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Audio/cassette/CD system working normally, CD cartridge present (if equipped)

Antenna is present and functions properly
 
Radio speakers do not rattle at high volume
 
Remote entry system works properly (if equipped)
 
Theft-deterrent system works properly (if equipped)
 
Inspect brakes, calipers, lines and hoses
 
No excessive vibration during braking
 
ABS operates on “panic stop”
 
Parking brake sets and holds vehicle
 
Brake pads/shoes must have minimum of 50% wear remaining
 
No excessive grooving or heat checking of rotors or drums
 
Parking brake releases completely
 
Brake pedal free play and travel is normal

Change engine oil and filter

Check for evidence of sludge
 
Inspect for fuel, oil, coolant or other fluid leaks
 
Engine cold high idle correct
 
No abnormal engine noise at cold start
 
Throttle does not stick shut on cold start
 
Drivability OK during warm-up
 
Hot drivability OK
 
Engine reaches normal operating temperature
 
Engine fan functions properly
 
No excessive drone or vibration from engine
 
Check under-hood labels and decals
 
Engine compartment is clean
 
Inspect air filter
 
Oil, brake, clutch, transmission, transfer case, washer and power steering fluid levels OK
 
Under-hood fluids clear and uncontaminated
Exterior is clean and free of road residue
 
No cracked or broken lenses of exterior lights
 
Outside rearview mirror operates/lens is good
 
Glass free of cracks
 
Glass is free of improper repairs
 
Body is free of all major dents
 
Body is reasonably free of dings
 
Hood and trunk latches working
 
Free of water spots
 
Paint is free of swirl marks
 
Paint has even luster
 
Paint is free of buffable scratches
 
Free of wax residue
 
Wheel wells are clean
 
Acceptable aftermarket items checked
 
Removal of unacceptable aftermarket items
 
Hybrid Vehicle
 
Immobilizer System
 
Multi-Information Display
 
Inverter Coolant Level
 
Engine and ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission)
 
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
 
EMPS (Electric Motor Assisted Power Steering)
 
CCS (Cruise Control System)
 
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Airbag
 
HV ECU (Hybrid Vehicle Electronic Control Unit)
 
HV (Hybrid Vehicle) Battery
 
Fully charge 12-Volt Auxiliary Battery
 
Clean or replace Air Refiner Filter (A/C or evaporator filter)
 
Check Transaxle “Park” Mechanism
Day/night mirror operates and lens is good
 
Window tinting clear and free of bubbles
 
Cigarette lighter is intact and operates
 
Ashtrays function and are in good condition
 
Ashtrays and lighter are clean; no evidence of use
 
Headliner, sun visors, dash pad, upholstery, console, cup holders, trim panels, floor mats and carpets are in place and in good condition (if equipped)
 
Cup holder extends completely and sturdily
 
Driver floor mat (if equipped) is properly secured and not stacked on another floor mat
 
Doors open and close correctly
 
Door locks, including child safety locks, work properly
 
Seats, including all position adjusters, work properly
 
Headrests function properly
 
Rear defogger grid lines intact
 
Interior leather, vinyl, plastic, carpet and fabric surfaces are free of rips, tears, excessive wear or fading
 
Inspect seatbelt condition
 
Seatbelts have full range of extension
 
Seatbelts lock up per specification
 
Inside remote release operates normally
 
Interior is free of debris
 
Dash and vents are clean and properly dressed
 
All crevices are clean
 
Doorjambs are clean
 
Glove box and console compartments are clean
 
Seats, carpets, floor mats and headliner are clean
 
Glass is clean and free of streaks
 
Steering has normal feel in lock-to-lock turning

Steering wheel centered in straight line driving

Vehicle tracks and drives straight on level surface

Tilt steering wheel adjustment works properly

No excessive tire vibration or steering wheel shimmy at any speed

Interior free of significant squeaks or rattles

Inspect steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
 
Transmission/clutch operates smoothly
 
Automatic transmission in “ECT” power mode shifts properly
 
Transmission gear ranges engage promptly while shifting when warmed up
 
Transmission shift lock and key interlock system OK
 
Transmission does not shift into overdrive when button is in OFF position
 
Inspect transmission case and pan for leaks
 
No damage to drive and axle shafts
 
Differential fluid level correct
Run and print a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report 
Battery in good condition, has proper cold cranking amps and reserve capacity
 
Battery proper size and secure
 
Battery posts free of corrosion
 
Cables in good condition
Perform emissions test and/or state inspection, if required
Engine coolant at proper hot and cold levels
 
Coolant specific gravity to -31° Fahrenheit
 
A/C cooling operation normal
 
A/C refrigerant sight glass clear
 
Heater operation normal
Frame/Unibody check
 
Inspect body surface
 
Check exhaust systems and hangers
Fuel gauge reads correctly
 
Battery voltage gauge reads correctly
 
Horn works
 
Airbag deployment/replaced airbag
 
Speedometer and odometer work properly
 
Cruise control operation normal
 
Clock keeps time
 
All wiper speeds work correctly
 
Windshield washer operates
 
Wiper blades/inserts are in good condition and work
 
Wipers return to correct position when OFF
 
All mirrors adjust
 
Windows operate normally
 
Window locks operate normally
 
Power windows operate from master switch and all door switches
 
Memory seat control operates properly
Warning lights function
 
High and low beams OK
 
Headlight aim is OK
 
Taillights work
 
Brake lights work
 
Side marker lights work
 
Backup lights work
 
License plate lights work
 
Instrument lights work
 
Heater lights work
 
Dash light dimmer works
 
Turn signals operate correctly and self-cancel
 
Four-way flashers work
 
Defogger indicator light turns on with switch ON
 
Dome/courtesy lights operate with door cycles
Inspect tires for defects, damage and inflation
 
Tread depth remaining 50%
 
Wheels are clean and free of brake dust
 
Tires are dressed, not greasy
 
Wheel cover caps secure with no damage
 
No damage to CV joints/boots
Trunk is clean, free of debris, no stains
 
Trunk light and trunk trim appearance
 
Jack and tools are correct, present and secured
 
Spare tire or inflator kit present
 
Spare tire and storage areas are clean
 
Spare tire is securely fastened
 
No signs of damage to spare tire
 
Minimum 5/32″ tread remaining on spare
 
Spare tire has correct air pressure
Dome light works properly
 
Sunroof/convertible top operates normally through full range of positions
 
Convertible top lockout function operates
 
Seat Heaters operate properly
 
Head unit software update
 
Radio security codes cleared
 
Navigation system works properly
 
Transfer case switches from 2WD to 4WD and back from 4WD to 2WD
 
Truck bed is in good condition
 
Truck bedliner is in good condition and secured
 
Tailgate functions properly
 
Rear bumper is secured