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Exceptional service by Dave. When I contacted him the first time, he was on his vacation but still spent time talking to me over the phone, understanding my needs and offered to have someone else in the area to come and inspect if time was sensitive to purchase a vehicle. That's when I decided he will be my go-to. Luckily, after a few week's time of hunting to purchase a used car from private party, Dave himself was available. What followed in the events of leading up to buying a great reliable car simply blows my mind whenever I think about it. Dave went out of the way in every step, offered expert advice and insights to help make a good decision over the options I had, helped me avoid a car that would have cost me a fortune in a potential CVT repair, recommended he takes a look at another vehicle which had cleaner history plus reputation and was flexible with timing to fix an appointment with the private party. I am glad I chose him for my used car inspection as he gave a pretty thorough report and made me feel safe closing the deal. As this is my first time buying car from private party in WA, he answered all my basic questions of end-to-end car buying process with patience and in-detail.
Highly recommend his service to anyone of you looking to buy a reliable used car in the market.
- Vimal R., Redmond, WA
Dave was phenomenal. He not only inspected the used vehicle the same day but he went into great detail into exactly what the vehicle needed work on. His 5 decades of auto knowledge and expertise helped the purchasing experience. Super friendly as well!
- Julian Y., Colorado Springs, CO
Highly recommended! I coordinated with Dave over a couple weeks as I tried to find the vehicle that I wanted. When I finally found a car, despite being out of his typical service zone, Dave was able to come out to inspect the vehicle for an added marginal fee due to the extra travel. He did a thorough inspection, answered all of my questions, and provided some great tips great tips on how to prolong the life of the vehicle. And he was fun to talk to! Dave identified some minor issues that I'll be able to follow up on with the dealer as I close out the purchase on this vehicle, which made the inspection worth every penny! Thanks Dave!
- Brian.D., Seattle, WA
I've had 3 vehicles inspected by Dave. Total cost of inspections was about 400, but across the 3 (not including one which I didn't buy which would have needed 5000 in repairs!) I've saved about 2500 buying used cars after negotiations. Dave is very thorough, hard working and professional. And did I mention he goes to the seller so there's no inconvenience?
Never buy a car without a professional inspection in any case. I recommend PMI for the inspection.
- Jeff M., Woodinville, WA
I hope I never have to buy another car without Dave!
It was my first time buying a vehicle, and he was incredibly helpful accommodating my needs every step of the way. I had signed a contract to buy a Ford Econoline, giving me a 72-hour window to get a mechanical inspection that was voided if the mechanic found any issues. Dave found several issues well within the 72 hour window, so I called the used car dealership, but they would not budge on voiding the contract. This is where Dave really went above and beyond what any mechanic could be expected to do. He guided me through the ordeal, wrote legal documents proving damage to the used vehicle, and I got the resolution I was looking for.
Thank you Dave, I truly appreciate how much you have helped me every step of the way!!!
- Mike G., Seattle, WA
What a guy. Spent 30 minutes on the phone teaching me how to read cars and how each old cars fair through time. This guy is an incredible human being. Thank you so so much.
- Joe L., Seattle, WA
I hired this inspector because I live 200 miles from the car I was to purchase. He did his job in driving the car and checking it for obvious flaws. One suggestion I would have is that he could have printed out the ad and checked that against the vehicle. The ad listed a backup camera which the car turned out not to have. Also there was a"service required" notice on the car, he said they needed to check it out. Turned out the phone module was bad... all this I found out only after traveling 200 miles with my infant. He should have figured that out by just trying to see if the on call button worked... hopefully those will be the only surprised problems I will encounter. Seemed like a lot to pay to have someone test drive a car.
- Mother of D., Portland, OR
I read the reviews, called Dave of Pacific Mechanical Inspections, and asked him to inspect a vehicle I saw on eBay. I lived in the opposite coast, therefore there was no other way to inspect the car before the auction ended
Dave was recuperating so he asked a colleague to call the owner, make an appointment, and inform the owner of all the systems he would like to check on the car aside from the exterior and interior cosmetics as far as their faithfulness to the pictures
Within a hour the car disappeared from eBay claiming it was sold even as there were still 4 days left on the " buy it now price." ( the bid before the ad disappeared was only 40% of the Buy-it-Now price.)
You draw your own conclusions. Not only are pre-inspections mandatory but finding those in the business with the experience to focus on the particular quirks of a car, it's series, it's age is priceless
The fee I was charged was a pittance of what I would have had to fork out had I made the mistake of trusting the description and the pictures of the car
- Lynn S., Potomac, MD
We can't express how grateful we are to have discovered Dave Wyrick. We were interested in purchasing a 2004 Honda Element, but I am quick to admit that I'm anything but a mechanic. Well, we contacted Dave for a Pre Purchase Inspection. What a great decision!
Dave showed up at the lot right on time. He thoroughly examined the two vehicles we were interested in. He clearly knew what to look for and also how to explain things to people who didn't. We ended up purchasing one of those two cars and couldn't be happier!
