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pre-sale inspection

PRE-SALE INSPECTION POLICY

Some sellers on RepoKar will facilitate date and time for the potential buyers to inspect the car before auction ends.

The Pre-Sale inspection Option will give buyer the possibility to see and make a visual inspection of the auctioned vehicle at the seller's Location, at the date and time indicated in the Seller's notes.

The Pre-Sale inspection is not a transferable warranty and it is not guaranteed it is based on the Seller's will. To take advantage of this option the potential buyer needs to read carefully Seller's notes in regards to the Pre-Sale Inspection. RepoKar doesn't guarantee the accuracy of the seller notes.

The Pre-Sale Inspection will increase your confidence in making the right decision for the car purchase. The Pre-Sale Inspection can't be used for Arbitration or Disputes.

Some Sellers may allow you to bring a certified inspector with you, some don't.

If you will conduct your own inspection, we recommend using the following checklist for multi-point car inspection.


 

Exterior

  •  Windshield free of cracks 
  •  Body panel colors match
  •  Magnet adheres to all steel body panels
  •  Fresh paint job (if yes, it could be to conceal rust)
  •  Seams where the trunk and hood close are properly aligned
  •  Seams where doors and fenders meet are properly aligned
  •  Free of body scratches
  •  Free of body dents
  •  Windshields wipers and blades fully functional
  •  Headlights and directional lights intact and fully functional

 

Tires

  •  Tires are a reputable brand name (Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear) 
  •  Tires are all of the same make
  •  Tires are of free of any cuts, bubbles or cracks
  •  Tread worn evenly (uneven wear indicates alignment and suspension problems)
  •  Spare tire, jack and lug wrench on car and fully functional
  •  Spare tire inflated

 

Engine

  •  Free of fluid or oil leaks 
  •  Oil filler neck not coated with thick, black deposits
  •  Battery terminals free of corrosion
  •  Oil dip stick free of dark, black oil
  •  Free of odors while engine is running
  •  Exhaust pipe emissions are neither blue (indicates engine burns oil) or black (indicate excessive oil consumption)

 

Suspension

  •  Vehicle rests levelly 
  •  When bouncing the vehicle's corners, no creaking noises are made
  •  All corners respond the same when bouncing

 

Interior

  •  Seats unworn and free of cracks 
  •  All doors open and close freely
  •  Trunk opens and closes freely
  •  Lacks a heavy scent of air freshener (may indicate something is being concealed)
  •  All gauges work
  •  No dashboard warning lights remain illuminated
  •  Stereo works
  •  Heater works
  •  Air conditioner works
  •  Windshield wipers work
  •  Windshield wiper fluid dispenses properly
  •  All seats equipped with functional seat belts
  •  All seats adjust properly
  •  Power windows operate properly
  •  Sunroof opens and closes properly (if applicable)
  •  Car alarm works (if applicable)
  •  Trunk and driver-side door lock and unlock with key
  •  Hazard lights function properly
  •  Headlights, including brights, work properly

 

Frame

  •  Chassis is neither bent nor cracked 
  •  No signs of crumpling or straightening inside the trunk
  •  Frame holes just inside outer edge clean and free of scratches

 

Automatic Transmission

  •  Transmission fluid looks clean, not dirty or gritty (no indicates possible internal transmission problem) 

  •  Transmission neither slips nor delays when driving

 

Manual or Standard Transmission

  •  Each gear shifts smoothly 
  •  No grinding noises when in reverse

 

Brakes

  •  Vehicle steers straight and does not pull to one side when applying brakes 
  •  Parking brake engages and disengages freely
  •  No grinding noises when applying brakes
  •  Wheels do not lock when applying antilock brakes (if applicable)

 

Steering

  •  Vehicle does not drift to one side without prodding 
  •  Vehicle is stable; no shaking or vibrating
  •  No resistance in the steering wheel when turning
  •  No clicking or clunking when turning

 

Miscellaneous

  •  Car manual located in the glove compartment
  •  Instructions included for any accessories
  •  Service and repair records available