150+ Point Inspection

All vehicles go through our 150+ point inspection

The Certified Pre-Owned Advantage

ENGINE

1. Check the vehicle mileage against service records for accuracy.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

2. Hood release, hinges, prop rod or gas struts provide proper
operation.
3. Check finish (rust, corrosion).
4. Check
factory instruction stickers.

ENGINE CONDITION

5. Verify original equipment and displacement.
6. Valve
covers and head gaskets in good condition.
7. Condition of
engine belts, automatic belt tensioner, hoses, and wires.
8.
Condition of hose clamps, retainer clips, and wire casings.
9. Look for areas of concentrated dirt or grime.

ENGINE OIL LEVEL/CONDITION

10. Check engine oil level, verify oil clarity and viscosity.

ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL/CONDITION

11. Check radiator for leaks and damage/fan shroud is securely in
place.
12. Verify that blades of cooling fans are not broken
or bent.
13. Check coolant level, freeze protection rating.

AIR FILTER INSPECTION

14. Inspect air filter/filter housing for debris (leaves, bugs).

BATTERY LOAD TEST

15. Inspect battery for cracks. Clean and inspect battery top,
posts & cables.
16. Measure battery voltage/conduct load test.

IGNITION SYSTEM

17. Inspect system for loose, cracked or burned wires.
18.
Check wire for short circuits and arcing.

POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL

19. Inspect power steering fluid level.

BRAKE FLUID LEVEL

20. Locate and inspect master cylinder reservoir, check brake fluid
level.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL & CONDITION

21. Check all ranges from “Park” to “1st” for proper engagement.
22. Fluid level meets manufacturer’s specified level, clarity and
viscosity.

FUEL SYSTEM

23. Inspect fuel injection system for proper operation.
24.
Check fuel system for leaks or loose wires and lines.
25.
Inspect evaporative emissions for proper operation.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL

26. Measure fluid level, clarity and viscosity (if equipped).

MANUAL TRANSMISSION HYDRAULIC CLUTCH FLUID LEVEL

27. Check clutch fluid reservoir for proper level.

WASHER FLUID LEVEL

28. Inspect/fill washer fluid reservoir (front)/(rear, if equipped).

STARTER PERFORMANCE (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION)

29. Check that starter only operates in “Park” or “Neutral”.

STARTER PERFORMANCE (MANUAL TRANSMISSION)

30. Starts only when clutch pedal pressed all the way down (GM
Vehicles).

ENGINE RUNNING, NOISE, VIBRATION & HARSHNESS

31. Check for fluid leaks or valvetrain noise.
32. Vacuum
system condition.
33. Fuel delivery system.
34. Valve
cover/cylinder head/exhaust manifold gaskets soundness.
35.
Radiator/heater hoses condition.
36. Power steering pump/hose
condition.
37. No squeaking belts.

INSTRUMENTATION AND INTERIOR COMPONENTS
INSPECTION

ABS AND SRS

38. SRS system warning light/self test.
39. A B S system
warning light/self test.

INSTRUMENT PANEL

40. Instrument panel/gauge lights and operation.
41.
Electronic instrument cluster, Head-up Display operational (if
equipped).

CLIMATE CONTROL

42. HVAC/Front and Rear Electronic Climate Control (if equipped).
43. All climate control directional functions/vents working
properly.

AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM

44. Audio controls, speakers, steering wheel controls (if equipped).

45. Power antenna (if equipped).
46. DVD player
operational (if equipped).
47. Navigation system operational
(if equipped).

WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER OPERATION

48. Front wiper/washer controls are operational.
49. Front
wiper blades.
50. Rear wiper/washer controls are operational
(if equipped).
51. Rear wiper blade (if equipped).

ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER OPERATION

52. Defroster switch/heating grid operation.

HORN OPERATION

53. Horn operation/sound quality.

LIGHTER/POWERPOINT OUTLETS

54. Cigarette lighter operational, aux. powerpoints operational.

TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)

55. Steering wheel locks in each tilt position.

INSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR

56. Rearview mirror adjust, range of movement, Auto dim (if equipped).

57. Map/Reading lights (if equipped).

WINDOWS

58. Power windows and controls are operational (if equipped).
59. Sliding rear window/vent windows (if equipped).

OUTSIDE MIRROR CONTROLS

60. Check mirrors for full movement in all directions.
61.
Check that mirrors have good clarity and no scratches or cracks.
62. Heated Mirrors/Personal Memory systems function (if equipped).

