The Beepi Inspection Checklist

 

When is a long, boring list a great thing? When it's a gigundo list of dozens of individual steps we take to make sure that every car is up to Beepi's elevated standards before we offer it to our community.

Every car that we offer for sale is not only certified - it's Beepi Certified!

  • VIN matching
  • All parts can be operated and started

The Basics: Visual and Functional Assessment

  • Make / Model
  • Paint / Trim Color
  • Body Type
  • Mileage
  • Title & Registration
  • Insurance Card
  • Smog Receipt
  • No Open Recalls
  • Windshield
  • Fuel Filler Door
  • Trunk Lid / Hatch / Tailgate
  • Tail Lights
  • Rear Bumper
  • Pillars
  • Door Skins
  • Rocker Sills
  • Body Alignment
  • No Signs of Collision Damage
  • Front Bumper
  • Front Fenders
  • Body Panels
  • Condition of Paint
  • Hood
  • Roof
  • Headlights
  • Rear Window

Checking the exterior with a fine-tooth comb

  • Turn Signals
  • Door Handles
  • Headlights
  • Trunk Handle
  • License
    Plate Light
  • Mirrors

Does Everything Work the Way It Should?

  • Lights
  • Headlights
  • Brake Lights
  • Hazard Flashers
  • Backup Lights
  • Convertible Top (if applicable)
  • Glovebox and
    Console
    Compartments
  • Dash and Vents
  • Trim Pieces:
    • Dash
    • Center Console
    • Doors
  • Door
    Weather Seal

Thorough Visual Inspection
(More In Depth than the TSA)

  • Door Panels
  • Carpet / Floor Mats
  • Cup Holders
  • Seats and Seat Belts
  • Headliner and Pillars
  • Trunk Interior
  • Trunk Tools
  • Trunk Floor Plan

What's Inside Has to Look Good and Work Great

  • Heating / Air Conditioning
  • Parking Brakes
  • Pedals
  • Speakers
  • Central Locks
  • Gear Selector
  • Steering
    Wheel Controls
  • Audio / Navigation
  • Scan the Onboard Computer
  • Interior Lights
  • Windows and Sunroof
  • Mirrors
  • Horn
  • Turn and Light Switches
  • Cup Holders
  • Glovebox
  • Seats
  • Seat Belts
  • No Diagnostic / Airbag Codes Set

 

  • Oil Level and Condition
  • Battery / Battery Cables
  • Coolant Level
    and Condition
  • • Engine
    • Coolant
    • Oil
    • P/S
    • A/C
  • Brake Fluid Level
    and Condition

Under-The-Hood

  • Coolant Hoses
  • Belts / Tensioners / Pulleys
  • P/S Fluid Level and Condition
  • Carrying Rails and Firewall
  • No Signs of Body Dust
  • Panels Alignment
  • Factory Painted Bolts and Body
  • Hinges
  • Engine Odors

 

  • Suspension Bounce test
  • Lug Nuts / Bolts
  • Rims
  • Tire Condition

Wheel Assembly: Round and Round We Go


  • Tires Match
  • Wheel Locks and Key
  • Spare Tire
  • Brake Lining check
  • Brake Hose check
  • Brake Lining (LF / RF / LR / RR)
  • Tire Pressures / Depth
    (LF / RF / LR / RR)
  • Differential
  • Transmission
  • Engine
  • Suspension Components

We Never Overlook What's Under



  • Undercarriage
  • Transfercase
  • Axles
  • Shocks
  • Control Arms
  • Tie Rods
  • Exhaust System
  • Operating Temperature
  • Engine Performance

Finally, We Get Behind the Wheel



  • Cold Engine performance
  • Throttle performance during cold start
  • Vehicle performance during warm-up conditions
  • Engine fan(s) performance
  • No abnormal noise or vibration from engine

Vehicle Road Test: Performance, Transmission, Steering & Suspension

  • Transmission / Clutch performance
  • Automatic Transmission performance during cold / warm up temperature
  • Steering has normal feel in lock-to-lock turning
  • Vehicle drives straight on level surface
  • Vehicle does not pull to the side when applying brakes
  • Steering wheel centered
  • No abnormal noise or vibration from suspension
  • No abnormal tire noise / road noise
  • No abnormal squeaks and rattles from interior