San Antonio AA offers post-sale inspections as a tool for dealers to purchase vehicles with confidence. The PSI is not part of the National Auto Auction Association’s Arbitration Policy, but a separate service that ensures vehicles sold meet the guidelines set forth in the NAAA policy. 

 

Vehicle Qualifications:

Green or Yellow Light vehicles sold for more than $3,000 and less than 125,000 miles are eligible for a full inspection. Green or Yellow Light vehicles with more than 125,000 miles will qualify for a limited powertrain inspection.


Full Inspection Checklist:
•    Odometer Verification
•    Engine Function and Operation
•    Transmission Engages and Functions
•    4x4 System Engagement
•    ABS/Brakes Function
•    Hybrid/Electric Battery
•    Electrical Accessories Checked for Function*
•    Air Conditioning checked for operation
•    Emission Control Equipment Present
•    Frame or Unibody Structure Checked 

*For vehicles up to 4 years old.

 

Limited Powertrain Checklist:

  • Structure Checked
  • Engine Function and Operation
  • Transmission Engages and Functions
  • Hybrid/Electric Battery
  • 4x4 System Engagement

If a checklist item fails during the PSI period and costs more than $500, it will be replaced or repaired at auction’s option.

 

PSI Coverage:
•    Depending on the type of Inspection selected, all items checked in PSI are guaranteed for 7 days from the sale. Sale day is day one.
•    Vehicles challenged for issues must have 200 miles or less accumulated on the odometer from inspection.
•    The Inspection is not an extension of the National Auto Auction Arbitration Policy. It is SAAA’s discretion to cancel a sale on vehicles that fail the checklist.
 PSI Terms and Conditions:
•    The buyer is responsible for the failed PSI fee regardless of whether it passes or fails inspection. 
•    Proper communication by the buyer to SAAA’s PSI/Arbitration department must be made by 5pm CST the day of the sale in order to ensure inspection.
•    Repair cost is defined as Auction’s cost to repair. 
•    If a vehicle fails inspection and the buyer chooses to stay with the sale, it will be processed AS-IS from that point forward.
•    SAAA will not reimburse a dealer for reconditioning or other work or expenses performed on vehicles that are returned other than transportation.

 

 The following are excluded and not covered under the PSI policy:
o    Any AS-IS vehicle
o    Sale price under $3000 
o    Vehicles with odometer of 200,000 miles and greater, regardless of representation by seller.
o    Performance or Modified Vehicles. Including but not limited to aftermarket turbos, superchargers or cams. 
o    Hand-Built Exotic Vehicles. Including but not limited to Maserati, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Aston Martin, Corvettes, Challenger Hellcats, Vipers, Mustang Shelby GT500, Bentley, Tesla, Bugatti, Rolls Royce.
o    Kit Vehicles
o    Trailers
o    Motorcycles
o    Watercraft
o    Recreational Vehicles
o    20 model years or older
o    Homemade Vehicles
o    Modified Vehicles
o    Heavy Trucks and Equipment
o    Vehicles or conditions specifically excluded in the most current NAAA Arbitration Policy.

 

7-Day Tier 1($3,000-$9,999) . . . .  . . $105

7-Day Tier 2 ($10,000-$19,999) . . . . $115

7-Day Tier 3 ($20,000-$29,999) . . . . $125

7-Day Tier 4 ($30,000-$39,999) . . . . $145

7-Day Tier 5 ($40,000-$49,999) . . . . $225

7-Day Tier 6 ($50,000-$59,999) . . . . $275

7-Day Tier 7 ($60,000-$69,999) . . . . $325

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 1 ($3,000-$9,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 2 ($10,000-$19,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $150

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 3 ($20,000-$29,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $170

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 4 ($30,000-$39,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $190

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 5 ($40,000-$49,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $240

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 6 ($50,000-$59,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $290

7-Day Limited Powertrain Tier 7 ($60,000-$69,999) . . . . . . . . . . . . $340

Frame Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45

 

Vehicles failing to pass inspection will result in the following fees, charged to the buyer*:

7-Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60

Frame Check . . . . . . . . . $25

*Applicable arbitration fees will be applied to the seller for all cancelled sales

 

•    SAAA reserves the right to modify, alter, discontinue or terminate this policy at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice.
•    If these Terms and Conditions are not satisfied, SAAA’s current Arbitration Policy will apply to any and all disputes.

 

For more information see the National Auto Auction Association website