150 point check

All cars sold by Dalkey Motor Company must pass a thorough 150 point pre sales inspection, to give you peace of mind. We couldn’t offer a warranty on all cars sold without it! Dalkey Motor Company is a leading supplier of new and used cars in Dublin and across Ireland.

Pre-sales Checklist

The checklist includes, but isn’t limited to:

Emissions test
Pressure test coolant system / check radiator
Coolant strength & levels, change if required
Air conditioning unit and hoses
All hoses and clips
Cooling fan operating correctly
No noise / free play in water pump
No noise / free play in alternator
Battery output / levels / grease terminals
All reservoirs / seals free of leaks – Top up if required
Windscreen washer bottle full & operational
Auxiliary & fan belts serviceable
All engine bay wiring secure
Fuel injector system serviceable
Fuel pipes secure & damage free
Cam / Rocker cover gasket free of leaks
Check / Adjust valve clearances

Brakes – Wheels – Tyres
Description of Check
Pads / shoe and rear discs / drums serviceable
All brake pipes faultless
Slave cylinders free of fluid leaks
Callipers/ bearings fully effective & free of leaks
All tyres compatable & ratings correct
All tyres pressure checked & free of cuts / bulges
Wheel rims free of damage & trims secure
All wheel nuts correctly torqued
Adjust wheel alignment if required

Under the Vehicle
Description of Check
General underbody free of damage / corrision
Chassis rails free of damage / corrosion
Engine / gearbox / axle free of oil leaks
Top up gearbox / axle oil as appropriate
All bushes serviceable
Steering assembly serviceable & free of wear / leaks
Suspension mounting points perfect
Suspension units serviceable & free of wear / leaks
Shock absorbers functioning & damage / leak free
Driveshafts free of wear / leaks
All gaiters free of leaks
Exhaust system (inc cat) good cond & securely mounted
Brake pipes secure, free of damage,leaks & corrosion
Fuel pipes secure, free of damage,leaks & corrosion
Fuel tank / hoses damage / leak free
Handbrake cable/mechanism serviceable & adjusted
Clutch cable serviceable & adjusted
Wheel bearings serviceable

Check – Exterior
Description of Check
Body panels and bumpers damage / scratch free
Trim/badges damaged/missing
All lenses, glass and reflectors
All glass (including windscreen) for chips / cracks
Radio aerial free & operational
Exterior locks all effective
Bonnet / boot release effective and locking
Dipped / head / side & spotlights operational
Headlights aligned correctly
All direction indicators and hazard warning lights working
Brake / rear fog / reversing lights / number plate operational
Number plates to legal requirement

Description of Check
Air Bag System Inspected
Seat belts & mountings secure
Condition of seat upholstery
All seating secure & mechanisims operational
Condition of trims/ headlining / soft top & visors
Sun roof operational and leak free
Condition of carpets, pedal rubbers & gear lever gaiter
Window mechanisms free & operational
Child safety locks operational
Door mechanisms operational including stops & strickers
Horn operational
Heated front / rear windows operational
Heater fan / air conditioning & controls operational
Courtesy lights inc boot light working
Radio/Cassette/CD/Navagation equipement operational
All keys tested and functioning
VIN (chassis) Number and plate clear
All gauges operating and illuminated

Boot / Luggage Area
Description of Check
Full tool kit (Jack, Wheelbrece etc)
Spare wheel / tool kit stored securley
Water seals defect free & effective
No visable leaks

Road Test
Description of Check
Engine performance
Engine idling correctly
Clutch shudder & slip free.
All Gears freely selectable
Automatic gearbox fully operational
No transmission / axle noise
Brakes free of pull / fade or shudder
ABS operationing
Handbrake fully effective
Steering response perfect
No wheel bearing noise
Drive rattle free with no wind noise
Speedometer functioning
Odometer / trip meter functioning
Direction indicators working / cancelling
Wipers / washers front & rear functioning
All mirrors damage free and adjusting (including heaters)
Wheel balancing perfect
Alarm (if fitted) fully operational

Call Shane Hickey on 087 8200 222 or 01 284 1200 for your next car.