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June 30, 2021

Why having a comprehensive under-car inspection can save you money

A comprehensive under-car inspection can be beneficial in several ways. Most importantly, however, it allows you to save money in the long term.

GC Suspension carries out extensive under-car inspections on the Gold Coast which are highly recommended.

Here are five reasons why having an under-car inspection will save you money.

Preventative maintenance

Without periodic inspection, car issues can build up over time and cause significant issues. This is because the malfunction of one under-car component puts stress on others to perform adequately, which eventually leads to damage and increased repair costs.

These problems aren’t always detectable, especially when it is an under-car issue. By recruiting an experienced technician, problems can be identified before they become a cause of great concern – and a financial drain. This is known as preventative maintenance.

Heightened resale value

It’s no secret that vehicles decrease in value over time as new models surface and they become classified as second-hand. However, car inspections allow you to slow down the effect of vehicle depreciation and, by consequence, retain higher value for your car.

Inspection reports provide proof to used car dealerships that your car has been cared for and serviced over the years.

At GC Suspension, we personally carry out under-car inspections and provide you with a comprehensive report on our findings.

This report demonstrates to buyers that you are reliable and have an expert opinion regarding car maintenance. This means they are more likely to pay a higher price.

Liability prevention

In the case of an accident, whether your insurance covers your expenses is dependent upon certain facts.

If your car has not undergone regular inspection, it could mean that they won’t bail you out of damage and/or towing costs.

Comprehensive under-car inspections demonstrate that your car was fit for road usage and well-maintained at the time of the accident. This avoids the displacement of blame and avoids penalties for non-compliance.

Less fuel consumption

There are plenty of under-car issues that can contribute to higher fuel consumption, including dragging brakes.

An experienced technician can identify these issues and restore your car back to optimal performance, which translates to lower fuel costs.

It’s only through comprehensive car inspections that problems resulting in excess fuel consumption can be identified and fixed.

Lower insurance costs

As with resale value, under-car inspections demonstrate that you’re reliable and proactive to insurance providers.

By collecting your reports, you may be able to avoid paying a higher premium for your car.

If this isn’t an incentive to get your under-car inspected, we don’t know what is.

This also works for company cars too.

If you can demonstrate that employee accidents are minimal and cars are safe, insurance companies will lower fees on things like group health plans.

These are several ways in which comprehensive under-car inspections can save you money.

Simply contact us by calling 07 5532 3772 and book to have your car or 4WD checked, or drop in and see the team at 72 Ferry Road on the Gold Coast for all your steering, suspension, brake and car mechanic needs.

With the combined industry experience of over 50 years, you can be confident we will provide the best service and advice for all your vehicle needs. 

Make sure your car or 4WD is safe by booking a full under car inspection by our professional experienced team of mechanics.

Don’t take short cuts with yours and your families safety.