- Vehicle history information – ownership information/title information/crash/damage records
- Service records – (when available) – these are the same records that are available to companies such as Carfax
- Accident/paintwork reporting – We measure all exterior metal body panels to determine if the vehicle has been repainted and to determine whether it was due a simple cosmetic repair or an accident requiring extensive body work
- Head Gasket/Infrared Exhaust Testing – Using an exhaust gas analyzer to test for potential internally failing head gaskets or mechanical engine performance issues by monitoring the exhaust stream
- Computer/module scan/analysis – DEQ (emissions) readiness testing including a general scan of the engine control module (depending on age) to verify emissions readiness tests and/or use of an exhaust gas analyzer to determine whether or not the vehicle will pass the Oregon DMV/DEQ requirements required to register the vehicle in Oregon. Depending on the age of the vehicle we can report if/when there have been any recent computer resets, engine misfires, pending issues, past issues, perform cylinder balance tests and more.
We have an inspection for every vehicle
All of our inspections start with research provided after booking when the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is included with your booking.
This is how to use PDXinspections
- You’ve done your research, found the vehicle, you’ve seen it driven it, and think this has to be the one!
- Let the seller know that you’d like to have it inspected and that you’ll be having PDXinspections come out to inspect it during our normal business hours of Sunrise to 3:00 in the afternoon. (We travel to dealerships, private sellers homes or businesses depending on what works best for them). Let them know we’ll contact them to schedule.
- You get the necessary contact information for the seller and vehicle and follow the directions on our site to instantly book/pay for your inspection. You’re done – We’ll take it from here
- Once we receive your payment we confirm your booking via email including providing you your vehicle history report(s)ownership information/title information/crash/damage records, and service records when available.
- We contact the seller when we expect to be in their area (typically on the morning of when the inspection is to take place) to introduce ourselves and confirm the time we expect to be in their area to start the inspection.
- We email you again as soon as we make contact with the seller, have a confirmed inspection arrival window and an ETA on when to expect your inspection report via email.
- We arrive within our pre-arranged arrival window, perform the inspection and instantly email your 4-6 page inspection report from the site of the inspection once complete.
- You now have all the information you need to make an educated decision. We’re available to answer any questions once you’ve received the report if you have them. You now have peace of mind to move forward or decide to move on with another vehicle.
Today»We are completely booked for Monday. Please email us the year/model and location if you'd like to check our backup availability. We will be closed until July 5th
Inspection appointments Available for Vancouver, N and NE Portland (N of I-84 ONLY). Please be sure to follow the directions to checkout as soon as possible to secure your inspection. All inspections must be booked online by 8PM Tuesday in order to guarantee your inspection.
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Pick one of our inspections below to instantly order your inspection
- Our most complete & common inspection designed for the modern vehicle or high value vehicle where detail is paramount
- Hands down the most thorough used car inspection that exists
- Our inspection is modeled after manufacture certified vehicle standards but are far superior as we run actual diagnostic tests on all systems (this isn’t common with other inspection companies)
- Extremely detailed and in-depth. We run many redundant tests on all aspects of the vehicle
- Includes lifting the vehicle to inspect the undercarriage, exhaust, oil leaks, steering and suspension
- The vehicle is test driven to note driving characteristics, abnormalities and to test brakes, cruise control, drivetrain and steering and suspension
- Only 2014 or newer vehicles with less than 50K miles located in Vancouver, Washington are eligible
- Designed for vehicles that still have factory warranty remaining
- Everything in the Platinum inspection except: Detailed condition report, accessory testing, lifting the vehicle, or test drive
- This is a basic mechanical and safety inspection lacking some of the detail from our Platinum inspection
- Designed for the older (typically mid 1980′s to 1999)/high mileage or budget vehicles with mechanical condition taking precedence
- Our most important tests are completed from the Platinum inspection except for the condition report, accessory testing, lifting the vehicle, and test drive (you need to be comfortable with how the vehicle drives prior to inspection)
Once you have chosen your inspection from above, follow the instructions to easily and securely book on that respective page
All of our used car inspection reports are delivered via email and is easily read/printed using your computer, smart phone, iPhone/iPad or any other mobile device capable of reading PDF’s. They are easily read and understood, written in laymans terms with items of importance highlighted
Sample PDXinspections Platinum Inspection Report