Buying any type of vehicle might be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make… Buying a used car or classic car comes with many choices and decisions which must be made both before and after the purchase. One of the major concerns when buying a used car or classic car is how reliable will this used car or classic car be and what condition is it really in? We help you answer that question before you finalize your purchase and it is too late.
Test Drive Technologies provides a full line of vehicle inspection services including late model used cars, classic cars, collector cars and light & HD trucks, RV & motorhomes and we also inspect luxury and high performance cars such as Corvettes and Vipers. Here’s how it works…
You do your research and find the perfect vehicle within your budget and with the options you want… You might find this vehicle on eBay, AutoTrader or Craigslist and then you send us the link to that vehicle using our secure quote request form. We then reply to you through email with a firm price of how much it will cost and we also send you a PayPal Invoice at the same time. Once we receive your payment we give the seller or dealership a call to schedule the inspection… Most of our inspections are done in a few days. Results are normally ready for viewing the following morning after the inspection. Here is what comes with a pre-purchase inspection…
- 400 Unique Inspection Checkpoints – You get the exact checklist we used to inspect the vehicle and we also write a paragraph style report that is easier to understand. We get that not all people are not mechanics but still need to know the real condition of the car.
- 100 to 200 Photos – We take as many photos as possible so you can see exactly what we see during the inspection. We don’t just take photos of damaged areas, we provide around 3 angles of each panel and tons of undercarriage photos.
- Full HD Video – If a picture is worth a 1000 words then HD video tells the complete story… We use HD video to show you the true condition of the body (some imperfections do not show up in photos but will in video), you also get a video of all the electrical options working such as lights, windows, radio, seats and mirrors and you also get a video (WITH SOUND) of the engine starting, running and revving up so you can see and hear first hand its condition.
- Verifiable Independent Opinion – We are able to maintain our 100% independence of dealerships, repair shops and insurance companies because we ONLY inspect vehicles for consumers and law firms… We have ZERO ties to automobile manufactures or banks unlike many of our competitors.
The only way to prevent auto-related purchasing and selling fraud is to not only provide services that can help mitigate that fraud, but to also alert consumers of the potential fraud and educate them on ways to prevent it.
Orange County, Ca (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
Escrow.com, the pioneer of online escrow services, and Test Drive Technologies, a pre-purchase mobile auto inspection service, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will provide the safest way possible for consumers to purchase a used car.
Scams that involved the sales of used cars include misrepresentations in ads and faulty repairs, and as reported by USA Today, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about criminals who hijack online ads to “sell” vehicles that they do not own and have no intention of delivering. AutoTrader.com, another Escrow.com partner, says that “The best way to avoid fraud is to use common sense and exercise good judgment [and recommends that consumers] protect yourselves by using Escrow.com.”
When using Escrow.com, both parties agree to the terms online and the Buyer sends the agreed-upon funds to Escrow.com. Escrow.com then verifies the payment and instructs the Seller to ship the vehicle. Upon delivery, the Buyer has a pre-agreed-upon amount of time to inspect and accept the vehicle. Once accepted, the funds are released by Escrow.com to the Seller.
Andrew K. Sokol – GM, Emerging Markets at Escrow.com – said, “The only way to prevent auto-related purchasing and selling fraud is to not only provide services that can help mitigate that fraud, but to also alert consumers of the potential fraud and educate them on ways to prevent it.” He adds, “Working with Steve (Paul) and the team at Test Drive Technologies is just another way for us to make all that happen.”
Test Drive Technologies provides consumers with a thorough inspection of the vehicle, including the undercarriage, which is not a common feature with most other car inspection services. Once the inspection is complete, consumers receive a 14 page inspection report that will include an average of 150 photos of the vehicle and videos. If needed, results can be delivered the next day.
“We’ve been offered the chance to work with other online escrow companies in the past,” said Steve Paul, Owner – Test Drive Technologies. He adds, “However, we wanted to work with the established leader and one that we could verify to be licensed and accredited. So a partnership with Escrow.com is not only a no-brainer for us, it’s a win for all parties.”
Escrow.com also offers other services such as Lien Holder Payoff Service to assist in the process of paying off any current title liens and Title Collection Service to guarantee that the title for the vehicle arrives safely to the Buyer.
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Escrow.com, a privately held company, has pioneered the process of online escrow services. The Company, founded in 1999 by Fidelity National Financial, has established itself as the leading provider of secure business and consumer transaction management on the Internet. All escrow services offered on this Website are provided independently and exclusively by Internet Escrow Services(SM) (IES), one of the operating subsidiaries of Escrow.com. IES is a licensed and regulated online escrow company compliant with Escrow Law.
About Test Drive Technologies
Test Drive Technologies, currently available in St. Louis, MO and southern Illinois, is the only fully mobile vehicle inspection company that lifts all types of vehicles (e.g. cars, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment, tractor-trailers, semi’s, etc.) onsite at dealerships and private sellers, to fully inspect the vehicle’s undercarriage. This provides valuable information to the used car buyer so they know exactly what condition the car or truck is in before they go forward with the purchase. Test Drive Technologies is Veteran Owned & Operated. (http://www.testdrivetech.com)