Defining the Pre-Purchase Inspection
|Written by Michael Sheehan|
|Saturday, 31 October 2009 16:00|
Almost all shops use pre-purchase inspections as a loss-leader, and so they are motivated to find and recommend any and all needed work
Last month's column detailed a threatened $182,000 lawsuit against a Ferrari shop because of decades-old damage to a 37-year-old car, which was discovered but not mentioned to the would-be buyer during a $300 pre-purchase inspection.
The many lawyers I spoke with all declared that any claim against the shop would focus on whether there was an industry standard on what should or should not be included in a pre-purchase inspection (PPI), and whether the shop met such a standard.