Used Car Pre-Purchase Inspections

Inspect the Used Car Before You Buy

Driven Automotive provides ASE Certification

Peace of mind for just $55

Call Driven Automotive at 208-888-7464 for a used car inspection that puts the negotiating power back in your hands. We can ensure the used car you want to buy is really the right car for you. Our trusted mechanics perform a bumper to bumper used car inspection of the vehicle and provide you a full report of what needs to be fixed before you buy the car.

Calling after hours? You can also schedule an inspection online.

Our inspection includes:


  • Head Lights / Tail Lights / Turn Signals / Brake Lights / Hazard Warning Lights / Exterior Lamps)
  • Windshield Washer Spray / Wiper Operation / Wiper Blades
  • Windshield Condition (Inspect for Cracks, Chips, or Pitting)
  • Mirrors / Glass
  • Emergency Brake Adjustment
  • Horn Operation
  • Fuel Tank Cap Gasket
  • Air Conditioning Filter (if equipped)
  • Clutch Operation (if equipped)

Under Vehicle

  • Shock Absorbers / Suspension / Struts
  • Steering Gear Box / Linkage and Boots / Ball Joints / Dust Covers
  • Muffler / Exhaust Pipes / Mountings
  • Engine Oil and/or Fluid Leaks
  • Brake Lines / Hoses / Parking Brake Cable
  • Drive Shaft Boots / Constant Velocity Boots / U-joints / Transmission Linkage (if equipped)
  • Transmission / Differential / Transfer Case (Check Fluid Level, Fluid Condition and Fluid Leaks)
  • Fuel Lines and Connections / Fuel Tank Band / Fuel Tank Vapor Vent System Hoses
  • Inspect Nuts and Bolts on Body Chassis

Under Hood

  • Fluid Levels: Oil / Coolant / Battery / Power Steering / Brake Fluid / Washer / Automatic Transmission
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Drive Belts (condition and adjustment)
  • Engine Coolant Protection
  • Cooling System Hoses / Heater Hoses / Air Conditioning Hoses and Connections
  • Radiator Core /Air Conditioning Condenser (if equipped)

Battery Performance

  • Battery Terminals / Cables / Mountings
  • Check Condition of Battery (Storage Capacity Test)

Brake and tire Inspection

  • Brake Lining
  • Tire Tread
  • Wear Patter
  • Tire Pressure

Driven Automotive incorporates industry standards that are similar to the inspection guidelines set by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Click here for a full list inspection guidelines. This document is provided by the DMV.