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A safety check report (pink slip or Roadworthy Certificate) will tell you that a car is safe to drive only. To find out what you're really buying you will need to have the car inspected by a qualified mechanic or inspection service.

An inspection conducted by a professional mechanic or an independent inspection service is generally the last precautionary step you can take before buying a car. The inspection can reveal hidden problems that the car currently has or may develop in the near future. It's a must if you are buying privately or through an auction house where no warranty is offered.


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