A thorough buyer's inspection performed by a qualified and experienced technician, is an integral element to a successful vehicle acquisition. Next to a house purchase, buying a car is typically the second largest household expense and getting a clear picture of what you are buying and what you might face for future maintenance can mean they difference between owning a vexing lemon, or a reliable investment... " It's a 2-hour investment at our shop rate of $125 per hour and it reviews all major components on the vehicle from the engine and driveline, to the hydraulic systems such as brakes, clutch and suspension, wheels and tires and basic electrical functions.