His expertise, his reasonable fee, and his help in getting a little something extra on that vehicle all gave us the confidence we needed that we were making the right choice. My wife and I would say that anyone who chooses Pacific Mechanical Inspections to assist in evaluating the purchase of a car will be making the right choice.
- Fred L., Ellensburg, WA
David Wyrick did a great job with my auto inspection! I can't say enough, he saved $$$ from buying a car that had multiple issues. I am over 2,000 miles away and he was my saviour from buying the car I thought was to be my DREAM car. He works for you the buyer. Thanks Dave!
- Rick G., Florence, KY
PMI did a terrific job. I've always had used cars inspected before I bought them, but it was always something I did during the test drive and scheduling and waiting were always a total hassle. Dave suggested that I let him check out a car I found online before I ever saw it, which was a hundred times more convenient than doing it the old way - and this way he could check the car out while it was cold, giving him better information. He steered me clear of a dealership he had seen too many bad cars from, and suggested others - including the one where I eventually bought my car. The info he gave me was thorough, understandable, balanced and helpful. Anybody asks me about getting a used car inspected, PMI is absoutely who I'll recommend.
- Tom R., Central District, Seattle, WA
Dave is super knowledgeable and very helpful. He found and diagnosed potential issues after a thorough inspection. The seller divulged information to him that he would not have given to me. Very reasonable price for piece of mind!
- Will J., New York, NY
Dave was amazing! I needed to buy a new van for my small business and I know exactly nothing about cars. He was kind and respectful to me on the phone, being very understanding about my lack of information on the van I wanted to look at. He was able to meet me the same day and thank goodness he did! He found multiple problems with a van that I, honestly, probably would've bought. He came out a second time, went on a long test drive with me, found a few minor problems and gave me information about affordable ways to get them fixed. With the information he gave me, I was able to negotiate with the dealer and am now the proud owner of a beautiful new cargo van that is not only mechanically sound but well within my price range. Working with Dave was a positive experience from start to finish! I would (and already have) recommend him to anyone looking to buy a used car!
- Courtney H., Seattle, WA
Dave was so great! He came out to my work the same day I called, and was able to look at my newly purchased vehicle while I was busy. With his encouragement, I was able to take it back to the dealership & have the struts replaced. This saved me hundreds of dollars!! He also gave me helpful hints on how to preserve the life of my transmission. I definitely recommend having Dave take a look at any car you are thinking of buying (preferably before you sign anything!). He will give you peace of mind for your big decision. Absolutely worth the price!!!!
- Terri R., Seattle, WA
I called Dave because I am working abroad in Beijing China and needed someone on the ground (in Seattle) who could help me to find a reliable vehicle so that I have a car ready when I return home. Dave listened very carefully and did a great job in matching me with a car that fits my needs. His inspection was thorough and reports were detailed. His services helped me to feel confident buying a car from the other side of the world. I am extremely happy with his services.
- Matthew B., Clearwater, FL
Had him check out another car a couple weeks later, and ended up buying it thanks to Dave's review. He called me after the inspection and gave me a list of things to consider, and he emailed me the list after I sent him a few clarifying questions. The inspection was convenient and well worth the money, and I love my new car.
- Lindsay G., Honolulu, HI
I was looking to get an inspection on a car from a private seller that I had already looked at and tested out myself. I called Dave in the morning, and we were able to schedule an inspection for the same day in the afternoon. However, when Dave got to the seller's house, the seller and car were nowhere to be found. Dave called me to find out what was going on, so I called the seller who unfortunately told me that he had literally just sold the car at that moment. I called Dave back and told him I was sorry there was no car for him to look at, and I told him to charge me for his time (he probably waited about an hour for the seller to show up). But Dave was completely understanding, told me this situation was probably a blessing in disguise because you don't want to deal with a shady person like this seller, and told me he would hold off on charging me until I could find another car for him to look at!
He was so understanding and professional, just a pleasant person to work with, and I hope I have a car for him to check out soon so I can get the full Pacific Mechanical Inspections experience! Thank you, Dave!
- Lindsay G., Honolulu, HI
My wife and I were in the market for a second car and though we knew exactly what brand we wanted, we were a bit worried about entering the used car salesman vortex. Luckily we found Dave. He saw a few cars for us, inspected them in ways you wouldn't even think to (he is absolutely meticulous and thorough) and gave us thumbs up and thumbs down when necessary.
We ended up with the perfect car for us and--perhaps most important--with great peace of mind. Dave is an extremely sincere, dedicated and scrupulously honest guy. For example, he once thought he'd made a mistake and so refused to charge us for that inspection. He then went back to triple check it after doing extensive research on what he thought might have been a mistake on his part. It wasn't a mistake, but this is just to show you the kind of person and professional he is.
Thanks so much, Dave.
- R.C., Boston, MA
Automotive Angel! one of the best investments we have made in our transportation was hiring Dave.
In a world where there are experts, hobbyists and suckers/imbeciles, we would fit in the latter categories for used car machinery. Dave was incredibly helpful in pre-screening and test-driving a number of used MDX's, saving us a ton of time while we were out of town and the kids were napping/sleeping.
