115 Point Inspection

McLarty Daniel does a 115 point inspection by a Licensed ASE certified mechanic on all of our preowned vehicles for your safety and peace of mind. Here is a list of what our ASE certified mechanic inspects before we even offer these vehicles for sale. Just one more reason you feel good about your purchase at McLarty Daniel in Bentonville.


Vehicle History

  • VINs match on vehicle and paperwork
  • Recalls (OASIS) and scheduled maintenance performed; vehicle history report performed

Road Test

Engine:

  • Starts (cold/hot)
  • Idles
  • Accelerates and cruises, smoothly
  • Engine noise normal (cold/hot and high/low speeds)

Transmission/Transaxle:

  • Auto/manual operation/shifts/noise normal (cold/hot)
  • Shift interlock operates
  • Clutch operates (smoothly, proper adjustment)
  • Drive axle/transfer case operation, noise normal

Steering and Suspension:

  • Steers normal (proper response, centering, free play)
  • Struts, shocks operate

Brakes/ABS:

  • Operate (pedal effort/height appropriate, no pulling, pulsating) (ABS pulsates with hard braking)

Accessories-operate:

  • All gauges, speedometer, tachometer, odometer
  • Speed control

Vehicle Exterior:

  • No evidence of flood, hail, fire or any major damage

Body Panels and Bumpers:

  • No visible damage or misalignment, paint not mismatched or poor

Doors, hood, deck lid, tailgate:

  • Not visibly damaged; paint not mismatched or poor quality
  • Hood release, prop rod/gas struts operate

Grill, trim, and roof rack:

  • Components free from visible damage; attached

Glass, outside mirrors, wipers:

  • Windshield free from visible cracks, visible pits, wiper marks
  • Side/rear windows free from visible cracks, visible pits
  • Mirrors not cracked, visibly damaged
  • Replace wiper blades

Exterior lights- operate, lenses not visibly damaged:

  • Headlights aligned, auto on/off
  • Fog, driving lights
  • Parking lights
  • Hazard lights
  • Turn signal, side marker lights
  • Brake lights, high-mount brake light
  • License plate lights
  • Reverse lights

Vehicle Interior

Air bag and safety Belts:

  • Air bags intact, no codes, dash light works
  • Safety belts operate, free from cuts or wear

Audio and Alarm Systems-operate:

  • Radio, cassette, CD, speakers, antenna
  • Alarm/theft deterrent system

Heat/vent/ac/defog/defrost-operate:

  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Defog/defrost (front, rear, outside mirrors)

Interior Amenities-operate, no damage:

  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, column lock
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Horn
  • Wipers and washers operate in all modes, no streaks
  • Lights (instrument panel, courtesy, dome, map
  • Mirror controls (rear view, side mirrors)
  • Lighter power outlet(s)
  • Ashtrays
  • Glove box, glove box light
  • Sun visors, vanity mirror and light

Carpet, trim, mats- clean, no stains or damage:

  • Carpet (check for ruse under it due to flood damage)
  • Floor mats
  • Door trim (panels attached
  • Fold-down latches work
  • Headliner

Seats:

  • Upholstery clean; not stained, worn, cut, cracked
  • Seats and head restraints operate
  • Integrated child safety seats operate
  • Heated seat operates

Moonroof, Convertible Top

  • Moonroof operates in all modes
  • Convertible top and cover operate; not damaged

Windows, door locks-operate as designed:

  • Door locks and handles (manual, power modes)
  • Window controls (manual, power modes)
  • Remote decklid and fuel door release

Luggage Compartment:

  • Carpet, trim, cargo net; clean, not damaged
  • Luggage compartment light works
  • Jack, spare tire tools operate
  • Weatherstripping intact, not leaking
  • Spare tire correct size/type, at least 50% remaining, no sidewall damage, air pressure correct

Underhood

Engine Control System:

No active or stored codes (perform system check)Emission controls work


Fluids-check condition, level; add or change as required:

  • Engine oil and filter (change)
  • Coolant (freeze point)
  • Brake fluid
  • Automatic transmission/transaxle fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Washer fluid

Engine:

  • Fluid leaks (record what is leaking, where)
  • Hoses, lines: coolant, fuel, brake, steering, vacuum, A/C (check condition, leaks)
  • Belts (check wear, cracks, fraying, proper adjustment)
  • Power steering pump (check for leaks, noise)
  • Master cylinder and booster (check for leaks)
  • Engine mounts not broken/separated
  • Cylinder compression/power balance readings (check if necessary)

Cooling System:

  • Radiator (perform pressure check, inspect for leaks, condition of tubes, fins)
  • Water pump (free from leaks or unusual noise)
  • Coolant recovery tank level sensor work

Fuel System:

  • Fuel pump pressure reading correct
  • Fuel filter (replace per Maintenance Schedule)
  • Air filter (replace per Maintenance Schedule)

Electrical System:

  • Battery type, condition, fluid level, load test correct
  • Alternator output correct
  • Ignition system works
  • Starter operates

Underbody

Frame:

  • No visible damage, signs of past repairs, no visible abnormal tire wear
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and couplings not leaking

Exhaust System:

  • Entire exhaust system not damaged or leaking

Transmission, transaxle, differential, transfer case:

  • Automatic transmission/transaxle not leaking
  • Manual transmission, differential, transfer case, no leaks; check fluid levels; fill/change as required
  • Universal joints, CV joints, boots not damaged, leaking, or excess wear/looseness

Tires and Wheels:

  • All tires and wheels match, correct size
  • Tread depth, at least 50% remaining (refer to grid)
  • Normal tire wear, no alignment or sidewall problems
  • Pressures are correct
  • Wheels/finish free from damage, run-out norma

Suspension/steering:

  • Chassis lubricated (per Maintenance Schedule)
  • Rack and pinion, linkage, boots not visibly damaged, leaking
  • Control arms, ball joints, bushings not visibly damaged, worn
  • Sway bars, links, bushings operate to factory specs
  • Springs have proper ride height (not sagged)
  • Struts, shocks not leaking
  • Wheel alignment correct (check if necessary)

Brakes:

  • Calipers, cylinders operate with no leaks
  • Pads, shoes, at least 50% thickness remaining (refer to grid)
  • Rotors, drums at least 50% of thickness spec; not scored; run-out within factory specs
  • Brake lines, hoses, fittings not worn or leaking
  • Parking brake operates/adjusted


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