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One of the big advantages software has over paper is the ability to select preset comments/notes from dropdowns. This can be a huge timesaver in that you can insert several words, sentences, or even paragraphs worth of information with a single tap which is much faster than having to handwrite it out.

Another advantage of dropdowns is consistency. Having standard comments in dropdowns allows you to use the same language every time you come across a particular problem or scenario. All you have to do is simply insert the comment you crafted to use when you see it and you can move on without having to spend time thinking about the best way to describe what you’re seeing.

InspectARide makes using dropdowns easy. You can include the language you want and work through your entire inspection with very little typing.

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Save Time with the VIN Decoder

InspectARide’s built-in VIN decoder will save you time and using it is easy. All you have to do is enter the VIN for the vehicle you’re inspecting, and with the tap of a button the app will automatically enter the basic info about the vehicle. The VIN decoder will populate the following fields:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Body Style
  • Transmission
  • Engine
  • Drive Type
  • Door Count

None of us have enough time in the day and if there is something that will save us time we want it. This will save you time.

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Advantages of Software over Paper

When is the last time you heard someone say ‘We need to switch to paper because this software stuff isn’t working out’? I haven’t heard that one either. Now, you may hear someone say that they need to switch to a different or a better software, but no one is looking to make a move back to paper. It makes sense why we don’t hear this. There are a lot of advantages of being electronic and not paper based some of which include:

  • Less stuff to carry around
  • No more messy handwriting
  • Easier to include pictures
  • Easier to store reports
  • Easier to get reports where they need to go
  • Faster to put together with VIN decoder, dropdowns, etc
  • Better presentation and easier to read

If you’re still using paper for your inspections you’ve no doubt given thought at some point to making the switch to software. Something holds you back and it may be cost, time to learn something new, fear of doing something different from what has always worked, or some other reason. These are understandable reasons, but let me ask you this: If you could go back in time and make the switch to an electronic process 1 year ago which would mean you would be paperless today, would you? Most people say yes because they understand the value of being paperless and that it’s a switch that they will make at some point.

What’s holding you back? One year from now will you look back wishing you had made the switch?