Inspection Checklist

A list of items that must be reviewed to determine if a vehicle is in good working order.

Components of Inspection Checklist 

  • Pre-Trip Inspections: Conducted by drivers before each journey to identify potential issues and prevent breakdowns.
  • Periodic Inspections: More comprehensive checks performed at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly) by qualified personnel.
  • Pre- and Post-Deployment Inspections: Performed before and after a vehicle is assigned for a specific task or trip.
  • Seasonal Inspections: Tailored inspections considering seasonal changes, focusing on aspects like tire tread depth (winter) or air conditioning (summer).


  • Exterior: Lights, tires (including tread depth and pressure), mirrors, windshield, bodywork (dents, leaks).
  • Interior: Warning lights, gauges, horn, wipers, seatbelts, fire extinguisher.
  • Fluids: Engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid (levels and condition).
  • Under the Hood: Belts, hoses, leaks, battery condition.
  • Brakes: Functionality, pedal feel, parking brake.

Benefits of keeping Inspection Checklist

  • Enhanced Safety: Regular inspections identify potential safety hazards before they lead to accidents.
  • Reduced Downtime: Early detection of issues prevents unexpected breakdowns and keeps vehicles on the road.
  • Lower Repair Costs: Catching problems early can minimize repair costs compared to neglecting maintenance.
  • Improved Fuel Efficiency: Properly maintained vehicles operate more efficiently, leading to lower fuel consumption.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Ensures vehicles meet safety standards mandated by law.

Promotes safety, reduce downtime, lower repair costs, improve fuel efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.