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Vehicle inspection for Pre-owned Volkswagen
 

112-point inspection list

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 light
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 / 12 V 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
Aftermarket equipment
Maintenance record
CD changer
Paint touch-ups
Overall condition