Have you ever bought a vehicle only to find out it has engine problems or other issues that were left undisclosed? If so, you’re not alone.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to that frustrating scenario. A post-sale inspection (PSI) is essentially an insurance policy for vehicle buyers. The inspection determines whether the car you bought is in the same condition that was presented at sale time.

Auction mechanics perform PSIs shortly after the vehicle is sold. Buyers can purchase a 7-day or 14-day PSI. If the inspection uncovers issues with the car, buyers can potentially save time and money on repair and transportation costs.

Several vehicle functions are tested during a post-sale inspection. Some of the functions tested include the vehicle’s structure, engine function and operation, transmission, brakes and air bags.

PSIs are available for both in-lane and online purchases, and buyers can also set up automatic PSIs on every purchase for added convenience.

This service is offered at all U.S. ADESA locations, as well as other auction chains nationwide.

Click here to learn more about PSIs and whether they might be a good idea for your dealership.