The Importance of Tests in Used Vehicle Appraisal

The importance of tests in second-hand vehicle appraisal
The importance of tests in second-hand vehicle appraisal
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In the second-hand vehicle trade, with the obligatory appraisal report, buyers want to know what the vehicle has and what not, down to the smallest detail. So, what are the problems that can be encountered during vehicle buying and selling? What data is included in the appraisal report? TÜV SÜD D-Expert has compiled all the questions about the appraisal report for you in its blog post.

During the purchase of a second-hand vehicle, a vehicle expertise is carried out to determine if there are any accidents or malfunctions in the vehicle history. Thanks to the expertise process, which is a kind of vehicle inspection, the vehicle is examined with detailed tests. Here are the buyers' curiosity about these tests…

• Lateral Sliding Test: It is a vehicle's ability to measure how far it can slide to the left or right within 1 km.

• Suspension Test: By means of the device, the wheels of the relevant vehicle are moved up and down, and the vehicle is given the effect of passing through the casing and falling into the pit. In this way, the suspension efficiency of the vehicle is measured. After measuring per suspension individually, differences between the front and rear values ​​are also given as a result of the measurement.

• Brake Test: The tests on the front brakes, rear brakes and hand brake are made by giving the asphalt feeling to the wheels with the coating on the rolls on the device. The total braking efficiency of the vehicle is determined. Individual braking performances are measured and deviations between front and rear braking values ​​are determined.

• Diagnostic Test: General fault scanning is performed by connecting with the diagnostic device through the OBD socket of the related vehicle. The faults found in the vehicle are displayed on the screen. All electronic systems of the vehicle are controlled by selecting the brand and model with the relevant device.

• Battery Test: The related test measures the voltage, charging status, battery life and starter current value of the battery connected to the vehicle. In other words, the test result gives illuminating information about the current condition of the battery.

• DYNO (Dynamometer) Test: The relevant test result is the measurement of the power produced by the vehicle engine and how much of this power is transmitted to the wheels. During the test; Motor power, wheel power, torque values ​​Lost power is measured. This measurement is made by raising the vehicle over the rollers to the maximum speed of the engine.

What Information is Included in the Report

Another important part after these tests is the information in the appraisal report. What information is given to the buyers who have the vehicle appraisal done. Here are all the details in the report …

Thanks to these expertise tests, the current condition of the vehicle is determined, while the most comprehensive inspection report also includes the vehicle's accident history, dents, hail damage, transmission, engine, and the condition of parts such as the brake system. In this way, buyers can now buy their vehicles with confidence. Although vehicles aged 8 years and over 160 thousand km are excluded from the appraisal report, which is obligatory in the regulation, it is recommended by experts to obtain a report that gives detailed information about the current status of all vehicles.

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