Vehicle Inspections

Pre/Post Purchase Inspection:


If you’re thinking about purchasing a vehicle, it’s always nice to get an expert’s opinion before you make the final call. Excelerate Performance has you covered! We offer vehicle inspections to make sure that the new car you’re buying is the car you want.

With some coordination, your vehicle’s pre-purchase inspection process can be simple, and it will help make you aware of underlying issues, not to mention it can help save you thousands of dollars in the long run!

A test drive around the block with the dealer will not always reveal all, and the vehicle’s actual condition is essential to help you negotiate a lower price – or buy with confidence!

Most dealers, or private sellers, will let you take their vehicle in for an inspection as long as you are willing to set up the appointment and cover the bill. A pre-purchase inspection is very affordable and should not be avoided due to it’s added cost, and it is cost-effective assurance in the long run! If the seller does not let you have the vehicle inspected elsewhere, it is always worth considering what they may be hiding and maybe even walking away from that vehicle (or seller) in particular.

Our multi-point inspection covers all the basics, including drivetrain components, braking system, cooling system, fluids, wipers, tires, suspension, and more! We can also offer a more in-depth inspection service pull spark plugs, run a leak down test, check compression, borescope cylinder walls, and whatever else you need to get to the bottom of your new vehicle’s well being.


A Proper Inspection:


A proper vehicle inspection will tell you everything you need to know about your vehicle. These inspections help you build confidence in your vehicle or get to the bottom of some issues.

At Excelerate Performance, we are not just looking at your brake pads. Below is a list of items we check with every vehicle inspection.


Our Inspection:


Fluid Levels & Condition:
  • Engine Oil
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Washer Fluid
General & Warning Lights:
  • ABS Light
    Oil Pressure Light
  • Brake Light
  • Check Engine Light
  • Airbag Light
  • Tire Pressure Light
  • Exterior
  • Brake Lights
  • Marker Lights
  • Tail Lights
  • License Plate Lights
  • Turn Signals
  • Low Beams
  • High Beams
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Tires
  • Horn
Braking System:
  • Rotors
  • Pads (MMs)
  • Brake Lines
  • Brake Booster
  • Master Cylinder
Wheels & Tires:
  • Pressure (PSI)
  • Tread Depth (MMs)
Power Steering System:
  • Rack & Pinion
  • Pump
  • High-Pressure Hose
  • Remaining Hoses
Suspension & Steering:
  • Shocks & Struts
  • Ball Joints
  • Bushings
  • Control Arms
  • Tie Rods
Cooling System:
  • Radiator
  • Thermostat
  • Hoses
  • Water Pump
  • Rough Running
  • Noises
  • Misfires
  • Leaks
  • Nose
  • Leak
  • Not Shifting
  • Shifting Hard
Driveline & Axle:
  • Differential
  • Driveshaft
  • Axles

Can also shed light on:

A vehicle inspection can also reveal severe issues like frame damage and fluid condition. If your vehicle has been in a severe accident and repair was done incorrectly, many variables can be impacted.

The fluid condition can help indicate poor maintenance history or repair work while thinks like water damage can reveal a past, you’ll want to know about before purchasing.

We will report back with everything you need to know and can supply you with the pricing to get it done. Contact us to set up your appointment today!



12 Sycamore Way

Unit 1 & 2

Branford, CT 06405


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