Commentator: “The Honda certified mechanic is the heart of the entire Honda Certified
Used Vehicle program, but before the mechanic even sees the
inspection sheets or the vehicle, the dealership has performed a thorough pre-inspection. The
sales manager confirms that the vehicle has an owner’s manual, a
warranty manual, and any other original documentation offered when the car was new. The sales manager
has already obtained a Car Proof vehicle history report, and
has confirmed that it exceeds the Honda Certified Used Eligibility Requirements. The next step
is to generate a repair order requesting the 100 Point Mechanic and
Appearance Inspection. With 100 items to inspect and report on, there are 2 sheets for the
mechanic to fill out. The first sheet is the Appearance Inspection
Checklist. The mechanic visually inspects both exterior and interior components, and
records whether or not the meet satisfaction required servicing or reconditioning.
The mechanic moves to the Mechanical Inspection Checklist. This is a detailed examination
of the vehicle which includes specific measurements that
are compared to factory specifications and minimum tolerances.
Any component from a Honda certified used vehicle that does not pass Honda’s specifications,
will be reconditioned or replaced as required. The mechanic completes
the inspection with these parameters in mind. After the vehicle is inspected, estimates
are made with the costs for any repairs, and returned to the sales manager
for approval. The sales manager will then decide to either accept the vehicle or not.
Once accepted all designated service and repairs will be performed by the Honda
certified mechanic. [end]