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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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