Vehicle Pre Start Checklist

Use the Vehicle Pre-Start Checklist to ensure the operational readiness of vehicles before use through inspections of fluid levels, exteriors, brakes, etc.

Vehicle Pre Start Checklist



Fluid Levels

1. Is the motor oil level checked?


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2. Is the radiator fluid level checked?


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3. Is the power steering fluid level checked?


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4. Is the windshield washer fluid level looked at?


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5. Is the rear-end fluid level inspected?


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6. Is the brake fluid at the appropriate level?


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7. Is greasing required for any parts?


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8. Is the air filter clean and in good condition?


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9. Is an oil change required?


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10. Has the oil filter been changed?


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Driver’s Compartment

1. Are the sun visors in good condition and functioning properly?


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2. Is the horn working, and are the switches operational?


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3. Is the steering power assist functioning correctly?


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4. Are the windshield wipers inspected?


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5. Is the windshield defrost system working correctly?


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6. Is the windshield clean and free of cracks?


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7. Are the side windows clean and in good condition?


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8. Is the beam indicator checked?


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9. Are the instrument lamps operational?


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10. Are the pedal pads in good condition and securely attached?


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11. Is the fire extinguisher present and properly charged?


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12. Is the hazard warning kit/flares available and in good condition?


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13. Are the seats and seatbelts in good condition?


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14. Is the first aid kit looked at?


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15. Is the air pressure gauge functioning correctly?


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16. Is the speedometer working accurately?


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17. Is the survival kit available and fully stocked?


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18. Is the cell phone operational and charged?


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19. Are the compressor buildups functioning correctly?


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20. Is the accelerator pedal and air throttle in good condition?


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21. Are the booster cables present and in good condition?


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22. Is there any air leakage?


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23. Is the compressed air system checked?


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24. Is the steering column secure and free of excessive play?


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Body Exterior

1. Is the headlamp aimed correctly and operating properly?


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2. Are the clearance lamps functioning?


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3. Are the identification lamps operational?


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4. Are the tail lamps working?


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5. Are the stop lamps functional?


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6. Are the turn signal lamps operating correctly?


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7. Are the marker lamps in good working order?


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8. Are the hazard lamps functioning?


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9. Are the reflex reflectors present and intact?


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10. Is the trailer hitch secure and in good condition?


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11. Are the TDG placards properly displayed?


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12. Are the fenders/mud flaps in place and undamaged?


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13. Is the trailer cord connected and in good condition?


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14. Is the paint on the vehicle in good condition?


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15. Are the airlines properly connected and free of leaks?


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16. Is the tire pressure at the correct level?


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17. Is the headache rack or chain secure and in good condition?


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18. Is the body and doors of the vehicle in good condition?


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19. Are the glad hands properly connected and free of leaks?


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20. Are the air systems functioning correctly?


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21. Are the reservoirs, brackets, and straps secure and in good condition?


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22. Are the bumpers and cabs in good condition?


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Under The Hood

1. Is the hood inspected?


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2. Is the air compressor belt intact and properly tensioned?


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3. Is the air compressor verified?


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4. Is the power steering system checked for any leaks or abnormalities?


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5. Is the fuel pump and system checked?


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6. Are the battery and wiring inspected?


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7. Is the air filter clean and free from debris?


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8. Are the fan and belt inspected for any signs of wear or damage?


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9. Is the carburetor clean and functioning correctly?


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10. Is the cooling system looked at?


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11. Is the windshield washer pump operational?


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12. Is the distributor inspected for any signs of wear or damage?


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13. Is the exhaust system verified?


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14. Is the windshield washer container checked?


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Undercarriage

1. Have you inspected the pin and bushing ear?


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2. Is the sprocket checked?


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3. Are the springs in good condition?


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4. Have you checked for link wear throughout the system?


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5. Are the shock absorbers functioning properly?


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6. Is the muffler inspected?


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7. Are the rollers examined for any signs of wear or damage?


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8. Is the oil Pan free from leaks or dents?


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9. Is the Pitman arm checked for any signs of wear or damage?


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10. Is there any idler wear noticeable in the system?


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11. Is the drag link checked?


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12. Is the differential inspected?


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13. Is an inspection on track wear ensured?


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14. Are the tie rods verified?


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15. Is the suspension system in good condition without signs of damage?


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16. Are the roller guards checked?


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17. Are the frame rails inspected?


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18. Are the axles inspected for any signs of wear or damage?


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Brake, Tires, And Wheels

1. Are all brake components inspected for proper function?


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2. Are chock blocks present for the inspection?


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3. Is the road clearance sufficient, without any obstructions?


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4. Are the spring caging bolts checked?


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5. Is the brake drum in good condition?


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6. Is the brake lining thickness within safe limits?


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7. Are disc brakes examined?


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8. Are the brake lines & hoses inspected?


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9. Is the brake failure indicator functioning properly?


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10. Are the reservoirs and valves inspected?


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11. Is the tire pressure verified?


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12. Is the parking brake operational?


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13. Are the wheel bearings inspected for wear or play?


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14. Are the vacuum system and reserve assessed?


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15. Is the emergency brake functioning correctly?


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16. Is the proportioning valve checked?


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17. Is the pump operator functioning as expected?


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18. Is the brake operation assessed?


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19. Are the brake Camshafts & Travel checked for proper function?


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20. Is there a tire wear inspection ensured?


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21. Is there a functional jack available?


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22. Is the tire iron readily available for use?


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23. Is the spare tire in good condition and properly inflated?


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24. Are tire chains accessible and in good condition?


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