Used Car Inspections


It’s not difficult to find a shop that offers used car inspections in Kent WA, but it is important to choose a reputable repair shop with an experienced team. Central Avenue Automotive is an ASE-certified, AAA-approved repair facility with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. We put people above profits and understand how important it is to get an honest, thorough pre-purchase inspection before you choose to spend your hard-earned money on a used car. We’ll give you a detailed assessment so you can make the most informed decision. 

Schedule a pre-purchase inspection today by calling 253-854-6762 or request an appointment online. 

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Used Car Inspections Kent WA Drivers Can Trust

When it comes to scheduling a used car inspection in Kent WA, you have the option of having one performed by a mobile inspector. While this can be convenient for you and the seller, the best inspections are done in-house at a professional auto repair shop. We’ll use our equipment to perform a variety of checks that can’t be replicated off-site. These include a computerized engine analysis, as well as parts inspections that can spot issues that may not be noticeable to the naked eye. 

It’s important to get a car pre-purchase inspection any time you’re considering buying a used car. While the car may run OK, there could be hidden problems or damage that the previous owner isn’t aware of or has disclosed to you. For example, the vehicle may look pristine, but there could be a serious problem, like frame damage. Knowing about potential problems–and how much they might cost you to fix–allows you to decide whether the vehicle is worth the expense. In some cases, the damage revealed by a pre-purchase inspection may even be a bargaining chip. 

Some of the items we check during used car inspections include:

  • Tire and brake condition
  • The frame
  • Suspension and steering 
  • Glass
  • Engine and transmission health
  • Fluids
  • Signs of collision damage
  • Evidence of mold or rust
  • The air conditioner, heat, and electronics systems
  • And more

Our experienced technicians will be able to tell you whether the car’s been in an accident, if it’s been well-maintained, or if it has parts that will need replacing in the near future. Having this knowledge will help you make a smart purchasing decision or negotiate a better price for the vehicle.

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Super nice people, Conner was at the front desk as well as another person but I didn’t catch her name. Both were helpful. The shop couldn’t repair my issue due to the manufacturer requiring specific tools. They did a safety inspection and didn’t charge me for it or for the diagnostics since they couldn’t perform the fix!
Saige Williams

Makes We Service

We offer used car inspections in Kent WA for most makes, including:

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Schedule Your Car Pre-Purchase Inspection Today

When it comes to buying a new-to-you car, no one wants to spend money on a lemon. At Central Avenue Automotive, we want to make sure you’re getting a car that will work for you, whether you’re buying a brand-new model or looking at pre-owned options. If you find a vehicle you love that needs a little work, we also offer comprehensive repairs and maintenance to get it in perfect working order again. From oil changes and factory-scheduled maintenance to most major repairs, we’re your one-stop shop for all your auto care needs.    

Contact us today at 253-854-6762!

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