Survey Reveals Used Car Buyers and Sellers Want Independent, Third-Party Vehicle Inspections
Eighty-Eight Percent of AiM Mobile Inspections’ Customers Feel that a Vehicle with an Inspection Report is an Excellent or Good Value
LONG BEACH, April 18, 2011: Buying a used car or truck can be frightening for consumers, especially knowing that millions of cars are in accidents each year. But now there’s a solution – a third-party solution. AiM Mobile Inspections (www.aimmobileinspections.com), which has performed more than 30 million vehicle inspections during the past six years, has published a report based on responses from customers.
“For the millions of used car buyers around the U.S. (who outnumber new car buyers 3-to-1), consider this: Partnering with an expert vehicle inspector creates a clear picture of what the car is or isn’t,” said Eric Widmer vice president, sales and operations for AiM (Alliance Inspection Management), which employs 500 full-time field technicians across the country. “Many consumers are well-versed in kicking tires, looking at body panels for dents and even being able to notice that an engine is past its prime, but even they need help.”
Founded in 2005, AiM is hired by consumers, auto dealers and manufacturers to perform 150-point vehicle inspections that review the condition of body panels, tires, interior and electronics. Additionally, technicians take the vehicle on a road test for analysis of handling, shifting and acceleration. AiM’s current clients include Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Avis Budget Group and numerous vehicle auction companies.
According to Widmer, the need for vehicle inspection companies has grown as more and more consumers use the internet to search for a used or new car. “People are afraid of purchasing a lemon and companies like AiM Mobile Inspections give buyers a ‘no worry’ tool. Consumers can consider buying a car anywhere in the country because our technicians are in 50 states and provide an accurate report of the cars true condition.”
AiM Mobile Inspection recently took a sampling of its thousands of customers. Results include:
86 percent are now more confident about buying a vehicle with a third-party vehicle inspection report.
93 percent will ask for future vehicles to be inspected, even if the seller has a vehicle history report available.
88 percent felt that a vehicle with an inspection report is an excellent or good value.
said they already knew how to inspect a vehicle.