Keeping Your Car Clean

I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.

4 Car Inspections Your Vehicle Has Before You Find It On The Dealer's Lot


Buying a new car is exciting. There is so much to choose from, but more importantly, there are so many cars that have to pass auto inspections before you ever look at them. In fact, most cars go through at least four different inspections at four different times before they are ever purchased off of a dealer's lot. 

Each inspection has a purpose, too. The next car or truck you buy should have been through no less than two inspections. As you continue your search, ask the dealer which of the following inspections a car/truck has had, and its passing score.

1. The Engine Test

The engine, of course, is tested at the factory. If a car or truck does not turn over or run effectively, it is considered a "dud," and has to be put on the scrap heap or repaired before it can go anywhere. You might be surprised to learn how many vehicles initially fail this test and then have to be repaired before they pass. You may also be surprised by the number of vehicles that are scrapped instead of fixed.

2. The Emissions Test

The United States in general has stricter emissions controls than most other countries. What passes in Germany does not pass in the U.S. Any foreign-made cars must meet the American emissions regulations, standards, and controls. Even after other countries have agreed and sent a shipment of vehicles, the vehicles are all tested again when they arrive in the U.S.

3. On-Board Computer Tests

Now that every vehicle made has an on-board computer and/or diagnostics panel, every vehicle has to have these computer components tested. The computer components are responsible for so many things in the vehicles that a failure in this department can result in injury or death. Hence, every vehicle receives rigorous computer and diagnostics testing.

4. Features Testing

All of the features in your vehicle are various systems used for comfort, entertainment, and ease of driving. A dealer cannot sell a vehicle without full disclosure of any system or feature that does not work. That means that every vehicle that comes onto the lot has to be thoroughly tested so that the sales paper on the back window clearly shows what features work and which features/systems do not. It also helps create a vehicle profile to show what features are standard on the vehicle, which features do not exist on this vehicle, and the opportunity to add aftermarket options later.

For more information, contact a company like Oak Hollow Tire Car Care Center Inc.


13 May 2018