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Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist for Car

Use this pre-delivery inspection checklist to specify the car make/model and vehicle identification number, capture photo evidence from the body exterior to the road test, send real-time notifications for scheduled pre-delivery inspections, assign corrective actions to colleagues or quality managers and complete the pre-delivery inspection with a digital signature.

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Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist for Car

Pre-delivery Inspection Checklist

Take photos of the vehicle from all sides

Body Exterior

Door locks and operation


Fuel filler cover and petrol cap

General condition of bodywork



Front left tire

Front right tire

Rear left tire

Rear right tire

Spare tire

Interior and Luggage Compartment

Seat belts

Seat mechanism

Internal mirrors

Boot or tailgate lock

Electrical Controls

Ignition lock or starting system

Battery charging system

Side lights/running lights


Brake lights

Rear lights and number plate illumination

Reverse and fog lights

Indicator and hazard lights

Auxiliary lights

Panel lights or dashboard illumination

Instrument or controls function

Switches and controls

Windows and sunroof operation


Wipers and jet washers


Master cylinder security

Any fluid leaks

Flexible hoses

Servo/power system

Pipes/unions and connections

Discs and pads

Hand brake linkage


Hand brake operation/adjustments

Engine Compartment

Level of Coolant

Coolant leaks


Radiator and cap

Hoses and pipes

Drive belts

Power steering fluid level

Water pump

Engine oil level

Clutch fluid level

Brake fluid level

External engine leaks

Turbo or supercharger

Engine mounts

Fuel pump and pipes

Cold starting

Accelerator linkage

Noise level when engine cold

Fast idle when engine cold

Excess fumes/smoke

Clutch and Transmission

Fluid or oil leaks

Cables or adjustment

Hydraulic system


Linkages (make sure to check for signs of wear)

Drive shaft assemblies


Clutch backlash

Universal and sliding joints

Rubber gaiters


Bearings and supports

Exhaust System

Inlet manifold

Outlet manifold



Heat shields and mountings

Catalytic converter

Joints and couplings

Overall system condition

Fuel System

Fuel tank

Fixings of fuel tank

Fuel lines

Evidence of leaks

Breather pipes

Suspension, Underframe and Steering

Engine underside leaks

Steering joints and ball joints

Steering rack

Power steering

Chassis members

Wheels, hubs and bearings

Pipes and hoses

Springs and suspension unit

Dampers and bushes


Suspension arms, mountings and fixings

Sub frames and mountings

Anti roll-bar

Tie bars and anti-roll bars

Evidence of floor or chassis corrosion

Bumper stops and gaiters

Road Test

Performance of engine

Noise of engine

excessive fumes or smoke from engine

Evidence of overheating

Final drive operation and noise level

Gearbox operation and noise level

Clutch operation

Cooling fan operation

General steering and handling

Instruments and controls functioning

Footbrake operation

Suspension noise

Hand brake operation

Warning lights

Road holding stability


Keys and remote controls

Owners manual

Service book and history


Further Observations

Name and Signature of Vehicle Inspector

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