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Pre-Purchase Inspections for Performance Cars

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.

Get a PPI 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 PPI. You might consider taking your Porsche, Audi, 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.

We 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 PPI from Poudre Sports Car!

Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

What is a Pre Purchase 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.

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?

  1. Engine – 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.
  2. Transmission – Looking for leaks, diagnostic codes that are throwing check engine lights, and the overall condition of the transmission and transmission fluid.
  3. Brakes – We’re looking for worn brake pads and rotors and faulty or leaky brake lines and components.
  4. Tires – We look at overall tire condition making note of bald spots, uneven wear, or cracks and damage to sidewalls
  5. Wheels – 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).
  6. Suspension – Evaluate all suspension components looking for damage, leaks, or excessive wear.
  7. Exhaust – Looking for cracks or leaks.
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. Body and frame – Looking for rust, damage, or missing parts.
  11. 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.

What does a PPI 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.

And remember, the goal of the PPI 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.

Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

What does a PPI 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.

And remember, the goal of the PPI 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.

Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)