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Paper work Engine Transmission Exhaust Fuel Brakes Wheels & Tyres Ignition Noises Oil Consumption Steering Suspension Cooling System Electrical Doors Lights Mirrors Wipers Paint Interior Battery Fluids Vehicle History Road Test
Paper work: The customer has to produce Registration Certificate, Original sale report Bank ,receipt (if it is Under Hypothecation). Engine: We externally inspect the engine condition. Road test performance and assessment of wear and tear indicators such as oil smoke in the exhaust and piston ring bow- by compression tests are usually conducted electronically using a relative compression measure device. We check the tension and condition of the various drive belts. We check engine oil level and colour and look leaks, the oil filler cap condition and deposits. Transmission: If the vehicle has a standard transmission, put your foot on the brake pedal and shift into reverse. Beware of knocking, grinding or clunking sounds as they could indicate a serious problem with the transmission components, the majority of tests are carried out on the road test.. Exhaust: We check the exhaust system for signs of leakage, impact damage, security of mountings and advanced corrosion. Exhaust gas leakage is checked while the engine is running. As exhaust systems tend to corrode from the inside, we usually cannot determine the extent of any internal corrosion. Fuel: For leaks and overall conditions. Brakes: This is done without dismantling brake components, so brake pads and lining wear are not usually visible. The main assessment of these components is performance based and is done during road testing. Wheels & Tyres: We check to see cuts, damage, compliance, bulges and excessive or abnormal wear. We inspect the spare wheel as the interior checks and examine the wheels and check their security. Ignition: The engine's ignition system is examined externally for damage and deterioration. Noises: Loud noises or knocking noticeable only within a certain road speed range and may be quite characteristic of the model. We will mention this on the report Oil Consumption: This assessment is based on visual signs only. Should these indications be noted on the report, we suggest an oil consumption test. Steering: The operation of the steering system is checked for signs of binding, free play or harshness and road tested for abnormal steering characteristics. If you have to turn the steering wheel more than a few inches to get the car to respond in that direction, there could be fundamental problems with the car's steering components. Suspension: We check the suspension for sign of impact, corrosion or wear. Shock absorbers for damage, mounting, security and signs of oil leakage. The car
shouldn't sway, lurch or pull to one side during this test. Additionally, you shouldn't hear loud noises, rattles or squeaks at this time. If you do, there might very well be a suspension problem. If possible, during the test drive the car over a rough road to check the suspension. Cooling System: We check the engine cylinder head and block, pump, fan, belt, radiator by externally, for signs of deterioration and leakage. We may not be able to examine all external components because they may be inaccessible.
Electrical: We check general wiring condition for safety and security. We examine electrical items and performance. There is no test that we can apply to the loom to verify its condition. Doors: Open the doors and close them. Are the doors in good condition? Are they smooth? Do they appear as if they were readjusted from the original position? If they got readjusted then the vehicle was involved with an accident. Also, they might have been replaced in the work shop for a body work as well. Check the seal if the wind and dust is passing inside when the doors are closed. Lights: We check the operation and working condition of the Head lamps, rear, hazards, indicators both the number plate lights and reflectors as well. Mirrors: We examine the mirrors in day light and night to know the clarity in them. Does the vehicle have side mirrors? If so, is their alignment in good position and is the view ability good? Are there any cracks or damage? Is there any rust around the perimeter of the mirror? Is the alignment done securely and solidly? Are they hanging loosely from outside and inside of the car? Make sure that automatically or manually mirrors can be adjusted perfectly. Wipers: We check the working condition of the front and rear wipers. And also note the condition of the blades. Paint: Checking the vehicle’s paint is one of the most important exterior aspects as far as inspection is concerned. Does it have chips or major scratches in the surface? Is the paint faded? Many used cars will have some kind of wear and tear, but a bad damage to the paint in the form of dings, gouges and deep scratches will cost you big in repairing. Complete check for body rust and get concerned if there is significant rust in the wheel wells, under the doors, around the windows, around the head lamp housings or in the trunk. Make sure the paint colors matches from panel to panel and carefully look for paint over spray inside the door jams. Not every paint job is an indication of the body damage or repair, but some people just like to change the paint for giving a new look to the car. If you notice these kinds of signs, do not forget to ask the previous owner or the dealer why the car is repainted.
