Our service radius is approximately 90 miles from Pittsburgh in all directions covering Western PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV. There are many parts to our inspection and appraisal analysis; preparation, thorough evaluation, quality photographs, research, document report, and verbal report. The sum of all is what gives you a true understanding of the vehicle without misinterpretation, and that is what makes our mobile auto inspection and appraisal service top-notch.
The overall evaluation checks the functionality and condition on hundreds of items including the drive train, engine, it’s systems, accessories, fluids, belts, tires and more. The interior is carefully looked at top to bottom, everything is checked from dash lights to seat operation. We also canvas the details of hardware, rubber seals, trim, chrome and other cosmetics. A close eye examines the body and paint including a thorough undercarriage inspection. Last but not least, we check known problem areas for that specific make and model plus all the little things that most people never think of. Results are a detailed written report that is 4 to 5 pages long, approximately 90 quality photos of the automobile inside and out including undercarriage and close-ups, along with a verbal report answering any questions you have. Customers receive the written report and photos via email on the same day the inspection is performed, and after the results are reviewed by the customer we discuss the findings over the phone to ensure the observations are interpreted correctly.
Similar to an inspection the appraisal also has the initial evaluation phase on-site, however there is more time involved with an appraisal due to additional research and document layout, therefore the final product is different because it serves a specific purpose. Additionally, the serial number and body tag are decoded along with engine stamping where applicable. Our appraisal is anywhere from 9 to 18 pages long and professionally prepared to the highest standards. In most cases customers receive the completed appraisal within 72 hours after the vehicle has been evaluated. Pittsburgh Vehicle PPI is certified by and in good standing with Pennsylvania Antique Auto Appraisals (PA3) and follows Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as declared by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation, which is accepted by institutions for insurance, loans, estates, tax purposes, etc.
Industry Warning: Be leery of low-cost or remote services and/or national companies pretending to be local. The national average for a properly prepared vintage auto appraisal or inspection by a local specialist is $300 to $600. Our goal as an independent operation is to provide a higher quality service than the national companies at a lower price, so we are providing $600 worth of service to our customers for hundreds less. Additionally, while you might find somebody that charges $150 for an appraisal its often one piece of handwritten paper without industry standards or credentials, that is not a legitimate appraisal and not accepted by major institutions.
- Inspection = $315 (includes 54 miles of travel, add $1 per mile after)
- Appraisal = $360 (includes 54 miles of travel, add $1 per mile after)
- Post Inspection Appraisal = $180 (appraisal request after inspection within 9 days)
- Consultation = $45 Per Hour (for any additional assistance with a two hour minimum)
- Discounts = $45 Per Vehicle (for each additional vehicle evaluated same day at same location)
Below is a partial list of areas we service within this region, many towns are not listed so please inquire…
Western Pennsylvania Service Area
Aliquippa, Allison Park, Altoona, Ambridge, Apollo, Avella, Baden, Bakerstown, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Belle Vernon, Bellevue, Bentleyville, Bethel Park, Blairsville, Boyers, Brentwood, Brookville, Brownsville, California, Canonsburg, Centerville, Charleroi, Clarion, Connellsville, Corry, Cranberry, Derry, Donora, DuBois, Ebensburg, Edinboro, Eighty Four, Ellwood City, Erie, Ford City, Fox Chapel, Franklin, Gibsonia, Girard, Greensburg, Greenville, Grove City, Hermitage, Indiana, Irwin, Jeannette, Johnstown, Kittanning, Latrobe, Leechburg, Ligonier, Mars, Masontown, McMurray, Meadville, Mercer, Meyersdale, McCandless, Midland, Monongahela, Monroeville, Moon, Mount Lebanon, Mount Pleasant, Murrysville, Natrona Heights, New Brighton, New Castle, New Kensington, New Stanton, Oakmont, Oil City, Penn Hills, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Portage, Punxsutawney, Pymatuning, Reynoldsville, Robinson, Rochester, Ross, Rostraver, Russel, Scott, Scottdale, Sewickley, Slippery Rock, Somerset, South Park, Titusville, Union City, Uniontown, Vandergrift, Volant, Warren, Warrendale, Washington, Waynesburg, West Newton, Wexford, Youngwood, Zelienople
Eastern Ohio Service Area
Akron, Alliance, Barnsville, Boardman, Caldwell, Cambridge, Canfield, Canton, Carrollton, Columbiana, Cuyahoga Falls, Dover, Doylestown, East, Liverpool, Hartville, Homeworth, Hubbard, Hudson, Kent, Libson, Louisville, Massilon, Minerva, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, North Lima, Ravenna, Salem, St Clairsville, Steubenville, Streetsboro, Uhrichsville, Warren, Youngstown
Northern West Virginia Service Area
Bruceton Mills, Cheat Lake, Fairmont, Fairview, Keyser, Masontown, Morgantown, Moundsville, Piedmont, Weirton, Wellsburg, Wheeling
Western Maryland Service Area
Bel Air, Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, Lavale, Oakland