Used vehicle

Thinking about buying a used vehicle? This is what you should do.

In Inspectionby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

When it comes to auto repair, it’s important to know what you’re doing.

One of our customers learned this the hard way.

The check engine light on his 2006 Dodge Ram turned on and refused to turn off, even though he replaced all oxygen sensors and the exhaust.

As we continued to work on the truck, we learned more pieces of the story. 

After buying the vehicle online, the customer brought it to another shop and performed some repairs himself.

In addition to putting in the wrong transmission shifter cable, he installed an exhaust system, and placed the catalytic converter on the incorrect side.

One of the O2 sensors was spliced, as well.

If you are thinking about buying a used vehicle, it’s very important to have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a reliable auto repair shop.

Even though all future problems can’t be predicted, the inspection can reveal visible issues, such as bad tires and exhaust conditions, check engine lights and wiring harness problems.

This can help you learn about costs and determine if it’s the right car for you.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.