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As a standard of practice, the following components are checked and repaired/replaced as necessary:
Engine – Mechanical
o All gaskets, spark plugs, belts and sensors are inspected and replaced if necessary.
o Oil is inspected and changed if needed.
o EGR system is inspected and hoses replaced as necessary.
o Rear Main Seal is inspected, if showing signs of wear, oil additive is induced to prolong
o Timing Belts/Water Pumps/Timing belt tensioners and timing chains have typically been
replaced prior to purchasing the vehicle. However, where they have not, it is the buyer’s
responsibility to have this completed within the recommended mileage. I offer no
guarantee or claim for an engine’s integrity if this service is not performed as
o Radiator is inspected and replaced if necessary.
o Thermostat is tested and replaced if necessary.
o Hoses are inspected and replaced if necessary.
o Heater core and heater tubes are inspected and replaced if necessary.
o All pads and rotors are inspected and replaced where necessary.
o ABS pump and solenoid is tested and replaced where necessary.
o Emergency Brake and cable is inspected and repaired/replaced as necessary.
o Evap canister and all hoses are inspected and replaced where necessary.
o Gas cap is checked and replaced if necessary.
o All balls joints, control arms, shocks, leaf springs, torsion bars and torsion bushings are
inspected and replaced where necessary.
o Differential fluid and cap inspected and refilled where necessary.
o Transmission fluid inspected and flushed/drained/refilled where necessary.
o Transmission additives added where necessary.
o Starter is inspected and replaced where necessary.
o Fuses inspected and replaced where necessary.
o Battery is tested and replaced where necessary.
o Condenser and Compressor are tested and replaced where necessary.
o Freon is added if needed.
o I do not evacuate the AC system. This service can be performed by several local shops.
o New headlights are installed on all vehicles.
o Interior lighting is evaluated and bulbs replaced where needed.
o Fog lights, brake lights, license plate lights and dash lights are all inspected and replaced
Safety restraint system
o All seatbelts, sensors, airbags and airbag computer are tested.
o If airbags have been deployed, the entire system is replaced.
o Most vehicles receive a full paint job rather than blending-in where a new fender or
bumper has been installed.
o Where non-collision damage exists (parking lot scratches, etc.) the vehicle is buffed and
cleaned as much as necessary, but, as with any 10-15 year old vehicle, minor scratches
often come with the territory.
o All badging and trim is refreshed or replaced as necessary.
o Headliners are replaced with new where necessary.
o Carpets and upholstery are stitched where necessary and shampooed.
o All switches, latches, electronics are inspected and replaced where necessary.
o Tires with 1-2 years of tread typically come with the vehicle.
o New tires are a service I provide, but at an additional cost to the buyer.
o Prior to the completion of any vehicle no matter where it is being titled and registered,
ALL of my vehicles are inspected for NCDMV Safety and Emissions as well as NCDMV
License and Theft inspection showing the vehicle has been repaired correctly, never in a
theft and never in a flood.