Why take the chance on a vehicle that has not been thoroughly inspected?


Nobody wants car problems, they're the worst, especially just after buying a (new to you) vehicle. Buying a vehicle that has not been properly inspected by a certified mechanic can open you up to many issues.




Increased Risk

Tires, batteries and brakes all wear out eventually and can put you and your loved ones at risk when they do.

Increased Cost

Mechanical and Electrical problems are not always easily identifiable.  These repairs can add up quickly, costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in repairs.




We Care About Your Safety And Your Experience

You shouldn't have to decide between a good quality vehicle and a good deal that's why our 150-point inspection rivals most certified pre-owned inspections. Because you deserve a better car-buying experience.




Local Trades

We love local trades! A lot of local trades come with low miles and are their previous owners have kept up on their maintenance and have kept them clean. We only resell the trades that meet our high standards of quality. If you are interested in finding out what your vehicle might be worth check out our online KBB Trade Estimate Tool.




Program Vehicles

Our Program vehicles come from factory sales, lease turn ins or rental agencies. We purchase only the highest quality vehicles from these sources. Before we even accept one of these vehicles into our reconditioning process we inspect the history report and condition report to make sure they meet the standards we have set. If they don't they are sent back and do not make it to our lot. You can see the history report on any of our pre-owned vehicles for yourself.




Our Inspection Process

Our vehicles are inspected from the time they enter our lot to the time they leave our lot. Many people from many departments inspect and recondition these vehicles to reduce oversight and increase quality.

1

STOCK-IN INSPECTION

When vehicles come on to our lot we check them for a series of common issues including: 2 keys, windshield wipers and any cracks, dents, scratches, odors, etc.

2

SERVICE INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE

Then on to service where they are ran through a rigorous multi-point inspection by a certified mechanic.

3

DETAIL INSPECTION & CLEANING

Next our vehicles enter the detail department where it is thoroughly detailed and any interior & exterior cosmetic concerns are addressed.

4

PICTURES & FINAL INSPECTION

The final step of the process is a once over inspection while we are taking photos to make sure the vehicle is ready to sell.





