Because a vehicle has been in an accident,
Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it..
But we believe that an informed buyer will have fewer surprises after they drive away with their new purchase. When you are at the vehicle for sale, using the Vehicle Crash Tester will help you determine if the vehicle has been in any previous accidents that are serious enough for you to possibly be concerned about.
We also created the Vehicle Check List / Rating System that follows what we are showing you to look out for in the videos. With the Vehicle Crash Tester in hand and Vehicle Check List / Rating System completed, you now have powerful tools at your disposal to know if the vehicle is worth buying and if so, the knowledge to determine on what issues you can negotiate price on!
Vehicle Crash Tester & Vehicle Inspection Checklist
Do a Car Reality Check with the Vehicle Crash Tester. It is your personal assistant in helping you negotiate the deal more in your favor or simply avoid buying a previously wrecked or rebuilt vehicle that upon further inspection, using your Vehicle Inspection Checklist, you find is unsafe.
Easy Vehicle Crash Tester Instructions
- 1. Place the Vehicle Crash Tester in a vertical position* onto a clean auto body panel. If the VCT doesn’t cling to the body panel, then the vehicle has been in a serious accident and repaired, or else it is not a steel body panel.
- 2. Place the tips of your fingers from one hand at the very bottom edge of the VCT to keep it steadily in place for your peeling test.
- 3. With the fingers of your other hand positioned the top of the VCT, slowly peel it away until there is enough space to place the tips of your middle & index finger partially underneath it. If the VCT falls off at this point the vehicle has been in a serious accident & repaired.
- 4. Very slowly, continue to lift the VCT with your index finger away from the body of the vehicle, while leaving just your middle finger in place on the vehicle. This will help you to keep the VCT steady without jerking or causing any swift movements. The slower you can peel the VCT away from the vehicle body, the more accurate the test will be.
- 5. As the VCT separates away from the vehicle body, you will notice less and less of the VCT surface adhering. If the VCT falls away from the Vehicle Body at any time when in the Black or Red areas, then the vehicle has been in a serious accident and repaired.
- 6. If the VCT falls away from the Vehicle Body when in the Orange area, then the vehicle has been in a moderate accident & repaired.
- 7. If the VCT falls away from the Vehicle Body at any time when in the Yellow area, then the vehicle has been in a Minor accident and repaired, or it can indicate that the original factory paint is very thick.
- 8. If the VCT falls away from the Vehicle Body at any time when in the Green area, then the vehicle has not been in an accident, it still has the original factory paint.
* The VCT is only to be used in a Vertical position and will not work as specified above when placed in a horizontal position, for example, on the top of the roof, trunk or hood of a Vehicle. Watch our video for other ways to look for accident damage in these areas.
The Car Reality Check VCT is a Specifically Calibrated, Flexible Magnetic Device for use on Steel Paneled Vehicles ONLY.
Make sure that the vehicle you want to use it on has steel construction.
95% of vehicles on the road these days have steel body panels.
The most common vehicles that do not have steel body panels are:
2. Chevrolet Corvette or Dodge Viper
3. Some Chevy passenger vans
Use this device with care, be aware of your surroundings do not become distracted by this device on a busy road.
TIPS for ACCURATE READINGS with your Vehicle Crash Tester
Make sure the area you test is clean and free from dust, dirt or any sticky substance like tree sap or where an old sticker was removed.
Place the VCT on a flat area without ridges, curves or deformations.
Do to pace on any plastic trim, lights, plastic bumpers or wing mirrors.
Do not place over or “straddle” panel joints or gaps.
Do not use when the vehicle is wet.
Excessive heat or cold will affect the accuracy of the device. Vehicles that have been in the sun for a long period of time can be HOT and the accuracy will be affected.
Caution: A hot vehicle can cause discomfort or burn your skin. Do not use this device on HOT vehicles.
* For best results, use when temperatures are normal *
- No liability can be taken for misuse of this device or carelessness during the use of this device. We take no responsibility for any loss or damage to property or person resulting from the use of this device.