POWER SUNROOF OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)

63. Sunroof opens, tilts and closes properly.
64. Check
sunroof track for any obstructions or damage.
65. Check
sunroof seals for any cracks or damage.

REMOVABLE ROOF PANELS (IF EQUIPPED)

66. Roof panel latches.
67. Check roof panel weather
stripping for cracks or damage.

CONVERTIBLE TOP OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)

68. Headliner condition (if equipped).
69. Check roof
structure for bent rods or damage.
70. Top opens and closes
fully.
71. Rear window, glass or plastic condition.
72.
Convertible top seals and clamps.

SEAT FABRIC AND TRIM CONDITION

73. Vehicle seats are free from wear, stains, or tears.
74.
Passenger compartment trim panels fit and finish.
75.
Headliner fit and condition.

SEAT ADJUSTMENT

76. Driver and Passenger seat tracks are operational.
77.
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped).
78. Folding rear
seatback/Valet Lockout feature (if equipped).
79.
Driver/passenger/rear seat controls are operational.

SAFETY BELT CONDITION/INTEGRAL CHILD SEAT OPERATION

80. All seat belts are operational.
81. Inspect safety belt
webbing and buckles at all seating positions.
82. Height
adjustable shoulder belts work correctly (if equipped).
83.
Check that integral child seat is operating properly (if equipped).

84. Inspect all child seat hardware and latches.

SUN VISOR OPERATION AND CONDITION

85. Sun visors are operational.

INTERIOR/COURTESY LIGHT OPERATION

86. Check that all interior lights/switches are operational.

REMOTE DECKLID/LIFTGATE RELEASE OPERATION

87. Check operation of decklid/liftgate during remote release.
88. Inspect weather seal for damage.
89. Decklid pull down
feature (if equipped).

REMOTE FUEL FILLER DOOR RELEASE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)

90. Inspect operation of the remote fuel filler door release
feature.
91. Interior fuel door switch, release mechanism
working properly.

ASHTRAY

92. Inspect ashtray for broken, bent, or melted components.

GLOVE BOX OPERATION

93. Inspect latch, lock, and hinges for proper operation.

DOOR TRIM AND LOCK OPERATION

94. Check that all doors open and close smoothly.
95. Inspect
operation manual or power door locks, rear door security lock.
96. Check that doors cannot be opened in the “Locked” position.
97. Check handheld remote transmitter operational (if equipped).
98. Check all interior/exterior door handles for damage.
99.
Inspect fit and finish of each door trim panel, armrest, assist
strap.

CARPET AND FLOOR MAT CONDITION

100. Inspect carpet and floor mats for burns, dirt, excessive wear.

CARGO AREA

101. Inspect cargo area trim panels for fit and finish.
102.
Cargo area, door lock switch operation, powerpoint power (if
equipped).

SPARE TIRE CONDITION/JACK & WRENCH LOCATION

103. Inspect spare tire and wheel condition.
104. Inspect
that all tools needed for spare tire change are intact.

PRE-TEST DRIVE INSPECTION

HEAD LAMP/FOG LAMP OPERATIONS

105. Headlamp switch, High/Low beam is functional.
106.
Headlamps are aimed properly.
107. Twilight/headlamp delay
feature OK (if equipped).
108. Fog lamps are aimed and
functional (if equipped).

PARKING/BRAKE/BACK UP/TURN & SIDE MARKER LAMPS

109. Front and rear parking lamps.
110. Brake and backup
lamps.
111. Left/Right turn signal lamps.

HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS

112. Hazard warning lights work with vehicle running/not running.

WHEEL AND TIRE CONDITION (INSPECT PRE-TEST DRIVE AND IN
SERVICE BAY)

113. Tires meet 4/32″ minimum requirement.
114. Wheel
covers/wheel centre hubs OK (if equipped).
115. Tire side
walls, valve stems, and wear pattern.
116. Tire size/correct
air pressure/lug nuts secured.
117. Inspect wheel rims for
damage.

SHOCK ABSORBER TEST

118. Front shock absorbers/strut assembly.
119. Rear shock
absorbers/strut assembly.

THE TEST DRIVE

BRAKE SHIFT/TRANSMISSION INTERLOCK (AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION)

120. Gear selector cannot be moved out of Park unless brake is
applied.

TRANSMISSION OPERATION (AUTOMATIC)

121. Transmission gear engagement/shift points are smooth.

TRANSMISSION OPERATION (MANUAL)

122. Clutch pedal/gear shift engagement.
123. No transmission
noise.

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

124. Engine driveability/performance.

BRAKE OPERATION

125. Power assisted braking system is functional.
126. Rear
parking assistance monitor operational (if equipped).
127.
Anti-lock brake system warning/self-test light is functional.
128. Anti-lock brake system functional (if equipped).
129.
Vehicle tracks straight under hard braking conditions.

SUSPENSION/DRIVETRAIN/NOISE/VIBRATION/HARSHNESS

130. No abnormal vehicle noise, vibrations or harshness identified.

CORNERING ABILITY

131. Vehicle cornering dynamics.
132. Vehicle has no abnormal
body roll.

CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)

133. Cruise control holds a set speed/adjustments work properly.

SERVICE BAY INSPECTION

TRANSMISSION CASE INSPECTION

134. Transmission case/pan structurally sound.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL AND CONDITION

135. Fluid level, clarity and condition.

TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS)

136. Fluid level, clarity and condition.
137. Transfer
case/skid plate structural condition.

BRAKE SYSTEM CONDITION

138. Brake rotor/drum surfaces.
139. Brake pads/shoes have
40% or more remaining pad life.
140. Brake shoes have 40% or
more remaining life.
141. Parking brake operation.

ENGINE MOUNTS/FRONT SUSPENSION LINKS & BUSHINGS

142. Inspect all engine mounts, grommets and bushings.
143.
Front suspension links/sway bar/mounts.

STRUTS AND SHOCK ABSORBER CONDITION

144. Shock absorbers/struts free of leaks and damage.

STEERING SYSTEM CONDITION

145. Inspect structural condition of all steering system elements.

CV JOINT DUST BOOT CONDITION

146. CV dust cover boot void of rips/damage.

DRIVE AXLE, AXLE FLUID LEVELS

147. Drive axle meets Manufacturer specifications.
148.
Inspect differential case for fluid leaks.
149. Front/Drive
axle fluid level.

FUEL TANK SYSTEM CONDITION

150. Fuel tank and delivery lines are sound, no fuel odour.

VEHICLE/STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

151. Vehicle shows no signs of collision damage.

EXHAUST SYSTEM

152. Exhaust system hung/routed properly, meets structural
integrity, exhaust tone.

ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE, CHASSIS LUBE

153. Lubricate all chassis points, perform engine oil and filter
change.

APPEARANCE

EXTERIOR WEAR AND TEAR INSPECTION WINDOW GLASS

154. Inspect all glass surfaces for chips and cracks.

HOOD CONDITION

155. Inspect hood for proper alignment with fenders, grille, and
fascia.
156. Inspect hood’s finish for dents and scratches.

GRILLE, FRONTER, AND FASCIA CONDITION

157. Check thater guards and rubstrips are securely fastened.
158. Check grille, fronter, or fascia alignment/condition.
159. Vehicle is free from road tar and tree sap.

DRIVER SIDE FENDER, DOOR(S), QUARTER PANEL CONDITION

160. Inspect for panel alignment, finish quality, previous body
work.
161. Weather seals, placement/condition.
162.
Bodyside mirrors, mouldings and badging properly secured.

DECKLID, LIFTGATE, TAILGATE OR REAR CARGO DOOR CONDITION

163. Inspect the rear body panel surfaces for dings, dents and
scratches.
164. Decklid, liftgate or rear panel doors.
165. Weather seals, placement/condition.
166. Pickup
tailgate/bed/side rails (if equipped).
167. Bedliner OK.

REAR BUMPER/FASCIA CONDITION

168. Inspect all rear trim components for proper fit, no collision
damage.
169. Check that aller guards and rubstrips are
securely fastened.

PASSENGER SIDE FENDER, DOOR(S), QUARTER PANEL CONDITION

170. Inspect areas for panel alignment, finish quality, or previous
body work.
171. Weather seals, placement/condition.
172. Bodyside mirrors, mouldings and badging properly secured.

RADIO ANTENNA

173. Inspect mast antenna, antenna secured.

FINAL INSPECTIONS

CLEANLINESS

174. Engine compartment is clean/degreased.
175. Interior
compartment has been cleaned/detailed.
176. Vehicle exterior
has been washed/waxed/detailed.

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