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Monday, June 16, 2014

Full Car Service Checklist

Pre Engine Checks
  • ·         Check car history.
  • ·         Check timing belt replacement interval.
  • ·         Check for damage to bodywork, lamps and trims.
  • ·         Check condition of all seat belts.
  • ·         Check operation of interior and exterior lights.
  • ·         Check operation of ABS and/or air bag warning lights.
  • ·         Check windscreen washers and wipers.
  • ·         Check horn.
  • ·         Check operation of suspension dampers.
  • ·         Lubricate all door hinges, locks, and bonnet catches.
  • ·         Check fuel cap.

 Under the Bonnet
  • ·         Check cooling system.
  • ·         Check anti-freeze protection.
  • ·         Check brake fluid boiling point.
  • ·         Check all auxiliary drive belts.
  • ·         Check engine breather system.
  • ·         Check vacuum pipes.
  • ·         Check power steering operation and fluid condition.
  • ·         Check full throttle settings and lubricate linkage.
  • ·         Check battery level and lubricate terminals.
  • ·         Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels.

 Vehicle Raised
  • ·         Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer.
  • ·         Check fuel lines and brake pipes.
  • ·         Check the condition and security of the exhaust.
  • ·         Check and top up rear axle and transfer box oil levels.
  • ·         Check and top up gear box oil level.
  • ·         Check all steering and suspension joints, mounting and gaiters.
  • ·         Carry out tyre check.
  • ·         Check all wheel bearings for excessive ‘play’ and noise.
  • ·         Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits.
  • ·         Check clutch adjustment and adjust.
  • ·         Grease all greasing points.
  • ·         Check operation and condition of front brakes.
  • ·         Check operation and condition of rear brakes, including handbrake.
  • ·         Carry out brake report.

 Vehicle Lowered
  • ·         Refill engine oil.
  • ·         Torque wheel nuts/studs.

 To Finish
  • ·         Road test vehicle and report any findings.
  • ·         Re-check engine oil level.
  • ·         Carry out emission report.
  • ·         Reset service lights.
  • ·         Ensure all upholstery; gear lever, steering wheel etc. are clean.


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