Interior: We check the headliner of a car is the interior fabric adhered to the roof of the vehicle. All most all vehicles on the market today have a variety of interior features, air conditioning and ventilation controls for both the driver and the passenger , a variety of seat adjustment options and steering wheel positions, trunks ,stereo system ,visor vanity lights and more. We check the vehicle carpets and mats for stains. Are there excessive stains or burns; Are some or all of the floor mats missing? Make sure that examine these components carefully to avoid additional costs. Since you spend a majority of your time driving and transporting other people in your vehicle, the interior analysis is very important. You should feel as comfortable when you are inside the car. Battery: Coming to battery check, if the battery cables appear corroded or coated with a white powder residue, then the chances are you have to replace it. If it’s not a sealed battery, remove the caps and check the fluid levels. If they are low, the battery needs to be replaced. A new battery is not a big expense. Fluids: We check the transmission dipstick and the radiator cap to assure that vehicle’s main fluids look ok. If you are not sure where to locate them, seek the assistance from the seller to help you in this process or look for a certified mechanic who can perform professional inspection. However if you are able to locate the dipstick, pull it out, wipe it with a very clean cloth and reinsert the stick, pull it out again. The fluid level should read somewhere near below full or normal. Dark oil is the dirty, clean oil will be in light brown in color. If the oil is milky colored, then u can say that there might be water in the oil, which causes you serious engine problems. Smell the dip stick as well, if the oil smells burnt, then pull out the transmission dipstick and observe the color of the fluid. If it’s normal, the transmission oil should be pinkish to pale red in color. If the fluid smells burnt and looks brown, there might be a transmission problem. At last, remove the radiator cap and check the color of the coolant. A layer of the milky film or rust particles will indicate a problem. Road Test: Ease of starting, warming light operation, idle behavior, noises, free play in the lever, bearing noise, steering for noise/judders, manual gearbox – ease of engagement, automatic gearbox quality of the changes and performance, brake operation, suspension performance over various road conditions, smoke from the exhaust and noises from the engine. After drive checks are done, checks will be made for leaks. Vehicle History: Track the transfers of the vehicle and provide you complete history of the vehicle. Finally, make sure that you complete your inspection process by soliciting of a certified technician who can thoroughly check the vehicle to show existing problems as well as potential mechanical problems. If the thought of buying this vehicle makes you comfortable, then go on. At the end of the day, you need to feel good about the purchase you have made by buying a used car.
1. What is the difference between Automotive Buyers Inspection and other servicing garages? We perform a professional 150 – point inspection, all of our inspectors are company certified technicians. Our inspectors are certified in not just few, they are professional performers in each and every component and system. Garage mechanics are usually specialists in only a few automotive areas and can’t assure if he is a certified mechanic. ABI doesn’t perform any vehicle repairs, which allows our technician to give an eminently fair inspection. ABI will provide an honest report of the vehicle and will not suggest any repairs which may not be needed. 2. Can you provide the value of the car? ABI inspection will let you know the correct condition of the vehicle and the cost of any needed repairs. This certainly helps you in adjusting the price of the vehicle to obtain the value of the vehicle. 3. Does ABI recommend any used car dealers? Every vehicle must be judged on its performance. We do not recommend or rate any used car dealers. A reputable dealer will encourage you to have a vehicle independently inspected. 4. By when can you provide me the inspection report if I can’t spend my time there?
The inspector will contact you as soon as he finishes the inspection. Phone consultation will give you complete information to conclude your deal. The inspector will then mail or fax the report to you when he returns to the office. The paper report is your receipt. 5. Does ABI Perform repairs? ABI does not perform any repairs. This allows us to be eminent to inspect a vehicle.
About us ABI inspection is accurate and honest of a used car vehicle’s condition. We are your solution on time reporting, timely inspections, ABI inspect solution provides you what’s the condition of your vehicle. What is the difference between Bank evaluation and ABI evaluation? Bank evaluation is nothing but price of the market value of the vehicle in that u can’t find what the faults and repairs of the vehicle ABI evaluation will tell you what ‘s the actual condition of the car. We don’t carry any repairs so there is no conflict of interest
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