Vehicle inspection technology
FOR WHOM IS THE SERVICE INTENDED?
- who, before buying a car, want to make sure about its actual condition. With the use of the report they can reduce the asking price or avoid purchasing repaired car.
- who are selling a used car in good condition and want to increase the bid price. Customer is willing to pay more for a well-preserved car.
> Car dealerships
- who understand market value of the full-disclosure CarScan report. Full disclosure and transparency build dealer’s brand.
- to fully inspect traded-in cars and to signal its real value
- to increase the value of the “well-preserved” cars
- to use the report in dealing with skeptical customers
- to use the report in dealing with problematic suppliers
- to protect its good name in consignment sale
- to determine actual state of vehicle in case measurement by hand cannot be carried out (newer cars are made from very different and complex materials)
> Insurance companies
- to detect fraud and establish the quality of repairs in the event of loss.
> Leasing companies
- to fully inspect and assess the potential damage of traded-in cars
> Court experts
– to provide help with expert opinions.
- All those who have been determining whether something is wrong on a certain part of the car with a classical, coating-thickness gauge and would rather want to obtain accurate information about the damage or repair that is hidden behind it.
BENEFITS OF THE CARSCAN SERVICE
> Inspection of the entire body surface and not just single points
> The method is contactless, therefore it does not leave any traces, damage or changes on the surface, which is being examined
> The method is reproducible, which means that it can be used based on the before/after principle
> The method detects micro deviations
> It is not necessary to clean the vehicle before the inspection
> The method is insensitive to different temperatures on different parts of the vehicle
> The result is very visual and comprehensible to everyone
WHAT IS CARSCAN?
CarScan is an international award-winning, innovative and contactless method for examining the state of vehicles, boats and various carbon components.
The method has been used successfully for a long time in aviation for the inspection of vital, heavy-duty parts of aircraft and for quality assurance in various production processes.
HOW DOES THE METHOD WORK?
The CarScan method is based on active thermography method. We are stimulating the surfaces with a high-impulse flash (measurements between 0–500 microns) and halogen spotlights (measurements over 500 microns) in a connection with an ultra-sensitive IR camera for capturing the data.
Together with a special software, we "display" the results of your vehicle’s measurements in a format that is understandable to anyone.
WHY END-USERS SHOULD CHOOSE CARSCAN?
With the CarScan service, the future owners will obtain a detailed overview under the paintwork of the vehicle and thus avoid various problems and costs in the future.
The measurement shows not only if the vehicle has been damaged and the location, but also if vehicle has been properly repaired.
WHICH VEHICLES CARSCAN IS SUITABLE FOR?
There are no limitations. The CarScan method can be used to inspect both, new and used, personal, light commercial, off-road, hybrid vehicles, classic cars, etc. It is recommended that the surface of the vehicle is not wet, since water drops partially deform the measurement.
WHAT CARSCAN CAN DETECT?
> whether the car body was repaired using body filler.
> whether the car was additionally painted or lacquered
> if the vehicle was damaged by hail,
> if the damaged bodywork-part has been replaced or repaired,
> whether the body was welded,
> whether wheels or bodywork accessories were lacquered or repaired ...
> if the car was "crashed & repaired"
HOW THE REPORT LOOKS LIKE?
The report, which is given to you immediately after the inspection, contains the following:
> All vehicle information (to facilitate traceability and comparison with subsequent measurements)
> At least one colour image of the measurement
> Colour scale with identified layer thickness
> Written explanation/interpretation of the measurements by the examiner
EXAMPLE OF THE DETAIL REPORT