Multi-point Inspection

Every vehicle from Simple Auto Finance has gone through a rigorous multi-point inspection process to make sure your next vehicle is ready for the road.

VIN Inspection
1. Vehicle VIN plates match, engine compartment, door jams and dash
2. VIN label on the door jam
3. Perform VIN Status Injury check and perform applicable recall or campaign repairs
Minimum Replacement Items
4. Engine oil & filter
5. Air filter
6. Brake Fluid
7. Floor Mats
8. Wiper Blades (replace unless they wipe windshield clean)
9. Coolant
10. Tires
11. Inspect disk brake pads
12. Inspect brake shoes
13. Antena mast
14. Automatic transmission fluid

Scheduled Maintenance
15. Starting (Cold/Hot)
16. Idle vibration (Cold/Hot)
17. Engine noise (Cold/Hot & High & Low speeds)
18. Acceleration
19. Engine operating temperature
20. Drive-ability/Smoothness)
21. Automatic Transmission shift quality & shift points
22. Manual Transmission shifter operation
23. Manual Transmission clutch (Smoothness, Effort, Slippage)
24. Transmission/Transaxle noise (Cold/Hot)
25. CV joint/drive axle noise (Full lock turn r/l)
26. Braking Noise
27. Parking brake operation
28. Steering wheel free play/steering wheel centered
29. Cruise control operation (including resume)
30. Horn operation
31. Speedometer/odometer operation
32. Heater/defroster operation
33. A/C cooling performance/vent outlet temperature
34. Tire or steering wheel vibration
35. Body/suspension (performance/noise/rough road test)
Under Hood: Check for aftermarket modifications
36. Battery
37. Alternator (Belt condition/tension, charging)
38. Starter operation
39. Distribution (Cap & rotor condition, shaft looseness)
40. Ignition system operation
41. Fuel system operation (Connection/leakage)
42. Fuel filter (replace per maintenance schedule)
43. Radiator (Leaks, roads-hazard damage)
44. Air condenser (Corrosion, road-hazard, damage)
45. Cooling fan operation
46. Coolant
47. Coolant hoses (check condition)
48. Power steering (Belt condition/tension/fluid level)
49. A/C compressor (proper cycling, belt condition/tension)
50. Engine/transmission mount condition
Under Vehicle: Check for aftermarket modifications
Tires-proper tire pressure
Tires-check for uneven wear or sidewall cracking
Wheels/rims-check for damage
Valve stem condition
Wheel lug nuts (all present and proper torque)
Spare tire (condition/pressure)
Engine-oil leaks, drain plug threads
Transmission leaks
Coolant leaks
CV joint/boots/drive-shaft/universal joint (cracks, leakage)
Brake pad thickness
Brake rotor thickness and surface
Brake caliper free movement
Brake caliper leakage
Rear lining thickness (if applicable)
Rear-wheel cylinder leakage (if applicable)
Rear drum thickness and surface
Hydraulic hose/line leakage
Suspension (springs, proper ride height)
McPherson strut/shock absorber leakage
Bushing condition
Ball joint tightness
Tie rod end tightness
Power steering rack leakage
Entire exhaust system (condition, leaks damage, noise)
Exterior: Check for aftermarket modifications
Headlights (high/low operation and headlight aim)
Brake lights
Turn signal lights (operation)
License plate light
Taillights (operation)
Backup lamps
Emergency flasher
Water Leaks
Interior: Check for aftermarket modifications
Fuel gauge operation
Temperature gauge operation
All warning lights illuminated with ignition “ON”
Dash light operation
Windshield wiper/washer operation
Audio system-radio/CD/cassette, speaker operation
Steering wheel tilt/lock
Headliner condition
Cigarette lighter/power outlets (if equipped)
Outside mirror
Rearview mirror operation
Window Operation-noise, speed, and full travel
Door locks (check manual and/or power operation
Seat belts-condition, proper latching and retraction operation
Seat upholstery/leather condition
Power seat operation (if equipped)
Headrest movement
Interior lights (switch/door operation)
Glove box/glove operation
Luggage compartment (jack & tool present)
Truck lid release/trunk lid light operation
Fuel door release
Hood release operation
Exterior Appearance Inspection
Front bumper
Grille (headlights)
Interior Appearance Inspection
Carpet & mats
Dash & instrument panels