Besides the normal obvious items that are covered when you are asked to “walk” an appraisal or wholesale vehicle for a dealer who isn’t there in person. Here is a list of concerns that, though they may not make or break a deal they definitely can point to the type of life a vehicle has had:
Is there a trailer hitch? Does one make sense for the vehicle? A compact car sporting a 2” hitch on the back is cause for concern
Brand of tires – more pricey brands probably means a well maintained vehicle
Winter/Summer tires with it….if they were conscientious enough to throw the extras tire in…they were probably aware enough to have vehicle maintained correctly
Bumper stickers, air fresheners, fuzzy dice Etc…make me nervous
What’s on the radio pre-set buttons? Find me a car that has the classical music radio stations pre-tuned in…and I’ll show you a car that was driven thoughtfully
Obviously the lack of these items isn’t a show stopper, but any combination of them has always made me more comfortable attesting to the quality of the vehicle.
Hoping all your units are “knee deep in rubber” – Cheers, Sean Liptay