Vehicle Inspection & Appraisal Services of St Louis

We May Be Small But We Are Mighty

Test Drive Technologies provides mobile vehicle inspection and appraisal services for all vehicle types.  What sets our company aside from others in the industry is our independence of finance companies, insurance companies and big time investors.  We are a small U. S. Army Veteran Family Owned and Operated company based out of St Rose, Illinois which is small town between Highland and Breese.  Our small family owned and operated company means you get to deal directly with the owner of the company before, during and after your vehicle inspection. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY WE THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT.

Inspections Built For You

Our inspection reports are easy to understand, provide detailed information you need to make an informed purchase or finance decision.  Each of our inspections come with photo documentation which provides you evidence of the vehicle’s current condition. We utilize the latest techniques to uncover a vehicle’s true condition such as borescoping, OBD II diagnostics and measuring tools. On top of our already extremely thorough inspection checklist we are happy to add your custom checkpoints to our report so you know they were checked. We are happy to provide the following types of vehicle inspection & appraisal services to clients in Missouri & Illinois areas. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONE OF OUR RECENT MOTORHOME INSPECTIONS.

Vehicle Inspections

Used Cars

Luxury / High End Vehicles

Classic Cars

Antique Vehicles

Customized Cars

Motorhomes / Campers

Construction Equipment

Commercial Trucks / Buses

Farming Equipment / Tractors

Appraisal Services

Pre-Purchase Appraisals

Fair Market Value Appraisals

Appraisals for Divorce

Appraisals for Estates

Court Required Appraisals

Replacement Value Appraisals

Stated Value Appraisals

Total Loss Value Appraisals

Diminished Value Appraisals

Expert Witness Inspections

Lemon Law Inspections

Misrepresentation Suits

Vandalism Inspections

Faulty Equipment Inspection

Failure Analysis Inspection

Mechanical Inspection

Frame Damage Inspection

Post Repair Inspection

Manufacture Defect Inspection

About The Owner

Steven Paul, the owner of Test Drive Technologies, has over 20 years of experience inspecting all types of vehicles from cars to trucks and RV’s to Boats.  Some of his favorite vehicles to inspect and appraise have been the many rare and antique vehicles as well as the complex and hard to value commercial trucks.  Having served in the U. S. Army and deploying 3 times in many different field conditions (Bosnia in ’98, Kuwait in ’01 and Iraq in ’03), Steve knows how to quickly diagnose a vehicle, find out what is causing the issue and determine what needs to be performed and accurately report back in a clear and concise manner which is easy to understand.  Steve has a deep passion for uncovering hidden issues, attention to detail and helping other people which is why he started this company in 2009. Steve enjoys spending his time with his wife, kids and dog at the race track, camping and hiking. If you would like more information about Steve or how he may be able to help you or a client, please feel free to email him anytime at “steve@testdrivetech.com”.

Steven’s Story

Steven comes from very humble beginnings, raised by a determined single mother the best she could, a weekend warrior father who taught him as much as possible when he could and grandparents to help teach him life lessons and manners. Steven grew up the hard knocks way of life earning everything as he went and cherishing opportunities as they came to him.  Today he is happily married with 5 children a service dog and living the life and dream he has always hoped for.  To learn more about Steven’s click the link above.

Memberships & Organizations Supported

Steven became a “certified auto appraiser” by taking the ASCAA course and testing according to the USPAP standards in June of 2016 however he has been working and inspecting with vehicles since the early 1990’s.  For many years, Steven held the idea that something was only worth what someone was willing to pay for it thus, he would not provide any feedback on a vehicle’s value other than estimating any damages or repairs that it needed.  Many of Steven’s clients continued to request valuations thus, Steven soon began to see the great need for providing appraisals on vehicles.  Today, Steven provides mainly pre-purchase appraisal inspections as well as stated replacement value appraisals for courts, insurance policies and those about to purchase a classic or collector car.  Steven continues to work towards his list of certifications to provide even more trust and services for his clients.

Growing up and working on classic cars, street rods and your all around vehicle, Steven loves to stay up to date on the information provided by the National Street Rod Association.  Each year Steven enjoys visiting awesome car shows such as the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, Edwardsville D.A.R.E Car Show and of course the monthly Cars and Coffee in the St Louis area.

Steven and Christina help throughout the year to plan and coordinate  the vendor fair at the Edwardsville D.A.R.E Car Show each year in August.  Having five children, with the youngest turning 6, Steven and Christina know how important a program like D.A.R.E  is to have in our community schools. Steven enjoys meeting with the car owners, hearing their stories and providing market feedback of values and resources while Christina enjoys meeting new vendors and providing her craft products from Christina’s Bows and More.  Last year the car show brought in 452 cars and raised over $30,000.

Climb 4 PTSD - Test Drive Technologies is a proud supporter of Climb for PTSD. Be sure to check out the Climb for PTSD Victory Climbing Wall at one of the Freedom Friday's in Ballpark Village!

 One of our favorite organizations to support is Climb for PTSD who help raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Climb for PTSD helps Veterans, First Responders and others who suffer from PTSD get back their life by offering them challenges and opportunities to feel accomplishments in a safe environment. One of the ways Climb for PTSD raise awareness and funds is through the Climb for PTSD Victory Wall which is a rock climbing wall offered at local community events as well as Freedom Fridays in St Louis, Missouri at the Ballpark Village.  We support Climb for PTSD through both monetary donations as well as volunteering at many of their events in both Illinois and Missouri.  Being a U. S. Army Veteran himself, our president, Steven Paul knows the hardships and struggles of PTSD.

Got Your Six Support Dogs

 Having suffered for many years after losing his best friend from a roadside bomb in Iraq he recently took on a PTSD Service Dog named Bree who helps him in crowds and meetings and since helped changed his life. You can often catch Steven and Bree at local events around St Louis and the races. Because of this life changing event Steven firmly believes in the work that Got Your Six Support Dogs is doing for Veterans and First Responders.  Got Your Six Support Dogs is a local organization that trains PTSD dogs for Veterans and First Responders as well as trains Therapy dogs that go into hospitals and nursing homes to help brighten spirits of those who are sick or cannot get out of the care facility.

Vipers Fastpitch Softball 1st Place Finish w Sponsors Banner

 We are also sponsors of a local girls softball team call the Vipers Fastpitch Softball. Steven grew up spending much of his time doing three things. One of those were playing baseball.  Steven is a big supporter of youth league sports and helps out any way he can.  We are honored to be sponsors of the Vipers Fastpitch Softball team in Carlyle, Illinois.