Companies such as CarFax and AutoCheck do a great job of providing the history of a used vehicle by answering questions such as: was the vehicle flooded, was the odometer tampered with, was the vehicle in an accident, was the vehicle used in a fleet, and so on. A BlueStar Inspection Report is completely different, as it provides information on the current mechanical condition of the vehicle such as the condition of the brakes, alternator, CV joints, and many more vital components of the vehicle.
To reduce the risk of needing costly repairs soon after purchase, never buy a used vehicle without first reviewing the BlueStar Inspection Report.
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 shops 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 and remain in good standing.
Independent 45 Category
The BlueStar Report covers the current condition of 45 key categories of the vehicle which include inspection of more than 150 mechanical components such as brakes, exhaust, suspension, hoses, and much more. Each component is inspected by a BlueStar Certified Inspection Station and marked as either “Acceptable” or “Needs Attention.” Use the results of the BlueStar Inspection Report to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a used vehicle.