Pre-Trip Inspection

Interior inspection


  1. From the driver’s seat ensure that the parking brake is applied and that the gear level is in neutral (or in P or N for automatic vehicles).
  2. Check for obstructions inside the vehicle.
  3. Check for warning lights and gauges, where applicable.
  4. Adjust the seat to the correct position for driving and ensure that the mirrors are set for maximum rear-view vision (set them if not).
  5. Turn the ignition key to the on position without starting the engine.
  6. Check the operation of any electric windows.
  7. Check all the instruments on the instrument panel. Mention any changes.
  8. Check the operation of the front and rear lights, indicators, horn and wipers.
  9. Switch the ignition off and return all switches to the off position.
  10. Check the steering for excessive free-play.
  11. Check the pressure on the brake and clutch pedals.
  12. Return the wipers to the normal position.
  13. Check that all the doors are properly closed and that passengers know how to operate them.
  14. Fasten your seat belt and request any passengers to fasten theirs.
  15. Ensure that the passengers know how to operate the seat belt release mechanism.


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