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Pre-Purchase Inspections

To get the most out of every sale, you need a pre-purchase inspection that you can trust. DEKRA’s inspection reports are the most thorough and trusted in the industry.

A pre-purchase inspection increases buyer confidence by not only assessing the overall condition of the vehicle, but addressing potential concerns. Our team of expert inspectors provides an unbiased and detailed report that ensures a fair transaction for both parties.

During the inspection, the overall condition of the vehicle will be assessed, and any defects or areas of concern will be documented. Most inspections are conducted within 48 hours of receiving the request and can be completed on-site or remotely.

After the inspection is complete, a detailed report and analysis is uploaded to our internal audit staff for final review. After review, you will receive the comprehensive inspection report via email with photos. Video can also be provided, if requested.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Standard Vehicles

Passenger automobiles and light trucks 20 years or newer

Classic Vehicles

Passenger automobiles and light trucks 20 years or older

Custom Vehicles

Vehicles that have been altered, including performance modifications, vintage, and custom paint, such as street rods, custom vintage, and restorations mods of any year

Exotic Vehicles

Also referred to as supercars or high-performance luxury sports cars, including Ferrari and Lamborghini

Commercial Vehicles

Any vehicle for transporting goods or commercial passengers, including limousines, buses, cargo vans, and semi-tractor trailers


Includes street, off road, and dual-purpose motorcycles, such as cruiser, sport, touring, custom choppers, off-road dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles

Recreational Vehicles

Often abbreviated as RV, a motor vehicle or trailer that includes living quarters designed for accommodation, including Class A, Class B, Class C, fifth wheel, travel trailer, popup trailer, and truck campers

i2i Virtual Inspections

Save the time and cost of a site visit by utilizing DEKRA’s i2i virtual inspection technology. With i2i, DEKRA experts will remotely perform the same rigorous evaluation of a vehicle as an on-site inspection.

The tool is flexible and easy to use, and the process is simple. Conducting the audit, inspection, or consultation is as simple as clicking on a link for live, step-by-step instructions. There is no app to download, and the tool works with almost every browser on both Android and iOS devices.

In addition to our expert inspection report, you will receive a complete video and photo documentation of the inspection.