Nationwide Used Car Inspection & Consultation Service | Prevent A Lemon

Save Money and be Protected On Your Next Car Purchase

BOOK A PAL® INSPECTION

USED CAR INSPECTION & CONSULTATION SERVICE


PICK A PAL MECHANIC TO COME WITH YOU OR HAVE ONE SENT ON YOUR BEHALF

  • 170 point inspection at the car by a professional mechanic
  • One-on-one consultation of the inspection results
  • Instant repair estimates for issues found to help you negotiate
  • Automotive experts who will protect you from misleading sellers
  • Detailed report emailed to you after the inspection is complete

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How It Works

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Pick a time

PAL Inspections are available 7am to 9pm daily and you can easily reschedule online.

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BOOK INSTANTLY

Choose a PAL mechanic, pay electronically and only get charged after the inspection.

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GET INSPECTED

Meet your PAL mechanic when you want or have one sent on your behalf to inspect the car.

Meet Your PAL Experts®


Experienced Mechanics

Years of automotive experience along with unique accreditations and certifications.

Thoroughly Screened

We conduct thorough background, criminal and reference checks on all our mechanics.

Your Best Interests First

PAL Experts are on your side, not the seller’s.

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SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PAL

14 chevy volt
PAL Expert:Roger
Vehicle Inspected:2014 Chevrolet Volt
Date Inspected:Apr 10, 2018

Using PAL is really easy; the website is user friendly. Our mechanic, Roger, was on time, polite, friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. When his inspection determined the car was in good shape, it gave us the peace of mind we needed to move forward with the purchase. Thank you, Roger!

Bmw
PAL Expert:Mario
Vehicle Inspected:2012 BMW 330i
Date Inspected:Jan 24, 2018

I’m in the market for a new car and found a perfectly upgraded BMW with HRE wheels, Vorsteiner Bodykit, Magnaflow exhaust system and more. I was ready to purchase but my friend recommended I should get it checked out because you never know. Prevent a lemon sent their specialist and found metal shavings in the oil and so I passed. They helped me save myself from buying a lemon. Thank you!!!!

13 hyundai sonata
PAL Expert:Stephen
Vehicle Inspected:2013 Hyundai Sonata
Date Inspected:Mar 08, 2018

Overall, a great experience! I live nearly 45 minutes away from the private party I'm considering to purchase a vehicle. The scheduling of the inspector's appointment was super easy to do and the inspection was completed within a couple hours of me registering with PAL. The report I received was extremely thorough and informative! But I had a couple questions about the vehicle so I decided to call the inspector, Stephen. He was incredibly professional and knowledgeable! He answered all my questions and even added some info that I hadn't considered. I would highly recommend requesting Stephen if you are in the San Diego area! All in all, a great experience at a price lower than most offerings. And thanks to PAL for escalating my comfort level in purchasing a used vehicle!!!

Jeepgrand
PAL Expert:Michael
Vehicle Inspected:2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Date Inspected:Nov 17, 2017

Its like a house inspection for cars. Definitely needed it. Thanks PAL!

Hondacivic
PAL Expert:Jeremy
Vehicle Inspected:1995 Honda Civic
Date Inspected:Nov 10, 2017

Jeremy is the man. He saved me from this piece of crap. $3495 tag price, about half in repairs…no thank you.

Toyotocarolla
PAL Expert:Alejandro
Vehicle Inspected:2012 Toyota Corolla
Date Inspected:Feb 25, 2018

Great deal. It’s my first time buying a car and I’m so glad I found this service. The PAL mechanic met me seller’s house and checked all over the car. I have no idea what to look for, so I felt better when he assured me that the car was in good condition.

16 subaru crosstek
PAL Expert:Zacharey
Vehicle Inspected:2016 Subaru Crosstrek
Date Inspected:Mar 07, 2018

I had a little problem with the car but they took care of it. Very professional and highly recommended

11 ford explorer
PAL Expert:Fred
Vehicle Inspected:2011 Ford Explorer XLT
Date Inspected:Feb 03, 2018

This service is a win-win for anyone buying a used car! The PAL expert who inspected the car I was looking to buy was amazing! He found things I would never have looked for and in the end saved me more money than the cost of the inspection, which was $120...no brainer!!