Although a thorough
pre-delivery inspection is conducted, it is recommended that you
get the car inspected by your mechanic. You can spend some time
checking the following:
Panel - Check that the warning and indicator
lights, the speedometer, fuel gauge and other gauges work proper.
Check if the glove box lock works properly. Flick the wiper lever
and turn signal lever and see that they work in all positions.
The Car Insides - The headrest, the seats,
and the door trims come with plastic covers and you can ask the
dealer to help remove them. See how the rear seats fold and how
to adjust the front seats. Check the interior lights. Put on the
seat belts and adjust them properly.
System - If the car is equipped
with an A/C, it makes good sense to check that it works properly
for all the positions of the A/C button. Check if the air comes
out of all the vents provided.
and Equipment - Check the doors, windows
and the locks and see if there are any odd squeaks and sounds.
Check the bonnet and the fuel cap lid cover levers.
Test the pressure while applying the hand brake and the pedal
the toolkit that comes with the car and ensure
all items are present.
window weather strips and hub-caps have been the all time favorites,
for petty thieves, and many new car owners have been shocked
to see them missing, soon after the car rolls out of the showroom.
The Dealer can secure them for you.
If you find anything
broken, a cracked glass or scratched paint, you should ask the
previous owner to repair the same before taking delivery of the
car documents are as important as the car itself. You can take
a checklist of all important documents that pertain to your car
from the car sales person. Ensure that you have all the documents
pertaining to your car.
of payment to the dealer.
Owners Manual and Service book.
Keys - You get a pair of identical keys.
Invoice (in original and a duplicate copy)
Sale Tax & Octroi certificate.
Registration Certificate - The RC book with an endorsement
of lifetime tax paid.
PUC badge - For new cars PUC certification is valid
for one year. (Later, PUC certificate has to be obtained
every six months.)
Delivery Note - The dealer issues a delivery note
with the time and date.
All the above documents
are very important and are required to be maintained and produced
by the RTO and the Income Tax Authorities. Keeping the documents
in place will save you a lot of inconvenience.