Popular Mechanics Used Car Checklist
Before you buy a used car, thoroughly inspect it with the help of this 101-point checklist from the automotive pros at Popular Mechanics. It’s fun and easy to use. The app keeps track of problems you spot and stores the information for later, along with photos and your own notes. The goal of this app is to get you, the buyer, to see, feel, and, yes, smell the entire car, which will help you judge its condition.
Note: While this checklist is rigorous, it’s impossible to predict when mechanical or electrical components will fail. Remember, you can always take the car to a certified mechanic for a second opinion.
Good for novices as well as experts: Each question requires a simple Yes or No answer. Most require no tools.
Letter grades (A through F) are updated after every question.
Add photos and notes.
The checklist is divided into eight sections: Basics, Exterior, Interior, Underbody, Engine, Engine Advanced, Powertrain, and Test Drive.
Email your vehicle summary to a friend or trusted mechanic for a second opinion.
Within each section, questions are ranked from highest priority to lowest priority.
See used-car shopping tips and a list of what to bring for an inspection.
You will receive warnings if you answer Yes to the highest priority questions, called Deal Breakers.
Share with Others
- Last changed:
- Apr 03, 2012
- Hearst Communications, Inc.
- 36.8 MB
- Current Version Average Rating:
- 2.50 (18)
- All Versions Average Rating:
- 2.50 (18)
- Other Apps By This Developer
• Cosmopolitan for Latinas Magazine US
• Cosmopolitan Magazine US
• Country Living Holiday Cookies
• Country Living Magazine US
• Country Living Tree Mail HD
• Country Living Treemail
• Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine US
• ELLE DECOR Lookbook
• ELLE Decor Magazine US
• Esquire Magazine US
• Esquire's The Big Black Book Spring 2012
• Esquire's The Hardest Puzzle Ever
• Food Network Magazine December 2011
• Food Network Magazine Summer 2011
• Food Network Magazine US
• Good Housekeeping Magazine US
• Good Housekeeping Scanned Sealed Delivered
• Good Housekeeping’s Anti-Aging Beauty Shopper
• Harper's Bazaar Magazine US
• Harper's BAZAAR/ShopBAZAAR
• HGTV Magazine US
• House Beautiful Connect
• House Beautiful Magazine US
• House Beautiful’s 500+ Favorite Paint Colors
• Marie Claire Go
• Marie Claire Magazine US
• O, The Oprah Magazine US
• PM Special
• Popular Mechanics Be The Spark
• Popular Mechanics Magazine US
• Popular Mechanics QuakeTracker
• Redbook Magazine US
• Road & Track Best Photos
• Road & Track Magazine US
• Seventeen for iPhone
• Seventeen Magazine US
• Seventeen Shopping Insider
• Shop Redbook
• The Personal Style Experience by Revlon for iPad
• The Personal Style Experience by Revlon for iPhone
• Town & Country Magazine US
• Veranda Magazine US
• Woman's Day Access WD
• Woman's Day Magazine US