Services – Vehicle Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance

Vehicle Inspection
  • New York State Vehicle Inspection

The number of “points” may vary from one vehicle manufacturer to the next, yet all refer to a “point” vehicle inspection to describe similar Safety, Performance, Appearance, Comfort, Economy, and Dependability concerns. When we inspect a car, truck, or SUV, we check the following systems as recommended by the manufacturer and inform you of what needs to be done right away, and what to expect from your vehicle down the road:

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  • Vehicle Inspection, Diagnostic, & Trouble Codes
  • Road Test
    • Engine starts & idles normally
    • Remote starter works properly
    • Engine acceleration & cruising performance
    • Engine noise
    • Transmission shifts normally
    • Transmission noise
    • Clutch performing normally (MT)
    • Drive axle / transfer case noise
    • Steering & wheel alignment
    • Body & suspension noise
    • Shocks & struts working properly
    • Brakes operating normally
    • Brake noise
    • Cruise control functioning properly
    • Unusually loud wind noise
    • Dashboard gauges & instrument panel
    • Power seat operation
    • Power window operation
    • Vehicle Exterior
      • Body Panels
      • Bumpers
      • Evidence of flood, fire, hail, or other damage
      • Evidence of rust and corrosion
      • Hood hinges, prop-rod, and gas struts
      • Power liftgate operation
      • Sliding door operation
      • Glass and mirrors
      • Wiper blades, wiper fluid reservoir & pump
      • Headlights, tail-lights, turn signals, and hazard lights
      • Auto on-off lights
      • Trailer lights
      • Theft deterrent system / car alarm
    • Vehicle Interior
      • Airbags & seat belts
      • Heater functions properly
      • Defrosters function properly
      • Tilt steering & steering lock
      • Horn works properly
      • Seats (upholstery, folding seats, heated seats)
      • Warning chimes
      • Dome and map lights
      • Car stereo, navigation, and rear view camera
      • Blind spot warning system
      • Power outlets and lighter
      • Sunroof, moon roof, convertible top
      • Window & doors (locks, remote entry, child safety)
      • Fuel door
      • Emergency trunk lid release
    • Vehicle Systems
      • Engine oil, filter, chassis lubricant
      • Coolant / anti-freeze
      • Brake fluid
      • Transmission fluid
      • Transfer case fluid
      • Power steering fluid
      • Air conditioning coolant
      • Fluid leaks
      • Hoses, linings, and fittings
      • Oil pressure
      • Timing belts
      • Engine mounts
      • Turbocharger & air cooler
      • Radiator pressure test
      • Cooling fans, clutches, motors
      • Water pump
      • Coolant recovery tank
      • Cabin air filter
      • Fuel pump
      • Fuel filter
      • Engine air filter
      • Starter
      • Ignition system
      • Battery
      • Alternator
      • Glow plug system (diesel)
    • Underbody
      • Frame damage
      • Fuel lines
      • Exhaust system
      • Emissions control test
      • Transmission
      • Transaxle
      • Differential & drive axle
      • Transfer Case
      • 4×4 hub operation
      • Universal joints
      • CV joints & boots
      • Transmission mounts
    • Tires & Wheels
      • Tires and wheels match & correct size
      • Tire tread depth & wear
      • Tire pressure & TMPS (monitoring system)
      • Wheels, covers, and caps
      • Rack & Pinion, linkage, and boots
      • Control arms & bushings
      • Ball joints
      • Tie rods & Idler arm
      • Sway bars, links, and bushings
      • Springs
      • Struts & shocks
      • Wheel alignment
      • Power steering pump
      • Brake pads & shoes
      • Calipers & wheel cylinders
      • Rotors & drums
      • Brake linings, hoses, and fittings
      • Master cylinder and booster
      • Spare tire, vehicle jack & tools
  • Additional Vehicle Inspection Services (available upon request)
    • VIN Check & Vehicle History Report
    • Vehicle Manufacturer Recalls and Safety & Service Bulletins