New Car Collection Checklist
Are you going to collect your new car soon? As I will be and hopefully will be collecting my new car soon, I stumbled upon something that worth to read and take note during your car collection. Read through it and check item by item if it’s applicable to your car.
A car has thousands of components, and it will be impossible to check that all are in order. However, checking the important parts is essential for safety and ensures that you are not being short-changed. The below guide serves as a checklist for you to examine your new vehicle.
Do make sure that all the keys and remote controls are working. A key could cost up to few hundred to replace. As mine will be the keyless remote, it will cost me a boom!
Keyless Entry (Lock and unlock using remote) * 2 (Normally)
Manual Entry (Lock and unlock using key)
Alarm reset switch
Power Windows (Check that the driver side auto window is working)
Windows control Lock
Electric Mirrors Control ( Up, Down, Left & Right )
Folding Mirrors (Check that the Mirrors can be retractable by either manual or electrical folding.)
Engine Start Button (if any)
Reverse Camera / Sensor (if any)
Steering controls (if any)
Headlights / Auto Headlight
Wiper (Make sure each speed is correct)
Dashboard lights come on when headlights are on.
Information lights (eg. Parking brake ) are lit at relevant time.
Check that odometer does not display excessive mileage.
Transmission & Brakes
Over Drive button
Shift Lock button
Things to look out for:
Test auto-transmission for shock while engaging gear.
Make sure that the brake has to be depressed to shift out of Park mode.
Make sure that the car can only start in Neutral or Park mode.
Steering wheel properly aligned
Steering wheel adjusting lever
Bonnet release lever
Boot release lever
Fuel tank release lever
Check for stains and holes on seats
Seat adjuster (Forward, backward, recline)
Seat belts (Check that the Seat belts lock when pulled hard)
Seat belts height adjuster
Check for scratches and dents on the trims
Check for stains on carpets
Air-con vents (Check that they are able to move freely)
Moonroof (Opens and closes fully)
Check that car plate is correct
Check that body surface is free from dents and scratches.
Check that windows and windscreens are free from stains and scratches
Check that lights are clear and undamaged
Check that door handles are working
Check that tyres are free from holes and punctures
Check that rims are free from scratches
Check that the radio antenna is working
Check that fuel cap is secured
Under The Bonnet
Engine Oil level
Brake Fluid level
Battery Water level
Transmission Fluid level
Air-Conditioning gas level
Check engine compartment with any obvious defects and damage
Inside the Boot
Road Tax Disc
Vehicle log card
Certificate of insurance
Car owner manual
Check tyres pressure (sometimes it might be over pressure, check the recommended pressure)
Cruise control (if any)
All goodies promised are given
Download The Car Collection Checklist and bring it for your new car collection. I will be sharing how to get nice number plate directly from JPJ without the runner and save you $$ and you just need to pay RM210 or RM310. For the customizable car number plate don’t think it will be available anytime soon la. =)