Thursday, December 25, 2014

About CPO Inspections

TYPICAL CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED (CPO) CHECKLIST
We've summarized a typical detailed inspection into six separate criteria.

General:

  1. Passive Safety Systems
  2. Mirrors
  3. Indicator Lights
  4. Engine Start/Idle
  5. Engine Operation
  6. Shifting
  7. Acceleration
  8. Braking
  9. Steering/Turns/Direction
  10. Body/Chassis Integrity
  11. Transfer Case
  12. Cruise Control
  13. Windshield Wipe/Wash
  14. Speedometer/Odometer
  15. Tilt-Wheel
  16. Sound System
  17. Heater and Air Conditioning
  18. Horn
  19. Key(s)/Key Fob
  20. Security Codes
  21. Luggage Compartment
  22. Convertible Top
  23. Interior Lights
  24. Exterior Lights
  25. Doors/Door Locks
  26. Seats
  27. Fuel Door/Trunk/Hood/Hatch Release
  28. Windows
  29. Alarm/Telephone
  30. Power Supply/Cigarette Lighter
  31. Parking Brake
  32. Sun/Moon Roof
  33. Accessories
Under Hood:
  1. Visual
  2. Electrical System
  3. Engine Cooling System
  4. Power Steering System
  5. Brake System
  6. Ignition System
  7. Fuel System
  8. Vacuum System
  9. Air Conditioning System
  10. Belts
Under Vehicle:
  1. Visual
  2. Frame
  3. Exhaust System
  4. Brake Pads, Shoes
  5. Calipers, Rotors, Drums
  6. Hydraulics
  7. Tires
  8. Wheels
  9. Shock Absorbers/Struts
  10. Springs and Sway Bars
  11. Control Arms
  12. Linkage/Steering
  13. Engine/Transmission/Transfer Case
  14. Driveline
  15. Differentials/Axles
  16. Gear/Rack and Pinion
  17. Parking Brake Cable
Exterior:
  1. Under Hood
  2. Front Bumper
  3. Grille
  4. Hood
  5. Left Front Fender
  6. Left Front Door
  7. Left Rear Door
  8. Left Rear Fender
  9. Trunk Lid, Truck Bed, Bedliner
  10. Rear Bumper
  11. Right Rear Fender
  12. Right Rear Door
  13. Right Front Door
  14. Right Front Fender
  15. Roof
  16. Glass
  17. Wheels/Wheel Covers
Interior Appearance Standards:

  1. Instrument Panel
  2. Clock/Timer
  3. Driver Seat
  4. Driver Door
  5. Front Passenger Seat/Door
  6. Front Carpet and Floor Mats
  7. Rear Seat(s)
  8. Left Rear Door/Quarter Trim
  9. Right Rear Door/Quarter Trim
  10. Rear Carpet and Mats
  11. Headliner
  12. Luggage Compartment/Cargo Area
  13. Repair Upholstery
  14. Required Service/Maintenance:
  15. Lube/Oil/Filter and Maintenance
  16. Air Filters Inspect/Change, as Required
  17. Other Filters Inspect/Change, as Required
  18. Inspect/Top-Off Fluids
  19. Lubricate Pivot Points
  20. Tire Pressure
  21. Emissions
  22. Fuel Level
  23. Clean Interior Surfaces/Ashtrays
  24. Vacuum and Clean Carpet/Trunk/Passenger Compartment/Cargo Area
  25. Clean Glass Surfaces
  26. Clean Vinyl Surfaces
  27. Clean Headliner/Seats/Interior Cloth Trim
Exterior Detailing:

  1. Clean Engine/Compartment
  2. Recondition Surface Scratches
  3. Remove Tar and Road Oil
  4. Wash/Wax
  5. Touch Up Minor Scratches