Safety Inspection and Pre-Purchase Inspection

If you’ve ever gone through the process of buying or selling a car, you’ll know that inspections are a standard part of the process. But did you know that not all car inspections are the same? For example, you have the safety inspection and the pre-purchase inspection.

What’s the difference between those two? Or, for that matter, what makes any car inspection different from the other? The answer is simple: the difference is in the purpose of the examination.

The safety inspection and the pre-purchase inspections are great examples of this. On the surface, they might both sound like the same thing. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! You see, a safety inspection aims to evaluate the vehicle’s roadworthiness. In other words, it seeks to answer the simple question of, “Is this car safe to drive on the road?” Whereas the pre-purchase inspection aims to help buyers decide, “Is this car worth buying?”

Let’s take a closer look at both.

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