Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection Procedure
Road test is performed to check operation of engine and performance, an audible inspection for abnormal engine noises, visual inspection for smoke from exhaust system, visual inspection of engine for active oil leaks, a lubrication service is performed if required.
2) TRANSMISSION / DIFFERENTIAL
Road test performed to check transmission for shift points being normal, check for slippage in automatic and manual applications, audible inspection for abnormal noises, visually inspect for active transmission fluid leaks, inspect level of fluid, audible inspection for abnormal differential noise, visual inspection for active oil leaks, check differential fluid level.
Road test for brake operation and performance, check for excessive brake pulsation, check for brake pull, check parking break operation, inspect brakes for wear and condition (a minimum of 3 mm on brake pads and 2mm on brake shoe material is acceptable), inspect brake fluid master cylinder level, check wheel cylinders for leakage, inspect brake calipers for free movement.
4) STEERING / SUSPENSION
Road test for excessive steering play and steering pull, (vehicle alignment is not checked unless road test results in excessive pull) audible inspection for abnormal suspension and steering noises, visual inspection for active oil leaks, steering and suspension components inspected for excessive wear, fluid level checked.
5) UNDER HOOD INSPECTION
Inspect all fluid levels, check air filter condition, visually inspect cooling system and radiator condition, inspect belts and hoses for cracks or deterioration, perform battery test and recommendations depend on test results, visual inspection for active oil leaks.
6) UNDER VEHICLE INSPECTION
Inspect transmission and engine mounts, inspect exhaust system, (exhaust is not poked or pried to test strength of components), check exhaust for leaks and being properly secured, visual inspection for active oil leaks, fluid levels checked, tires inspected for wear and damage and must meet mvi guidelines (tread depth at a minimum of 5/32nd’s).
Check operation of gauges, check all lights, check function of wipers, air conditioning and heater operation checked, rear defroster and wiper operations checked (it is not required by motor vehicle inspection standards for these 2 items to operate), operation of power equipment checked (locks, windows, seats, mirrors, etc.), power antenna operation checked and if not functional it is disconnected or replaced with a manual antenna, horn operations, audio system, cruise control operation checked, door latches and hinges inspected for proper operation.
Most non factory installed accessories are recommended for removal.
VEHICLES SOLD AS COMPREHENSIVE INSPECTION VEHICLES HAVE A 6 MONTH / 10,000 KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY
WORK ONLY TO BE DONE AT O’REGAN’S