Pre-purchase vehicle inspection

Not sure what condition the vehicle you want to buy is in? No problem!

U.S. auction sites allow the interested party to inspect the vehicle before purchasing. However, due to the distance, an in-person inspection is not possible for the European buyer.
In order for you to be able to shop with full confidence at US auctions, we allow third-party vehicle inspection.
Our partner has a nationwide network, so it can carry out a full inspection on behalf of the buyer in any auction facility in the US.

We want our customers to be as satisfied as possible with their purchases, be they cars and trucks, watercraft, trucks, or even motorhomes. Our goal is to provide you with excellent services while remaining impartial. Performing or obtaining a vehicle inspection is the best way to gather the information needed to determine the value.

The condition assessment specialists are not employees of USAautolicit or the US auction venues, they operate completely independently. The inspection is performed by experienced ASE-qualified mechanics who have been working in the automotive industry for several years. Many inspectors are also manufacturer certified.

We recommend that before you buy a vehicle at an auction, be sure to have it inspected.

Ordering an inspection is easy and available from as little as $155, but keep in mind that it takes 3 business days from the time you place your order to begin the inspection.


The report includes, but is not limited to, the following

  • High resolution image of the vehicle and any damage found
  • Test drive of the vehicle (if possible)
  • Fluid level checks
  • Air conditioner operation check
  • An assessment of the condition of the exterior and interior of the vehicle in terms of obvious damage or signs of repair
  • For some sites, OBDII codes and paint thickness




If you have any special requests or requirements, please email us once you have ordered your inspection and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Depending on the type of inspection, the actual inspection time ranges from 30 minutes to two hours. Once the inspection of the vehicle is done, we will send you an inspection report by e-mail. We will also make the report available to our registered members on our website within 24 hours of the completion of the inspection. To do this, navigate to My Auction Center - Services - Downloaded Vehicle Reports.

Please note that most auction facilities do not allow inspectors to bring tools with them.  Every effort will be made to start a vehicle with a discharged battery, but the facility may not heed the test person’s request to start the vehicle. In the case of commercial vehicles, motor homes and watercraft, the inspection does NOT cover testing normal operation of the ancillary equipment such as outriggers, stoves, refrigerators, pumps, etc.


Inspection is available for the following vehicles

Passenger cars and trucks
Cars, SUVs, vans and trucks
Commercial vehicles
Tractors, trailers, agricultural equipment, construction machinery, box trucks, platforms, flatbed trucks, tank trucks and emergency vehicles
Recreational vehicles
Motorcycles, Quads, Jet-skis, yachts and boats under 30′
Other vehicles
Motorhomes, caravans, yachts and boats over 30′

What do those who did the inspection say?