Marketplace | Vehicle Information

Marketplace | Vehicle Information

AutoGrade Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to provide consistent, condition grade assessment across the entire industry by removing subjectivity in grade assignment to help sell more cars.

THE 3 MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How often is the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale updated?
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It is constantly being evaluated based on industry updates, client feedback and vehicle updates. Most updates are done on a quarterly basis.

Does the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale consider the cost of repairs?
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No. Repair labor rates can vary from shop to shop skewing the grade. The AutoGrade™ Vehicle Scale remains consistent by using the damage descriptions.

What variables are not factored into AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale?
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How often is the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale updated?

It is constantly being evaluated based on industry updates, client feedback and vehicle updates. Most updates are done on a quarterly basis.

Does the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale consider the cost of repairs?

No. Repair labor rates can vary from shop to shop skewing the grade. The AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale remains consistent by using the damage descriptions.

What variables are not factored into AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale?
What Does Not Impact AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale?
  • » Mileage – Odometer Reading
  • » Model / Trim Level
  • » Value Add Equipment
  • » Announcements
  • » Model Year
  • » Color
  • » Estimated Repair Costs
  • » Repair Action
  • » Manufacture / Make
  • » Options
  • » MSRP
Does repairing high dollar damage line items impact the grade more significantly?

No, grade is not determined by the price of the repairs. Making repairs based on Major, Moderate and Minor reductions will return the appropriate post recon grade improvements.

How does the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale help a buyer or seller determine the price?

When the AutoGradeTM Vehicle Scale information is combined with mileage, year, make, model, then used in conjunction with industry valuation tools, the most reliable value can be determined.

How do I sign up for the AutoGradeTM platform or inquire for more information?

Contact Ken Goodwin at AutoIMS by phone at (678) 597-3900 or by email kgoodwin@autoims.com

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