Used Vehicle Inspection Process

Vehicles you would let your mother drive
We offer two types of mechanical fitness assessments, the first being a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle inspection. This is a 127-point inspection (see below for more details) which is not only focused on the mechanical fitness of a vehicle, but also the cosmetic aspect and manufacturers schedules maintenance program. The benefits to you is that any wear and tear items such as tires and brakes must be over 50% or they will be automatically replaced by new, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts.

The second type of inspection we perform is an AMVIC Mechanical Fitness assessment for non-Toyota products. This consists of a 55-point inspection which checks all major components related to the safety of the vehicle The main focus of this inspection is the mechanical fitness of the vehicle, not the cosmetics like a TCUV.

We protect you by ensuring all vehicles sold through Country Hills Toyota Used have one of two safeties performed. As our newest family member you are required to review and sign off on the mechanical inspections before taking delivery of your Pre-Owned vehicle.

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles 127 Point Inspection
Toyota Certified Used Vehicles

Vehicle Servicing
  • VINs match on vehicle and paperwork
  • Campaigns performed
  • Next scheduled maintenance performed (within 3,000kms / 2 months)
Road Test
Engine
  • Starts (cold/hot)
  • Idles
  • Accelerates and cruises smoothly
  • Engine (cold/hot and high/low speeds)
Transmission/Transaxle
  • Auto/Manual operations/shifts (cold/hot)
  • Shift interlock operates
  • Clutch operates (smoothly and with proper adjustment)
  • Drive axle/transfer case operate
Steering and Suspension
  • Steers normal (proper response, centering, free play)
  • Struts, shocks operate
  • Adjustable suspension/rear hydraulics
Brakes/ABS
  • Operate (pedal effort/height appropriate, no pulling, pulsating)
  • **NOTE: ABS pulsates with hard braking
Accessories
  • All gauges, speedometer, tachometer, odometer, etc ... operate
  • Cruise Control System operates
Underbody

Frame

  1. No visible damage, signs of previous repairs, no visible abnormal wear
  2. Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and couplings not leaking

Exhaust System

  1. Entire exhaust system not damaged or leaking

Transmission, Transaxle, Differential, Transfer Case

  1. Automatic transmission/transaxle not leaking
  2. Manual transmission; differential, transfer case, no leaks; check fluid levels; fill/change as required
  3. Universal joints, CV joints, boots not damaged, leaking, or excess wear/looseness

Tires and Wheels

  1. All tires and wheels match, correct size
  2. All tires' tread depth, at least 50% remaining and in good condition
  3. Normal tire wear, no alignment or sidewall problems
  4. Tire pressures are correct
  5. Wheel wells cleaned, dressed, free from damage and run-out normal

Suspension/Steering

  1. Chassis lubricated (per Maintenance Schedule)
  2. Rack and Pinion, linkage, boots not visibly damaged, leaking
  3. Control arms, ball joints, bushing not visibly damaged, worn
  4. Sway bars, links, bushings operate to factory specs
  5. Springs have proper ride height (not sagged)
  6. Struts, shock not leaking
  7. Wheel alignment correct

Brakes

  1. Calipers, cylinders operate with no leaks
  2. Pads, shoes at least 50% of original thickness remaining
  3. Rotors, drums at least 50% of original thickness spec; not scored; run-out within factory specs
  4. Brake lines, hoses, fittings not worn or leaking
  5. Parking brake operates/adjusted
Vehicle Exterior
Body Panels and Bumpers
  1. Body and bumpers free from damage, rust and misalignment
  2. Chips and scratches repaired and clear-coated
Doors, Hood, Deck Lid, Tailgate
  1. Not visibly damaged; paint not mismatched or poor quality
  2. Hood release, prop rod/gas struts operate
  3. All emblems are present and fully attached
Grill, Trim and Roof Rack
  1. Components free from visible damage and attached
Glass, Outside Mirror, Wipers
  1. Windshield free from cracks and stars
  2. Side/rear windows free from cracks and stars
  3. Mirrors not cracked, visibly damaged
  4. Replace wiper blades
Exterior Lights - operate properly, lenses not damaged
  1. Headlights aligned, auto on/off
  2. Fog, driving lights, daytime running lights
  3. Brake lights, high-mount brake light
  4. Turn signals, side marker lights
  5. Parking lights
  6. Reverse lights
  7. Emergency lights
  8. License plate lights
Vehicle Interior
Air Bag and Safety Belts
  1. Air bags intact, no codes, dash light works
  2. Safety belts operate, free from cuts or wear
Heat/Vent/AC/Defrost - operate properly Drive belts and hoses free
  1. Air conditioning and heating systems
  2. Defog/defrost (front, rear, outside mirrors if applicable)
Audio, Alarm and Navigation Systems - operate properly
  1. Radio, cassette, CD, DVD, remote, speakers, antenna
  2. Vehicle security system
  3. Navigation System
Interior Amenities - operate properly, no damage
  1. Dash/console
  2. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, column lock
  3. Steering wheel operates and off-centre
  4. Horn
  5. Wipers and washers operate in all modes
  6. Lights - instrument panel, courtesy, dome (fade-away), map
  7. Mirror controls (rear view, side mirrors)
  8. Ashtrays, lighter, power outlet(s)
  9. Glove box, glove box light
  10. Sun visors, vanity mirror and light
  11. Cup holders
Carpet, Trim, Mat – clean, no stains or damage
  1. Carpet (check for rust under it due to flood damage)
  2. Floor mats (if any)
  3. Door trim, panels attached
  4. Fold-down latches work
  5. Headliner
Seats
  1. Seats clean, not stained, worn, cut, cracked
  2. Seat and head restraints operate
  3. Integrated child safety seats operate
  4. Heated and/or colded seats operate
Moonroof, Convertible Top
  1. Moonroof operates in all modes
  2. Convertible top and cover operate; not damaged
Windows, Door Locks - operate as designed
  1. All keys present and function
  2. Door locks and handles (manual and power modes)
  3. Window controls (manual and power modes)
  4. Remote decklid and fuel door releases
Luggage Compartment
  1. Carpet, trim, cargo net; clean, not damaged
  2. Luggage compartment light works
  3. Jack, spare tire tools operate
  4. Weather stripping intact; no leaking
  5. Spare tire correct size/type, at least 50% tread remaining, no sidewall damage, air pressure correct
  6. Hood and trunk latches operate
Reconditioning and Detailing
  1. Vehicle has been completely reconditioned
Hybrid TCUV Components
  1. Multi-Information Display
  2. Inverter Coolant Level
  3. Engine and ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission)
  4. THS (Toyota Hybrid System) related ECU (Hybrid Vehicle Electronic Control Unit)
  5. HV (High Voltage) Battery
  6. Perform "Onboard Equalizing Charge" of HV Battery (if applicable)
  7. Check transaxle "Park" function
Additional Inspection Items
  1. Transfer case smoothly switches from 2WD to 4WD and back from 4WD to 2WD
  2. Truck bed is in good condition
  3. Truck bed-liner is in good condition and secured
  4. Tailgate functions properly
  5. Rear bumper is in good condition and secured