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.

  • 1. Vehicle VIN plates match, engine compartment, door jams and dash
  • 2. VIN label on door jam
  • 3. Perform VIN Status Injury check and perform applicable recall or campaign repairs

  • 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 Disc brake pad
  • 12. Inspect Brake shoes
  • 13. Antenna mast
  • 14. Automatic transmission fluid

  • 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/Automatic Transmission shift points
  • 22. Manual Transmission shifter operation
  • 23. Manual Transmission clutch (Smoothness, Effort, Slippage)
  • 24. Transmission/Trans axle 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)

  • 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

  • 51. Tires-proper tire pressure
  • 52. Tires-check for uneven wear or sidewall cracking
  • 53. Wheels/rims-check for damage
  • 54. Valve stem condition
  • 55. Wheel lug nuts (all present and proper torque)
  • 56. Spare tire (condition/pressure)
  • 57. Engine-oil leaks, drain plug threads
  • 58. Transmission leaks
  • 59. Coolant leaks
  • 60. CV joint/boots/drive-shaft/universal joint (cracks, leakage)
  • 61. Brake pad thickness

  • 62. Brake rotor thickness and surface
  • 63. Brake caliper free movement
  • 64. Brake caliper leakage
  • 65. Rear lining thickness (if applicable)
  • 66. Rear-wheel cylinder leakage (if applicable)
  • 67. Rear drum thickness and surface
  • 68. Hydraulic hose/line leakage
  • 69. Suspension (springs, proper ride height)
  • 70. McPherson strut/shock absorber leakage
  • 71. Bushing condition
  • 72. Ball joint tightness
  • 73. Tie rod end tightness
  • 74. Power steering rack leakage
  • 75. Entire exhaust system (condition, leaks damage, noise)

  • 76. Headlights (high/low operation and headlight aim)
  • 77. Brake lights
  • 78. Turn signal lights (operation)
  • 79. License plate light

  • 80. Taillights (operation)
  • 81. Back-up lamps
  • 82. Emergency flasher
  • 83. Water leaks

  • 84. Fuel gauge operation
  • 85. Temperature gauge operation
  • 86. All warning lights illuminated with ignition “ON”
  • 87. Dash light operation
  • 88. Windshield wiper/washer operation
  • 89. Audio system-radio/CD/cassette, speaker operation
  • 90. Steering wheel tilt/lock
  • 91. Headliner condition
  • 92. Cigarette lighter/power outlets (if equipped)
  • 93. Outside mirror
  • 94. Rearview mirror operation
  • 95. Window Operation-noise, speed and full travel

  • 96. Door locks (check manual and/or power operation
  • 97. Seat belts-condition, proper latching and retraction operation
  • 98. Seat upholstery/leather condition
  • 99. Power seat operation (if equipped)
  • 100. Headrest movement
  • 101. Interior lights (switch/door operation)
  • 102. Glove box/glove operation
  • 103. Luggage compartment (jack & tool present)
  • 104. Truck lid release/trunk lid light operation
  • 105. Fuel door release
  • 106. Hood release operation

  • 107. Under hood
  • 108. Front bumper
  • 109. Grille (headlights)
  • 110. Hood
  • 111. Windshield/glass

  • 112. Carpet & mats
  • 113. Dash & instrument panels

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