Maintenance prevents costly repairs. Our thorough safety inspection checklist will allow us to tell you if there is any service work on your vehicle that needs to be done urgently. It will also tell us what work can safely be postponed. Three important times to have an inspection done are early Spring, Fall and prior to buying another vehicle. Services include:

Road Test

  • Engine performance
  • Clutch
  • Transmission shifting (neutral safety switch)
  • Steering
  • Suspension and handling
  • Brake performance
  • Vibrations/pulsations
  • Four wheel drive
  • Noises

General Inspection

  • Wiper and washers
  • Horn
  • Seatbelts
  • Exterior lights
  • Glass and mirrors

Engine and Electrical

  • Spark plugs and tune-up
  • Fuel filter (How old does it look)
  • Timing belt
  • Drive belts
  • Alternator/regulator
  • Battery load test

Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Operating performance
  • Blower motor
  • Compressor and clutch
  • Hoses and lines


  • Engine oil
  • Transmission oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Clutch fluid
  • Differential(s) fluid
  • Washer fluid
  • Inspect for leaks

Fuel and Exhaust

  • Exhaust manifold
  • Exhaust pipes
  • Muffler
  • Converter
  • Resonator
  • Hanger and brackets
  • Fuel tank and lines


  • Frame and unibody
  • Floor sheet metal
  • Exterior body rust

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine and transmission mounts
  • Inspect CV boots and clamps
  • Leaks at transaxle

Drive Line

  • Pinion seal
  • U-joints
  • Extension housing seal

Steering and Suspension

  • Steering gear
  • Power steering pump
  • Hoses and fittings
  • Control arms and suspension bushings
  • Ball joints
  • Tie rod ends
  • Pitman arm
  • Centre link, drag link
  • Steering stabilizer
  • Wheel bearings


  • Front tire condition
  • Rear tire condition
  • Spare tire condition
  • Front tire pressure
  • Rear tire pressure
  • Spare tire pressure


  • Master cylinder and brake booster
  • Lines, hoses and fittings
  • Drums
  • Rotors
  • Brake hardware and adjustors
  • Calipers
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Axle housing seals
  • Emergency brake operation and cables

Engine Cooling System

  • Pressure test for leaks
  • Pressure test radiator cap
  • Radiator
  • Water pump
  • Coolant/anti-freeze condition
  • Coolant hoses
  • Fan and/or fan clutch
  • Intake/head gasket(s)
  • Block heater

Springs, Shocks & Struts

  • Front shocks/strut
  • Front springs
  • Rear shocks/strut
  • Rear springs
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