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We have exciting news! River City Tire & Automotive is now part of the GreatWater 360 Auto Care family! This means we can offer our customers even more than before; with upgrades in training, technology, and equipment that allows us to service your vehicle better, and a new 3 Year/36k Mile Nationwide Warranty. Most importantly, you’ll find the same friendly faces and top-notch service you’ve come to know and trust!

The Value of Pre-Purchase Inspections

Most of us don’t jump into buying a house without prior research, consulting, and inspections. So, why should you shoot your shot by buying a pre-owned car? When buying a used vehicle, we advise that you should be especially careful. While the exterior may look spotless and have great paintwork, most people can’t detect minor issues under the hood or in other areas of the car. Fortunately, you can gain confidence by having a mechanic at River City Tire & Automotive who can work out whether your desired vehicle lives up to its expectations with a pre-purchase inspection.


A pre-purchase inspection is a comprehensive examination of both the exterior and interior of a used car that is for sale or waiting to be sold. If you have any of these questions or concerns with your dream car-to-be, consider having this service done:

  • Is it structurally and mechanically safe?
  • Is it economical to maintain?
  • Are there any minor or hidden underlying problems with the car?
  • Was there any prior accident damage?
  • Is it worth the amount that it is priced at?

A Pre-Purchase Inspection is Worth Every Penny

There’s a truth that a mechanic has a better understanding of the car than anyone else. A professional and certified tech at our shop will conduct a thorough examination of the car, and inspect the engine, wheels, brakes, tires, and more. Most pre-purchase inspections also come with a test drive to check engine and transmission performance. He/she will also look for any unusual noises or smells when running the car. Overall, this trusted assessment can unveil any present or future issues that need addressing, saving you money in the long run.


If we find anything worth noting, it can enable you to renegotiate terms or a better price. It's absolutely fine for you to take a used car to a professional shop for a pre-purchase inspection. We want to protect your investment by ensuring your vehicle’s driveability, safety, and value. If you are in need of a pre-purchase inspection, please give River City Tire & Automotive a call or visit today!

312 E 35th St Davenport, IA 52806 (563) 386-2700
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