Unless you are purchasing a new car or have no worries about the mechanical condition of a used car that you might be purchasing, it is wise to learn about the car repair and ownership history of that car. Many auto shops can advise you as to how to get the car service history on a used car that you want to purchase.
Here are a few reasons you might want to become aware of a car’s service history and who owned the vehicle before you intend to purchase it:
- The types and frequency of car repairs and services that were completed on the vehicle, including accident history.
- Vehicle Manufacturers recalls that may have been issued and completed or not completed on the vehicle since the vehicle was new.
- Ownership history of the vehicle; all owners (title holders) of the car since it was first purchased.
Learning as much as you can about a vehicle before purchasing it is not only wise, it can save you from potential future car repairs knowing that the vehicle has been properly and timely serviced and repaired. The cost of a CarFax, which is typically under $50 and easily obtained on the internet, will be money well spent. And the peace of mind that it gives you as a purchaser is priceless.
If you’re intending to purchase a used car and want to know how to get car service history, contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center today at (360) 692-1414 for more information and to schedule an appointment. Our automotive service center proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.