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Vehicle Inspections Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Get Your Vehicle Inspected With Carchex Today! It's often been said, and it's true: buying a used car is a much better financial decision than buying a new one. The value of a car can drop to 50-60% of its original price when it's just 3 years old. If you're looking to get as much value as you can for your dollar, a used car is the way to go.

But how can you make sure the used car you're looking at is a good, quality vehicle? The best way is to have the car inspected by a professional mechanic. They know what to look for and can alert you to problem areas before you've invested in a used car purchase.

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Vehicle Inspection Reviews

5 stars
Carchex Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

CARCHEX offers three vehicle inspection packages available in all 50 states using ASE certified technicians. They maintain an outstanding, easy-to-use website and also sell top-rated extended warranty programs. They have a perfect score from the Better Business Bureau and earn our highest rating.
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4 stars
AIM Mobile Inspections


AiM Mobile Inspections performs vehicle inspections in all 50 states. They offer two types of packages and utilize state-of-the art technology which helps improve efficiency and lower costs.
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4 stars
Lemon Squad


Lemon Squad is new to the car inspection business but provides an affordable and effective service. Their three different levels of inspection help address the customers different needs. A good BBB rating and helpful customer service team push this company up our list of car inspection providers.
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3 stars
Automobile Inspections


Automobile Inspections performs inspections on vehicles located anywhere in the U.S and Canada. They specialize in Classic, Exotic and other Specialty-type cars. They also can assist in transportation of the vehicle and a value assessment, but expect to pay higher prices with this company.
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2.5 stars
Auto Nerds


Auto Nerds provides two basic inspection plans for vehicles throughout the United States. They promise a verbal report within 24 hours of the inspection and a written report, including photos of the vehicle, within 72 hours. No great bells or whistles at Auto Nerds.
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It's not always easy, however, to find a good, quality mechanic that you can trust. And these days you might find yourself shopping on eBay and find a car clear across the country. How can you get a vehicle inspection done then?

Fortunately there are services that will provide you with a professional mechanic, trained in the area of vehicle inspections. These companies will send their mechanic to the car, and inspect it for you - whether you're there or not. They will examine the car closely and check a number of items including dents, paint, rust, wear, tire quality, interior, performance, and more. Some vehicle inspection companies

Not all vehicle inspection companies are the same, however. Differences exist in cost, quality, and range of service. Finding the best vehicle inspection company is important to giving you piece of mind before you spend thousands of dollars on your next car.

Some important factors to consider when looking at vehicle inspection companies include:

  • Coverage and reporting.  What aspects of the car will the vehicle inspector review? How will that information be communicated to you?
  • Cost.  How does the cost of the vehicle inspection service compare with others?
  • Reliability of the company.  Is the vehicle inspection company one you can trust, or is it a fly-by-night operation? How is it rated by the Better Business Bureau and other reporting agencies? has reviewed and ranked the best vehicle inspection companies available today. We hope this information helps you find the right car for your next purchase!

Annual Vehicle Inspections Could Be A Thing of the Past

Gerald Palmer says, "car inspection, state inspections are not actually state inspections, they are safety, safety inspections. The state house is discussing two proposals about the Maine State Vehicle Inspections. The first one is to make vehicle ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:49:00 GMT

State vehicle inspections may soon be obsolete

Texans may soon no longer be required to have their vehicles inspected anymore if a bipartisan bill makes it through the 85th Legislative Session this year. State Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, filed Senate Bill 1588, a measure that will repeal the annual ...

Published:  Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMT

Eliminating mandatory vehicle inspections will hurt Utah public safety

In your "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down" editorial of March 6, 2017, you wrote: "Thumbs down: To legislation eliminating required vehicle safety checks. House Bill 265 passed the House last week and advanced to the Senate." Five years ago (March 8, 2012), your ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:32:00 GMT

State bill proposes eliminating state vehicle inspections

BEAUMONT - The required state vehicle safety inspections take 10 to 15 minutes to check things like wiper blades, tires, exhaust, lights and the engine. Howard Cameron who got his wife's car inspected today feels this procedure is simple but important for ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Is Your Used Vehicle A Timebomb? Loophole Lets Auto Dealers Sell Millions of Recalled Cars As 'Safe'

In announcing the settlement, Jessica Rich of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection said that "companies touting the comprehensiveness of their vehicle inspections need to be straight with consumers about safety-related recalls."Ě But consumer ...

Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:30:00 GMT

Police step up vehicle inspections at highway checkpoints around Merida

After the violent events in Cancun this week, the Yucatan Public Security Ministry (SSP) has increased surveillance at the points of entry to the city of Merida. Since Tuesday night, the inspections of vehicles are exhaustive in the different checkpoints ...

Published:  Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:44:00 GMT

New Texas Legislative Bill Proposes Ending Vehicle Inspections

LUBBOCK,TX - Texas (R) Senator Don Huffines proposed a legislative bill to remove the requirement for vehicles inspections across the state. Now, in the midst of the Texas legislation session, this bill also gained support from (R) Senator Charles Perry as ...

Published:  Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:41:00 GMT

Council To Address Uber Regulations

Recommendations include mandating drivers to take training courses, requiring the TNCs to obtain driver background checks, and vehicle inspections. Unifor Local 195 Vice-President, John Toth who represents Veteran Cabs drivers says he's disappointed in ...

Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMT

New regulations for Uber, Lyft take effect today

Drivers register through the companies, not through the state. Companies are required to conduct background checks and annual vehicle inspections through mechanics. The package of bills was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Dec. 21. While it ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:21:00 GMT

Should Maine get rid of car inspections?

Maine Republican lawmakers have proposed changing state rules for private vehicle inspections. Committees in Augusta are looking at two proposals over the next week. One would make inspections once every two years - the other would eliminate inspections ...

Published:  Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:02:00 GMT

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