Our 99-Point Inspection Process

Once you drive away in your new car or truck it is not the end of our relationship. It is the beginning.

At Rausch Motors, we are passionate about delivering to our customers a superior ownership experience. Because of that, we take our mechanical reconditioning process very seriously. Every vehicle we sell must pass our stringent standards - or we won't sell it.


Rausch Motors 99 Multi-point Vehicle Inspection (Sample)

  • Test Drive Vehicle (Slow Speeds & HWY Speeds)
  • Check for any abnormal noises while driving
  • Alignment - check steering wheel / centered in straight-line driving
  • Alignment - ensure vehicle tracks and drives straight on level surfaces
  • Change oil and filter and record oil level prior to service
  • Drain & refill washer fluid
  • Check front and rear wiper blade condition
  • Check washer motor / spray system
  • Check A/C operation
  • Check heater operation
  • Check all HVAC vents
  • Is Check Engine Light On? Diagnose and repair as needed
  • Is TPMS Light On? Diagnose and repair as needed
  • Is ABS Light On? Diagnose and repair as needed
  • Is airbag/SRS Light On? Diagnose and repair as needed
  • Check horn operation
  • Check radio/speakers performance
  • Visual Inspection / note any exterior damage
  • Ensure fuel door operates properly
  • Inspect interior / upholstery, dash, headliner condition
  • Inspect windshield for chips or cracks
  • Check emergency / hand brake
  • Check power window operation from master switch, and all door switches
  • Check power door locks
  • Check doors/liftgate/hood/fuel door to ensure proper operation
  • Check door locks work properly (through key fob and switches)
  • Check all gauges for proper operation
  • Check cruise control (if equipped) works properly
  • Check exterior mirrors operation and condition
  • Check drivers seat belt
  • Check passenger seat belt
  • Check drivers rear seat belt
  • Check middle rear seat belt
  • Check passenger rear seat belt
  • Check 3rd row seat belts (if applicable)
  • Check headlamps / high and low beams
  • Check turn signals
  • Check marker lights
  • Check rear brake lights
  • Check parking lights
  • Check reverse lights
  • Check interior dome/courtesy lights
  • Check license plate lights
  • Check dash panel lights
  • Check interior lights
  • Check for cracked or broken lenses of exterior lights
  • Check hazard lights / flashers
  • Inspect engine air filter
  • Inspect cabin air filter
  • Check charging system
  • Test battery
  • Check battery posts, terminals and cables
  • Check battery properly sized and secure
  • Check alternator
  • Inspect all belts & hoses
  • Check brake master cylinder
  • Inspect serpentine / drive belt(s)
  • Inspect radiator hoses
  • Inspect heater hoses
  • Inspect power steering hoses
  • Inspect air condition hoses / lines
  • Check air intake hose / boot
  • Check vacuum hose
  • Inspect front driver side tire (provide measurements)
  • Inspect front passenger tire (provide measurements)
  • Inspect rear driver side tire (provide measurements)
  • Inspect rear passenger tire (provide measurements)
  • Check spare tire present
  • Alignment if needed
  • Inspect front brakes (provide pad measurements)
  • Inspect rear brakes (provide pad measurements)
  • Check front calipers
  • Check rear calipers
  • Inspect CV axles
  • Inspect CV joints
  • Inspect driveshaft
  • Inspect differential
  • Check engine mount
  • Check transmission mount
  • Check differential bushings (if applicable)
  • Check oil level, condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check power steering fluid level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check coolant level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check brake fluid level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check differential fluid level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check transmission fluid level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Check transfer case fluid level and condition. Check for any leaks
  • Inspect front shocks / struts
  • Inspect rear shocks / struts
  • Inspect ball joints
  • Check sway bar / stabilizer links
  • Check control arms / wheel bearings
  • Inspect rack and pinion assembly / gearbox
  • Inspect tie rods
  • Inspect idler arm
  • Inspect pitman arm
  • Inspect center link
  • Check exhaust manifold
  • Inspect exhaust pipes
  • Inspect muffler
  • Inspect catalytic converter
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