in·spec·tion [in-spek-shuhn] – noun: the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically.
All of our inspections are completed with the help of our specialized inspection process, proudly created by our team, to help in identifying the level to which each component is at. The forms follow 6 categories of criteria to assist in the identification process and to ensure that our staff is able to closely monitor the maturity of each component. Here is a list to better help you understand what categories we use and their definitions:
- Good – the component is within the manufacturers recommended specification
- Maintenance – is requested by the technician to comply with the manufacturers recommended interval schedule.
- Advise – Bring to attention that a component will be monitored next service
- Recommend – The component is no longer within its recommended specification. The technician will provide a time line as to when the component should be replaced
- Highly Recommend – The component no longer performs its intended function. At this point, the component is considered unfit or unreliable. The technician will request the repair to be completed very soon.
- Safety/severe – at this level, the component is unsafe and is considered to be condemned or out of service. This requires immediate attention.
We have compiled many options for the levels of inspections your vehicle may require. From a complete vehicle analysis to inspecting specific components, the categories listed above will ensure that you as the consumer will be given the knowledge necessary to understand what inspections you have purchased.
Complete Visual Inspection Report – Whether it be a small car or a full size pick up. This inspection is a complete bumper to bumper, one end to the other, detailed look at your vehicle. It covers everything! Here’s a list of what you can expect:
- Complete interior (ie: seatbelts, interior lighting, gauges, controls, etc.)
- Under the hood (ie: engine assembly, battery & charging system, etc.)
- Exterior (ie: lighting, doors & locks, etc.)
- Under vehicle (ie: suspension & steering, brakes, exhaust, etc.)
- Chemical inspection – a complete tray analysis of your vehicles fluids
Brake Inspection – This inspection includes the removal of all 4 wheels. A visual inspection of all the brake components is done as well as measurements of brake linings, rotors and/or drums. To complete this inspection, the technician will inspect the wheel speed sensors, the brake fluid, the master cylinder, and the brake booster. Upon completion of this report, the technician will deliver a clear understanding of the life remaining in your brake system as well as a priority list in how to proceed.
Pre-Purchase Inspection – Thinking of buying a used vehicle? Allow us to help you in making the purchasing process a stress free one so you can enjoy your new toy! To ensure you are aware of the condition of the vehicles vital components before purchasing, the technician will use one of our Pre-Purchase Inspection Forms to evaluate the condition of the vehicles system. Upon completion of the inspection, which includes a test drive, you will receive a complete report detailing an order of importance as well as estimates for the documented findings.
Pre-trip Inspection – A technician will perform a test drive and record comments. Using a pre-trip Diagnostic form they will evaluate the condition of your vehicle systems and report and document the results.
Steering and Suspension Inspection – Includes inspection of all front and rear end components both steering and suspension related.
Government Vehicle Inspection – In British Columbia, there are specific regulations requiring us as vehicle owners to have our vehicle inspected for both safety reasons as well as emissions. These government inspections are performed by technicians authorized by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) as Authorized Inspectors (AIs) at Designated Inspection Facilities (DIFs). Below is a list of when such inspections are required:
- Notice and Order as requested by a government officer
- Out of Province – when bringing vehicles into BC to be registered and insured
- Commercial Vehicle Inspection – required annually for commercial vehicles