Krans, BeeRadd, The Traveler and AMG4LIFE at Ocotillo Wells

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Regional Discussion > Regions > Southern California

Notices

Looking to buy a truck in San Diego, but would like a mechanic to look at it...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
TuFerLife [OP] TuFerLife is offline
2 4 LIFE!!!
TuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TuFerLife's Avatar
Name: Taylor
Joined: Apr 2012, #77564
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,476
TuFerLife's Tacoma Gallery
Looking to buy a truck in San Diego, but would like a mechanic to look at it...

Can anyone help me out here?

I am looking at purchasing a tacoma in San Diego, but I live in Tennessee. I'm kind of skeptical buying a truck sight unseen, so I'm curious what I should do.

I figured I should get a mechanic to look it over, but I don't know anyone in San Diego, don't know how to trust their opinion, don't know if I have to pay them, etc...

Anyone got any pointers?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
Gelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2010, #44862
Location: Oceanside
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,156
Gelo760's Tacoma Gallery
Maybe have the truck shop look at it . You'll have to set everything up . I guess you'd want to look for possible accident repairs ( since carfax can be worthless ) , if the truck has been off roaded , what mods are installed , and check the basics .
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
TuFerLife [OP] TuFerLife is offline
2 4 LIFE!!!
TuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuFerLife is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TuFerLife's Avatar
Name: Taylor
Joined: Apr 2012, #77564
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,476
TuFerLife's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gelo760 View Post
Maybe have the truck shop look at it . You'll have to set everything up . I guess you'd want to look for possible accident repairs ( since carfax can be worthless ) , if the truck has been off roaded , what mods are installed , and check the basics .
Ya, I ran the carfax... but no service records since 2008. Maybe I'll have to find a shop out there and pay them over the phone or something... Not really sure...

I just want everything done because I would have to fly out there and drive it back... And if I fly out there with questions unanswered, that's just a recipe for disaster...
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
Trifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shedTrifenix is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Trifenix's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2011, #49090
Location: so cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,221
Trifenix's Tacoma Gallery
Try to find a knowledgeable forum member in sd to check it out.

Or request to take it to the truck shop
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
Gelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2010, #44862
Location: Oceanside
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,156
Gelo760's Tacoma Gallery
Yeah carfax only says some things . I recently sold a vehicle that was in a accident that did not show up on carfax . I guess call the truck owner and tell him you want to buy and tell him you want the truck shop to look at it . Call the truck shop and tell them what to look at and pay them first . Then buy the truck if you want .
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
Gelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2010, #44862
Location: Oceanside
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,156
Gelo760's Tacoma Gallery
Yes truck shop is the actual name
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
Gelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2010, #44862
Location: Oceanside
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,156
Gelo760's Tacoma Gallery
Not bad at all . I was thinking more .
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #12
Senior Member
TACO626 is on a distinguished road
 
TACO626's Avatar
Name: Steve O
Joined: Jul 2010, #40615
Location: Montclair, CA
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 104
TACO626's Tacoma Gallery
Link to the truck?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good mechanic in San Diego area??? Djrichone 1st Gen. Tacomas 9 09-21-2012 07:23 PM
San Diego Mechanic Recommendations Taco_Rock Southern California 28 10-30-2010 08:52 PM
San Diego Mechanic Recommendations Taco_Rock 2nd Gen. Tacomas 1 10-27-2010 12:09 PM
Mechanic Recommendations in San Diego Taco_Rock 1st Gen. Tacomas 0 10-26-2010 07:31 PM
Good guy alert: Need a welder/mechanic in San Diego? jefferson Southern California 8 05-28-2010 07:48 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.