Bro gives amazing checklist for test driving a new car
When you're about to do something you haven't done before, you probably ask others for tips, right?
That's what imgur user VeganChubbers did when he was going to test drive a new car. He never expected his brother would send this awesomely detailed checklist.
It's better to have them watch you check it out.
Check that all the locks work, the windows operate smoothly, look under the hood for leaks, or any areas that look really clean.
Look at the rims for dents or scuffs. Look that the tires are wearing evenly.
Turn the key slowly and watch that all the warning lights work (this happens just before the starter engages)
Start the engine
Check that the gauges all work
Get out and listen to the engine with the hood open. Listen for knocks or loud ticks
Turn on the headlights and blinkers, walk around to see they all work
Check under the edges of the fenders and bottom inside edge of door for rust
Look for rust holes on the exhaust pipes, particularly around the converter
Check the E brake function
Turn the wheel from lock to lock. Drive slowly in a parking lot with the wheel turned all the way in both directions, listen for clicks.
Get the car to 50-60 and brake quickly a couple of times, feel for any vibration while doing this
At speed 50ish, loosen your grip and see if it rides straight or pulls
That covers most of the basics
And of course, fluid checks
Oil - if it looks milky or sparkly, could indicate an issue
Transmission fluid - smell it, if it has a burnt odor, that is bad
Hard to check coolant when car is hot
What would you add to this checklist?
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Source - imgur.com/gallery/x4EW4