Checklist for your car
The checklist can be downloaded as a PDF here.
1. General information
Do you have your vehicle registration certificate or registration certificate, part I, to hand along with any other documents such as the confirmation that a modification has been accepted or a general operating permit?
Is the factory plate (type plate) in place and clearly legible?
Does the vehicle identification number (chassis number) on the vehicle match the number in the papers, and is it clearly legible?
Do the steering lock and speedometer function?
Are the registration plates clearly legible, undamaged and securely attached?
Are the prescribed accessories (first-aid kit and warning triangle) on board and in a good condition?
2. Windows and mirrors
Is the windscreen undamaged?
Is the washing system functioning correctly and are the windscreen wipers intact?
Are the rear-view mirrors intact and securely attached?
3. Lighting and electrical equipment
Are the light housings and reflectors undamaged?
Are all lights and warning lamps functioning?
Are there no fault messages for the electronic driving dynamic systems?
Are the reflectors of the headlights in order and not corroded?
Is the headlight range control functioning?
Do all lights shine brightly, with even intensity and without flickering?
Is the battery in good condition and adequately attached?
Do the horn and the heating blower function?
Are the electrical connections secure and not corroded?
Have the electrical cables been routed without chafing points and are they undamaged?
Does the steering function without vibrating or shaking when driving?
Is the steering wheel in the correct position when driving straight ahead?
Does the steering move easily and accurately?
Is there no noticeable steering play?
Are the components of the brake system in order (lines, hoses, linings/pads, disks and drums)?
Is the brake fluid still fresh and is the brake fluid level correct?
Is the brake system free from leaks?
Do the brakes move freely?
Is there still reserve travel in the lever and pedal travel?
Does the handbrake engage securely and can it be released again easily?
Is the rubber cover in place on the brake pedal?
6. Wheels and tires
Is the prescribed minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm available on all tires?
Is the tread wear even over the entire width of the tires?
Do the tire size and tire designation match the information in the vehicle papers?
Is the specified rolling direction of the tires correct?
Are the tires undamaged, e.g. without dents, cuts or cracks?
Are the rims undamaged and securely attached?
For safety reasons, we recommend that summer tires should be renewed at the latest when they have reached a residual tread depth of two millimeters and winter tires with a residual tread depth of four millimeters.
7. Powertrain, chassis and body
Are no frames or weight-bearing parts severely corroded or even perforated by corrosion?
Are all shock absorbers free from leaks?
Are the engine and gearbox free from leaks?
Are the fuel lines and hoses free from leaks?
8. Exhaust system and noise levels
Is the exhaust system free from leaks and correctly attached?
Do any warning or check lamps indicate faults?
Does the vehicle exhaust contain a lot of soot or does it give off blue smoke?
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