Leasing a new car is an exciting thing for us all; but before every new car goes out to a customer, it’ll have to go through through a couple of different processes; cleaning in and out, obviously, and also what’s called a pre-delivery inspection, also known as a PDI. A PDI is a series of checks carried out by a trained technician to ensure that everything is hunky dory before delivery. Most importantly, it’s the opportunity to identify any obvious faults (bodywork or mechanical) that can be rectified before the customer gets the keys.
Each dealership will obviously do things a little bit differently from each other, but ultimately the result will be the same – ensuring that customers are receiving a safe, road-worthy and fully functioning car.
The first thing the technician should check is if the vehicle matches the specification ordered by the customer. For example, is it the correct engine or model line? Once this has been confirmed, the bodywork can be checked for any damage, blemishes or paint issues. The wheels and tyres will also be checked for any damage and once again to ensure that they are the correct specification.
This is a big portion of the check, and covers testing out the following:
The technician would also take this opportunity to ensure that all of the customer documentation (drivers manuals etc.) are present and, if applicable, that a spare wheel or repair kit has been supplied.
First and foremost they’ll need to check that the bonnet opens and closes without a hitch. They’ll also carry out a thorough visual inspection of the underside of the vehicle to check that there isn’t any damage or leaks.
They'll then carry out the following tests:
This is also the point where the technician will make and fit the car's number plates before taking it out for a road test.
This is where the technician will take the car on to the road to complete a series of checks. This will include ensuring that all instruments and warning lights operate and extinguish. They will also ensure that all driver assistance systems work without fault. If you have options such as cruise control or speed limiter, they’ll also check those too.
Other checks commonly completed on the road test:
Completing all these checks means that we can identify and fix any issues before they can become a problem, and ultimately provide our customers with a vehicle in perfect, safe condition. On the rare ocassions where problems are found, we'll book in for repair and keep you updated of any potential delays. One thing is for sure, it's always our priority to get your perfect car to you in perfect condition.
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