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Our mission at BlueStar is to reduce the risk involved in purchasing or selling a used vehicle.

Our network of nationwide certified mechanics is dedicated to providing accurate, unbiased, and extensive inspections of used vehicles, thereby providing buyers peace of mind, sellers the ability to offer a vehicle that can be trusted, and owners confidence that their vehicle is safe to drive. Gone are the days of having to rely solely on the claims of the seller or dealership salesperson, or striving to reassure a buyer that a vehicle is in good condition. Used vehicle buyers and sellers can now rely on BlueStar to take the guesswork out of buying and selling used vehicles.

Independent 45-Category Vehicle Inspection

The BlueStar Report covers the current condition of 45 key categories of the vehicle which include inspection of more than 150 mechanical and maintenance components such as brakes, exhaust, suspension, hoses, fluids and much more (click here for sample inspection report). Each category is inspected by a BlueStar Certified Inspection Station and marked as either "Acceptable" or "Needs Attention." Categories marked as "Needs Attention" have specific and detailed comments about what needs attention. Use the results of the BlueStar Inspection Report to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a used vehicle.

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Beyond a Car's History

Companies such as CarFax and AutoCheck do a great job of providing the history of a used vehicle, but do not tell you the current condition of the car or if it is in need of repairs. Information provided by the parties includes the following:

Other Report - Vehicle History

CarFax/AutoCheck:

  • Was this vehicle reported to be in accident or flooded?
  • Was the vehicle used in a rental pool or fleet?
  • Has the odometer been tampered with?
  • Reported service records.
  • Number of prior owners.
BlueStar Report - Current Condition of Vehicle

BlueStar Report:

  • Is the vehicle leaking fluids?
  • Are the battery and cables in good condition?
  • Is the water pump functioning properly?
  • Does the car need new tires?
  • Are the brake pads low?
  • Are the alternator and charging system functioning properly?
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BlueStar Inspection Stations

For a mechanic or repair shop to become BlueStar Certified, they must have been in business at least three years, be in good standing with the better business bureau and/or other review forums, and have at least one mechanic on staff that has been ASE Certified.

BlueStar conducts a formal site visit and onsite training session with each shop and interviews the manager or owner. Inspection stations are monitored and must uphold BlueStar standards of professionalism. BlueStar limits the number of Certified Inspection Stations in any given zip code and seeks to admit only the highest quality mechanics and repair shops.

If you are a mechanic or repair shop that meets the above requirements and would like to apply for BlueStar Certification, please contact us. There is no cost to become a BlueStar Certified Inspection Station. However, shops must pass BlueStar’s qualification process, undergo training on BlueStar’s signature inspection process, and remain in good standing.

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