All cars, trucks, and SUVs, prior to being added to our pre-owned vehicle inventory, are required to clear a meticulous vehicle inspection checklist of all minor and major vehicle systems. An inspection checklist includes many highly detailed and particular items that often differ from dealer to dealer. This helps guarantee that every pre-owned car or truck is in great condition. Many, if not all, of the components can get designated into three primary types: mechanical, electronic, and service. Discover what is required for a pre-owned car checklist.
From anti-lock brakes to DSG transmissions, updated mechanical components control every function of modern vehicles and it’s important that they’re working properly to avoid accidents and stay safe. A complete inspection will likely cover these items and many others like the engine, CVT transmissions, 2WD or 4WD systems, the car battery, the exhaust, and cooling systems (hoses and the radiator). If the vehicle is either an EV or a hybrid, the drive battery may only be serviced and inspected by a trained professional.
Now more than ever, today’s cars feature electronics such as computers, digital gauge clusters, touchscreen radios, navigation systems, and cameras. So it is imperative that they receive and pass the same rigorous inspections as the other components. A comprehensive electrical inspection includes all internal, external, and emergency lighting, as well as digital screens and running lights. Most critical, however, are diagnostics of any computers and any electronically controlled systems, such as the ignition, engine settings, the brakes, safety tech, and mobile phone systems.
A detailed vehicle inspection can uncover any known concerns, but it may not identify some problems that happened in the past. To fully appreciate the life of your car we use vehicle history sources such as AutoCheck or CarFax. These services find the history of a car or truck and typically bring to light information such as previous accidents, warranty service, mileage inconsistencies, oil changes, and title problems. Recognizing the entire account of the car or truck you’re ready to buy allows you to make the best possible decision.
Bob Howard Acura invites you to buy, sell, or trade with us, online or in-person. Our pre-owned vehicle inspections are rigorous and our vehicles are guaranteed for quality. Experience a real difference in car-buying. Visit us today for a great selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned cars and SUVs in Oklahoma City, OK. Our friendly Acura team is standing by to serve you.