Checklist when buying a car



Pricing
COE Top-up
COE Rebate
Delivered By
Trade-in car value
Deposit
Loan interest
Loan Amount
Loan Penalty
1st year insurance & fee
Engine/chassis ready?
Color availability
Delivered By
Keyless Entry?
LED Headlight
Leather seats
Steering Wheel Control
Floor mat
Boot cover/mat
HU unit (AVH-X2650BT)
Reverse Sensors/Camera
In-car camera
Solar films
Warranty (Years/Km)
Free Servicing
IU, reg plate, 6mths rd tax include?
Rims


Locks 

Keyless Entry (Lock and unlock using remote) 
Manual Entry (Lock and unlock using key) 
Master Lock 
Individual Lock 
Alarm 
Alarm reset switch 

Windows 

Power Windows(Check that the driver side auto window is working) 
Windows control Lock 

Electric Mirrors 

Electric Mirrors Control ( Up, Down, Left & Right ) 
Folding Mirrors(Check that the Mirrors can be retractable by either manual or electrical folding.) 

Console 

Engine Start Button (if any) 
Air-Conditioning 
Fan Speeds 
Rear Demister 
Radio/CD/DVD Player 
Reverse Camera (if any) 
Steering controls (if any) 

Switches 

Headlights 
Directional Signals 
High Beam 
Hazard Lights 
Parking Lights 
Tail Lights 
Brake Lights 
Fog Lamps 
Interior light 
Wiper (Make sure each speed is correct) 
Wiper Spray 
Horn 

Dashboard 

Dashboard lights come on when headlights are on 
Information lights (eg. Parking brake ) are lit at relevant time 
Check that odometer does not display excessive mileage 

Transmission & Brakes 

Smooth Gearshift 
Automatic transmission 
Over Drive button 
Shift Lock button 
Footbrake 
Handbrake 

Things to look out for: 
Test auto-transmission for shock while engaging gear. 
Make sure that the brake has to be depressed to shift out of Park mode. 
Make sure that the car can only start in Neutral or Park mode. 

Other Interiors 

Steering wheel properly aligned 
Steering wheel adjusting lever 
Bonnet release lever 
Boot release lever 
Fuel tank release lever 
Check for stains and holes on seats 
Seat adjuster (Forward, backward, recline) 
Seat belts (Check that the Seat belts lock when pulled hard) 
Seat belts height adjuster 
Check for scratches and dents on the trims 
Rear Mirror 
Glove box 
Check for stains on carpets 
Air-con vents (Check that they are able to move freely) 
Speakers 
Moonroof (Opens and closes fully) 

Exterior 

Check that car plate is correct 
Check that body surface is free from dents and scratches. 
Check that windows and windscreens are free from stains and scratches 
Check that lights are clear and undamaged 
Check that door handles are working 
Check that tyres are free from holes and punctures 
Check that rims are free from scratches 
Check that the radio antenna is working 
Check that fuel cap is secured 

Under The Bonnet 

Engine Oil level 
Brake Fluid level 
Battery Water level 
Transmission Fluid level 
Coolant level 
Air-Conditioning gas level 
Check engine compartment with any obvious defects and damage 

Inside the Boot 

Base board 
Boot light 
Tool kit 
Spare tyre 

Documentation 

Road Tax Disc 
Vehicle log card 
Certificate of insurance 
Car owner manual 

Miscellaneous 

Check tyres pressure 
Cruise control (if any) 
All goodies promised are given


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