The brakes should be checked to ensure they are functioning properly. There should be no leaks, and the brake pads should have at least 50% of their life left.
The tires should be checked for proper inflation and signs of wear. They should also be free of any debris or objects that could cause a puncture.
The headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals should all be checked to make sure they are working properly.
The horn should be checked to make sure it is working properly and is not corroded.
5. Windshield Wipers and Washers
The windshield wipers and washers should be checked to make sure they are functioning properly and that the fluid level is correct.
6. Steering Mechanism
The steering mechanism should be checked to make sure it is functioning properly and is not loose.
7. Transmission Fluid Level (Automatic Transmissions)
The transmission fluid level should be checked and the correct levels should be maintained. Transmission fluid should not be allowed to run low, as this can damage the transmission.
8. Exhaust System
The exhaust system should be checked for leaks, corrosion, and damage. It should also be free of any obstructions that could cause a fire.
9. Engine Oil Level and Condition
The engine oil level and condition should be checked and corrected as necessary. Low oil levels can damage the engine, while dirty or old oil can lead to decreased performance and increased wear on the engine components.
10. All Safety Devices, Such as Airbags and Seatbelts
All safety devices should be checked to ensure they are functioning properly. Airbags should be replaced every 10 years, while seatbelts should be inspected for wear and damage.