Pre-Trip and Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Trip and Pre-Purchase Inspections: Ensuring Your Peace of Mind on the Road

Autovisions: Your Trusted Partner in Englewood, CO

At Autovisions, located in the heart of Englewood, CO, we understand the importance of reliability and safety in your vehicle. Specializing in high-quality auto repair at responsible prices, our ASE Certified Blue Shield Shop offers comprehensive pre-trip and pre-purchase inspection services. Known for exceptional customer service, we focus on building relationships and ensuring honesty without high-pressure sales. Our goal is to maintain reliable vehicle transportation for our customers, ensuring peace of mind on the road.

Why Opt for Pre-Trip Inspection?

What’s Included?

A pre-trip inspection is essential for anyone planning a road trip, whether it’s a short drive or a cross-country adventure. Autovisions’ safety inspection covers a comprehensive range of components and systems to ensure the overall safety and functionality of a vehicle. Here’s a breakdown of the services provided:

Road Test: Assessment of the vehicle’s performance while driving to detect any abnormalities in handling, steering, braking, and overall drivability.

Alignment: Inspection of the vehicle’s wheel alignment to ensure proper alignment angles, which can affect tire wear, handling, and stability.

Windshield: Examination of the windshield for any cracks, chips, or damage that may impair visibility or compromise the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Warning Lights: Checking dashboard warning lights to ensure they are functioning properly and that there are no active warnings indicating potential issues with the vehicle’s systems.

Wipers: Inspection of windshield wipers and wiper blades to ensure they effectively clear the windshield of debris, water, and other obstructions for optimal visibility.

Lights: Evaluation of all exterior lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, brake lights, and hazard lights, to ensure they are functioning correctly for visibility and safety.

Cabin Air Filter: Inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the cabin air filter to maintain air quality within the vehicle’s interior and ensure proper HVAC system operation.

Battery: Testing the battery to assess its charge level and overall condition to ensure reliable starting power and electrical system performance.

Fluid Level and Condition: Checking fluid levels, including engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid, and inspecting their condition for signs of contamination or leaks.

Tires: Inspection of tire tread depth, tire wear patterns, and tire condition to ensure they meet safety standards and provide adequate traction and handling on the road.

Wheels: Examination of wheel condition, including signs of damage, cracks, or bent rims, to ensure proper alignment and safe operation.

Suspension: Inspection of suspension components, including shocks, struts, springs, and control arms, to ensure they are in good condition and properly functioning for stability and handling.

Brakes: Assessment of brake system components, including brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake lines, and brake fluid, to ensure they are operating correctly and provide effective stopping power.

Exhaust: Inspection of the exhaust system for leaks, damage, or excessive corrosion, which can affect vehicle performance, fuel efficiency, and emissions.

Fluid Levels: Verification of fluid levels in other systems, such as windshield washer fluid, to ensure they are adequately filled for proper operation.

By conducting this thorough safety inspection, Autovisions aims to identify any potential safety hazards or mechanical issues that may compromise the safety, performance, or reliability of the vehicle, allowing for timely repairs or maintenance to be performed.

Benefits of Pre-Trip Inspection

  • Safety: Reduces the risk of breakdowns and accidents.
  • Peace of Mind: Enjoy your journey knowing your vehicle is in prime condition.
  • Cost-Effective: Prevents costly repairs down the line by catching issues early.

Why Opt for Pre-Purchase Inspection?

What’s Included?

A pre-purchase inspection is crucial when considering the acquisition of a used vehicle. It provides a comprehensive check-up, examining the car’s condition to inform your purchasing decision. Autovisions’ pre-purchase inspection includes:

