Cars On Line's

Inspection Referral Service


Please read this disclaimer before placing an order. When placing an order we will ask you if you have read this disclaimer. When you click the submit button or place an order over the phone you are agreeing to the terms of this disclaimer.

Cars On Line does not do the inspection for you. Cars On Line is a broker that facilitates the completion of your inspection. It places the inspection with an independent inspection service or contractor in the area where the car is located.

The Independent Inspector provides a visual inspection of the car. That statement is not meant to imply that we warranty the car. We simply give you a good visual report on the car. No warranty is implied or given.

We like to say that the Independent Inspector is like having your best friend look at a car for you when you can't physically look at the car yourself. It's the next best thing to being there. The Independent Inspector is working for the buyer in this instance.

We are dealing with cars that are 40 years old or older in many cases. If you contract for an inspection you must understand that the Independent Inspector will not find everything wrong on a particular vehicle. If a car has a leak that is not constant (often called seeping,) the Independent Inspector might not detect it. He will not find every problem on a car. Often these cars have far more bondo in them than can be detected in a visual inspection. What this service should be used for is to make sure that a car that is advertised as being in No. 2 condition is not in fact a No. 4 condition car. In other words, the Independent Inspector will help to determine if you are buying a car that was grossly misrepresented based on its condition class and purchase price. (See the definition of condition classes at the end of each sample report.)

The Independent Inspector simply inspects the vehicle. We do not counsel the buyer. We do not make recommendations on whether to buy a vehicle. As in all cases, the buyer makes his or her own decision on whether to buy a vehicle. We suggest that the best way to use the Inspection Service is to have the inspector look at a vehicle and issue the report. Then if the vehicle seems to be what was represented to you by the seller, make a final inspection of the vehicle yourself. Because we are dealing with 30- to 50-year-old vehicles, we do not warrant the condition of any vehicle. That means we will be happy to look at the car to see if there are any visible problems, but we are not providing any guarantees or warranties on the car.

Understand in advance that if you buy a car and you find something wrong with the car after your purchase, we will not reimburse any expenses that you are charged to fix the car. This is not a mechanical warranty. Neither Cars On Line nor any of its contractors will reimburse you for mechanical failures or body work you have done after the purchase of a vehicle.

Read the Sample Reports area of this page (click button in the left column of this page.) These sample reports are actual reports that have been done. They show the areas of the car which are visually looked at in the report. The report covers only those areas. Do not assume that the Independent Inspector will inspect anything other than the areas covered by the report form.

The report will tell you what the Inspector finds at the time of the inspection. Please understand that after the Inspector leaves the vehicle we are not in control of what might occur to the vehicle, nor do we have control of parts that may be on the vehicle at the time of the inspection, but taken off or switched later.

The Independent Inspectors that provide services throughout the United States are working for or themselves constitute separate companies or firms that provide inspection services. Those companies agree to provide inspection services in their respective states. Cars On Line is a Wisconsin Corporation that does business only in Wisconsin.

When placing an order, either by clicking the submit button or by phoning the order in to our office, you are agreeing to the limitations of this disclaimer. Inspection Service
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