Pre-delivery Inspection Checklist

Take photos of the vehicle from all sides
Body Exterior

Glass

Door locks/operation

Fuel filler cover/petrol cap

General bodywork condition

Corrosion

Wheels & Tires

Front right tire

Front left tire

Rear left tire

Rear right tire

Spare tire

Interior & Luggage Compartment

Seat mechanism

Seat belts

Internal mirrors

Boot/tailgate lock

Electrical Controls

Ignition lock/starting system

Battery charging system

Headlights

Side lights/running lights

Rear lights & number plate illumination

Brake lights

Indicator & hazard lights

Reverse & fog lights

Auxiliary lights

Panel lights/dashboard illumination

Switches & controls

Instrument/controls function

Horn

Windows & sunroof operation

Wipers & jet washers

Brakes

Master cylinder security

Fluid leaks

Servo/power system

Flexible hoses

Pipes/unions & connections

Discs & pads

Hand brake operation/adjustments

Hand brake linkage

Pedal/linkage

Engine Compartment

Coolant level

Coolant leaks

Antifreeze

Radiator & cap

Hoses & pipes

Drive belts

Water pump

Power steering fluid level

Clutch fluid level

Brake fluid level

Engine oil level

External engine leaks

Engine mounts

Turbo/supercharger

Fuel pump & pipes

Accelerator linkage

Cold starting

Fast idle when engine cold

Noise level when engine cold

Excess fumes/smoke

Clutch & Transmission

Fluid/oil leaks

Cables/adjustment

Hydraulic system

Linkages (check for signs of wear)

Casings

Mountings

Drive shaft assemblies

Universal & sliding joints

Clutch backlash

Rubber gaiters

Propshaft(s)

Bearings & supports

Exhaust System

Inlet manifold

Outlet manifold

Pipes

Silencer(s)

Heat shields & mountings

Joints & couplings

Catalytic converter

Overall system condition

Fuel System

Fuel tank

Fuel tank fixings

Fuel lines

Breather pipes

Evidence of leaks

Suspension, Underframe & Steering

Engine underside leaks

Steering joints & ball joints

Steering rack

Chassis members

Power steering

Wheels, hubs & bearings

Springs & suspension unit

Pipes & hoses

Dampers & bushes

Gaiters

Sub frames & mountings

Suspension arms, mountings & fixings

Tie bars & anti-roll bars

Anti roll-bar

Evidence of floor/chassis corrosion

Bumper stops & gaiters

Road Test

Engine - performance

Engine - noise

Engine - excessive fumes or smoke

Evidence of overheating

Gearbox operation & noise level

Final drive operation & noise level

Clutch operation

Cooling fan operation

Instruments & controls functioning

General steering & handling

Footbrake operation

Hand brake operation

Suspension noise

Road holding stability

Warning lights

Convenience

Owners manual

Service book & history

Keys & remote controls

Completion

Additional Observations

Name & Signature of Vehicle Inspector