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Inspection Checklist For Used Car Buying

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How Do Auto Dealers Inspect Their Used Inventory?

Before being included in our pre-owned inventory, all cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans are obliged to clear a meticulous vehicle inspection checklist of all automotive systems, major and minor. The checklist includes many minute criteria and items which often vary from one car lot to the next. This ensures every pre-owned car or truck is in acceptable condition. Most elements may typically be put into 3 essential types: electrical, service, and mechanical. Familiarize yourself with what goes into a used vehicle inspection.



Mechanical Inspection

Mechanical Checks

From anti-lock brakes to DSG transmissions, updated mechanical components control every function of modern cars and it’s vital that they’re working properly to avoid accidents and expensive repairs. An exhaustive inspection should review these items and many others like the engine, CVT transmissions, 2WD or 4WD systems, the car battery, the exhaust, and cooling systems (the radiator and hoses). If the vehicle is either a hybrid or an electric vehicle, the drive battery may only be inspected and serviced by a professional.

Electric Inspection

Electrical Review

More than ever before, modern cars boast electrical systems like computers, digital dashboards, touchscreens, NAV systems, and safety cameras. So it is crucial that they pass the same meticulous tests as the mechanical components. A comprehensive inspection of the electronics includes all lighting, as well as digital displays and driving lights. Most necessary, however, are diagnostics of any onboard computers and any other systems controlled by electronics, like the ignition, engine performance settings, the brakes, safety technology, and mobile phone integration.

Historical Review

Vehicle History Report

A detailed vehicle inspection can expose any known issues, but it may not identify some problems that happened in the past. To fully understand the life of your car we use vehicle history companies such as CarFax or AutoCheck. These vehicle history services typically highlight information such as oil changes, title problems, previous accidents, warranty service, and mileage inconsistencies. Recognizing the whole history of the car you’re about to purchase lets you make the best possible decision.



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Buy, Sell, or Trade at Bob Howard Chevrolet

Bob Howard Chevrolet 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, trucks, SUVs, and vans in Oklahoma City, OK. Our friendly Chevrolet team is standing by to serve you.


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