchase inspection at L&D Auto Specialists is the same as booking any other appointment. We require a credit card to book an inspection, but payment will be processed after the work is completed. You can give the mechanic a different credit card if you need to change the credit card number.
A pre-purchase inspection usually takes the mechanic a little over an hour.
As part of the pre-purchase inspection, our mechanics do not perform a compression test. To perform a compression test requires the removal of the spark plug, and when parts are removed, other problems may arise.
Because of our strong partnerships with local parts suppliers, we can deliver top-quality parts for any make or model very fast. In many cases, we can complete auto and body repairs the same day! All of our technicians/mechanics are experienced on both domestic and imported vehicles, including:
Olathe is the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is the fourth-most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and Kansas, with a 2010 population of 125,872. By 2019, the Census Bureau estimated Olathe's population had grown to 140,545.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.42 square miles (156.49 km2) of which 59.66 square miles (154.52 km2) are land and 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is covered by water. Olathe has two public lakes: Lake Olathe with 172 acres (0.70 km2) of water surface and Cedar Lake with 45 acres (0.18 km2).
Our mechanics are fully certified (ASE, Technet)
Our auto repair shop holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
But, don't take our word for it! Here are some of the many testimonials from past clients
Seriously Talented Automotive Technicians performing jobs dealers can't or won't do and succeeding. They need larger shop.
I have a 1991 Chevy S10 blazer I bought in 1997 that wasn't driven for awhile that needed repairs, L & D auto did a good job getting the blazer back on the road again.
Jose and angel are great in every aspect. I have been taking my vehicles to them for a couole of years. As a woman i feel comfortable going here and not being taken advantage of. Always very helpful, nice and knowledgeable. Will continue going as long as theh are here