Air Conditioning /Heating Systems
- A/C cooling operation at specification.
- Check A/C and heating fan operation.
- Heater and defroster work properly.
- Inspect brakes.
- Inspect for brake fluid leaks.
- Parking brake sets and holds vehicle.
- ABS operates on "panic stop."
- Brake fluid at full mark.
- Brake pedal free play and travel per specification.
- Disc brake pad minimum: 4/32
- Drum brake shoe-lining thickness minimum: 3/32
- No excessive grooving or heat checking of rotors or drums.
- Parking brake releases completely.
- Check frame.
- Inspect underbody for damage.
Cooling & Fuel System
- Inspect for fuel leaks.
- Inspect for coolant leaks.
- Engine coolant level at specification with cold engine.
- Differential fluid level correct.
- No visual damage to axle housing.
- No visual damage to drive shafts.
- No damage to CV joint boots.
- Change engine oil and filter
- Cold engine operation normal.
- Cold high idle correct.
- Drive belt tension at specification.
- Drivability OK during warm-up.
- Engine reaches normal operating temperature
- Hot drivability normal.
- Inspect exhaust systems and hangers for leaks or damage.
- Inspect for oil leaks.
- Inspect for water bottle leaks.
- Inspect lower body side for damage.
- No excessive drone or vibration from engine or driveline.
- Perform vehicle emissions testing as required by local and state laws.
- Throttle does not stick shut on cold start.
- Battery cables clean and serviceable.
- Battery mount secure.
- All wiper speeds work correctly.
- Convertible top operation lockout function is OK.
- Cruise control operation normal.
- Intermittent wipers work correctly.
- Power windows operate from master switch and all door switches.
- Rear defogger indicator light turns on with switch ON.
- Sunroof or convertible top operation normal through full range of positions.
- Windshield washer operates.
- Wipers return to correct park position when turned off.
- Inside trunk remote release operates normally.
- Jack and tools are correct and secured.
- Spare tire in safe condition.
- Spare tire pressure correct.
- Trunk latch works.
- Trunk light works properly.
- No excessive tire vibration or steering wheel shimmy at any speed.
- Power steering fluid level at full mark.
- Steering operation has normal feel.
- Steering wheel centered in straight-line driving.
- Vehicle tracks and drives straight on level surface.
- Taillights working with no cracks or broken lenses.
- Wheel covers, caps secure with no cracks or broken mount tabs.