Auto Repair Services

Pre-Purchase Car Inspection

Get a better idea of what you’re getting into with a Pre-Purchase Inspection at Virginia Tire & Auto. Our Pre-Purchase Inspections will give you peace of mind that the pre-owned vehicle you’re considering is what it claims to be.

How much does it cost?

Our standard charge for inspecting a vehicle that you are considering purchasing is one hour of labor (currently $124).

What items are evaluated during our pre-purchase inspection?

There is a long list of items that our experts will evaluate during this process. Here is a copy of the pre-purchase vehicle checklist that our staff will fill out and provide to you once the inspection is completed.

Our Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection Includes:

Under the Hood

  • Engine Oil Level/Condition
  • Brake Fluid Level/Condition
  • Coolant Hoses/Radiator/Cap
  • Accessory Drive Belt Condition
  • Battery Cold Cranking Amps
  • Battery Terminals/Cable Ends
  • Clutch Fluid Levels
  • A/C Operation/Condenser/Lines/Compressor Oil Leaks

Under Car

  • Differential Fluid/Breather Vent Operation
  • Tire DOT Numbers
  • Tire Condition/Inflation/Spare & Jack
  • CV Joint Boots/Drive Axles/Propeller Shafts/U-Joints
  • Steering Rack Boots/Steering Linkage
  • Shock/Strut Condition
  • Brake Friction Components/Hydraulic
  • Transmission Fluid Level/Condition/Clutch


  • Horn
  • Lights (Including Instrument Cluster Illumination, Dome, and Courtesy)
  • Warning Lamps/Gauge Function
  • Cruise Control Operation and Disengagement Modes
  • Seat Adjustability/Seat Belt Operation
  • Latches/Locks/Window Regulators
  • Cloth/Upholstery Condition/Leather Condition


  • Exterior Lights (Including tail, turn, side marker, main, and high beam)
  • Body Damage and Rust (including underneath the car)
  • Windows and Windshield (cracks, trim, etc.)

Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?

There is a reason why customers continue to come back to Virginia Tire & Auto over their dealers. We provide unmatched service to customers at all of our Virginia Tire & Auto locations. At each of our locations, you will find comfortable lounges, free coffee and tea, and options like loaner cars so your life does not have to stop for car care. We are committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with our service.

Our Difference.

We’re different from other repair shops. We invest heavily in our employees, tools and facilities to ensure that experts with the right equipment service your vehicle in a clean, friendly environment. Our technicians work hard to stay on top of repair technology and tire services. We believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.

We service all major automotive brands.

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.

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