The Post-Sale Inspection (PSI) is a fundamental mechanical, structural and flood examination, designed to align with the guidelines of the National Auto Auction Association’s Arbitration Policy. PSIs rely on the collective expertise of Manheim’s inspectors, blending both objective and subjective evaluations.
The post-sale inspection takes place as close to the conclusion of the vehicle sale as possible, providing a snapshot of the vehicle’s condition at that particular moment. It’s important to note that this assessment is a one-time event, conducted under the vehicle’s operating conditions at that specific time. Consequently, it’s not possible to evaluate the vehicle under conditions precisely mirroring its day-to-day operational state. Should a more specialized inspection be deemed necessary, the auction retains the right to collaborate with a third-party vendor chosen in agreement with the auction, buyer, and seller.
A post-sale inspection for cars offers several benefits for both buyers and sellers in the automotive market: