Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle Inspection

A like-new vehicle you’ll like a lot.

Perfection is in the details. That’s why every pre-owned vehicle we sell must pass our rigorous 112-point inspection to qualify as a Certified Pre-owned Volkswagen. Nothing escapes us at Kingston Volkswagen – we’re determined to give you the Volkswagen-certified vehicle you deserve.

History and performance

First, we look at critical factors like age, mileage and maintenance history, before conducting a road test to evaluate the vehicle’s performance. We then conduct further tests for components like the cooling system and battery.

Quality and appearance

Next, we thoroughly examine the interior, exterior and underbody to detect any imperfections. The final step involves touching up the paint and body, and updating the maintenance record among other measures aimed to make the vehicle like new.

Why 112 points? We want to make sure our Volkswagen Certified Pre-owned vehicles perform like our new ones.

Here’s what we check for:

  • Vehicle age
  • Vehicle mileage
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Owner’s maintenance and warranty manuals
  • Key set
  • Vehicle integrity/history
  • Structural damage
  • Weather damage
  • Odometer display
Initial qualification
  • Engine performance
  • Automatic transmission
  • Shift lock
  • Manual transmission
  • Differential
  • Clutch
  • Steering performance
  • Steering wheel alignment
  • Suspension
  • Brakes effectiveness
  • Parking brake
  • A/C system
  • Heater
  • Speedometer
  • Horn
  • Radio/antenna
  • Cassette & CD changer
  • Speakers
  • Wipers/washers
  • Wiper blades/arms
  • Cruise control
  • Excessive noise
  • Hot start / idle
  • Odometer reading
Road test
  • Cooling system
  • Battery charging
  • Battery cables
  • Ignition wires
  • Electrical system
  • V-belts
  • A/C compressor
  • Cooling fan
  • Washer reservoir
  • Engine oil
  • Power steering
  • Brake reservoir
  • Fuel system
  • Coolant
After road test
  • Dents, dings, scratches
  • Turn signal/marker
  • Emergency flashers
  • Antenna
  • Headlight lens
  • Headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Tail lights
  • High-mount brake lights
  • Trunk / rear hatch
  • Spare tire, jack and tool
  • Cabrio top
Exterior
  • Key fob remote function
  • Steering wheel
  • Doors/handles
  • Warning chimes
  • Window operation
  • Console
  • Side and back windows
  • Windshield
  • Seats/headrests
  • Seat heaters
  • Seatbelts
  • Air bags
  • Mirrors
  • Clock
  • Glove box
  • Instrument lights
  • Sunroof
  • Lighter / 12 V outlets
  • Dome, map and visor lights
  • Door locks
  • Alarm system
  • Upholstery
  • Carpet / floor mats
  • Door panels
  • Headliner
  • Ignition switch
  • Warning lights
  • Onboard systems
  • Readiness code
  • ATF fluid
Interior
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Tread depth
  • Wheel covers
  • Transmission
  • C/V joint boots
  • Axles/suspensions
  • Control arms / bushings
  • Engine integrity
  • Shocks/struts
  • Brake system integrity
  • Brake pad lining
  • Brake rotors/calipers
  • Exhaust
  • Steering rack
  • Hoses
  • Hydraulic pump
  • Underbody
Underbody
  • Aftermarket equipment
  • Maintenance record
  • CD changer
  • Paint touch-ups
  • Overall condition
Final Inspection