Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Trailer Appraisals in the Charlote NC area



Auto Appraisal Carolinas performs appraisals on all sorts of vehicles including late model cars, trucks, antique autos, classic cars, muscle cars, exotics, street rods, kit cars, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, etc.   


We perform many types of Appraisals:

Pre-Purchase Inspection

We help you buy a used or classic vehicle with confidence.


A certified agent conducts an in depth inspection of your vehicle and creates a 10 page report that includes:

  • Vehicle condition and trouble areas

  • Paint gauge readings to find repaint and body filler

  • 53 point in depth inspection on cars and trucks

  • 60-100 detailed photographs of the vehicle's condition

  • Inspect title,  registration. and other documentation

  • Operation and test ride

  • Originality and decoding of identify numbers (optional)


The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may require some vehicles to initiate a new title.  For example, on a custom built vehicle, when the original title is lost, when a vehicle is brought into NC without proper documentation. 


We specialize in DMV initial title appraisals.  Part of our service is guiding you through the complex initial titling process.  We have a relationship with another appraisal company, that allows us to arrange the required second appraisal for you at a discount.

DMV Initial Title



  • Our independent appraisal will help you reach a fair settlement with your insurance company.

  • We provide a written report with the pre-accident value of your vehicle.

  • We meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) that the insurance companies demand.

Total Loss


Help family members determine the fair market value of a vehicle to ensure equitable distribution of property.

  • We meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards that courts demand

  • We can provide expert witness testimony to support our appraisal.

Estate, Divorce, Bankruptcy


It is important to have independent documentation for the condition and value of your collectible auto when negotiating its insurance policy coverage. If your vehicle is damaged, our detailed report and photos establish the pre-collision condition and value for your claim.


We meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) that the insurance companies demand.

Insurance Coverage



Your lender may request an independent appraisal to establish the value of your vehicle. 

We meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) that lenders demand.

Bank Loan Value



Our appraisal report establishes the tax deduction value of a vehicle donated to a not-for-profit charity.


We meet the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) that the IRS demands.

We can point you toward charities who accept vehicle donations.

Charitable Donations

  • Rebuilding classic cars since 1970

  • 6 years in the U.S. Air Force as Aircraft Technician

    • Competed formal training on Aircraft inspection techniques and documentation.

    • Maintained the President’s fleet of aircraft including AirForce I and AirForce II.

  • 33 years at IBM Corporation

    • Manufacturing line Test Technician – Used formal inspection techniques and documentation to repair large scale high speed enterprise copiers.

    • Product Development Standards Test Lead – Created inspection methodologies and test equipment to verify new Banking products meet worldwide national communications, electrical, and safety standards.  This included highly detailed reporting based upon gathered data and technical judgement.

    • Corporate Headquarters Worldwide Initiatives Deputy Program Manager – Developed and deployed corporate programs worldwide, such as; project management, training programs, etc.  This included high level executive reporting based upon vast worldwide data and our global action plans.

  • Lead Appraiser at Auto Appraisal Carolinas since 2013

    • Competed AAG formal training and certification on vehicle inspection techniques and documentation.

    • Completed the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraiser Practices (USPAP) Certification training.

    • Attend annual classes and events to keep knowledge current.

    • Appraised many types of vehicles, such as; cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, boats, construction equipment, etc.

    • Personally built 3 custom cars.  Each won numerous awards and have been featured on the Velocity channel and at SEMA.

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Open: Mon - Sat

          9am - 5pm

We travel 50 miles from Lake Norman.


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  • 12/4/20 Richard J. of Germany: Pre-purchase inspection of 1967 Corvette

Thx for your quick response

  • 12/2/20 Adam S. of Toronto, Canada: Pre-purchase inspection of 1969 Charger

Thanks for the thorough inspection and detailed report.  It was exactly what I expected. 

  • 11/16/20 David M. of Houston TX: Pre-purchase inspection of 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 

Your inspection report was exactly what I was looking for. Very thorough and plenty of photos.  I would definitely use your services again.

  • 9/4/20 Joe D. of Charlotte: Appraisal of Batmobile

That was prompt service! If we need any appraisals in the future we will look you up.

  • 8/10/20 Keith H. of Granite Falls NC: Appraisal of 1956 Nomad

Thank you for your prompt and professional service.

  • 8/1/20 Ron A. of Miami FL: Pre-purchase inspection of 1973 Corvette

Thank you for all your hard work, we really appreciate you​

  • 7/21/20 Nate P. of Philadelphia PA: Pre-purchase inspection of 1966 Nova

Thanks for your hard work and quick turnaround

  • 7/9/20 Bill B. of Portland OR: Pre-purchase inspection of 2013 Armada

Thanks for the thorough job!

  • 6/24/20 Richard M. of San Diego CA: Pre-purchase inspection of 1989 C10 pickup

Thanks for the fantastic detailed report.  You saved us from making a very expensive mistake.

  • 6/18/20 Mark S. of Buffalo NY: Pre-purchase inspection of 2008 Charger SRT8

Great work. Thanks for getting right on this.  A great deal as a long distance buyer.

  • 5/28/20 Larry H. of Sugarland TX: Pre-purchase inspection of 1935 Ford Hot Rod

Thanks very much for your professionalism. Very good report; helpful.

  • 5/15/20 Adam H. of Huntersville NC: Appraisal of 1937 Chevrolet Truck

Awesome, thanks for the help

  • 2/28/20 Allison H. of San Antonio TX: Pre-purchase Inspection of 1975 911

Thanks so much! We appreciate it! 

  • 1/26/20 Jesse B. of Lincolnton NC: Appraisal of 2018 DF Goblin

You're a freaking rockstar!  Thank you soo much for getting this back to me so quickly. 

  • 1/16/20 Mike K. of Charlotte NC: Appraisal of 2013 Camry

Thank you very much for coming out and doing the appraisal.  The end result is very helpful. 


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