Vehicle Quality Checks
Agent

VEHICLE QUALITY CHECKS

ENGINE ROOMS


We check the tension and condition of the various drive belts. The condition of vacuum and fuel hoses, engine durability, leaks, noises and emission from any area of the engine or component are also checked. Also, engine oil, water cooling systems which are very important parts of the engine are thoroughly checked.

·         Fluids (Condition/s)

·         Belts (Condition)

·         Hoses (Condition)

·         Wiring (Condition)

·         Engine Mounts (Condition)

·         Fluid Leakages (Record where and what is leaking)

·         Oil in Air Cleaner (Can indicate excessive blow by or faulty PCV system)

·         Water in Oil (Check underside of oil filler cap)

·         Inspect Timing Belt (Condition: Change per maintenance schedule)



FUEL SYSTEM


We check for leaks and overall condition.

·         Fuel Pump Noise/External Fuel Pump Leakage

·         Fuel Lines/Hoses/Pressure (Leaks/Record Reading)

·         Fuel Filter (Condition/Replace per Maintenance Schedule)

·         Air Filter (Condition/Replace per Maintenance Schedule)



ENGINE/ COOLING SYSTEM


Engine performance, Engine oil level and color and look for leaks, the oil filler cap condition and deposits. Leaks in coolant, Rusty coolant pipes, Timing belt, Noise on cooling fan belt, Electric fan motor performance. Radiator hoses and recovery system will be checked.

·         CHASSIS

·         Hoses (Condition)

·         Coolant (Condition/Level/Leaks/Freeze Point/Voltage - Corrosion)

·         Radiator (Condition/Pressure Checked/Tube/Fins)

·         Cooling Fan/Fan Clutch/Fan Motor (Condition/Operation/Auxiliary Fan Operation)

·         Water Pump (Noise/Leaks)

·         Pressure Test Cap/System

·         Recovery Tank (Condition/Fluid Level/Sensor Operation)

·         Belts (Condition/Cracks/Glazed/Frayed/Proper Adjustment)



BRAKE SYSTEM


Master cylinder and servo checked for leaks. Also we check fluid level, wheel cylinders. Linkages and cables on the hand brake.

·         Cylinders (Operation/Condition/Leaks)

·         Brake Fluid (Level/Condition/)

·         Pads/Shoes

·         Rotors/Drums

·         Brake System Lines/Hydraulics/Hoses/Fittings (Condition/Wear/Leaks)

·         Parking Brake (Operation/Adjustment/Condition)

·         Master Cylinder and Booster (Operational/Leaks)



STEERING AND SUSPENSION


We check sturdiness and reliability of the whole steering system. Check centre links, pump, hoses/ lines and shaft/ couplings.

·         Fluid (Condition/Level/Leaks/Top off as necessary)

·         Rack and Pinion/Steering Linkage (Condition/Leaks/Boots)

·         Power Steering Pump and Hoses (Leaks/Noise/Operation)

·         Suspension System/Control Arms/Ball Joints/Bushings (Condition)

·         Tie Rods and Idler Arm (Operational to Factory Specifications)

·         Sway Bars/Links/Bushings (Operational to Factory Specifications)

·         Springs (Vehicle Ride Height/Check for Spring Sag)

·         Struts/Shocks (Leakage/Bounce Test)



LIGHTING AND WIPERS


   ·         Turn signals

   ·         Courtesy lights

   ·         Brake lights

   ·         Dash & instrument lights

   ·         Back-up lights

   ·         Hazard lights and marker lights

 

 



INTERIOR FUNCTIONS


  • Clock (Condition/Operation)
  • Horn (Condition/Operation)
  • Lighter/Power Outlet(s) (Condition/Operation)
  • Ashtray (Condition/Operation)
  • Glove Box/Glove Box Light/Centre Armrest/Console (Condition/Operation)
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel (Operation)
  • Steering Wheel Lock (Operation)
  • Mirrors/Rear View (Condition/Operation)
  • Instrument Panel/Lights and Warning Lights (Condition/Operation/Bulb Check)
  • Warning Chimes (Operation)
  • Interior Courtesy/Dome/Map Lights (Operation)
  • Fuel Filler Door Release (Operation)
  • Interior Door Handle (Operation)


INTERIOR CONDITION


We check the operation of the controls. Seats, hood living, trim conditions and vacuum clean the car, seats and floor mats.



EXTERIOR CONDITION


We check overall exterior condition such as dents, scratches and/or any other damages will be noted in the report.



CHARGING AND BATTERIES
  • Battery terminal corrosion
  • Battery voltage
  • Charging system

will also be checked.