Why Our Appraisals Are Closer in True Market Value

Why Our Appraisals Are Closer in True Market Value

Why Auto Appraisals Fluctuate in Value You can contact 100 different auto appraisers and likely get 100 different values on a vehicle and they will vary by about 5%.  There are many reasons as to why this happens but the main reason it happens is that each time a vehicle is appraised it is “judged” and “graded” by the appraiser.  Each appraiser has had different experiences over time, they have all seen different amounts of work, some have more knowledge in one category or another.  The one thing you likely will never see or receive is an actual matrix showing … 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…

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…