Support/Owner Help/Your Car

Are there any maintenance requirements?

Jen C
posted this on March 02, 2012 15:53

You are required to ensure that your vehicle complies with all laws and regulations with regard to vehicle safety, condition and operation.  We advise that you obtain a mechanical and safety inspection at least every year to ensure your car is safe to operate.  A typical inspection includes the following key areas:

 

1. Visual Overview and Legal Registration Requirements

  • Certificate of registration
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • License plate(s) Decal

2. Brake Tests

  • Parking brake
  • Service brake

3. Exhaust System

  • Exhaust system components/Muffler
  • Visible blue or black smoke

4. Steering and Suspension

  • Steering wheel and box
  • Suspension/front end
  • Springs
  • Shocks
  • Vehicle height

5. Horn

  • Sound horn to test for adequate signal
  • The horn must be securely fastened to the vehicle

6. Glazing, Glass and Windshield Wipers

  • Windshield
  • Windshield wipers and washer
  • Windows
  • Tint

7. Engine and Powertrain

  • Engine, including all subcomponents
    • Cooling system
    • Lubrication system
    • Electrical and electronic management systems
  • Transmission, including clutch, torque converter and similar components
  • All fluids and lubricants

8. Visibility and Lighting Devices

  • Head light aim
  • Hazard lights/directionals/stop/reverse lights/and license plate light(s)
  • Reflectors
  • Rear view mirror
  • Mirrors (General)

9. Tires and Wheels

10. Bumper, Fenders, and Fuel Tank

  • Bumpers
  • Fenders
  • Floor pans
  • Fuel tank, and Fuel Cap
  • Vehicle Frame or Unibody

11. Seat Belts and Airbags

12. Body, including all seals and panels. 

Failure to maintain your car in sound mechanical condition will subject your car to removal from the marketplace. Furthermore, you are responsible for all costs flowing from the failure to properly maintain the car.

 
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