Grading

NAMA Grading Definitions

Vehicles are checked using a standard viewing angle from 2 meters and at an angle of 90 degrees plus or minus 45 degrees. Only damage visible at this viewing angle will be awarded points. All areas of significant damage will have supporting digital images available.

  • Grade 1 The vehicle may have minor interior and exterior defects that require SMART repairs, i.e. minor scratches or dents and minor replacement parts could also be required. These will be recorded on the appraisal.
  • Grade 2 The vehicle may require repairs as Grade 1 plus up to 1 major or minor body shop repair to an individual panel or bumper. The replacement of more significant internal or external trim parts (excluding panels) may also be required. These will be recorded on the appraisal.
  • Grade 3 The vehicle may require repairs as Grades 1 & 2 plus may require up to 5 minor body shop repairs, 3 major body shop repairs or a combination of major and minor repairs. The vehicle may require a replacement bumper but not two. These will be recorded on the appraisal.
  • Grade 4 The vehicle may require repairs as Grades 1, 2 & 3. It may have a combination of repairs including a replacement panel, this will exclude structural panels such as roofs and quarter panels. These will be recorded on the appraisal.
  • Grade 5 The vehicle may require repairs as Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4. It may have a combination of repairs plus the vehicle may have sustained collision damage and the replacement of up to two structural panels may be required providing there is no other damage on the vehicle. These will be recorded on the appraisal.
  • Grade U

    Vehicles in this grade are simply uneconomical to appraise and fall into one of the following categories.

    • Substantial accident damage
    • Major parts missing
    • Multiple recorded items exceeding the criteria of Grade 5
    • Multiple unrecorded items

SMART Repairs

Small/Medium Area Repair Technique
  • PDR - Paintless Dent Removal
  • Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
  • Minor paint repair
  • Glass repair
  • Minor trim repair
  • Touch in type repair

Minor Body Shop Repair

Scratches, Chips & Scuffs

Body panel or bumper requiring complete repaint only, including preparation, priming, colour coat and if neccessary lacquer.

Major Body Shop Repair

Dents, Holes & Gouging

Body panel or bumper requiring complete repaint and filler repair, including, preparation, reshaping, filler, primer, colour coat and if necessary lacquer.

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