Before getting registered in our pre-owned inventory, all cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans have to pass a scrupulous car inspection checklist of all major and minor automotive systems. The inspection checklist includes many particular and highly detailed items which may differ from one dealer to another. These checks ensure every pre-owned car or truck is in working condition. Many, if not all, elements can typically be put into three main buckets: electrical, service, and mechanical. Familiarize yourself with what goes into a checklist for a used car inspection.
From DSG transmissions to anti-lock brakes, modern mechanical car parts are in every aspect of today's cars and it's vital that they are functioning properly to avoid accidents and costly repair bills. A comprehensive mechanical inspection can review these items and others like engine components, transmissions, 2WD or 4WD systems, the battery, the exhaust, and cooling systems (the radiator and hoses). If the car is either a hybrid or an electric vehicle, the drive battery may only be inspected and serviced by a professional.
Now more than ever, today's vehicles feature electronics such as computers, digital dashboards, touchscreen radios, NAV systems, and safety cameras. So it is critical that they receive and pass the same uncompromising inspections as the other components. A rigorous inspection of the electronics includes all lighting, as well as digital displays and running lights. Most important, however, are diagnostics of any onboard computer and any electronically controlled systems, such as the ignition, engine performance settings, the brakes, blind spot detection, and mobile phone systems.
A comprehensive inspection can expose any known issues, but it might not identify some issues that occurred previously. To fully understand the life of your car we use AutoCheck or CarFax. These vehicle history services can typically highlight info like previous accidents, warranty service, mileage inconsistencies, oil changes, and title problems. Knowing the whole history of the car, truck, or SUV you're wanting to buy lets you make the best decision you can.
Robbins Nissan offers more than quality used cars and trucks, we offer peace of mind. Our local Nissan technicians inspect all our pre-owned vehicles so that you can shop worry-free. Visit our Houston showroom in-person or on the web. Enjoy a real difference in car-buying, the Robbins Nissan difference. Be sure to ask about our used car financing and auto loan programs. Stop in today. We look forward to your visit.