New Car Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist. Know what all to check in PDI Checklist before taking Delivery of New Vehicle from Dealer Showroom
PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) is one among most critical process of Car Purchase Process. A skipped PDI or Casual PDI may turn as nightmare by ruining in Car Ownership Experience.
As a Process - PDI is done before Registration of Car. If in case, vehicle is registered and PDI done post same - you cant deny car delivery (even if faults found in model) as the model is already registered in your name.
Remember - you are buying a New Car and it should be free from any Niggles - Repeating any Niggles
So a careful PDI is essence of smooth car experience.
Inspecting the Car :- We recommend that you always hold a part payment atleast equivalent to Registration Cost, Insurance Premium till PDI and hand it over only post inspection of car at showroom or stockyard.
Inspecting the car :-
Never shy from asking any Queries on your New Car. You are investing several Lakhs of your Hard Earned Money.
|Documents||Checked (Tick Mark)|
|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 (with All included Covers, IDV Value - check that no voluntary Deduction be there in Insurance)|
|Original Set of 2 Keys of Car|
|RTO Road Tax Payment Receipt with Vehicle Registration Number (Never take delivery of Unregistered Car from Showroom)|
|Check Engine Number - Chassis 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 any accessory as committed)|
|Odometer Reading Less than 70 Kms (or 100 Kms if Stockyard is at Far away Location)|
|Inspected Exterior & Interior of Car - Scratch Free, Neat & Clean|
|Inspect Dash, Odometer closely for evenness. No foul play should be there. Very important if car is more than 4 month old to rule out test drive car possibility where dealer can disconnect wiring from odometer|
|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)|
Very Important: Never ever take Unregistered Car Delivery from Showroom, if an Incident happened - it wont be covered under Car Insurance. A Car should either get Temporary Registration or Permanent Registration.
» 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
» 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 Chassis 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 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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I have booked Creta EX Petrol 2021 on 5 July and the expected date of delivery is 25th july. Today I got a phone from the dealer sales agent that sir pay the downpayment amount now as you have been allotted the car chassis number against your booking. I do have a copy of the booking receipt but I do not have the booking docket. The salesman has promised me a 15k of discount on the on-road price (Ex showroom+RTO+Insurance) without the accessory. I have self-financed the vehicle from a bank other than recommended by the dealer.
1) Is there any provision to get the official allotted chassis number from the dealer on paper?
2) How likely is it that the dealer will not deliver on his promise of 15k discount at the time of delivery. Should I approach him for the Ex sales docket and have him mention 15k as a discount there?
3) Also how smart a move it is to do downpayment only after PDI? OR if I do pay a part of the downpayment amount, what are my rights as a consumer if I find any defects in the vehicle at the time of delivery from minute scratches to major ones like a door or window fitting/noise or engine-related issues. Is paying any downpayment more than the booking ammount may land me into some trouble if the vehicle is found defective or the chassis number did not match.
I have booked tata nexon and vehicle is received by showroom. I have done PDI from outside as vehicle is still in storage yard and paid the invoice amount of vehilce ex showroom. But now I have received insurance with different chassi number. This car is also received on same date from plant. When I checked the car their is very minute cut on roof rail edge. Is it ok to accept this car delivery or shall I ask for changing the car. They have already generated fastag and insurance for this car on my name.
Very good knowledge
I intend to buy a car for my family of 4 . I have short listed Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz / Asta automatic. My budget is about 8 lakhs for on road cost. I am looking for a medium size car of 4 cylinder , of 1.2 L capacity, features and safety. Can I purchase this car ? or do you have any suggestion.
GO FOR ALTROZ XT OR XZ
Sir I purchased Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 on 20th Feb 2020..having VIN no.:- MA3EUA61600F45563 but unable to decode it..please help.
My dealer also recommended me for anti-rust coating today during my first free service of my New Wagonr 2019 and he convinced me in such a way that I should definitely go for it and the cost involved is 1500 RS with 2 years of warranty.
So, Sir what do you say? Should I definitely go for it? Is it necessary to go for it now after only 1 month of my new car purchase?
P.S.: I live in a small town named Valsad which is a coastal city of Gujarat but the beach is approx. 5 km away from my resident and I am going to drive my car less than 200 Km only per month
Go for it. Since you're in coastal area.
PDI checklist me jo image he wo clear nahi dikhh raha he.
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Sir I have booked a nexon xt diesel variant in July 18. But the car which has been allotted to me is manufactured in February 2018. As I have not paid any booking amount yet, kindly suggest me I should take the delivery of above mentioned vehicle or not. With regards.
But who can we complain to in case the dealer is charging "handling/logistics charges"?
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.
I read your all the tips and found it very interesting for new car buyers. Thanks for sharing.
very effective suggestion for a new car buyer.