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Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections
Your vehicle doesn’t just get you from point A to point B, it gets you from A to B safely. That’s why it’s crucial to have a vehicle that’s operating in tip-top shape. When your vehicle is having problems, it becomes a reliability for you and your passengers. What’s more, a simple car repair or vehicle maintenance can save you money on future repairs. Take your timing belt for instance: When your timing belt loses teeth, your engine can misfire and damage itself — and when your timing belt snaps entirely, you can total your engine in a matter of seconds.
A comprehensive vehicle inspection is a simple solution, and it can save you time and money, all while keeping you and yours safe on the road. We urge you to schedule an appointment regularly. Now, let’s take a deeper look at why you should get an inspection, what to expect during your inspection, and why you should count on Urban Auto Care as your Denver source for comprehensive vehicle inspections — we’re proud to provide mechanic services for folks throughout Denver, including residents of City Park, Park Hill, Washington Park, Downtown, Uptown, and the surrounding areas.
How Often Should You Get an Inspection?
It’s a good idea to have your vehicle inspected every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Older vehicles should be inspected more often than newer models. Take note, most mechanics perform a minimal visual inspection with each oil change. That may not be enough to keep your car performing its best. With a comprehensive inspection, a trained mechanic will evaluate and test components throughout your vehicle, especially the performance of your car’s engine, its safety features, and other crucial parts.
You should also get an inspection if…
It’s a wise decision to get an inspection before you take a road trip, or if you’re buying or selling the vehicle. With an inspection, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your car won’t break down as you’re doing 70 on I-80. If you’re selling your car, inspection documentation can be an useful tool to earn the full value of your car. And if you’re buying an used car, you’re welcome to bring prospective vehicles into the shop for a check. We’ll let you know if you’re paying the right price for your next vehicle.
What Items Are Checked?
As you well know, comprehensive means everything. We’ll inspect and test all of the components on your vehicle that are liable to fail. From headlight to tailpipe, we’ll make sure all of your vehicle components are in working order. If we notice any inconsistencies, we’ll let you know what needs fixing, how much a repair will cost, and how time-sensitive the repair is. After all, if you have a failing transmission, you have a more pressing problem than a broken air conditioner. If you’d like to get the full scoop on our comprehensive inspections, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a full list of our checks and tests.