Used Car Inspection Discounts for Back-to-School College Students and New Drivers

Used Car Inspection Discounts for Back-to-School College Students and New Drivers

Steven Paul Our Owner Just Authorized a 25% Discount on Back-to-School Pre-Purchase & New Driver Used Car Inspections – Use Coupon Code B2S25 to take 25% off your used car inspection for your college student or new driver used car inspection Yep it’s that time of year again where us parents get our house back for a few hours in the day but our fun summer comes to a crawl as school is back in session.  Students are headed back to college and that means they are leaving home in their aging and higher mileage cars back to their dorms … Keep reading…

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…

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…

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…

Top 5 Questions to Ask a Seller Before Having a Vehicle Inspected

Here are the top 5 questions to ask a seller prior to having a vehicle inspected by an independent 3rd party vehicle inspector. Here at TDT get some very common questions so we thought we would throw this quick list of questions out there for vehicle buyers to ask a seller prior to having a vehicle inspected…  Print it and keep it next to your computer when you are shopping online for quick reference.  Don’t get duped into the emotional vehicle purchase. Before you start throwing stones at me through your screen please understand that we have been in this business for a long time … Keep reading…

Test Drive Technologies Announces a Shift Into the Vehicle Appraisal Market

The team here at Test Drive Technologies is very excited to move into the vehicle appraisal business.  For over the past 6 years we have worked very hard at inspecting vehicles for our clients and many of those clients have asked us about valuing their vehicles.  Today we are happy to announce we will be answering those same questions with “YES WE CAN”.    As of June 1st 2016 Test Drive Technologies has become a Certified Vehicle Appraisal Company by the The American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers and following The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Much like doctors and lawyers must follow … Keep reading…

Why Mandatory State Inspections Make Roads Unsafe

Mandatory state inspections make roads unsafe because they set a “minimum” safety standard which isn’t realistically “safe”. I realize that this blog article might stir up some troubles but I think it is fair that people stop and think about a few things when they go to get their vehicle “safety inspected”.   Here are a few points to ponder when you go to purchase a vehicle that has been “safety inspected”. “In Missouri inspection stations may charge a fee of up to $12.00 for passenger vehicles and trucks, and $10.00 for motorcycles (Source: mshp.dps.missouri.gov).” What you should ponder about this … Keep reading…

Do I Need a Vehicle History Report With My Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection?

Have you noticed how many vehicle inspection companies “add value” to their inspection services by packaging them with vehicle history reports and diagnostic scans? There are many mobile vehicle inspection companies out in the market these days with “inspection packages” that often include up-sell options such as vehicle history reports and diagnostic scans… Are these good to have included in your inspection? Most certainly they are… Should you get up-charged for them? NO! Here at Test Drive Technologies our mobile auto inspection service automatically includes a OBD I and OBD II scan of the vehicle regardless of the check engine … Keep reading…

5 Reasons to Require a Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Every year the used car market gets worse as far as quality and honesty.  Consumers are getting into auto loans with too high of payments. Consumers are buying vehicles that are not dependable and often the seller knows it beforehand. The cost of vehicle repair is at an all-time high as well and the majority of 10 year old vehicles have to go to the manufacture dealership for repair due to the technology. We are also seeing a huge spike in pre-owned vehicle prices but at the same time depreciation after the sale is enormous. If the previous mentioned reasons … Keep reading…

What is a Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection?

It’s almost certain that some point in your life you have purchased a used car, it might have even been your very first car when you were 16 that you were more than excited to get into. That same excitement happens even as an adult and often clouds our judgement.  Yes, I did say our because I have been guilty of it too. A Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection provides you with a layer of security, an opportunity so to speak to back out of a bad purchase before you sign the dotted line. A pre-purchase used car inspection is provided by … Keep reading…