SUVs are robust and powerful vehicles that were built to withstand more than just bad city roads. Most SUV buyers purchase the vehicle for the thrill of an off-road driving experience. Their engines are meant to power the vehicle as it climbs hill roads with absolute ease, while also giving the driver, the pleasure of cruising down a highway at high speeds with considerable safety and balance. These vehicles fare much better during harsh on-road weather conditions like dense fog, heavy rains and strong winds and snowfall. While built to withstand such strain, SUVs do need
1. Safety Check
Safety always comes first, whether you drive the SUV yourself or intend to sell it to another driver. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are handing over a vehicle that meets the safety standards necessary for your vehicle to be roadworthy. This includes a complete condition check of your SUV, from brakes and oil change
- Turn indicator lights
- Stop lights
- Foot brakes
- Emergency/parking brake
- Steering mechanism
- Heat and air conditioning
- Front, rear and side window
The frontseat adjustment mechanism
- Door controls (open, close, lock)
- Body condition/damage
- Muffler and exhaust system
- The condition of tires, including tread depth
- Interior and exterior rearview mirrors
- Safety belts for driver and passengers
2. Emissions Check
Severe air pollution episodes at the end of 2015 in Delhi-NCR lead the country to propel its future emission regulation standards to meet corrective standards now, especially in the automobile industry. The Supreme Court, in late 2015 banned the sale of diesel cars in the NCR with engine displacements greater than 2.0 L from January 1 to April 1, 2016. This was where everything snowballed, and today you need to pass stringent car emission tests, which if failed could result in hefty fine payment.
3. Performance Check
SUVs are inherently high-performance vehicles that need to be constantly checked to maintain the same levels of performance. This means doing scan tool tests, intake system checks, fuel system, exhaust system, spark plugs, ignition system, operating temperature, engine performance and also intensive checks for tampering. This ensures that your SUV is in peak condition and has not been tampered with either from parking at shady areas, or by third-party mechanic garages.
If you intend to sell your SUV, it is important to factor in everything from the make and model to its operating condition to determine the most accurate value of your car. That way you don’t end up selling it for less than it is supposed to. Correct valuation also factors in the service history and accident history of your SUV. This means that unless your vehicle is verified for the amount you post it on sale for, it will be difficult to sell your car. You can always check your SUV’s Orange Book Value to determine whether you have overshot or undershot your price expectations.