National Auto Inspection Services, herein referred to as NAIS and our inspectors are experienced automotive professionals and will provide their professional opinion on their findings about the vehicle. Our used vehicle inspections are based on what is seen and heard through the eyes and ears of our inspectors. Our inspectors are completely mobile; therefore, they do not have access to a vehicle lift or diagnostic equipment.
During all inspections we will try to arrange a test drive on all vehicles during an inspection; a test drive may not be performed for a number of reasons. These reasons could include; a refusal of the vehicle's current owner / seller to allow a test drive or drive the vehicle as owner and insured, safety issues, weather conditions (especially if it is a classic car inspection), if the vehicle does not have a valid registration or the minimum insurance required by law, and/or any other reason that will not permit a test drive. A test drive is not required for an inspector to complete an inspection and if the inspector is unable to perform a test drive for any reason we will try to reflect this in our reports.
NAIS does not provide advice or express our opinion as to whether you should purchase or decline to purchase any vehicle we inspect. Most inspections are completed within 2 to 3 normal business days (Monday through Friday except holidays) and the reports are made available at the earliest time possible (normally by the following day). We do not guarantee the time to complete an inspection due to certain unpredictable circumstances that must be taken into consideration such as the availabe schedule of the vehicle's seller and the inspector to come to an agreeable day/time for the inspection.
Cancellation of an inspection once it has been ordered and assigned will result in a partial charge (minimum of $25). If an inspection is ordered and the vehicle is sold by the seller without notifying NAIS or the inspector 24 hours prior to the scheduled inspection then a charge will be incurred by the person or company ordering the inspection.
You (customer/person ordering the inspection) must notify the seller of your intent to have NAIS perform an inspection and have the seller agree to the inspection. If the inspector arrives at the vehicle location and is not permitted to perform any part of the inspection or the entire inspection then you will be liable for the whole cost of the inspection; furthermore, there will be an additional fee of up to the original fee for the inspector to return to the vehicle for any re-inspection ordered.
You agree that the vehicle must be cleaned of dirt, mud, debris, snow, ice, and any other material by the seller prior to the inspection in order for our inspector to provide an accurate inspection as to the condition of the body, paint and interior as well as any other areas of the vehicle that may hide damage that may go undetected by the inspector. Also, certain weather and lighting conditions will certainly affect the accuracy in many cases and may affect the inspector's ability to perform an accurate inspection.(See paragraph below for other details about the accuracy of the inspection)
The inspection performed will be accurate at the time of inspection as to the items listed on the NAIS inspection report form and at the time the vehicle is inspected, however, since the vehicle will be fully assembled, it is impossible for the inspector to see potential failures that are internal to the engine, transmission, driveline, electrical system or other components and there is the possibility of impending failures due to possible intermittent conditions that are not evident at the time of the inspection or otherwise not presented or noticed during the inspection process. If an item is not listed on the inspection report then it was not inspected. Therefore, in no way does the inspection and condition report constitute a guarantee or warranty that the vehicle will not breakdown in the future or have hidden damage, past or present, that was undetected during the inspection or omitted from the report. If a vehicle had previous repairs performed, the inspector's opinion will be limited to the part of the repairs that are visible only. You should assume that underlying damages may be present but not able to be seen by the inspector since the vehicle will be fully assembled.
You agree that we are providing you with the inspector's professional opinion as to the condition of the vehicle that is inspected at the time of the inspection and as seen through the inspector point of view and opinion only. The inspector's opinion may differ from yours or any another person as if you or any other person were to inspect the same vehicle. Therefore, the inspector may have a different opinion as to the vehicle's condition than you. Any guarantee as to the vehicle's condition will remain between the seller and the buyer. You agree that National Auto Inspection Services will not be held liable for any missed damages or failures or omissions from the report as to the condition of the vehicle. You also acknowledge that certain weather conditions, light or the cleanliness of the vehicle may hinder the inspectors ability to detect imperfections with the vehicle such as interior defects, damages, wear and tear to the vehicle or previous body or paint work that may have been performed. Cold weather will also prevent the ability to determine the performance of air conditioning system while under severe loads of high heat and humidity.
We offer extended warranties for most vehicles at an extra cost to help you protect your vehicle. The only warranty against future failures of any vehicle after the inspection has been performed is to purchase an extended warranty that covers a vehicle's various components (see warranty details of covered components on our warranty page of this web site). Our reports are for your information only and are NOT to be considered a recommendation for or against your decision to purchase or reject a vehicle; the decision to purchase or reject a vehicle needs to be made by you and you alone.
Certain electrical or other functions may only be checked for the ability to "power on" such as CD Player or DVD Player and Navigation equipment. If the seller does not present a CD or DVD for the inspector to test for proper operation then it may not have been verified to operate as intended. We do not test for proper calibration of any electrical equipment including fuel mileage monitors.
Any special requests made for the inspection will be handled to the extent possible and the inspector will make a reasonable effort to inspect that additional item. However, NAIS does not guarantee that the item will be inspected to your specifications. If reference to the additional item is not included in the "Additional Comments" section of the report, you should assume that the item was not inspected. Unless the special request was specifically mentioned on the inspection report in the "Additional Comments" section of the report, you should assume that the item was only inspected in accordance with NAIS's reporting standards. NAIS reserves the right to reject any inspection requests at our discretion.
By ordering an inspection from NAIS, you agree not to hold NAIS or our inspectors or affiliates liable for any mechanical, electrical, or any meticulously hidden or undetected damage by the seller or any other failures that occur after the vehicle is purchased . You also agree that you waive any rights to hold NAIS or our inspectors or affiliates liable for any damages (personal or physical) sustained from any inspection we perform on your behalf.
This website contains links to other internet web sites and the information provided by persons or companies that are not affiliated with National Auto Inspection Services. These links are not endorsements or referrals of any products or services; they are merely informational resources and any information contained in such websites has not been endorsed or approved by NAIS. No claims, promises, or guarantees about the completeness, accuracy, content or quality of information contained in the links to and from this web site are made.
NAIS is providing vehicle history reports from its affiliate ,Experian AutoCheck. Because the Services involve conveying information provided to Experian by other sources, Neither NAIS nor Experian cannot and will not, for the fee charged for the Services, be an insurer or guarantor of the accuracy or reliability of the reports or services or the data contained in its various databases. Neither NAIS nor EXPERIAN DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE REPORTS OR SERVICES. Neither NAIS nor Experian will be liable to customer (you) for any loss or injury arising out of or caused by Experian’s acts or omissions in providing the Reports or Services. Furthermore neither NAIS nor Experian, AutoCheck shall be liable for any delay or failure in its performance under this Agreement if and to the extent that such delay or failure is caused by events beyond the reasonable control of the party including, without limitation, acts of God, public enemies, terrorists, labor disputes, equipment malfunctions, material or component shortages, supplier failures, embargoes, rationing, acts of local, state or national governments or public agencies, utility or communication failures or delays, fire, earthquakes, flood, epidemics, riots and strikes.
You also must understand that the inspection is merely an informational tool for you to help determine the vehicle condition so that you may have more information in order to help you make a decision, especially when you are unable to inspect the vehicle yourself or would like a professional opinion about the vehicle.
By ordering an inspection from NAIS you agree to this disclaimer and the terms and conditions listed in the Terms and Conditions on our website page at Terms and Conditions.
It is advisable to purchase a used vehicle extended warranty to cover your newly acquired vehicle in the event of any failures that may occur. All inspections are ordered and paid for in advance and are based on local driving range from inspector's office or location, additional fees may apply if the range to the vehicle is greater than the inspector's local driving range.