Our auction items always undergo an extensive test before being sold. We test the engine, transmission and brakes among other things
Our auction items always undergo an extensive test before being sold. We test the engine, transmission and brakes among other things

How we test machines and heavy vehicles

KVD tests all objects sold via kvdpro.com. They undergo what is known as KVD testing, which is carried out in different ways depending on what type of object is being tested. This test is standardised and is carried out by professional technicians. This allows us to remain an independent party between the buyer and the seller.

Depending on what type of object is being reviewed, the test includes the engine, gearbox, brakes, interior, tyres, equipment and tools. The technician checks the object's inspection report, service history documentation and manuals to make sure they are correct. We review and verify the odometer or tachometer readings for the vehicle or machine and document any errors and defects.

Documentation from the test is displayed openly in the object description so that bidders feel secure in the knowledge that they have received all the information on the condition of the vehicle machine on which they are bidding. The grading of the object's bodywork and interior is also published here. Find out more about grading below.

Grading the bodywork and interior

During the KVD Test we grade, among other things, the interior, bodywork, tyres and equipment. It is assumed that a certain level of wear is normal, depending on the age and mileage/hours. The grades used are based on the following descriptions:

  • Grade 1 - Reparationsobjekt: Repair object: The vehicle or machine is very shabby and has damage that requires repair.
  • Grade 2 - Below normal condition: The vehicle or machine is shabby and in poorer condition than an average vehicle or machine of the same age and mileage/hours.
  • Grade 3 - Normal condition: The vehicle or machine is in normal condition and on a par with an average vehicle or machine of the same age and mileage/hours.
  • Grade 4 - Good condition: The vehicle or machine has been well looked after and in better condition than an average vehicle or machine of the same age and mileage/hours.
  • Grade 5 - The vehicle or machine has been very well looked after and is in much better condition than an average vehicle or machine of the same age and mileage/hours.