Here’s What We Check for on a Multi-Point Inspection

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If you’re a car owner, you’ve probably heard the term multi-point inspection. But what types of things are checked during an inspection when you bring your vehicle in for service? Here at Steve Landers Toyota in Little Rock, our technicians visually inspect and do tests on a variety of items on your vehicle when you bring it in for maintenance. 

After our technicians are done, and before you check out, your service advisor will hand you a sheet that lists everything that was checked, next to checkboxes in three different colors — green, yellow and red. Green means the item checked functions as it should. Yellow means the item will need to be replaced or addressed in the future as it’s showing wear. Red means the item needs immediate attention. 

Here are all the things we inspect during a multi-point inspection:

Under Hood

• Fluid levels: oil, coolant, battery, power steering, brake fluid, washer fluid, automatic transmission

• Engine air filter

• Drive belts

• Engine coolant

• Water hoses, air condition hoses

• Radiator condition

• Battery condition

• Battery service

Under Vehicle

• Shock absorbers/suspension - front

• Shock absorbers/suspension - rear

• Power steering, hoses, ball joints, dust covers

• Muffler, exhaust pipe, mountings

• Engine oil leaks, fluid leaks

• Drive Shaft (CV) Boot(s), U-joints

• Transmission, differential, transfer case (check fluid levels and check for leaks)

• Fuel lines and fuel line connectors

• Inspect nuts and bolts on body chassis


• Headlights

• Taillights

• Turn signals

• Brake lights

• Hazard warning lights

• Front wiper blade(s) - insert

• Rear wiper blade - insert (if equipped)


• Floor mats correctly installed

• Emergency brake adjustment

• Horn operation

• Cabin air filter (if equipped)

• Clutch operations (if equipped)

Brakes, Tires and Alignment

• Front brakes

• Rear brakes

• Alignment

• Front tire depth

• Rear tire depth

• Tire pressure

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