It summarizes the vehicle's condition from 1 to 5 (1 being the rating of the vehicles with less damages). A PDF document contains all these information so you can easily print it.
The vehicle may have minor interior and exterior defects that require SMART repairs, IE minor scratches or dents and minor replacement parts could also be required.
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1 plus up to 1 major or minor body shop repair. The replacement of more significant internal or external trim parts (excluding panels) may also be required.
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1 & 2 plus may include up to 5 minor bodyshop repairs, 3 major bodyshop repairs or a combination of major and minor repairs. The vehicle may include a single replacement bumper.
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1, 2 & 3. It may have a combination of major and minor repairs and could include a non-structural replacement panel.
The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1, 2, 3 & 4. It may have a combination of major and minor repairs or the vehicle may have sustained collision damage and the replacement up to two structural panels may be required (providing there is no other damage on the vehicle).
Vehicles in this grade are simply uneconomical to appraise and fall into one of the following categories.
- Substantial Accident damage
- Major Parts Missing
- Recorded items that exceed the criteria of Grade 5
- Multiple unrecorded items
Definition of Defect Types
SMART (Small Medium Area Repair Technique) Repairs:
- PDR – (Paintless Dent Removal)
- Alloy wheel refurbishment
- Minor paint repair (bumper corner, mirror, moulding etc)
- Glass repair
- Minor trim repair
- Touch in type repair
Minor Body Shop Repair
A body panel which requires a complete repaint
Major Body Shop Repair
A body panel requiring a filler repair and complete repaint
Included in this are minor interior trim items, body mouldings, wheel trims, badges etc
Roof panel, Roof soft tops and rear quarter panels