A polished, gleaming car is no assurance that it had not been driven to the ground. Your safeguard to getting good value when buying a pre-owned car is with an AA Car Evaluation Service.
The evaluation of a used car and its value requires professionals with the right testing equipment to provide an unbiased opinion. With AA car Evaluation service, you will be provided with not just a simple grading on the condition of the car, but a comprehensive evalution report on any flaws or defects found in the inspection. You will receive an independent assessment on the car's condition, and allowing you to determine and make a more informed buying decision.
- How can I use the report?
AA's primary objective is to give you a full picture of the car’s condition so that you can make an informed purchase decision. You can also use the report to ask for a price reduction, or request the seller/dealer to repair the significant defects before purchase. Either way, the benefits far outweigh the nominal evaluation cost.
- What if the seller/dealer refuses to have the car evaluated?
Having a used car evaluated before purchase is a very common practice, and the seller/dealer should oblige to your request. Be wary if the seller/dealer does not consent to one. He/she may be hiding some information from you. Some dealers may claim that the car has been evaluated but may be referring to the preliminary inspections.
- Who should decide where to send the used car for evaluation?
As a rule of thumb, the buyer should be the one to decide where to send the car that he/she intends to buy for evaluation. Be wary if the seller insists on sending the car to their recommended evaluation centre/workshop as this might be disadvantageous to the buyer.
AA Member: $115
Note: Above price excludes 7% GST
Visit AA Technical Services at 10 Kallang Way, Singapore 349215. Inspections are strictly by appointment, during working hours only. Please call our Technical Services at 6389 4270 / 6333 8811 to make an appointment.
Terms & Conditions apply.
Read more about AA Car Evaluation Services below:
- It's All In The Details – Jan/Feb 2015, Highway issue