Tablet-based technology is allowing car dealers to appraise, value and provenance check a vehicle on the forecourt via a new platform delivered by Cap HPI.
The automotive data and technology company has said that it is driving forwards with its aim to provide a one-click solution for dealers with the addition of a provenance check to its appraisal tool that integrates valuations into the app, available on iOS and Android tablets.
The comprehensive provenance check function highlights any unwanted history relating to the vehicle and is a welcome addition to the app, delivering added “total peace of mind” and a paperless experience for buyers.
Joel Albyn, Cap HPI’s product and innovation director, said: “The vehicle appraisal app is totally focussed on the user.
“It was developed with the sole purpose of placing customer experience at the heart of its functionality.
“With the addition of provenance data, the app is now an even more useful and accurate tool flagging any potential dangers, concerns or issues relating to the vehicle’s past such as registration details, damage or mileage discrepancies that dealers and potential buyers need to be alerted to.
“Dealers have the reassurance that the data is accurate and reliable, offering total peace of mind for customers and ensuring a faster and smoother sales process.”
More than 80 valuable data points about the history of the car, and an MOT check, are processed by the new tool which has been designed to guide the appraiser around the vehicle with the customer in seven simple steps, identifying any areas that require repair while evidencing the costs associated with correcting issues, managing consumer’s expectations to minimise complaints.
The HPI Check comes with a mileage check as standard, harnessing the power of a database that now includes over 200 million mileage readings.
This provides used car buyers with vital protection against the threat of paying over the odds for a car that could be clocked.
In addition, it reduces the risk of buying a car recorded by the police as being stolen, as well as avoiding a car that still has finance owing against it. Some of these threats could see a buyer lose the car and the cash they paid for it.