156 Newbury St Peabody, MA 01960

Multi-Point Inspections at Auto Factory Automotive

At Auto Factory, each vehicle goes through our rigorous Multi-Point Inspection before you take delivery. Our Inspection includes a road test and a thorough check to make sure our high mechanical, detailing and appearance standards are met.

Our technicians complete any necessary repairs, maintenance and reconditioning to try to eliminate unnecessary out of pocket expenses for our customers. While all vehicles need on-going maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer, we believe this inspection, combined with the added long term protection from one of our Protection Plans, should give you long term assurance you need.

Here are some of the points we inspect on every car we sell...

Road Test

  • Engine starts and idles properly
  • Instrument panel lights
  • Panel warning lights
  • Engine accelerates and cruises properly
  • Engine noise normal at all speeds
  • Transmission works smoothly
  • 4X4 operates correctly
  • Transmission noise normal (hot/cold)
  • Shift interlock operates properly
  • Drive axel/Transfer case noise normal
  • Clutch operates normally
  • Steering normal
  • No vibration or pulling to left/right
  • Struts/Shocks operate properly
  • Cruise control operates properly
  • Gauges operate properly
  • No abnormal wind noise

Vehicle Exterior

  • No evidence of major damage
  • All locks and release mechanisms work
  • Power sliding doors work
  • Grill, Trim and roof rack all ok
  • Deployable running boards work
  • Side mirrors
  • Wiper blades condition
  • Front, Rear, Side Lights
  • Brake lights
  • Front and Rear Turn Lights
  • Hazard lights
  • Auto on/off lighting

Vehicle Interior

  • Air bags
  • Safety belts
  • Sound and entertainment system
  • Rear entertainment system (DVD)
  • Antenna
  • Alarm Anti-theft system
  • Navigation system
  • Front and Rear Air conditioning System
  • Front and Rear Heating System
  • Defog and Defrost system
  • Clock
  • Set Time and Date on Clock
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Steering column lock
  • Steering wheel (nav/sound/etc) controls
  • Horn
  • Warning Chimes
  • Wipers work
  • Washers work
  • Interior courtesy, map, dome lights
  • Rear view mirror and auto dimming
  • Power or manual side mirrors
  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear view camera
  • Power outlets front and rear
  • Ashtrays front and rear
  • Glove box and central arm rest/console
  • Sun visors, vanity mirror, lights
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Front power seat controls and heating
  • Rear power seat controls and heating
  • Manual and Folding seat operation
  • Integrated child safety seats
  • Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Convertible top
  • Door handles and release mechanisms
  • Window controls
  • Remote tailgate and deck lid
  • Fuel filler door release


  • Engine oil, oil filter and chassis lube
  • Coolant, level and leaks
  • Brake Fluid, level and leaks
  • Transmission fluid, level and leaks
  • Power steering fluid, level and leaks, Pump
  • Washer Fluid
  • Belts
  • Cooling fans, clutches and motors
  • Coolant recovery tank
  • Engine air filter
  • Battery


  • Hybrid cooling system
  • Switchable powertrain mount
  • Hybrid Entertainment/Information display


  • Frame Damage
  • Exhaust system good condition
  • Universal joints, CV joints and joint boots (all)
  • Transmission mounts (cracks, leaks)


  • Calipers and wheel cylinders
  • Brake pads and shoes
  • Brake lines, hoses and fittings
  • Parking brake
  • Master cylinder and booster

Tires and Wheels

  • Front tires tread depth/wear ok
  • Rear tires tread depth/wear ok
  • Tire pressures
  • Wheels, covers, cap all ok
  • Control arms, bushings and ball joints
  • tie-rods and idler arm
  • Sway Bars, links and bushings
  • Wheel alignment
  • Wheel Balancing
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