He recommended against a few with major transmission issues (probably saving us $2-3k) and ultimately steered us towards the one that fit us best. He gave us a list of items to negotiate: tires, extended warranty margins, scratches and cleaning...and we ended up in and out of the broker (AutoConnections East, also recommended) in under 30 minutes and significantly under asking price!
- Chadd B., Chicago, IL
Dave provides a great service for anyone looking to buy a used car! I called him on a Friday evening and he was able to meet me the very next morning at a dealership to inspect a 2005 Volvo for me. He was very thorough and focused his efforts on items that could be costly to repair which for Volvos can be the transmission. From what I can tell he has a ton of experience inspecting car models from all manufacturers. During my inspection he found a couple small items that required fixing before I purchased the vehicle, one of which was a small crack in the tail light lens cover which would have allowed water in and cost a few hundred dollars to replace.
Overall I was very pleased. He even gave me recommendations for talking points to help negotiate down the price and the scoop on a reasonable price for the additional warranty package if I wanted it. I will definitely use him again for future vehicle purchases!
- Michael M., Bothell, WA
I give another big thank you to Dave. He has helped me to avoid a big mistake in buying a used car. I thought buying a car from a dealership would be safe, but was I wrong. He did a thorough inspection and gave a final recommendation not to buy which saved me around $2,000 worth of repair bills. The car looked fine on the outside, but he was able to find the hidden mechanical problems. I am still looking to buy my car, and I will definitely call Dave again to inspect it before I buy. I highly recommend his service, and he is also a friendly and honest guy you can trust.
- Dan K., Bellevue, WA
I'm extremely happy that I called Pacific Mechanical and made an appointment to meet with technician Dave at a prospective car seller's location. He was able to provide an inspection of all the major mechanical elements of the vehicle and take it for a thorough test drive. Not only was he able to identify a couple of issues, I appreciated that he was actively concerned that I fully understood what sort of repairs the car would require and what best case/worst case price ranges I could expect. I was able to combine this information with my prior research about the car's value (Carfax, Autocheck, Blue Book) and negotiate with the seller to reduce the asking price accordingly. I'm quite pleased with the deal I got on the car; I would not hesitate to recommend Pacific Mechanical Inspections.
- Thomas D., Seattle, WA
Dave has inspected a total of four used cars for us. We've been happy so far with the two cars we purchased as a result. Admittedly, we don't know a lot about what to look for (otherwise we wouldn't be hiring him!) but he seemed thorough and honest about everything. He gave us tips on what to avoid. Setting up times to meet was not difficult. All in all, we were glad to have him on our used car search. ;)
- Suzanne L., Des Moines, IA
I would most most certainly recommend Mr Wyrick and Pacif Mechanical Inspections. He was honest, on time, flexible with scheduling, and very thorough. He inspected a vehicle I was looking to purchase and he found several things going on with the vehicle. With that knowledge I could buy confidently knowing what I would be getting in to and I was able to negotiate a very fair price.
Thank you Mr Wyrick you saved me a ton of money and I can sleep easy tonight with peace of mind.
- Jeremy S., Lakewood, WA
Mr. Wyrick serviced the transmission in my vehicle, and programmed its computer to enhance the shifting qualities.
Over the years he inspected several vehicles for me and has helped me select two of the best vehicles I have ever owned.
- W.W., North Bend, WA
Dave Wyrick comes highly recommended from us. He is one of the most knowledgeable people we know in the auto industry and is honest and trustworthy. His inspection expertise is first rate as well as his help with repairs.
- Jeff and Debra P., Redmond, WA
I wanted to thank you for the excellent inspection you did at the time of purchase on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. You took as much time as needed to make sure you investigated
each issue you found and I never felt rushed. There was an added side benefit of the inspection which was that the owner could see the issues and
believed it more coming from you than if I had said this or that was needing repair. You found quite a few things I
missed on my first look over the vehicle. You were also very close on the estimated costs to repair the items we found.
I feel that because of your information and the fact the owner saw you doing all the things and how you went over them with both
of us, that it helped
me get the price much lower than I would have offered if not for you. Knowing what was wrong and the cost to repair it helped me get the vehicle for the price I wanted.
- E.S., Seattle, WA
Living in Alaska it is hard to find a nice clean used car in decent condition. I found several Cadillacs in the Seattle area to choose from on the net. Dave quickly went to check them out and provided me with photos, detailed mechanical information and a professional written summary of the vehicles overall condition. I was able to consummate a long distance vehicle purchase, and felt comfortable doing so with his advice. The vehicle was shipped via barge and received in Anchorage. We are thoroughly pleased with the purchase, and people often say, "What a nice clean car"
- R.J., Anchorage Alaska
Thanks so much for the service you provided to me today. You were right - it may have been the best $100.00 I have ever spent.
Aside from that, as a small business guy I can understand and appreciate service that goes above and beyond the norm.
You provided that to me today, and I greatly appreciate it. I will definitely be in touch.
- D. G., Seattle, Wa.