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The Power of a Pre-Purchase Inspection

The Power of a Pre-Purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase inspection can be a thorny issue for both the buyer and the seller. Automobiles are major purchases, and it can be stressful. But it’s also crucial to have it so that the needs of the car are clear and the value of the car is understood to all parties. We understand the importance of pre-purchase inspections because we not only repair and inspect cars, we sell them, right here in Palm Beach county. If there’s a foreign automobile you’re thinking of buying, it makes sense to bring that car to Foreign Affairs. You need that car to be mechanically sound, and we can determine that for you. When you bring the vehicle to us for inspection, we will: Investigate all major systems of the car (engine, transmission, fuel system, and exhaust components) Scan the electrical system for error codes Run a complete diagnostic Perform a thorough brake inspection Inspect the suspension Do a full cosmetic sweep Check for tell-tale signs of collision damage We will ... read more

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Common Catalytic Converter Problems and Symptoms

Common Catalytic Converter Problems and Symptoms

Under the hood of your car, everything is there with a specific purpose to help your vehicle perform properly. In your exhaust system and helping turn pollutant gas emissions into safer, less harmful emissions is your catalytic converter. It can substantially reduce or even completely eliminate pollutants and is a vital part of your vehicle’s exhaust system, a properly working catalytic converter will mean the difference between whether or not your vehicle can pass a smog check and stay street legal to drive. Over time your catalytic converter may become worn or faulty and will be in need of service, though there are usually key symptoms to look for to alert you that you may want to seek service for your catalytic converter. Rattling Noise – Once your catalytic converter becomes older or damaged from fuel mixtures, the honeycombs on the inside can begin to collapse ... read more

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