Inspection

General

Check vehicle for body damage

Notes/Action

Check under vehicle for fluid leaks

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Ensure park brake is applied

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Interior

Seat and seatbelt (adjusted and in good shape)

Notes/Action

START ENGINE: Observe all gauges and warning lights are working properly

Notes/Action

Steering wheel free play (not excessive)

Notes/Action

Accelerator pedal (for binding or sticking)

Notes/Action

Horn (is working)

Notes/Action

Windshield wipers and washer

Notes/Action

Windows and windshield (condition and cleanliness)

Notes/Action

Mirrors exterior and interior (adjustments and cleanliness)

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Instrument lights: turn signal, high beam indicators, hazards

Notes/Action

Heater Defroster

Notes/Action

Owners manual & registration

Notes/Action

Engine Compartment

Fluid levels: power stealing fluid, oil, coolant, windshield washer fluid, brake fluid.

Notes/Action

Hoses and components (wear and leaks)

Notes/Action

Drive belts (tensions, cracking, wear)

Notes/Action

Radiator (leaks and security)

Notes/Action

Battery (secure, connections)

Notes/Action

Frame rails and cross members (cracks and bending)

Notes/Action

Exterior

Grill, hood, front bumper (secure)

Notes/Action

License plate (valid and clean)

Notes/Action

Lights: high & low beams, hazards, tail lights, brake lights, license plate lights, turn signal lights (operational & clean)

Notes/Action

Front tires (cuts, bulges, air pressure, tread depth 3.2mm)

Notes/Action

Rear tires (cuts, bulges, air pressure, tread depth 1.6mm)

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Rims (cracks, slippage, fasteners for tightness)

Notes/Action

Suspension ( cracked or broken springs)

Notes/Action

Frame

Notes/Action

Doors, windows, grab handles and mirrors

Notes/Action

Fuel tank cap

Notes/Action

Fuel tank straps

Notes/Action

Exhaust system and muffler

Notes/Action

Load secure

Notes/Action

Rear tailgate/trunk

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Rear bumper

Notes/Action

Hitch

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Spare tire

Notes/Action

Brake Check

Brake warning indicator

Notes/Action

Park brake

Notes/Action

Brake pedal

Notes/Action

Brake performance

Notes/Action

Emergency Equipment

First aid kit

Notes/Action

Fire extinguisher (charged and stored correctly

Notes/Action

Flags/Reflectors

Notes/Action

Jack

Notes/Action

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.