Why cant I ask for a video or more pictures?
The answer is simple. We just dont have the time and we dont want to be responsible for any errors or omissions. We take at least 20 pictures of every car to give you what we feel is a good idea of what you're buying. We have on average 200+ cars for sale. This means there are about 4000+ pictures that we have uploaded at any given moment for the cars that are for sale. We strongly feel that if something was note worthy, it has been depicted to the best of our ability. We try to show all the flaws and highlight the main issues so that you can make an informed decision.
We do NOT wash the engine bays. We believe that introducing water to the engine bay is just asking for trouble. So all of our engine bays look normal, dusty, grimey and typical for the age and miles. If an engine bay has anything note worthy, like a modification or is super oddly clean, THEN we take an engine picture and post it along with all the rest of the pictures.
Regarding video...all of our vehicles are parked in storage until an appointment is made. We dont have the man power/resources to pull the vehicle out from storage and make a video for someone who MAY buy the car. Now if you are an out of state buyer, we recommend either hiring an independent inspector to come out to us to do a PPI, OR we can drop it off at any local shop of your choice within 10 miles of us at no cost to you (for the drop off service, you have to pay for the PPI ahead of time). Either way however, it requires more engagement than "just send me a video" which we simply do not have the time nor are willing to accept the liability for any errors or omissions on our end. You may not agree with this policy, and thats okay, but that is the way we have to do it to protect ourselves (and you).
This process keeps our prices low and overhead small. Thank you for understanding!
Below is a picture of a VERY typical engine bay from any one of our cars.