Hundreds upon hundreds of different types of cars have thousands upon thousands of moving parts. Old cars are just that - old. A water pump can be fine one day and squealing or leaking the next. Heater blower motors quit in a moments notice. Alternators stop charging without warning. And the list goes on. Cars that have been restored, fully or partially, have numerous parts that are already worn to some degree between 1% and 99.9%. Sometimes this wear is visible, sometimes it can be felt or heard, and other times there's nothing to notice. Only one thing is for certain...if it's old and it moves, one day it's going to break!! So, be hopeful and affirm the best, but don't be naive, or you'll be disappointed. Realistic expectations will net you realistic results.
The Auto Appraise Affiliate network has done an excellent job creating a group of well seasoned professionals to protect your interests in the long distance car purchasing process. We have interviewed countless applicants and continue to do so on an on going basis in an effort to provide you with the smartest inspectors in the business. This is what they do for a career...not just a sideline or hobby. These inspectors do all they can to report the vehicle's true condition. If you choose to contract our services, understand that you are purchasing an opinion, not a warranty. The information we present to you is intended only to assist you in the decision process, a decision that solely rests upon your shoulders. Auto Appraise and its affiliates do not bond, insure or guarantee anything.
Finally, it is a well known fact that fraud is rampant within the old car hobby regarding the term "numbers matching." Inspectors do their best to report the numbers that they view on parts, and describe how they look. But please be clear that no guarantee is made to the authenticity of any numbers inspected...period. In many cases numbers are not easily viewable or legible. If you seek a guarantee, then ask the seller of the vehicle for one in writing before purchasing an alleged matching vehicle. Auto Appraise does not guarantee or warranty anything on any inspected car.
If you have read all of the above paragraphs and can live with these terms, then we welcome you to hire us.