150 Ways We Insure The Safety And Reliability Of Your Vehicle

Qualification Standards
  • 1. Clean Title
  • 2. Clean Auto Check Report
Pre-Service Checklist
  • 3. Spare Tire/Inflation Kit
  • 4. 2 Keys
  • 5. Floor Mats
  • 6. Wiperblade Inspection
  • 7. Tires - Tire Tread Within 5/32" Remaining.
  • 8. Tire Sidewall Condition
  • 9. Body Dents & Scratches Inspection
  • 10. Windshield Inspection
  • 11. Keycode Check
  • 12. Interior Inspection
Under Hood Inspection
  • 13. Cooling System
  • 14. Drive Belts
  • 15. Radiator Hoses
  • 16. Heater Hoses
  • 17. Coolant
  • 18. Radiator Cap
  • 19. Electrical & Charging System
  • 20. Battery
  • 21. Battery Cables
  • 22. Alternator/Regulator
  • 23. Leak, Compressor Seal
  • 24. Leak at Line or Fitting
  • 25. Condenser
  • 26. Evaporator
  • 27. Engine
  • 28. Oil Change
  • 29. Breather
  • 30. Air Filter
  • 31. Tune Up
  • 32. Valve Adjustment
  • 33. Fuel Injection
  • 34. Turbocharger
  • 35. Fuel Filter
  • 36. PCV Valve, Filters
  • 37. Charcoal Canister
  • 38. Distributor, Cap and Rotors
  • 39. Spark Plug Cables
  • 40. Valve Cover Gaskets
  • 41. Master Cylinder Fluid
  • 42. Power Steering
  • 43. Auto Transmission
  • 44. Clutch Slave
  • 45. Clutch operation (manual transmission)
  • 46. Shift Linkage, Indicator
  • 47. Seal Leaks
  • 48. Axles, Boots
  • 49. Wheel Bearings
  • 50. Calipers or Wheel Cylinders
Under Vehicle Inspection*
  • 51. No Frame Damage
  • 52. Water Pump/Freeze Plugs
  • 53. Timing Cover Gasket, Seal
  • 54. Oil Pan Gasket, Rear Seal
  • 55. Oil Sending Unit
  • 56. Fuel Pump
  • 57. Transmission   
  • 58. Front & Rear Rotors or Drums
  • 59. Front & Rear Brake Linings
  • 60. Brake Hoses
  • 61. Front & Rear Brake pads have 50% or more of lining remaining
  • 62. Anti Lock brake system
  • 63. Master Cylinder
  • 64. Wheel Bearings
  • 65. Bearings
  • 66. Seals
  • 67. U-Joints or CV-Joints 
  • 68. Driveshaft, Drive Axles
  • 69. Differential
  • 70. Front End Alignment
  • 71. Wheel Balance
  • 72. Ball Joints/Linkages
  • 73. Shock Absorbers
  • 74. Front & Rear Suspension
  • 75. Power Steering Pump
  • 76. Steering Gear
  • 77. Power Steering Hoses
  • 78. Fuel Tank/Lines
  • 79. Brake Fluid
  • 80. Power Steering Fluid Filled
  • 81. Wiper/Washer Fluid Filled
  • 82. Battery Condition/Load Test
  • 83. Charging System Operation
  • 84. Throttle Linkage Operation
Operational Checks
  • 85. Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry
  • 86. Door/Liftgate/Trunk
  • 87. Seat Adjuster
  • 88. Seat Belts
  • 89. Switches
  • 90. Steering Column Adjuster
  • 91. Ignition Switch
  • 92. Malfunction Indicator Lamp/Warning Lamp
  • 93. Horn
  • 94. Airbag System
  • 95. Trip Computer/Overhead Console
  • 96. Panel Lamps
  • 97. Gauges, Indicators
  • 98. Heated & Cooled Seats
  • 99. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioner
  • 100. Turn Signal/Hazard Lights
  • 101. Brake Lights
  • 102. Headlamps/High beam/Low beam
  • 103. Interior Lights
  • 104. Fog Lights
  • 105. Door Locks
  • 106. Parking Brake
  • 107. Windshield Wipers System Operation
  • 108. Rear defroster
  • 109. Convertible top
  • 110. Sunroof
  • 111. Tire Pressure
  • 112. Tire-Changing/Repair Equipment
Road Test
  • 113. Ease of starting
  • 114. Cold-Idle Quality
  • 115. Gear Selector Operation
  • 116. Interior Noise Level
  • 117. Rearview & Sideview mirrors
  • 118. Steering Performance
  • 119. Steering Wheel Center Alignment
  • 120. Braking Performance
  • 121. Cruise Control
  • 122. Overdrive
  • 123. Instrument Panel/Gauges
  • 124. Sound And/Or Entertainment System
  • 125. Powertrain Performance
  • 126. Acceleration Performance
  • 127. Upshifting & Downshifting Performance
  • 128. Steady Throttle Performance
  • 129. Transfer Case (All Wheel Drive, 4x4)
  • 130. Hot-Idle Performance
  • 131. Fluid Leaks - Visible Inspection
  • 132. Exhaust System
  • 133. Steering Components
  • 134. Wheel Bolts Torqued To Specifications
Miscellaneous
  • 135. Aftermarket Accessories Do Not Compromise Safety, Emissions Or Operation Of Vehicle.
Detail & Clean Up
  • 136. Flood, Fire, or Hail Damage Inspection
  • 137. Body Panel & Bumper Inspection
  • 138. Doors, Hood, Tailgate Inspection
  • 139. Paint Inspection
Exterior
  • 140. Tar Removal
  • 141. Bug Removal
  • 142. Soap
  • 143. Shamie
  • 144. Body Gloss
  • 145. Clean Rims & Tires
  • 146. Clean Windows
Interior
  • 147. Vacuum
  • 148. Shampoo
  • 149. Clean Seats
  • 150. Protective Mats

Don't settle for a vehicle that has not been properly inspected.

At Rick Ridings Ford we strive to offer you the best customer experience. Contact us today.





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