Expert Auto Appraisals can perform a pre purchase inspection on a car that you’re considering the purchase of for as little as $295. This service will provide you with all you’ll need to know before committing yourself to a vehicle that your considering the purchase of. We make our services available for remote buyers such as eBay bidders in other states or countries. Our service includes all areas in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Wether it’s a 45 year Corvette, or a 3 year old Porsche, a modified, painted, or restored vehicle can open the door to several issues, many of which can have a significant effect on it’s value. Our inspection process is designed to determine correctness, integrity, and originality first. Then inspect the issues that we discover and determine if the vehicle is worth considering. Although it is our service to be critical of the vehicle we are inspecting, we always remain objective. We find flaws with all cars, and many of them we feel are great examples that are great vehicles to buy.
Frame Damaged,Flood, and Stolen Vehicles
This is an area of the Auto Industry we try to avoid, and suggest you do also. However, a reality of the marketplace is that these vehicles are in it. Most dealers, dealer auctions, and retail consumers make efforts to stay away from these cars. However, as with anything in our lives, if there’s money available to unscrupulous sellers by representing questionable vehicles, they will find their way into the marketplace. Our inspection can pick up signs of past work to prepare these vehicle for resale, and give you the advice to stay away.
Vehicle History reports
Vehicle History reports such as Carfax offer a great look into the history of a vehicle and should always be looked at before purchasing a modern vehicle. They are however not always complete, and should be not be relied on to make a determine wether a vehicle has paint work, accident, or flood history. Owners of modern, expensive vehicles such as Porsche are aware of the negative effect an incident reported on a Vehicle History can have on a vehicle value, especially one that they own. It is quite common for a non major incident not be reported to an insurance company, and the repairs paid by the owner. Think about it, a 10-15% devaluation of a vehicle due to a accident reported is quite common on a high end vehicle. That’s 10-15% of $100,000 or more and is known as Diminished Value. It’s cheaper for the owner of a Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, etc. to pay for the damage out of pocket. We will carefully inspect every vehicle for any sign of paint work or repair to make sure that you are not a victim of trusting only a vehicle history report.
Fair Market Value
There are numerous web sites that will give approximate values on used vehicles. It always amazes me how they can differ on the exact same vehicle and details. The problem with this is that the values can vary as much as thousands. We look at these values along with auction reports, exporter interest, option and color desirability, and several other factors that we use to determine a vehicle’s fair market value. Most importantly, we determine wether or not a vehicle is worth buying at any price. Allow us to use our 30 years of experience to assist you, our client.