What Does a Good Automobile Inspection Consists Of?

Here is a list of automotive components that mobile mechanic Calgary believes should be thoroughly checked during a used car or truck pre purchase inspection


Body Exterior

Front windshield, Exterior trim and moldings, Headlights, all windows, Sidelights / running lights, Wiper Blades, Body Condition / alignment, Rear lights & license plate lights, Paintwork, Stop lights, Sunroof, Corrosion, Signal- Hazard lights, Mirrors, Front & Rear Bumpers , Reverse / Fog lights, Locks, Fuel filler cover & cap, Excessive Rusting.

Interior Condition & Operation

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Power Locks, Remote Key Fob, Radio/Cass/CD/DVD, Seat-belts, Starting system/Ignition Cylinder, Navigation systems, Carpets, Warning Lights, Heater/Fan controls, Door panels, Dash panel, Air Conditioner Output, Door Hinges, Seat upholstery, Instruments, Seat adjustment, Steering Wheel, Cigarette lighter, Door seals, Steering wheel alignment, Sun Roof Operation, Horn, Window Operation, Sun visors, Wipers/Washers, Soft top Operation, Door fittings/Operation, Side Mirror Operation, Interior/Panel lights, Rear View Mirror, Controls/Switches, Seat Belts.

Engine Compartment

Coolant Level / Condition, Power Steering – Oil Level, Turbo, Coolant leaks, Clutch Fluid, Fuel Pump, Fuel Lines, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Battery Condition, Under hood Wiring, Radiator / Cap, Engine Oil level and condition, Hood Hinges, Visible Hoses/Pipes, External leaks, Hood safety Catch and Latch, Visible Drive Belts, Engine Mounts, Air Conditioning Condenser, Water Pump, Fuel Injection, Air Conditioning Compressor, Rad Cooling Fan Operation.

Clutch & Transmission

Fluid / Oil leaks, Cables / Adjustments, Mounts, Hydraulic system, Drive shaft assembly, Axle shaft(s), Linkage (wear), Universal Joints, CV Joints.

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Exhaust System & Fuel System

Manifold, Muffler, Resonator, Catalytic Convertor, Joints/Couplings, Pipes, Heat shields/Mountings, System condition, Fuel Tank, Fuel lines, Evidence of fuel leaks, Tank Straps, Venting pipes.

Steering & Suspension

Ball joints, Dampers (condition/leaks), Chassis Cross Members, Steering Rack or Box, Rusty components, Wheel hubs, Wheel Bearings, Suspension arms – Mountings, Rusted Out Floor, Springs, Shocks, Struts, Tie rods, Sway Bars, Sub-frame.

Brakes & Tires

Brake Fluid Condition, Master Cylinder, Discs / Rotors / Pads, Handbrake Operation/Adjustment, Flexible Brake Hoses, Fluid Leaks, Metal Brake Lines, Power Booster System, Pedal/Linkage, Wheel Rims, Tool kit, Jack, Spare Tire, Tires: Make, Size, Condition, Tread Depth, Brake Shoes and Drums, Wheel Cylinders.

Road Test & Analysis

Overall brake operation, Stability, General steering and Handling, Noise Level, Clutch operation, Excess Fumes & Smoke, Gearbox Operation, Speedometer and Odometer Checks, Power Steering Operation, Automatic Transmission Shifting, 4WD Operation, Coolant Temperature, Engine performance, Cooling fan operation, Engine noises, Suspension squeaks, Drive train Noise or Vibration.

Vehicle Computer Scan Test

Check for Trouble Codes in On-Board Computers including;

Engine / Fuel Injection / Emission Systems.

Anti Lock Brakes.

Electronic Transmission Computer.

Air Bags.

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