Here at TRED, we like to maintain a sense of standard, but also stay in touch with the reality of what a used car is… used! We know they aren’t always perfect, but we also know our buyers deserve a full disclosure of every scuff, scratch and flaw. We take our time and complete a diligent checklist throughout the inspection to provide our buyers with all the answers they need. Here’s an overview of our process:
1. Test Drive
The first thing our TRED inspectors will do is hop in and take it for a spin around the block to ensure proper acceleration, shifting, steering and much more. No weird noises? Good. No weird smells? Great!
From bumper to bumper to the trunk handle, we’ll note any imperfection and the severity of it. The last thing we want from our buyers is a surprised face – and not the good kind.
Stains aren’t the only thing to worry about. Tred inspectors check for heavy odors that come through the cabin vents, which signify much larger problems than just having pet hair on the seats.
Especially with newer cars equipped with gadgets and gizmos, there are many buttons that may have stopped working over the years. Of course, it’s just as important to check the basics such as working windshield wipers.
5. Tires, Wheels and Brakes
If you’re the type of buyer who likes specifics – we provide all sorts of numbers. Tire pressure, tire depth and brake pad millimeters?! You got it.
6. Engine and Mechanical
Not only do we run a code diagnostic test, our TRED inspectors will check for sufficient fluid levels, component corrosion and proper battery voltage.
What does this mean for you?
As a buyer, our 150 inspection leaving you at ease and stress-free about buying a pre-owned vehicle. To see more details of our checklist, check out a completed inspection on this 2013 Hyundai Genesis.