Steele Auto Inspection Process
 
 
 
 

At Steele Auto, we guarantee that our pre-owned vehicles are both reliable and safe. Each vehicle is subject to an 85 point inspection prior to purchase to ensure the satisfaction of our customers.

 

 

The 85 point inspection includes the following services:

 

 ENGINE

  • Change oil, lube, and filter
  • Noise (lifter, piston) (hot and cold)
  • Motor mounts
  • Turbo/supercharger (if equipped)
  • Fluid leaks: intake, oil pan, cylinder heads, rear main, misc.


TRANSMISSION/TRANSFER CASE

  • Fluid level/condition (clean, discolored)
  • Change transmission fluid, filter (if equipped with tow pkg.)
  • Shift points (if automatic)
  • Slipping (if automatic)
  • Fluid leaks/seals/gaskets


DRIVE AXLE

  • Noise/vibration
  • Fluid level/leaks/seals/gaskets
  • CV/U joints/drive shaft/steady bearing
  • Wheel bearings/spindles
  • CV boots
  • Locking hubs
  • Hub/bearing assembly


STEERING

  • Fluid level/leaks
  • Steering rack inc. bellows
  • Lines/hoses/pump
  • Linkages/tie rods/couplings
  • Idler/pitman arms
  • Steering dampener
  • Alignment pull


BRAKE SYSTEM

  • Master Cylinder/fluid level
  • Pump/booster
  • Caliper/wheel cylinders
  • Anti-lock brakes (is the light on?)
  • ABS check for codes
  • Inspect brake lines for cracks (steel/rubber)
  • Pads % remaining
  • Tires % remaining
  • Tire size matches vehicle build plate (yes, no)


AIR CONDITIONING

  • Blower motor (all speeds)
  • Compressor/clutch
  • Condenser/evaporator
  • Idler pulley
  • A/C temperature reading


ELECTRICAL

  • Alternator
  • Starter/solenoid/drive
  • Power windows/seat motor
  • Wiper motor/washers
  • Power locks/trunk release
  • Power roof motor
  • Power antenna
  • Rear defroster
  • All manual switches
  • Cruise control
  • Computer scan codes
  • Speedometer/odometer
  • Instrument panel/gauges/lights
  • Horn/warning indicators
  • Radio/CD/tape/speakers/amp


FRONT/REAR SUSPENSION

  • Control arms/bushings
  • Ball joints specs
  • Mounts/bushings
  • Shocks/springs/struts
  • Torsion bars/radius arms
  • Stabilizer shaft/links/bushings
  • Electronic air suspension


COOLING/FUEL SYSTEM

  • Water pump/thermostat
  • Engine fan/module/clutch
  • Belts and hoses
  • Radiator/heater core
  • Coolant level/leaks/condition
  • Coolant strength/condition
  • Coolant system pressure test
  • Fuel tank/lines
  • Fuel injection pump/vacuum pump
  • Replace fuel filter


ROAD TEST

  • Engine performance
  • Transmission performance
  • Up/down shifting smoothness
  • Transmission noise/vibration
  • Rear differential performance
  • Rear differential noise/vibration
  • Transfer case performance (4x4)
  • Transfer case noise/vibration (4x4)
  • Brake performance (Inc. ABS)
  • Brake noise/vibration
  • Suspension noise/vibration