Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio mobile auto inspection service

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, extensive research, proper legal documents, and verbal report. The sum of all is what gives you a true understanding of the vehicle without misinterpretation with legitimate documentation, and that is what makes our mobile auto inspection and certified appraisal service top-notch.

Appraisals

The appraisal service includes an in-person evaluation on-site with the processing done at the office afterward. The serial number and body tags are decoded along with engine stampings where applicable. Our appraisal is approximately 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 local services that don’t specialize in this specific field or national companies pretending to be local, as many of them contract the jobs to unqualified workers. Our goal as a regional independent specialist is to provide a higher quality service than the national companies at a lower price, so hile you might find somebody that charges less its usually a piece of paper without industry standards or credentials and that is not a legitimate appraisal often rejected by major institutions. Additionally, anyone or any business that asks you to bring the automobile to them to appraise is a red flag.

Inspections

The overall evaluation checks the functionality and condition on hundreds of items including the engine, vehicle systems, fluids, accessories, leaks, 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 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, a minimum of 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.

Service Fees

  • Appraisal = $369 (includes 45 miles of travel round trip, add $1 per mile for each additional mile)
  • Inspection = N/A (currently not available, only certified appraisals which include inspection)
  • Additional Services = $54 Per Hour (e.g. decoding, consultation, etc. 2-hour minimum)

Collector Car Inspections and Appraisals in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

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, Butler, 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, Sarver, Saxonburg, 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