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From registering damage to the car, to missing documents or spare keys, we follow the procedures and business rules that have been agreed with you beforehand.
Our clients include major automotive manufacturers, their affiliated financial services firms, fleet management companies, car rental companies, and major vehicle auction sites.
When you engage with SGS to carry out your used vehicle inspections you will instantly benefit from:
Although our Used Vehicle Inspections can be tailored completely to your requirements, they typically involve three main stages.
Stage 1: the InspectionSpecially trained SGS inspectors register all technical information about the car including the make, model, series, fuel type, trim and accessories. They ascertain the presence of keys and documentation, the condition of the tires, etc. They then note and photograph any damage.
Stage 2: the Calculation The data collected during the inspection is sent electronically to an SGS-proprietary application called VIMS (Vehicle Inspection Management System). Taking into consideration all the results of the inspection, VIMS provides a detailed cost analysis of every fault on the car.
Stage 3: the Reports Two reports are typically issued:
The Condition report which is an independent report containing the entire car’s data as collected and registered during the inspection. Complete with the cost calculation of the damages.
The Appraisal report is a derivative of the Condition Report. All damages required to be listed by the client are displayed. This report is usually supplied to the car dealers and does not contain individual cost calculations only the overall cost is displayed (if required).
There are many ways to view completed reports;