Post Delivery Used Car Inspections for Carvana Online Car Purchases

Post Delivery Used Car Inspections for Online Car Dealer Purchase and Delivery Services Are you considering or have you already purchased a used car or vehicle through the new car buying process of Carvana and many others?  We think it is a pretty interesting idea on buying and trading vehicles. Taking out the expensive and high pressure middleman at the auto dealer is a great idea however it does have some downfalls of course.  Here are some reviews that we have found useful from BrightReviews.com. One of the downfalls we see is not being able to “kick the tires” or … Keep reading…

Why You Should Absolutely Have Your Collector Car Appraised Before Storage or Consignment

Many car collectors and classic car owners store their vehicles at consignment dealers across the nation when they are trying to sell them or store them.  Recently the Midwest lost 100’s of old classic cars and antique vehicles to a very large fire at Staunton’s Country Classic Cars. Local media reports state that a large metal building attached to the workshop was destroyed by a large explosion and fire.  This fire consumed many classic, collector and antique automobiles. Most of these vehicles were stored on consignment with Country Classic Cars who sells classic and collector cars on consignment as well … Keep reading…

How a Classic Car Dream Almost Became a Nightmare for a Buyer

How a Classic Car Dream Almost Became a Nightmare for a Buyer

If there was ever a reason to hire a professional and certified vehicle inspector before purchasing any type of used car or classic car as an investment this is one of them.  We helped save this guy $25,000 in a Bondo-filled, patched up and unprofessionally repaired car that needs a full frame off restoration the story of my journey with this car is below. The Vehicle Inspection Backstory: (My wife would be proud that I got the backstory on this vehicle) Recently we were contacted to provide a pre-purchase classic car inspection on a 1970 Pontiac GTO with 118,600 miles … Keep reading…

Test Drive Technologies Named Veteran Owned Business of 2017

Test Drive Technologies Named Veteran Owned Business of 2017

Test Drive Technologies receives Veteran Owned Business Award of 2017 by Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois Fairview Heights, Illinois: A veteran owned vehicle inspection company based in St Rose Illinois, Test Drive Technologies (TDT) was recently awarded the Veteran Owned Small Business Award from the Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois. Test Drive Technologies continued success in the vehicle inspection services business stems from outstanding customer service and open communication with clients. TDT continues to hold a 5 Star rating in Yelp, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 4.7 Star rating on Google.  “We strive very … Keep reading…

Total Loss from Hail Damage in St Louis

It’s now doubt about it that recently a lot of vehicle owners have incurred a lot of hail damage on their vehicles and their homes.  If you were one of these unfortunate recipients my heart go out to you, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you were a lying victim to Mother Nature.  Hopefully, you and your family are safe and nobody was injured, but now it is time to pick up the pieces and see what damage has really been done. Many of the major insurance companies will likely be setting up hail damage claim centers where you can … Keep reading…

What Is A Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection?

It is a home inspection for your future set of wheels! I am sure you’ve heard of a home inspection or house inspection that happens prior to purchasing a new house or commercial building to ensure it doesn’t have hidden issues.  A pre-purchase vehicle inspection is the same thing just on a car or truck before you buy it! Here is the problem with us consumers! Many of us consumers, (Yes I said US) get emotionally attached and rightfully excited when we go to purchase a used car or truck.  That excitement comes from many of places such as the … Keep reading…

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017!

2017 has arrived at we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers, business partners and family for trusting Test Drive Technologies in their vehicle inspection and appraisal needs. We strive extremely hard to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations here at Test Drive Technologies and that often means driving 200 – 300 miles from our office to inspect or appraise a vehicle because we are the trusted resource for accurate vehicle inspections.  This past year we have driven over 28,000 miles, performed over 250 vehicle inspections and appraisals, performed over 20 expert witness vehicle inspections, testified … Keep reading…

How to Spot a Flood Vehicle Quickly

Hurricane Mathew’s Flood Damage Vehicles Begin to Hit the Used Vehicle Market 1000’s of vehicles were subject to the major flood surges caused by the 2016 Atlantic Coast Hurricane Mathew in October. Many of these flood damaged vehicles are already hitting the auto auction markets and in return coming back to the U.S. Used Car Market. The BBB is warning all consumers of automobiles, recreational vehicles and commercial trucks to be on the lookout for prior flood damage when purchasing a pre-own vehicle. Many of the times vehicle history reports do not report on flood damaged vehicles right away due … Keep reading…