Our independence is why you can trust us. Knowing that we are locally owned and operated and that you can always speak directly with your inspector is what sets us aside from the rest of the pack. We take each review to heart!



Our inspection reporting process looks deep at the body, interior, undercarriage and mechanics of your vehicle and is easy to understand. Each of our inspection reports is customizable to your checkpoints as well as the vehicle being inspected.



Steven Paul, the owner of TDT, has over 20 years of experience of auto body & HD equipment repair and 10 years of vehicle inspection experience. He knows what to look for, where to look for it and how to show it to you.


Test Drive Technologies Named Veteran Owned Business of 2017

Consumers continue to choose TDT because of our level of commitment and reputation in the vehicle inspection industry.  Test Drive Technologies continued success in the vehicle inspection services business stems from outstanding customer service and open communication with clients. TDT continues to hold a 5 Star rating in Yelp, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 4.7 Star rating on Google.  “We strive very hard to provide outstanding customer service to our clients which are sometimes thousands of miles away and relying on our eyes and ears on the ground,” said Steven Paul, owner, Test Drive Technologies. “We recognize that our reputation and customer feedback is crucial to our success in this business atmosphere and we continue to grow because of the positive reputation we have created by providing outstanding customer service.”

Vehicle Inspections

Our experience in the industry allows us to offer the following types of mobile vehicle inspection services in St Louis. Used Car & Light Truck Inspections Vehicles 1996 & Newer. We inspect the Body, Interior, Frame, Features, Engine, Transmission, Suspension, Steering, Brakes and perform a full test drive.   Click here for more information about our vehicle inspection services.

Vehicle Appraisals

With over 20 years of experience in the vehicle inspection industry out 200 checkpoint appraisal inspection process provides our clients with a true vehicle assessment for a true vehicle value based on the vehicle condition and current market by a certified vehicle appraiser providing stated value appraisals, fair market value appraisals and diminished value appraisals. Get more info by clicking here.

Expert Witness

TDT’s Expert Witness Vehicle Inspections include inspections for late model used cars, classic cars, exotic cars, commercial trucks, motorhomes and RV’s in the St Louis and Southern Illinois Areas.  Expert Witness Vehicle Inspections are used in cases of legal disputes by attorneys and litigation experts.  These services are also available to the public.  Click here to learn more.

Oil Sampling

We are able to sample engine oil, coolant, transmission fluids, axle and gear lube and even hydraulic fluid on the following types of vehicles.  Regardless of the amount of experience, tools and technology your inspector can use when inspecting your vehicle, the one thing he / she cannot do is see inside your engine or transmission.  Oil sampling helps know the internal condition of the major components. Click here for more info.

Service Area

Because we choose not to use private contractors and mechanics looking for extra work our inspection area is limited to the St Louis, Southern Illinois and Central Illinois regions.  It is our dream someday to travel in a beautiful motorhome and go from state to state inspecting dream cars for buyers just like you….  We just haven’t gotten that far just yet. Click here to see if we cover your area.

We May Be Small But We Are Mighty

Test Drive Technologies provides mobile vehicle inspection and appraisal services for all vehicle types.  What sets our company aside from others in the industry is our independence of finance companies, insurance companies and big time investors.  We are a small U. S. Army Veteran Family Owned and Operated company based out of St Rose, Illinois which is small town between Highland and Breese.  Our small family owned and operated company means you get to deal directly with the owner of the company before, during and after your vehicle inspection. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY WE THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT.

Inspections Built For You

Our inspection reports are easy to understand, provide detailed information you need to make an informed purchase or finance decision.  Each of our inspections come with photo documentation which provides you evidence of the vehicle’s current condition. We utilize the latest techniques to uncover a vehicle’s true condition such as borescoping, OBD II diagnostics and measuring tools. On top of our already extremely thorough inspection checklist we are happy to add your custom checkpoints to our report so you know they were checked. We are happy to provide the following types of vehicle inspection & appraisal services to clients in Missouri & Illinois areas. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONE OF OUR RECENT MOTORHOME INSPECTIONS.

Vehicle Inspections

Used Cars

Luxury / High End Vehicles

Classic Cars

Antique Vehicles

Customized Cars

Motorhomes / Campers

Construction Equipment

Commercial Trucks / Buses

Farming Equipment / Tractors

Appraisal Services

Pre-Purchase Appraisals

Fair Market Value Appraisals

Appraisals for Divorce

Appraisals for Estates

Court Required Appraisals

Replacement Value Appraisals

Stated Value Appraisals

Total Loss Value Appraisals

Diminished Value Appraisals

Expert Witness Inspections

Lemon Law Inspections

Misrepresentation Suits

Vandalism Inspections

Faulty Equipment Inspection

Failure Analysis Inspection

Mechanical Inspection

Frame Damage Inspection

Post Repair Inspection

Manufacture Defect Inspection

About The Owner

Steven Paul, the owner of Test Drive Technologies, has over 20 years of experience inspecting all types of vehicles from cars to trucks and RV’s to Boats.  Some of his favorite vehicles to inspect and appraise have been the many rare and antique vehicles as well as the complex and hard to value commercial trucks.  Having served in the U. S. Army and deploying 3 times in many different field conditions (Bosnia in ’98, Kuwait in ’01 and Iraq in ’03), Steve knows how to quickly diagnose a vehicle, find out what is causing the issue and determine what needs to be performed and accurately report back in a clear and concise manner which is easy to understand.  Steve has a deep passion for uncovering hidden issues, attention to detail and helping other people which is why he started this company in 2009. Steve enjoys spending his time with his wife, kids and dog at the race track, camping and hiking. If you would like more information about Steve or how he may be able to help you or a client, please feel free to email him anytime at “”.

Used Cars

Luxury Vehicles

Commercial Trucks

Recreational Vehicles