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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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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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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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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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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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Vehicle Inspections

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.

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 even offer a guarantee if their efforts are not satisfactory in finding a major flaw or issue.

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!

Vehicle Inspections In The News

"˜Surplus' engines, farcical motor vehicle inspections: some "˜revelations' at Senate hearing on PUV program

DOTr Sec. Art Tugade with LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III and Board Member Aileen Lozada appear at the committee hearing on the PUV modernization program. Photo: Bernard Testa, InterAksyon MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Monday's marathon hearing by the Senate ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:17:00 GMT

State Police Do Commercial Vehicle Inspection In Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Last Thursday, Dec. 7, New Jersey State Police conducted a random commercial vehicle inspection operation on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham Borough. During the operation, 20 commercial vehicles were inspected. Twelve of those were issued ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:55:00 GMT

Virginia moving vehicle inspection sticker to driver's side of the windshield

The familiar vehicle inspection sticker that inhabits the bottom middle of your windshield is moving next door in 2018. Virginia State Police says the move to the bottom driver's side corner is to accommodate such new technologies as crash-avoidance ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:01:00 GMT

Vehicle inspection stickers to move in '18

RICHMOND - Virginia State Police announced that effective Jan. 1, Virginia state vehicle inspection stickers will no longer be placed at the bottom center of windshields. New innovations in the automotive industry will result in inspection stickers being ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:44:00 GMT

Nissan used-car prices sag after inspection scandal

TOKYO -- A scandal involving shoddy vehicle inspections at Nissan Motor appears to be hurting sales of some of the company's used cars, especially its compact brands. The current dealer-to-dealer wholesale prices for the March, Note, and some other ...

Published:  Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:50:00 GMT

Police: Location of vehicle inspection stickers to change in 2018

Starting next year, your Virginia vehicle inspection sticker will be placed in the lower left corner of your windshield, not the center, according to the Virginia State Police. The change is due to new innovations in the automotive industry, police ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:26:00 GMT

Vehicle inspection stickers to change spot on windshield

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The inspection sticker on your car will no longer be placed at the bottom center of your windshield, starting next year. The Virginia State Police says new innovations in the automotive industry means the stickers will be ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Statewide outage hits vehicle inspection system

An unexpected computer-system outage for vehicle inspections has slowed vehicle registration in Waco and across the state, officials confirmed Wednesday. The outage, affecting all inspection sites, was discovered Monday, and it is unknown how long the ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:18:00 GMT

State police cite 14 commercial vehicles in Chatham inspections

CHATHAM - On Thursday, Dec. 7, the New Jersey State Police Transportation Safety Bureau conducted a random commercial vehicle inspection operation on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham. Of 20 commercial vehicles inspected, 12 were issued summonses for being ...

Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:46:00 GMT

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