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Manheim Introduces Certified RV Inspection

Posted By RVBusiness On November 16, 2010 @ 5:07 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

New service for RV auctions

Manheim Specialty Auctions and industry-recognized, independent lab Titan Certified have joined forces to offer certified inspections to Manheim Specialty customers, starting with RVs.

This is the first time a certified inspection, light mechanical check and oil and fluid analysis have been packaged together and offered at RV auctions in the United States, according to a news release.

Certified inspections will be available for RV units sold at select Manheim Specialty locations as well as online and will expand to boats, motorcycles, PowerSports, heavy trucks and equipment in the future. The new certified inspection program was piloted at Manheim Lakeland and officially launched at Manheim Southern California’s RV Sale held on Oct. 7.

“At Manheim, almost 40% of our sales take place online now, and we expect that number to continue to grow,” said Karen Braddy, general manager, Manheim Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment. “Certified inspections are especially beneficial for our online buyer customers who are not able to physically touch or listen to the units.”

Each inspection includes a thorough review of basic operation, a light mechanical check and oil fluid analysis performed by Titan Certified. The mechanical information provided by each certified inspection not only gives buyers peace of mind, but also will reduce time spent previewing and checking out units. An important additional benefit of the new Manheim Specialty Auctions certified inspection program is that select units will include a Titan-backed guarantee that can be transferred to retail customers.

“Our customers want certified inspections, especially for complex or costly inventory, such as luxury motor coaches,” said Joe Weinstein, national product manager, Manheim Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment. “As a result of their input, we’re excited to offer the new certified inspection program to help these customers add a new level of confidence to the transaction.”

Following the program launch at Manheim Southern California, Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth hosted its first sale on Oct. 22. Manheim Specialty Auctions will be offering certified inspections at all Manheim locations in the coming months. For more information about Manheim Specialty Auctions’ certified inspection program, contact your local Specialty Manager or call (877) 704-4636.

To learn more about Manheim Specialty Auctions, visit www.manheimspecialtyauctions.com.

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