July 17 2017

Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle Inspection

Fredericton Volkswagen

A like-new vehicle you'll like a lot

Perfection is in the details. That’s why every pre-owned vehicle we sell must pass our rigorous 112-point inspection to qualify as a Certified Pre-owned Volkswagen. Nothing escapes us at Fredericton Volkswagen – we’re determined to give you the Volkswagen-certified vehicle you deserve.

History & Performance

First, we look at critical factors like age, mileage, and maintenance history before conducting a road test to evaluate the vehicle’s performance. We then conduct further tests for components like the cooling system and battery.


Quality & Appearance

Next, we thoroughly examine the interior, exterior, and underbody to detect any imperfections. The final step involves touching up the paint and body, and updating the maintenance record among other measures aimed to make the vehicle like new.

Why 112 points? We want to make sure our Volkswagen Certified Pre-owned vehicles perform like our new ones.


Here's what we check for:

Initial Qualification  
  • Vehicle age
  • Vehicle mileage
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Owner's maintenance and warranty manuals
  • Key set
  • Vehicle integrity/history
  • Structural damage
  • Weather damage
  • Odometer display
Road Test  
  • Engine performance
  • Automatic transmission
  • Shift lock
  • Manual transmission
  • Differential
  • Clutch
  • Steering performance
  • Steering wheel alignment
  • Suspension
  • Brakes' effectiveness
  • Parking brake
  • A/C system
  • Heater
  • Speedometer
  • Horn
  • Radio/antenna
  • Cassette & CD changer
  • Speakers
  • Wipers/Washers
  • Wiper blades/arms
  • Cruise control
  • Excessive noise
  • Hot start / idle
  • Odometer reading
After Road Test  
  • Cooling system
  • Battery charging
  • Battery cables
  • Ignition wires
  • Electrical system
  • V-belts
  • A/C compressor
  • Cooling fan
  • Washer reservoir
  • Engine oil
  • Power steering
  • Brake reservoir
  • Fuel system
  • Coolant
Exterior  
  • Dents, dings, scratches
  • Turn signal/marker
  • Emergency flashers
  • Antenna
  • Headlight lens
  • Headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Tail lights
  • High-mount brake lights
  • Trunk / rear hatch
  • Spare tire, jack, and tool
  • Cabrio top
Interior  
  • Key fob remote function
  • Steering wheel
  • Doors/Handles
  • Warning chimes
  • Window operation
  • Console
  • Side and back windows
  • Windshield
  • Seats/Headrests
  • Seat heaters
  • Seatbelts
  • Air bags
  • Mirrors
  • Clock
  • Glove box
  • Instrument lights
  • Sunroof
  • Lighter / 12V outlets
  • Dome, map, and visor lights
  • Door locks
  • Alarm system
  • Upholstery
  • Carpet / floor mats
  • Door panels
  • Headliner
  • Ignition switch
  • Warning lights
  • Onboard systems
  • Readiness code
  • ATF fluid
Underbody  
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Tread depth
  • Wheel covers
  • Transmission
  • C/V joint boots
  • Axles/Suspensions
  • Control arms / bushings
  • Engine integrity
  • Shocks/Struts
  • Brake system integrity
  • Brake pad lining
  • Brake rotors/calipers
  • Exhaust
  • Steering rack
  • Hoses
  • Hydraulic pump
  • Underbody
Final Inspection  
  • Aftermarket equipment
  • Maintenance record
  • CD changer
  • Paint touch-ups
  • Overall condition



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