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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

Vehicle safety inspection fee likely to go up in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia drivers are likely to pay more for vehicle safety inspections. The General Assembly has given preliminary approval to legislation that will raise the price of a yearly car ins...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:44:00 GMT

Auto shop owners oppose legislation to eliminate vehicle inspections

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Many automotive shop owners in Northeast Missouri say they don't see any merit in a lawmaker's proposal to eliminate mandatory vehicle inspections in Missouri. For the second straight ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:37:00 GMT

Rep. Matt Schaefer drafting bills on vehicle inspections, plumber licensing

State Rep. Matt Schaefer said he is working on bills related to passenger vehicle inspections, changing how plumbers get their licenses and civil asset forfeiture. Schaefer, R-Tyler, represents ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:15:00 GMT

Bill passes General Assembly raising vehicle inspection fee

RICHMOND - The General Assembly has passed legislation that would increase the vehicle inspection fee. The bill from Del. Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax, would allow the maximum inspection fee to be increased ne...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:20:00 GMT

MOL tests underwater drone for hull inspection

A remotely operated subsea vehicle was used to inspect the hull's submerged areas on a MOL Marine-operated cable-laying ship. MOL announced Tuesday it has tested the use of an underwater drone for hul...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:24:00 GMT

Three car chiefs ejected following pre-qualifying inspection failures

Three car chiefs were ejected from Daytona Speedweeks on Sunday, following their respective cars failing pre-qualifying inspection twice in advance of the Daytona 500 next weekend. The No. 9 Hendrick ...

Published:  Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:27:00 GMT

Vehicle owners are responsible for proper disposal before PCS

Inoperable vehicles are to be repaired in a timely manner. The vehicle must have a safety inspection. Vehicles with minor deficiencies may receive a safety inspection valid for 30 days, which the Vehi...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:14:00 GMT

EDITORIAL: Don't get rid of vehicle inspections

We hope lawmakers scuttle a bill that would eliminate vehicle inspection requirements for noncommercial vehicles. The bill, sponsored by Rep. J. Eggleston, R-Maysville, would remove the part of state ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:10:00 GMT

Global Vehicle inspection system Market Research Report 2018-2023

An under-vehicle investigation framework, by and large, comprises of imaging frameworks mounted on a roadway and utilized at office passages, especially at secure offices. An under-vehicle assessment ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:39:00 GMT

Rail Tank Car Leak Injuries Lead to Safety Recommendations

The release occurred after a rail tank car (DOT-105) sustained a 42-inch long crack in its ... hazard/toxic inhalation hazard materials to establish structural integrity inspection frequency, define c...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:04:00 GMT

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