At Ducharme Motors we strive to be the best in the industry in all aspects of our business. This includes when we take in trades, buy used vehicles from auctions, and stock up the lot with inventory. All of our previously owned vehicles go through a 110 point inspection to make sure that they are lot ready, and more importantly – ready to be taken home by you!
Our certified technicians all follow an important checklist that streamlines the various areas of the vehicles that they go over. This includes all operations of everything from seat belts to door fobs and bulbs.
We make sure to keep our inspections above industry standard on brakes and tires. Brake pads typically are required replacing at 3mm – at Ducharme Motors we replace at 5mm. That goes the same for tires –industry standard being 3/32”, while we require replacing at 5/32”. This ensures that when you purchase a used vehicle from us you are able to drive it for kilometers to come!
At the time of inspection all fluids are also checked over, and the vehicle is given a full fresh oil change. This includes a new filter, a check of the transmission and transaxle fluids, front and rear differential fluids, transfer case fluids, brake fluid levels, power steering fluid, and wiper/washer fluid.
The technicians start by doing an under the hood check, then proceed to doing the operational checks. After everything looks good under the hood and operational wise – they take the vehicle on a thorough road test to check the ease of steering, gear selector operations, and noise & vibrations.
During the equipment operation portion of the inspection they check everything from the speedometer to cruise control to the entertainment system!
They also check over steering performance, powertrain performance, brake performance, vehicle comfort, the entire engine, and all maintenance standards. This report is included in the file of every used vehicle from Ducharme Motors – so you are really able to see that all operations are functional, or repaired. This puts our customers at ease knowing that they are fully aware of the entire inspection process and everything that our certified technicians have learned about their vehicle.
If you would like to learn more about our 110 point inspections, or view our current used inventory please visit us online here!