VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

Pre-purchase Vehicle Inspections

If you are purchasing a vehicle, we highly recommend you have a pre-purchase inspection done. Whether you are buying your car privately or from a used car dealer, it's worth the time and the money having this Inspection done. Because no matter how good it looks, there could be all sorts of expensive problems lurking in the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, or other areas of the vehicle. And you definitely don't want to discover them after you have already purchased the vehicle.

It really does pay to have a Pre-purchase Inspection done before you buy the car, and it is your best protection before purchasing a vehicle.



Checklist


Road Test  

  • Engine (Runability)
  • Indicator Lights
  • Cruise Control
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Brakes
  • Transmission
  • Suspension
  • Seatbelt
  • Squeaks and Rattles
  • Differential

Under the Hood  

  • All Fluids
  • Battery
  • Compression Test (Leak Down if compression is low)
  • Cooling system
  • Fan
  • Radiator
  • Wires / Belts / Hoses

Under the Vehicle  

  • Tire Size / Rating
  • Wheel Condition
  • Chassis Components
  • Exhaust System
  • Tire Tread Depth
  • Brakes
  • Fluid Levels

Luggage Compartment  

  • First Aid Kit
  • Spare Tire
  • CD Cartridge (if equipped)
  • Jack / Components
  • Tool Kit

Vehicle Interior  

  • Interior Trim / Seats
  • Carpets
  • Seat Operation
  • Headliner
  • Door Trim
  • Seatbelts
  • Power Window / Lock Operation
  • Steering Wheel
  • Instrument Panel Lights
  • Rear Defogger
  • Air Conditioning / Heater
  • Audio System
  • Clock
  • Outside / Inside Mirrors
  • Glove Compartment
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Horn
  • Seat Heater (if equipped)
  • Interior Lights
  • Alarm System
  • Sunroof (if equipped)
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Cellular Telephone

Vehicle Exterior  

  • Exterior Body Panels
  • Moldings and Trims
  • Exterior Lights / Lenses
  • Wheels
  • Windshield / Glass
  • Door Lock System
  • Bumpers / Body Cladding

Other Items  

  • Maintenance Performed to Standard
  • All Books / Records Present
  • Proper Number of Keys

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