Pre Delivery Car Inspection

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Pre Delivery Car Inspection

Body Exterior

1. Door locks and operation


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3. Fuel filler cover and petrol cap


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4. General condition of bodywork


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5. Corrosion


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Tires

1. Front left tire


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2. Front right tire


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3. Rear left tire


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4. Rear right tire


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5. Spare tire


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Interior And Luggage Compartment

1. Seat belts


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2. Seat mechanism


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3. Internal mirrors


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4. Boot or tailgate lock


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Electrical Controls

1. Ignition lock or starting system


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2. Battery charging system


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3. Side lights/running lights


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4. Headlights


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5. Brake lights


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6. Rear lights and number plate illumination


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7. Reverse and fog lights


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8. Indicator and hazard lights


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9. Auxiliary lights


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10. Panel lights or dashboard illumination


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11. Instrument or controls function


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12. Switches and controls


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13. Windows and sunroof operation


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15. Wipers and jet washers


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Brakes

1. Master cylinder security


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2. Any fluid leaks


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3. Flexible hoses


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4. Servo/power system


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5. Pipes/unions and connections


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6. Discs and pads


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7. Hand brake linkage


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8. Pedal/linkage


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9. Hand brake operation/adjustments


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Engine Compartment

1. Level of Coolant


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2. Coolant leaks


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3. Antifreeze


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4. Radiator and cap


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5. Hoses and pipes


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6. Drive belts


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7. Power steering fluid level


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8. Water pump


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9. Engine oil level


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10. Clutch fluid level


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11. Brake fluid level


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12. External engine leaks


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13. Turbo or supercharger


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14. Engine mounts


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15. Fuel pump and pipes


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16. Cold starting


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17. Accelerator linkage


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18. Noise level when engine cold


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19. Fast idle when engine cold


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20. Excess fumes/smoke


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Clutch And Transmission

1. Fluid or oil leaks


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2. Cables or adjustment


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3. Hydraulic system


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5. Linkages (make sure to check for signs of wear)


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6. Drive shaft assemblies


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7. Mountings


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8. Clutch backlash


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9. Universal and sliding joints


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10. Rubber gaiters


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11. Propshafts


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12. Bearings and supports


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Exhaust System

1. Inlet manifold


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2. Outlet manifold


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3. Silencers


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5. Heat shields and mountings


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6. Catalytic converter


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7. Joints and couplings


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8. Overall system condition


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Fuel System

1. Fuel tank


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2. Fixings of fuel tank


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3. Fuel lines


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4. Evidence of leaks


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5. Breather pipes


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Suspension, Underframe And Steering

1. Engine underside leaks


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2. Steering joints and ball joints


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3. Steering rack


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4. Power steering


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5. Chassis members


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6. Wheels, hubs and bearings


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7. Pipes and hoses


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8. Springs and suspension unit


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9. Dampers and bushes


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10. Gaiters


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11. Suspension arms, mountings and fixings


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12. Sub frames and mountings


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13. Anti roll-bar


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14. Tie bars and anti-roll bars


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15. Evidence of floor or chassis corrosion


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16. Bumper stops and gaiters


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Road Test

1. Performance of engine


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2. Noise of engine


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3. Excessive fumes or smoke from engine


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4. Evidence of overheating


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5. Final drive operation and noise level


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6. Gearbox operation and noise level


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7. Clutch operation


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8. Cooling fan operation


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9. General steering and handling


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10. Instruments and controls functioning


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11. Footbrake operation


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12. Suspension noise


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13. Hand brake operation


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14. Warning lights


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15. Road holding stability


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Convenience

1. Keys and remote controls


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2. Owner’s manual


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3. Service book and history


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4. Completion


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5. Further Observations


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