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Pre-Purchase Inspections for Porsches and Performance Cars in Fort Collins

We know that buying a “new to you” high-end car can be stressful. We can help take some of the stress out of the decision for you. Come to Poudre Sports Car for a pre-purchase vehicle inspection (PPI). We can help give you some peace of mind about the decision. If the car isn’t worth buying, we’ll tell you. If it is, we will be as happy as you are. We can also help you determine the value of the car and help you decide if it is right for you.

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Get a pre purchase inspection in Fort Collins CO for that new-to-you Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or other European cars.

Regardless of where you are in the sports car buying process, don’t neglect a pre purchase car inspection. You might consider taking your Porsche, Audi, VW, or BMW to a dealership for a PPI, but we would recommend seeing an independent specialist (like us!). Nothing against dealers, but when it comes to full-scope knowledge and intuition of sports cars, we’re the experts.

Your sports car mechanics in Fort Collins CO go the extra mile to consider and investigate potential issues in addition to noting obvious defects. It’s easy to be blinded by love, especially with a vintage sports car–don’t get trapped in a bad deal, get a pre purchase Vehicle inspection in Fort Collins from Poudre Sports Car!

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What is a Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspection?

A Pre Purchase Inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of a vehicle’s condition, carried out by a trained and experienced technician. It is an important tool for anyone considering buying a used car, as it can help to identify any potential problems that may need to be addressed before making a purchase.

Fort Collins Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

Technical Experience

Our founder, Stephen Schroeder, grew up in the automotive hotbed of Long Island and made the decision to bring his acquired skills west in the 1970s. The company is now run by his sons, Zach and Stefan who learned important business and mechanical lessons from their dad. You can rest assured that your vehicle is in qualified and knowledgeable hands when you drop it off with Poudre Sports Car.

What does a PPI cover?


We’re looking for leaks, incorrectly installed or damaged parts, faulty or damaged gaskets and seals, as well as observing any odd smells, noises, or behavior.  Your Vehicles Engines contains an array of safety features, control valves and conduits that cab be complicated. These compontest can become damaged over time with pressure and heat.  At Poudre Valley Sports Car, we carefully inspect each and every component to ensure its clean and functioning at 100%. 


Looking for leaks, diagnostic codes that are throwing check engine lights, and the overall condition of the transmission and transmission fluid.


We’re looking for worn brake pads and rotors and faulty or leaky brake lines and components.


We look at overall tire condition making note of bald spots, uneven wear, or cracks and damage to sidewalls


Looking for bent or cracked rims, leaking or damaged wheel bearing, and uneven wear on the tires (could be a sign of wheel alignment issues).


Evaluate all suspension components looking for damage, leaks, or excessive wear.


Looking for cracks or leaks.

Cooling system 

Does the cooling system have enough fluids and is it actually functioning well enough to keep the engine cool (especially under the added stress of a performance car)

Electrical system 

Some of the most common issues that are found with electrical systems during pre-purchase inspections include faulty wiring, loose connections, and corroded battery terminals.

Body and frame 

Looking for rust, damage, or missing parts.

ECU (Engine Control Unit)/DME (Digital Motor Electronics) 

We look for the most common problem with the ECU/DME and give you a list of past and current readings. We also look for other common problems including a bad connection, a short circuit, or a software issue, and let you know that there could be a problem.

Fuel lines 

Fuel lines are seen as the veins of your vehicle and their main job is to carry fuel to your engine. However, over time, these fuel lines can become worn out and as a result, they can either become damaged or punctured. When this happens, fuel leaks can occur under your car. Over time, these leaks can result in a loss of fuel and air making its way into the fuel system leading to your engine getting seized up. At Poudre Valley Sports Car, we ensure this vital component of your car is inspected and working as intended. 


In order for your gears to function optimally, your clutch needs to be in proper working condition. We will inspect your clutch, cables and gear box to ensure all is working in alignment.

Shock Absorbers 

Ensuring your vehicle is stable, we will test your shock absorbers to ensure your travel is as smooth as possible.

How much does a full inspection on a car cost?

Cost varies depending on the make, model, year, and overall condition of the vehicle. The best way is to give us a call at (970) 229-0990. We’ll be happy to give you a custom, updated quote on a PPI for your purchase.

Depending on the 150 point inspection cost vs the 40 point inspection cost will determine the cost.

And remember, the goal of the pre purchase inspection in Fort Collins is to give you valuable information about the condition of the vehicle so you have a better idea of what the car will actually cost, not just how much you’re buying it for.

Fort Collins Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)