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Old 08-12-2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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How to inspect a shipped car?

For those who are knowledgeable about inspecting a shipped car from out-of-state, please throw in some hints and pointers. I googled but did not see much out there.
Do you know of a check-list?
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
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Before or after it is shipped to you?
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:31 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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Get under car and take a look at all tie rod boots, and axle boots. No grease or rips? Good to go

Take look at shocks and struts. Still attached to car? Good start. Rear springs not broken? Good

Sway bar and end links attached? Good

Start car & let warm up for 20ish minutes. Check for oil and coolant leaks. If dry, good stuff. If car starts overheating, turn it off.

probably best to test drive to find any other problems
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