TDT Sponsors St Louis Gateway GTOs and 2018 GTO AA Nationals

Our Trip to Springfield, Illinois for the 2017 GTO AA Nationals This past June you might have heard that we made a trip to Springfield, Illinois to the 2017 GTO AA Nationals.  During the nationals week, we met some great car folks. We met Tom Oxler the President of GTA AA, Kerry Friedman the President of the Gateway GTO’s and Frank Chapman the VP Gateway GTOs in Illinois.  Even though we currently do not own a GTO we were welcomed with open arms to be a vendor at their event in Springfield and it was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we … Keep reading…

WE HAVE MOVED!

  Yes, that is right! We completed our move to our new farmhouse in St Rose. Not to worry, we will continue to provide our full mobile vehicle inspection services in the St Louis, Southern Illinois and Missouri areas for used cars, trucks, classic cars, exotic cars, luxury cars as well as RV’s, motorhomes, commercial trucks and equipment and of course boats.     Our move to the farmhouse location now enables us to have faster office internet which will help us get you your inspection results faster. We also now have a 2-bay garage so we can host expert … 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…

1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible Pre-Purchase Classic Car Inspection - Inner Fender

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…

Veteran Owned Business Award - Small Business Weekly - 2017 - Test Drive Technologies

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…

Coming Soon! New Vehicle Inspection Report Templates

Here at Test Drive Technologies we are always looking to serve our future, present and past customers even better than we did yesterday.  With that said, we are excited to be creating new, easier to understand and more informative vehicle inspection report checklist. Right off the bat we are going to show you the basic vehicle information, a quick look identifying the vehicle and how your vehicle scored during our inspection process.  We now use a scoring method of 1-6.  Scoring a “1” is amazing and hasn’t ever seen dirt and is mostly likely a collector piece.  Scoring a “6” means … 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…

TDT Vehicle Condition Report Inspection Services of St Louis

Test Drive Technologies Vehicle Condition Report Inspection Services of St Louis‘ mission is to help vehicle buyers just like you make informed purchasing decisions on the true condition of the vehicle you are about about to buy.  If it rolls or floats we are your inspection source. We have over 20 years of automotive and HD truck repair experience that is applied to each condition report inspection we perform. Deal with someone you can talk directly to, deal directly with and who has the experience you can trust.

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…