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What is Pre-Delivery Inspection?

Discover the purpose, process, and importance of pre-delivery inspection (PDI) in ensuring the quality and condition of a new vehicle.

  • 12 Apr 2024
  • 2 min read

When you don't even buy a coconut without shaking it, can you pay for a car even before inspecting it? Well, that's what car PDI is for. Let's take a closer look and find out what it is all about.

Pre-Delivery Inspection: What Is It?

Pre-delivery inspection (PDI) is the final check performed by the dealer before you adorn your brand-new car with garlands. It assures you that your hard-earned money gets invested in the right product. If any issue surfaces during car PDI, you can ask the dealer to rectify it immediately. This inspection entails an examination of the interior and exterior, along with the mechanical and electrical components of the car. Make sure you are satisfied with the optimal functioning of the following features in the car, such as:

  • Door locks and power windows
  • Bonnet
  • Boot lid
  • Dirt- and rust-free engine bay
  • Tyre tread
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Toolkit
  • Windscreen and window glasses
  • Quality of the dashboard
  • Damage-free seats, door pads and AC vents
  • Proper functioning of seat belts and seat adjustment controls
  • Freely moving steering wheel. 

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Car PDI lets you crack the best possible deal. Once you are satisfied with the car's PDI, a quick test drive will help you identify further issues. Don't forget to purchase four wheeler insurance, to protect you and your vehicle. 

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