Car Repair Laurel MD

Thoroughbred Auto Care

11011 Scaggsville Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: (301) 317-7886
Hours M-F 7:30am-5:30pm

Buying a Used Car in Maryland 20723

Thoroughbred Auto Care, Scaggsvile MD Maryland 20723
Owner : Stephen Powell discusses Buying a used vehicle in Maryland.

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget conscious drivers. It does not matter where you drive, in Laurel, Fulton, Highland, Burtonsville or Columbia, really if you're going to register it here, in Maryland it must be inspected & legally that is the responsibility of the seller! But that inspection does not Equal a safe, dependable vehicle. It simple means "if it was properly inspected" that it is at the minimum safe standards which the State requires. Now, it could be perfect but, do you want to risk inheriting someone else’s problems? Buying a Used Car in Maryland

So what should you do? Our ASE certified Mechanics / technicians, here in the 20723 Zip of Scaggsville / Laurel MD, we do regular Maryland State vehicle inspections. We also perform various mechanical inspections to determine if you have found that dream come true or a nightmare. So first off we can help when you get close to decision time. However, let’s say you have gone to look & perhaps driven it, now what? Ask for service records. Check to see if the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed. If so, you probably have a good chance of it being okay. If there aren’t any services records, then assume the worst. This is December 2015, people that have spent 30,40,50K or more for a new vehicle & don’t follow & keep records of maintenance, probably ignore other things as well. So you found it! It has Good records, now what? Kick the tires if you want to, lol, but do look at tread wear, uneven wear equals Alignment problems, worn shocks, suspension problems. Listen to the engine for unusual sounds and pay attention to unexpected odors. Now take it for a test drive, use the brakes, hard! Did it swerve, shudder, make noise, all can be concerns, some with price tags to correct.
Purchasing a Used Vehicle in MD
Okay, so you picked & are ready to purchase. Even if it’s been through MD State inspection & passed, you should take it to your local shop for $120 with experience automotive mechanics. We can do a fairly thorough look over & let you know costs on anything we spot or pending services.
Call Jon, our service advisor or myself: Stephen & discuss, ask questions before you slide that big stack of money across the table & buy it. Bottom line we are here to help you: 301-317-7886

In 20723, 20777, 20759 Laurel, Burtonsville, Fulton, Maple Lawn Farms, Highland & Columbia Maryland. Our automotive repair experience, ASE certifications, computerized analysis and trusted reputation are close as a phone call.

Stephen, Owner of Thoroughbred Auto Care



Used Car Buying and Inspection
Thoroughbred Transmissions and Auto Care, Inc.
11011 Scaggsville Rd
Laurel, MD 20723

Phone: (301) 317-7886


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Open M-F 7:30 am to 5:30 pm ---- Free shuttle for local customers ---- All mechanics are ASE certified ---- MD State Inspection Station ---- Custom and performance services available ---- Night Key Drop Box for after hours vehicle drop offs ---- Secure vehicle storage ----
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