A picture says a thousand words. We’ve all heard this, well, probably a thousand times. That doesn’t make it any less true. Pictures communicate something that words never can. It lets the person viewing them see exactly what the person who took them saw. When it comes to including pictures with your vehicle inspections the value is clear.
Regardless or what type of vehicle inspections you’re doing pictures have value. If you are trying to show damage a picture with a quick description is so much clearer than a note by itself will ever be. Let’s look at an example:
‘There is a dent in the driver side door’.
OK? How big is the dent? Where is the dent? Let’s get more descriptive:
‘There is a large dent at the bottom of the drive side door’.
That’s certainly better, but when you read a statement like that, the first thing you want to be able to do is see the dent. You instantly try to figure out what ‘large’ means. It’s at the bottom of the driver side door, but where exactly at the bottom? How big of an issue is this?
Having a picture alongside a brief description gives the person reading the report the information they need to get an accurate ‘picture’ of what is going on with the vehicle.