  • Road Test: Evaluation of the vehicle’s performance during driving conditions to detect any abnormalities in handling, steering, braking, acceleration, and overall drivability.
  • Climate Control: Testing the functionality of the vehicle’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to ensure it operates effectively for comfort and safety.
  • Warning Lights: Checking dashboard warning lights to ensure they are functioning properly and that there are no active warnings indicating potential issues with the vehicle’s systems.
  • Interior: Inspection of the interior components, including seats, upholstery, dashboard, console, and trim, for any signs of damage, wear, or defects.
  • Seat Belts: Examination of seat belts to ensure they are functioning correctly, securely anchored, and free from damage for occupant safety.
  • Power Windows: Testing the operation of power windows to ensure they open and close smoothly and that switches are functioning properly.
  • Power Locks: Evaluation of power door locks to ensure they lock and unlock all doors securely using both interior switches and key fobs.
  • Lights: Assessment of all exterior and interior lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, brake lights, and interior illumination, to ensure they are functioning correctly for visibility and safety.
  • Windshield: Inspection of the windshield for any chips, cracks, or defects that may impair visibility or compromise the structural integrity of the vehicle.
  • Wipers: Testing the operation of windshield wipers and wiper blades to ensure they effectively clear the windshield of debris, water, and other obstructions for optimal visibility.
  • Codes Stored: Scanning the vehicle’s onboard computer systems for any stored diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) to identify potential issues with engine, transmission, or other systems.
  • Cabin Air Filter: Inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the cabin air filter to maintain air quality within the vehicle’s interior and ensure proper HVAC system operation.
  • Paint and Body: Examination of the vehicle’s exterior paint and body panels for any signs of damage, scratches, dents, or inconsistencies in paint finish.
  • Air Filter: Inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine air filter to ensure proper air flow and filtration for engine performance and longevity.
  • Fluid Levels/Condition: Checking fluid levels and inspecting their condition, including engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid, for proper levels and signs of contamination or leaks.
  • Battery: Testing the battery to assess its charge level, voltage, and overall condition to ensure reliable starting power and electrical system performance.
  • Tires: Inspection of tire tread depth, wear patterns, and tire condition to ensure they meet safety standards and provide adequate traction and handling on the road.
  • Wheels: Examination of wheel condition, including signs of damage, cracks, or bent rims, to ensure proper alignment and safe operation.
  • Suspension: Inspection of suspension components, including shocks, struts, springs, and control arms, to ensure they are in good condition and properly functioning for stability and handling.
  • Brakes: Assessment of brake system components, including brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake lines, and brake fluid, to ensure they are operating correctly and provide effective stopping power.
  • Exhaust: Inspection of the exhaust system for leaks, damage, or excessive corrosion, which can affect vehicle performance, fuel efficiency, and emissions.
  • Fuel System: Examination of the fuel system components, including fuel lines, fuel tank, and fuel injectors, for any signs of leaks or damage that could affect fuel delivery and engine performance.
  • Fluid Leaks: Checking for any fluid leaks under the vehicle, including oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid, to identify potential issues that may require attention.
By conducting this thorough new purchase inspection, Autovisions aims to ensure that customers are fully informed about the condition and reliability of their potential vehicle purchase, identifying any existing or potential issues that may need to be addressed.

Benefits of Pre-Purchase Inspection

  • Informed Decision: Provides a detailed report on the vehicle’s condition.
  • Negotiation Leverage: Identifies potential problems that could be used to negotiate the price.
  • Avoid Costly Repairs: Helps avoid purchasing a vehicle with expensive hidden problems.

Why Choose Autovisions for Your Inspections?

  • Expertise and Experience: As an ASE Certified Blue Shield Shop and RepairPal certified, we bring expertise and a commitment to quality.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: Including the Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment machine.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: We focus on understanding our customers’ needs, offering honest advice without pressure.
  • Quality and Reliability: We ensure every service, from brake rotor replacement to full synthetic oil changes, is performed with the highest standards.

Contact Autovisions for Your Pre-Trip and Pre-Purchase Inspections

Prepare for your next journey or make an informed vehicle purchase with Autovisions’ pre-trip and pre-purchase inspections. Located at 3701 S Santa Fe Dr., Unit 5, Englewood, CO 80110, we are your go-to for reliable auto services. Call us at 303-761-5100. Trust Autovisions for quality auto repair at responsible prices, and drive with confidence knowing your vehicle is in the best hands.