Post Repair

Inherent Diminished Value assumes optimal repair quality has been achieved and is defined as the amount by which the resale value of a repaired vehicle has been reduced simply because the subject vehicle now has a significant damage history. “Inherent Diminished Value” is the most widely recognized and accepted form of Diminished Value. It is also the basis upon which any supplemental form of Diminished Value would be added. A common “Supplemental” form of Diminished Value is “Repair Related Diminished Value” ...


Purchasing a used vehicle is risky without having it inspected first by a professional. No one wants to buy a lemon, and someone is always trying to sell one and we see plenty of them. Having a Pre-Purchase Inspection ( PPI ) is a powerful negotiating tool. The more knowledge you have about a vehicle, the better deal you can make. When an excited buyer gets emotionally wrapped up in the potential "new" vehicle, they often overlook not only the minor issues, but major ones as well. Or they just don't have the expertise to know what to look for, like prior substandard repairs, flood or frame damage. Though a clean Car Fax report/other history report is a good tool, it does not substitute for an actual physical inspection. It cannot detect signs of neglect, misuse or abuse, nor tell you of any electrical or internal engine problems, or if the transmission is about to go out. Just as you protect any major investment, make sure that you don't buy someone else's problem

140 Checklist

We will go over the vehicle with a fine tooth comb, bumper to bumper, providing you with documentation of our findings with a written estimate for any repairs needed.

Air Conditioning


Evidence of Leaks

Operating Noises

  • Temperature Control

Body Exterior

  • Accident Damage
  • Deck Lid/Liftgate
  • Dents/Dings
  • Doors
  • Fenders
  • Front Bumper
  • Front Lenses
  • Glass Condition
  • Grill/Nose Panel
  • Hood/Cowl
  • Panel Alignment
  • Quarter Panels
  • Rear Bumper
  • Rear Lenses
  • Rocker Panels
  • Rust/Corrosion
  • Scratches/Chips
  • Trunk/Cargo

Body Interior

  • Arm Rests
  • Console
  • Cup Holder
  • Dashboard Wear
  • Door Handles
  • Door Trim
  • Front Carpet
  • Front Seats
  • Glove Box
  • Headliner
  • Head Rests
  • Instrument Panel
  • Rear Carpet
  • Rear Seats
  • Seat Belts
  • Steering Column
  • Steering Wheel
  • Third Row Seating
  • Visors

Brake System

  • Anti-Lock
  • Emergency Brake
  • Fluid Leaks
  • Fluid Level/Condition
  • Performance
  • Vibrations
  • Warning Lights/Gauges

Convenience Group

  • Auto Temperature Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Convertible Top
  • Customer Info Center
  • Duel Climate Control
  • Floor Mats
  • Heated Seats
  • Power Sliding Doors
  • Power Sliding Hatch
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Temperature Controls

Drive Axles

  • Axle Leaks
  • CV Joint/Boot Condition
  • Differential Leaks
  • Noises Accelerating
  • Noises On Turn

Electrical System

  • Air Conditioning
  • Check Engine Light
  • CD Player
  • Delay Wipers
  • Emergency Flashers
  • Fog Lights
  • Head Lights
  • Heater Unit
  • Horn
  • Interior Lights
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
  • Power Sunroof
  • Power Windows
  • Radio
  • Temperature Controls
  • Turn Signals
  • Trunk Release
  • Vanity Lights
  • Warning Lights
  • Warning Messages
  • Windshield Wipers


  • Acceleration
  • Battery Case
  • Bolts/Weld Seams
  • Cleanliness
  • Engine Temperature
  • Hesitation
  • Hood Latch
  • Hood Hinges
  • Hood Supports
  • Hoses
  • Inner Fenders
  • Leaks
  • Noises
  • Performance
  • Rad Supports
  • Smoking
  • Starting
  • Strut Tie Bar
  • Super Charger
  • Turbo Charger


  • Effort
  • Leaks
  • Noise on Turns
  • Performance
  • Tire Wear Pattern


  • Alignment
  • Bounce
  • Leaks
  • Noises
  • Performance
  • Ride Comfort

Wheels and Tires

  • Condition of Tires
  • Condition of Wheels
  • Performance/Handling
  • Spare Tire
  • Spare Tire Jack/Tools
  • Vibration While Driving