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.
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
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.
- We’re tentatively booked Thursday. Please email us the year/model and approximate location if you need to check our backup availability for the day
- HoursPlease refer to our days availability above. On the days we’re performing inspections we’re typically available to start inspections from sunrise to about 3:00PM. We are not currently performing inspections over the weekend.
- How do I pick an inspection time?Our availability above is only to show whether we’re available to perform inspections on a given day, we always contact the seller (typically on the morning of the inspection) to arrange the actual appointment (our 30 minute arrival window) after payment is made. We can attempt to accommodate sellers requests when specified in the order (early inspections are easiest for us to do so).
- Do I need to be present for the inspectionNo, you’re not required to be present for the inspection. Assuming you’re local, we always recommend you first viewing the vehicle in person prior to booking an inspection. We strongly recommend avoiding having the vehicle inspected and planning on immediately purchasing it following the inspection in the same trip. This doesn’t allow appropriate time to properly digest and consider our findings from the inspection and make an educated decision.
- Do you have any backup same day availability?Our same day availability is dependent on location when booking same day unless otherwise noted. We typically fill our schedule days in advance so while it is rare that we can accommodate same day inspections. We do often have changes to our schedule (canceled inspections, running ahead of schedule etc) that allow us to sometimes fit your inspection in. We do charge an additional $20 for “Same Day” inspections so please book at latest the night prior by 9pm to avoid these additional costs. If you need to check our same day/backup availability, feel free to email us with the Year/Model and location of vehicle, otherwise book your inspection now select the next allowable day for desired inspection date and be sure to check the same day box under additional instructions (be sure to include an additional $20 per the instructions) and we’ll complete your inspection on the same day if our schedule allows.
Choose between the Platinum, Gold and Bronze choices below to learn more and instantly book 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