The buyer’s trust and willingness to purchase a vehicle are directly related to how thoroughly the vehicle’s condition has been described. Often car dealers, especially in a bustle at auto auctions, have limited time to define the true value of the vehicle. This can get in the way of many deals. Besides, without a comprehensive digital condition report car dealers can’t reach non-local buyers.
Autoxloo’s Vehicle Inspection Report™ has been known as a reliable software tool to assess the true condition of the vehicle and increase buyer confidence.
VIR™ significantly facilitates the vehicle appraisal process by providing highly accurate and detailed information about any vehicle. Now it has a new feature – Paint Meter connectivity.
It has become possible to include the measurement result data from any car surface with metallic coating in VIR™ reports. Now car inspectors can provide the most accurate information on a vehicle’s paint condition and severity.
Coating thickness can tell a lot about the vehicle. It is one of the main parameters by which buyers can define whether the vehicle has been in an accident, has been resprayed or undergone other paint repairs. Such things can drastically affect the vehicle’s resale value. Now you can identify any rework that has been done by using the VIR™ Paint Meter. The device that is used for the measurements is the Extech CG304.
The coating thickness tester Extech CG304 is a hand-held paint meter, that offers a harmless way of measuring the thickness of ferrous and non-ferrous substrates. Factory calibrated, the Extech CG304 automatically recognizes the material under test. It has an easy-to-use menu system and a dot matrix LCD display with backlight and contrast for easy viewing in various lighting conditions.
The meter uses two measurement methods: magnetic induction (for ferrous metal substrates) and eddy current (for non-ferrous metal substrates). The Bluetooth® feature wirelessly transmits measurement data to a Bluetooth receiving device for further analysis and for generating a Vehicle Inspection Report ™. Proper use and care of this meter will ensure many years of reliable service.
How does it work?
The process of the measurement is very simple:
- In the VIR™ Exterior tab choose any of the vehicle’s sections with metallic coating you want to inspect.
- Connect your smartphone or tablet to the Extech CG304 via Bluetooth.
- Once the devices are connected, the measurement can begin.
After the measurement is completed, you get the following data listed:
- Mode: the type of coating (iron/non-iron),
- Value: coating thickness of each section in microns (µm),
- The Average Value and the Max Value of the readings.
All measurements are saved in the VIR™.
Abnormally high or low thickness readings can indicate where previous repairs have been done. Such insights can help with establishing the real resale value and the true condition of the vehicle. The Extech CG304 has proven to be an accurate gauge in all weather conditions.
Increase your customers’ confidence with this new Vehicle Inspection Report™ feature.