Purchasing a used car is a big risk. You never know what it’s actually been through nor how its owners have treated it. Sites like CarFax are good but they’re not completely bulletproof. They only show data of documented car accidents, but as we all know, not every minor accident gets documented or filed for an insurance claim. So, how can you be sure that the car you’re planning on purchasing is exactly as described? Thankfully, there’s now a simple and easy way. It’s called the Accident Scan.
Think of it as your personal know-it-all mechanic who is able to travel everywhere with you. You obviously can’t take an actual mechanic with you everywhere you go as it costs a small fortune to do so, and even he might miss on some important parts. What you can do however, is take your smartphone and get the Accident Scan application. The way it works is relatively straightforward. You simply take photos of the car, the app analyzes the various components, including the paint job, and it pinpoints different areas where it might be compromised. Over the course of all completed scans to this date, it’s had an accuracy rate of 97%, a figure which no other application or site can match.
You simply take a photo of various areas such as the fenders, doors and bumpers, the app identifies variations in the paint and pinpoints the exact areas which have been involved in an accident. It’s really useful and efficient since everything is done in real time. You don’t have to take it to a workshop and you don’t have to bring your mechanic buddy with you. It not only saves you time, but a lot of money as well. After you have taken the pictures, the app will let you know how much you can deduct off the price of the car. The Accident Scan app is 90% more affordable than comparable sites like CarFax, and because it doesn’t rely on previous history records or insurance claims, it’s a lot more precise as well.
The only two requirements are that you take the pictures in daylight, so that the app can do its job efficiently, and that the camera is not more than 1 inch away from the area you’re taking a photo of. The app can be used everywhere in the world, not just the U.S., as it doesn’t rely on any database or records site per say. The cost of this amazing personalized take-anywhere app? Just $3.99 in the iTunes App Store. The best thing is that you can use it over and over again on every subsequent car inspection or purchase you make. You pay once and use it whenever you need it. Forget spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars on expensive sites like CarFax or mechanics, Accident Scan is the way of the future.