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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

Plainfield Motor Vehicle Inspection Station to close

Plainfield Motor Vehicle Inspection Station to close The motor vehicle inspection facility on S. 2nd Street in Plainfield will permanently close by the end of the month. Check out this story on

Published:  Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:16:00 GMT

Ozark, Nixa score perfect on annual bus inspection

School districts are allowed 10 days following initial inspection to repair identified defects before being re-inspected by Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspection personnel. Buses rated as "out-of-service" must be repaired, re-inspected, and placed back ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:02:00 GMT

Georgia's Clean Air Force's 6 Tips for Buying Pre-Owned Vehicle

Get a Free Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). Motorists can view a summary of the most recent vehicle inspection reports (VIRs) for free at The report will let you know if the vehicle had a valid, passing emissions inspection performed ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:21:00 GMT

Self-driving car testing expands in Boston, to 14 other Mass. cities and towns

... these companies will need to submit certifies that the autonomous vehicle has "passed a Registry of Motor Vehicles inspection, can be operated without undue risk to public safety, and at all times will have a human being inside the vehicle while it ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:13:00 GMT

Airbnb for cars is here. And the rental car giants are not happy

ACRA officials, who support attempts to regulate car-sharing networks, say their goal is to level the "playing field." The networks enjoy an unfair advantage and put public safety at risk, ACRA says. Their members might bypass annual inspections and not ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:49:00 GMT

9 Signs a CPO Car Is Right for You

Dealers will use vehicle history reports and inspections to determine if a vehicle has been involved in a collision. 6/11 SLIDES © Hero Images / Getty Images 5) You Want a Used Car That Has Been Inspected Before a car is allowed to be sold as certified ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:42:00 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: First look into Carvana's biggest car-vending machine (Video)

Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) opened its fourth vehicle inspection and perfection center in Tolleson in September. The 179,000-square-foot facility is on 40 acres at 94th Avenue and Buckeye Road. It is the company's first inspection center on the West Coast.

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:00:00 GMT

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