1. Brake System:
The brake system must be inspected for proper operation and wear, including the brakes themselves, the parking brake lever and cables, and brake fluid levels.
2. Tires & Wheels:
Tires and wheels should be checked for condition, tread depth, inflation pressure, size, type, and design of wheel nuts or bolts. Inspections should also include wheel balancing and alignment to ensure safe handling.
3. Lights & Electrical Equipment:
Headlights, tail lights, turn signals, hazard warning devices and other electrical equipment must function properly to prevent accidents resulting from poor visibility or inattention by other drivers on the road.
4. Suspension & Steering Parts:
All suspension and steering components should be inspected for wear, damage, or corrosion. This includes checking the shocks, struts, tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, and other related parts of the suspension system.
5. Fuel System:
The fuel system must be checked for proper operation and any leaks that may present a fire hazard.
6. Exhaust System:
The exhaust system should be inspected for any leaks that could impact air quality or create an excessive noise nuisance in neighborhoods.
7. Frame & Body Condition:
Any rust spots or deterioration to the frame or body must be addressed to ensure structural integrity and the safe operation of the vehicle.
All accessories such as mirrors, wipers, and safety equipment must be inspected to confirm proper installation and operation.
9. Seat Belts:
All seat belts must be in good condition, and properly secured and all buckles must function correctly.
10. Glass & Mirrors:
The windshield and other glass surfaces should be free from cracks and defects that could impair visibility or increase the risk of injury in an accident.