Automotive manufacturers and retailers are offering "certified vehicles," so in order for you to be competitive in the used vehicle market, you should consider offering them as well. Used vehicle inspections provide protection to both you and the customer and help to build trust between you and your target market.
Auto inspection services will help you form stronger warranties, offer better vehicles, and protect your dealership from litigation. To find the right auto inspection service, you need to know the industry standards, compare vehicle inspection services and learn how to utilize automotive inspectors to sell or lease the best quality car and avoid dealing with lemons.
1. Know the industry standards for vehicle inspection services.
2. Compare vehicle inspection service providers.
3. Utilize automotive inspectors fully to get the best ratings for your rental or resale cars.
Know the industry standards for auto inspection servicesAutomotive inspections services come in many different point systems. Different companies provide different depths of inspections, though all of them cover all the main operating systems such as interior (including mileage checks), electrical, and exterior, while some offer additional services for mechanical inspections.
North American Standards. Keep automotive law information on-site to consult at a moment's notice. Each state has its own guidelines which can be found through the Department of Motor Vehicles site.
Compare vehicle inspection service providers for reputation and reliabilityAsk for references and a hard copy of services provided during automotive inspections. Look at them side-by-side to get the best comparison. You want the best possible service for the best price, but keep in mind this is a quality versus cost situation. You may have to pay a little more to work with a trusted, high quality inspection service.
Utilize automotive inspectors fullyAutomotive inspectors are often sent out to a site to inspect the vehicles already on the lease, but consider using the inspector at the auction to inspect a vehicle before you purchase it for your lot. This can save you immense money and time. Consider your local BBB or Chamber of Commerce for information about a local used car inspection service.
- Invest in a membership to allow you on-site access to a vehicle's history report. You can even make this an additional feature to the customer.