Pre Purchase Inspection

Why a Pre-purchase Inspection is Important. click to read

Finding the used car that’s right for you takes time, and when you finally find ‘the one,’ it can be tempting to rush through the buying process to get into the driver’s seat as soon as possible. Before you fully commit, there’s one more important step to take – and that’s a pre-purchase inspection (PPI).

Engine

Noise
Belts
Oil Pan
Cleanliness
Rocker-cover
Oil Pressure Sender
Oil & Coolant Leaks
Oil Burning (visual)

Cooling System

Hoses
Fan / Clutch
Radiator
Coolant
Rad Cap
Water Pump

Fuel System

Carb/T_body
Fuel Lines
Fuel Tank
Fuel Pump
Linkages
Hot-Air Pick-up

Exhaust

Muffler
Pipes
Heat Riser
Hangers
Converter

Electrical System

Horn
Headlamps & Aim
Tail-lamps & Turn Signals
Indicator Lamps
Neutral Safety Switch
Wiper / Washer
Heater / Defroster
Battery Hold down
Charging A
Load | Test A@ V

Driveline

U-Joints
Front Drive Axle
Mounts
Differential
Transfer Case
Cooler Lines
Transmission
Gear Indicator

Brakes

Pedal Reserve
Power Brake Operation
Master Cylinder
Lines & Hoses
Disc Brakes
Drum Brakes
Lining Remaining
Front % | Rear %
Park Brake Operation

Body

Exterior Body
Paint | Underbody
Frame / Unibody
Trunk / Tailgate
Mirrors | Bumpers
Windshield / Windows
Hood Latch
Drivers Seat
Seat Belts

Rear Suspension

Springs
McPherson Struts
Tie Rod Ends
Shocks
Wheel Bearings
Control / Trailing Arms

Steering and Front Susp

Alignment (visual) | Steering Linkage
Ball Joints | Kingpins
Steering Box / Rack | Lash
Pump & Hoses | Steering Column
Springs & Attachments
Torsion Bars | Shocks | McPherson Struts
Control Arms / I-Beams
Strut Rod Bushings
Sway Bar Bushings
Wheel Bearings

Wheels and Tires

Tread Depth:
LF /32
RF /32
LR /32
RR /32
Condition
Studs & Nuts
Wheels