1. General Automotive Inspection:
This type of inspection looks at the overall condition of the vehicle to ensure it is in good working order. It includes checking brakes, suspension, steering, exhaust systems, and general appearance. Any issues found must be addressed immediately.
2. Automotive Lighting Systems:
This inspection consists of visual checks to ensure all lighting systems are working properly. This includes headlights, taillights, side marker lights, brake lights, and turn signals.
3. Lubricants & Fluids:
This inspection looks at engine oil, coolant level, and condition, transmission fluid levels (including automatic transmissions), power steering fluid levels, brake fluid levels, and the windshield washer fluid level. Any leaks detected must be addressed immediately.
The battery should be checked for proper charging voltage as well as its physical condition to ensure it is securely mounted in the vehicle without corrosion or other damage.
5. Belts & Pulleys:
Inspection of fan belts should include checking for wear or cracks on the belt as well as tension on the belt. All pulleys should be checked for any signs of wear or binding.
All cooling, fuel, and vacuum hoses should be inspected for cracks, breaks, kinks, or other damage that could lead to a potential issue with the vehicle. Any damaged hoses must be replaced immediately.
The tread depth of each tire should be measured and their pressures checked to ensure they are at the proper inflation level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Tire condition and wear patterns should also be inspected to detect any issues with alignment or balance issues in order to avoid further costly repairs down the road.
Other items to be inspected include the alternator, starter motor, wiper blades and windshield washer system, and exhaust system.