Car Inspection Services Middletown RI

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J and S Auto Repair
(401) 384-0961
51 Kent Avenue
Warwick, RI
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window Motor, Window Regulator, Br
Service Types and Repair
Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Exotic Car, Honda, Toyota

Post Road Service
(401) 884-8010
6541 Post Road
N Kingston, RI
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Mon:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat:8:30 am-5:00 pm
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Service Auto Body
(401) 782-1870
30 Celestial Drive
Narragansett, RI
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Demers and Sons Citgo Service Station
(508) 678-9736
402 Brightman St
Fall River, MA
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Fuel Injection Repair,Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Automotive Engineering Specs
(401) 463-8460
1173 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Engine Repair

Tire Pros
(401) 268-3882
45 Huling Road
North Kingstown, RI
Alignment Repair,Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Engine Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Dupont Tire
(401) 247-1071
51 Cole Street, Unit 1
Warren, RI
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Mid State Tire and Service
(401) 884-7600
5601 Post Road
East Greenwich, RI
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Automotive Engineering Specialties
(401) 463-8460
1173 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI
AC and Heating Repair,Auto Inspection,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Emissions Testing

Governor Francis Mobil
(401) 463-9809
1240 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Tune up Repair

Used Car Inspection List

Prepared by Jean Swenson   


  • Rust: Look on the body surface for rust bubbles and chips. Check around the window frame and all chrome molding and bumpers. Probe with your fingers or a screwdriver in wheel wells and under doors -- is all metal sound and rust free?

  • Paint: Is the paint faded? Have all parts faded evenly? Has the car ever been repainted? Look for scratches, pit marks and peeling. Does it need a paint job?

  • Body: Sight along the side of the car from all corners. Look for subtle differences in body panels. Do the body panels have ripples, waves or dents? Are the body panels mated evenly? Check doors for sagging. Do all doors and windows fit snugly when closed? Are there signs the car has been in an accident? Are the weather proof rubber gaskets in good shape? Using the key, when necessary, check all latches and handles.

  • Glass: Is the glass in good shape? Any cracks or pit marks? Check that all windows go up and down properly. Do the windows fit snug or rattle in place? Do the mirrors hold in place when adjusted?

  • Tires: Check tire tread for uneven wear. Uneven wear may indicate poor care or permanent structural damage from an accident. Grab the top of each tire and with all your weight shake it hard, any clunking? Do the wheel bearings need repacking?

    The Works

    • Brakes: Press down on the pedal with most of your weight. Do this four times for about ten seconds each. Does the pedal go down to the same point and hold or does it go to the floor? Does the hand brake hold the car and feel right?

    • Suspension: On a level street, stand back about 10 or 20 feet and walk around the car slowly. Does the car look level and even? Stand at each corner of the car and push down heavily on the fender or bumper several times in quick succession. Hear any odd noises? How are your shocks and springs?

    • Engine Compartment: Check all fluid levels. Is the engine oil dirty? Is the oil filter new or o...

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