Whether purchasing from a dealership or a private party you will ask if the vehicle can be taken to a certified automotive facility. (ASE trained technicians, a NAPA auto care center or a Tech Net Shop). Most dealerships and private parties are fine with this. If they don’t want to oblige then this might have red flags and you should probably pass over this vehicle. Here at Crabtree Automotive we do a 36-point inspection for any minor or major issues. This gives you an idea if you need to negotiate the price and to know what the vehicle’s future operating costs are.