Our vehicle inspections are designed to point out what you would see yourself in the auction environment. We endeavour to give a thorough description but please bear in mind that this is an auction appraisal only and we cannot be held responsible for anything outside of the following grading definitions.
Interior Grade 1
Clean and commensurate with the age and mileage but may require standard valet.
Interior Grade 2
Unclean, possibly stained and will require a professional valet or possible Smart repair to achieve a retail standard.
Interior Grade 3
Stained, damaged and may require replacement parts.
Exterior Grade A
The vehicle is in retail condition, with only minor defects in panel surfaces that will not require bodyshop attention. Previous repairs may have been performed.
Note: Vehicles requiring no remedial work to body panels, paintwork, interior or glass. No parts missing.
Typical cars, once subjected to a professional valet/mop, will be suitable for sale to a retail customer.
Exterior Grade B
The vehicle may have minor chips, scratches or dents in panels that require moderate repair.
Note: Vehicles that would be Grade 1 if limited moderate body/cold metal repairs were carried out, i.e. stone chips small enough to repair via a touch in process, scratches to bumpers/mouldings that could be repaired via localising painting, removal of minor dents that have not broken the paintwork and could be removed via a cold metal repair, stains/soiling to interior that may respond to a professional valet.
Exterior Grade C
The vehicle will require bodyshop attention, plus wear and tear for example, parking dents, dings, small scratches and chips. Parts may be broken or missing.
Note: Vehicles that require up to three panels to have bodyshop repairs, i.e. damage to interiors, scratches/scuffs through to base metal or primer, dents that would not cold metal repair and previous unsatisfactory repairs that would require rectification.
Exterior Grade D
The vehicle will require bodyshop attention, show signs of excessive wear and tear. The body may have dents, scratches or chips. Parts may be broken or missing.
Note: Vehicles that require four or more panels to have bodyshop repairs, previous unsatisfactory repairs that would require rectification, damage to interiors.
Exterior Grade E
The vehicle requires panels to be replaced. The vehicle shows signs of severe abuse or may have sustained major collision damage.