Expert Auto Appraisals can perform a pre purchase inspection on a car that you’re considering the purchase of. A proper Pre Purchase Inspection service will provide the needed information before committing yourself to a vehicle that you’re considering. We make our services available for remote buyers such as Online Auction bidders in other states or countries. Our regular service area includes all areas in Florida, however, I go everywhere. I have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexica, Bahamas, and all of Europe performing the services I provide. There are many reasons to strongly consider having a car inspected in advance of your purchase, particularly if at a distance, sight unseen. Please feel free to use the Contact Us page to get more information or get the inspection you need scheduled.
Wether a 50 year Corvette, Shelby, or 3 year old Porsche, a non original vehicle can trade differently than an original example. Many of which can have a significant effect on value in the marketplace, and most importantly, the value to you. Our inspection process is designed to determine correctness, integrity, and originality first. I then inspect the issues that we discover and determine if the vehicle is worth considering. Although it is our Pre Purchase Inspection 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.
Does the car even exist?
This has become an issue that I have seen first hand too often over the last few of years. I have been asked to inspect cars that, upon our arrival, there is no car. There are many online scams that have become very sophisticated in creating identities, stories, backed with photographs of a car, that they do not own or have the right to sell. In Florida last year, quite a few cars were came to market that were fraudulent. I have seen this in other states as well. This going away any time soon, so this is now added to the list of Why a Pre Purchase Inspection.
Frame Damaged, Flood, and Salvage Vehicles
This is an area of the Auto Industry we try to avoid, and suggest you do as well. 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. Our inspection can pick up signs of past work to prepare these vehicle for resale, and give you the advice to stay away. Pre Purchase Inspections can assist you in avoiding a problem.
Vehicle History reports
Vehicle History reports such as CarFax and AutoCheck offer a great look into the history of a vehicle. I reccommend that history reports be reviewed prior to purchasing a vehicle. However, these reports are often not complete. A history report should not be relied on to determine wether a vehicle has paint work, accident, or flood history. A car with a clean CarFax report is just that, a clean report. A pre purchase inspection can be invaluable to uncover any signs of paint work or repair to make sure that you are not a victim of trusting only a vehicle history report.
Title, Seller, and Environment
The car is just one aspect of a car deal and is often not the problem. This is a huge aspect of what we assist our clients with. When I inspect a car, we are dealing with anything and everyone. Sometimes the car isn’t the problem, or, not the only problem and come up quite often. Title issues are very common. Other problems are vehicle storage, seller / owner isn’t the person the vehicle is titled to, and the list goes on. These other issues can be often brought to light and identified during a Pre Purchase Inspection.
These issues can often be dealt with, but are easier to address prior to payment. Every deal is different, however the discipline that I have to uncover these issues can be invaluable. With 35 years of dealing with special interest vehicles as a professional buyer, I know what to look for and to avoid.
Types of Vehicles Inspected
I offer inspections of all types of vehicles in all areas of the country, with Florida our primary service area. The types of vehicles include significant European and American cars and motorcycles. I have also inspected as many modern luxury brands and sports cars. Here’s a few examples of recent work that I have inspected. I am happy to assist with any type of vehicle.
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. A Pre Purchase Inspection is the only way to accurately determine where a vehicle sits within a market range. I look at the market as well as auction results, options, colors, desirability, and other factors to determine 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.
Call 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs
Please feel free to use the Contact Us page to get more information or get the inspection you need scheduled.