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Resources for Inspection Sites

Quick-access Links and Information for Inspection Sites

The primary benefit of becoming a CARCO inspection location is to bring automobile owners who live or work in your local area into your business. Close to 1 million vehicles require inspection each year in the territories CARCO covers, providing a great deal of potential new business.

How to Become an Automobile Inspection Site

CARCO maintains an extensive network of automobile inspection sites in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida. 

These networks consist of vehicle-related businesses such as glass repair stores, tire stores, gasoline service stations, car dealerships, and muffler shops.

Benefits of Becoming an Inspection Site

The primary benefit of becoming a CARCO inspection location is to bring automobile owners who live or work in your local area into your business.

Close to 1 million vehicles require inspection each year in the areas CARCO covers, providing a great deal of potential new business. CARCO maintains thousands of inspection site lists for insurance companies and agencies, which contain the names and addresses of all CARCO automobile inspection facilities and provide free advertising for your business. Car inspection facilities are also available from our site locator. 

CARCO vehicle inspection sites receive a fee for performing photo inspections, which take 10 to 15 minutes. For businesses that have internet accessibility, we also offer the capability to perform an automobile photo inspection online using a secure web page.

The Two Parts of the Pre-Insurance Photo Inspection

The Visual Inspection

An authorized inspector examines the vehicle for options, anti-theft systems, and rust and body damage. Information is recorded on an inspection report form along with the name of the insured, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and a description of the vehicle. Mechanical knowledge is NOT required to perform the inspection.

The Photos

Three color photos are taken of the vehicle: two at oblique angles to obtain a view of all four sides of the vehicle, and one of the VIN label, which is normally found inside the driver-side door jamb.


Our Full Suite of Auto Insurance Inspection Services

  • Pre-Insurance Inspections.
    CARCO is the leading provider of vehicle pre-insurance inspection services in the U.S. because of our extensive site locations and advanced technology. 
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  • Order Supplies.
    All authorized CARCO auto and car insurance inspection site locations can use this form to order new supplies.
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Become a CARCO Vehicle Photo Inspection Site

If you own an auto-related business and are interested in becoming a CARCO vehicle photo inspection site, please call us at 1-800-969-2272, option 2, then select 2 for assistance. Or email us at FieldOperations@carcogroup.com.