A computer generated file of our 600-point (click for list) inspection report will be sent to you immediately after the inspection. If you are present during the inspection, the Master Technician will provide you a printed copy. Please note that the front of the inspection report takes the 600 points and divides it into 6 major sections and over 120 categories and comments. Once you know the exact condition of the vehicle can you determine its true value.
It is important that you receive the verbal consultation from the Master Technician after the inspection. The report is used as a reference and may contain technical terms which the Master Technician will review with you and answer all your questions. The Master Technician will let you know the current condition of every component and system and the approximate cost to fix any needed repairs.
We do not use a grading system on the vehicle. We categorize each component/system as either:
SATISFACTORY - Normal wear for the year and mileage of the vehicle, proper functionality, repairs not needed
REPAIRS - In need of repair, replacement or maintenance
QUESTIONABLE - Unable to verify, or further repair diagnostic testing needed
Any system with “Repairs or Questionable” will have supporting documentation in the comment section of the report.
Occasionally, the Master Technician will discover a problem that needs extensive diagnostics (repair diagnostics) which may require disassembly or specialized diagnostics. In that case, be sure the problem is properly repaired before purchasing the vehicle.
The Master Technician will not appraise the vehicle. However, we have are some information about pricing on our FAQ page at AutoPI.com.
The Master Technician cannot tell you to buy, or not to buy the vehicle. However, the information on the report should speak for itself. The cost of any problems listed on the inspection report can be used to negotiate your best deal.
The Master Technician is looking for existing problems and precursors of problems including previous accident damages. However, a PPI is a snapshot in time of the vehicle’s current condition, every component will fail over time regardless of any inspection. There is no diagnostic tool or Automotive Technician that can tell you absolutely when a particular component or system will fail.
A pre-purchase inspection from Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections will save you money, time, and headaches.
To schedule an inspection call us at the number below. All inspections are scheduled by appointment and we try for same day service or first appointment next day. Since Auto P. I. Used Car Inspections is a mobile service, you have the option of meeting us at the inspection site, or the Inspector can inspect the vehicle, and then contact you with the results of the inspection.