Designed for the modern high tech vehicle our Platinum inspection is the most detailed, complete and thorough used car inspection we perform and that exists. This is our most common and sought after inspection.
Included With Every Inspection
When available including ownership information/title information/crash/damage records
When available – these are the same records that are available to companies such as Carfax
Using an exhaust gas analyzer to test for potential internally failing head gaskets or mechanical engine performance issues by monitoring the exhaust stream
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 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
- Everything is inspected and documented in detail, modeled after manufacture certified vehicle standards (I.e.150 point certified) but are far superior as we also check for repainted panels, frame/uni-body damage, prior cosmetic and mechanical repairs, proper operation of all electronics/accessories, documenting: tire, suspension, and brake wear, electronically check airbags modules, anti-lock braking systems, body controllers, deep testing battery/starting/charging systems, performance testing A/C & HVAC systems, using our digital infrared exhaust analyzer, digital engine analyzer & coolant refractometer to measure engine and fluid efficiency/condition, pressure test cooling system when necessary, using digital video scope to identify and inspect areas not easily seen without disassembly, and when appropriate lifting the vehicle using an air jack inspect the undercarriage/frame/steering/suspension.
- The vehicle is test driven to check for abnormalities, to check odometer operation, and test driving accessories such as cruise control, turn signals etc…
- Your PDXinspections pre-purchase inspection report (.pdf) is emailed to you directly from the inspection itself within minutes of completion. Your inspection report 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.
We perform on-site inspections wherever the vehicle sits throughout the day whether that be at a dealership, private sellers home or workplace (whatever is most convenient for the seller)
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Only 1 inspection appointment remains east of I-5 or Vancouver areas only. Please follow the directions to checkout online by 9PM Sunday evening if you need to guarantee your Monday inspection.
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