Steering test – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program

Steering test – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program


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Commentator: “With the vehicle up on the hoist, the mechanic can perform the mechanical inspection
of the steering, suspension, and exhaust systems. Using a service light, the mechanic
inspects the power steering rack for leakage, wear, and boot condition. The outer tire rods
are also inspected, insuring tire rods are tight with
no free play, and also the boot condition is noted. All 4 suspension points are inspected
under the vehicle. The mechanic first looks for any
indication of damage or wear. The shock absorbers and struts are inspected looking for signs
of damage or leakage. The suspension bushings are inspected.
The mechanic also inspects the ball joints to ensure they are tight with no free play
and the boots are in good condition. Finally, the
exhaust system is inspected. The mechanic checks from front to back looking for signs
of leak, and whether or not it makes any unnecessary noises like
bangs or rattles. A final inspection of the tail pipe to see if there are any oil or coolant
residue, and the inspection is completed.”
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