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Car PDI Checklist. Pre Delivery Car Booking, Inspection, Documents Checklist

Car PDI Checklist. Pre Delivery Car Booking, Inspection, Documents Checklist

New Car Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist. PDI Checklist before making Booking to taking Delivery of New Vehicle from Dealer Showroom in Documents, Road Tax

 

Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist

Buying a new car is considered an occasion of joy and prosperity. Its important to do Pre Delivery Inspection of Vehicle so as to not end up spoiling the entire mood post delivery of the vehicle.

Do note that today High Security Plates are mandatory to be affixed before delivery of new car in most of the cities. So, if the vehicle papers are sent for registration by dealer and a number plate is allotted, in most likely scenario - you will not be able to change the color or variant at time of delivery - leave aside changing the vehicle post delivery.

Below are the PDI Checklist

Documents Checked
Invoice of Car - Check Model, Sub Model Details  
Payment Receipts - All Payments done for Accessories, RTO etc  
Insurance Copy (Matching Model, Sub Model, Engine, Chasis no. as in Invoice)  
Plan Details Mentioned on Insurance (Comprehensive, Zero Dep or Platinum Policy)  
Original Set of 2 Keys of Car + Original Set of 2 Keys of Gear Lock  
RTO Road Tax Registration Reciept with Vehicle Registration Number  
FastTag Papers  
Check Engine Number - Chasis Number, Owner Name to Match in Invoice, Insurance, RTO Papers  
Warranty Papers (Car, CNG Kit if installed, Parking Sensor if installed etc)  
Check Validity Dates as mentioned on Warranty and Insurance  
Road Side Assistance Copy, Numbers  
Owner Manual & Service Booklet  
Check Accessories (Matting, Mud Flaps, Accessories or as purchases or committed)  
Odometer Reading Less than 70 Kms  
Inspected Exterior & Interior of Car - Scratch Free, Neat & Clean  
Check all 4 Tyres and Spare Tyre, Tool Kit  
Check all Promised Accessories as been Fitted in  
Check Lights, Horn, Starting Car, Indicators, Music System, AC etc  
Asked Sales Consultant to Give Demo  
Take Photos of Car from all 4 Sides (Front, Rear and both Left and Right Side including Tyre)  

Some Key points :-

Inspecting the Car :- We recommend that you always hold a part payment of 20% - 25% at time of delivery and hand it over only post inspection of car at showroom or workshop

Inspecting the car :-

- Always try to inspect the car in day light or areas with plenty of sun light so as to have clear view of vehicle from inside and outside.

- Inspect the car minutely from exteriors from both front, rear and sides - check paint should be uniform and free from any of the scratches or any paint touch up

- Vehicle Odometer Reading should ideally be under 50 Kms, and in no case be beyond 100 Kms

- Do take photographs of car from all 4 sides... May be you never know, it can be of use in a future date.

- Ask Sales Personnel to give you a brief demo. Check all lights, indicators, horn, steering, start the Engine - should be working easily. Have your friend or family member to be outside when you checking lights

Never shy from asking any Queries on your New Car. You are investing several Lakhs of your Hard Earned Money.

 

- Billing :- Ensure that you have sales contract copy with you at time of delivery. A Sales contract defines the vehicle make, body color, variant and pricing details with break up and discounts.. Its a proof of the undertaking of dealer to deliver car basis details of Make, Model and Prices mentioned

Dealer may hand you over separate receipts for amount paid for Registration, Road Tax and Insurance which is perfectly alright. Refer Details on - Important Tips before Making Car Booking

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- Decoding Manufacturing Month, Year :-  Do you know how Old is your New Car is. Decode VIN Chassis

  

» Brokerage Charges: Absolutely no brokerage charges needs to be paid. In most of the states - RTO to streamline process has asked Dealers to complete registration and collect Road Tax Payment, but for same there is no Brokerage Charge and any one asking for same, should not be entertained in any way

 

» No Error in Name, Address, Car Chasis Number, Engine Number in Typing: Ensure that Engine, Chassis number and Vehicle Model should be same Invoice, Insurance and Warranty books.... We have seen some instances where the Engine Number and Chassis Number were not matching on Insurance and Invoice and later on endorsement is required.

 

  

Download One Pager Car Pre Delivery Checklist - Will come in handy at time of delivery. Click Here to Download

Read - Important Tips from Booking to New Car Delivery. Click Here for New Car Buying Tips

All the Best... Happy Motoring !!!

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Comments 4

Guest - Ankur Sharma on Saturday, 24 June 2017 02:37

But who can we complain to in case the dealer is charging "handling/logistics charges"?

But who can we complain to in case the dealer is charging "handling/logistics charges"?
Guest - schultzybeckett on Friday, 25 September 2015 11:50

Good tips about the pre buying car inspection which is of vital importance as you just want to ensure that you get the ideal vehicle for you which is totally compatible with you. Must summon an expert mechanic for this task who can actually can foresee and visualize this for you as a layman might just miss out on minute details which might just be critical.

Good tips about the pre buying car inspection which is of vital importance as you just want to ensure that you get the ideal vehicle for you which is totally compatible with you. Must summon an expert mechanic for this task who can actually can foresee and visualize this for you as a layman might just miss out on minute details which might just be critical.
Guest - James on Friday, 07 November 2014 11:57

I read your all the tips and found it very interesting for new car buyers. Thanks for sharing.

I read your all the tips and found it very interesting for new car buyers. Thanks for sharing.
Guest - satya on Monday, 02 September 2013 14:52

very effective suggestion for a new car buyer.

very effective suggestion for a new car buyer.
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