Depend upon the Gus Johnson Ford of Spokane 172-point inspection (Pt. 1)

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A woman standing next to a red 2011 Ford Mustang in a parking lot.

Buy a certified pre-owned Ford Mustang at Gus Johnson Ford in Spokane! (Photo Credit: Public Domain/IFCAR/Wikipedia)

How do you know that the certified pre-owned used vehicle you’ve purchased from Gus Johnson Ford of Spokane, Wash., is the cream of the crop? Consider the rigorous 172-point inspection Gus Johnson Ford uses to determine whether your vehicle is worthy of the CPO mantle. The thorough inspection process is just one of the things that makes Gus Johnson’s used vehicles among the best-looking, most dependable on the market.

172 points of perfection

Gus Johnson Ford promises that if a used vehicle doesn’t meet very specific criteria, it won’t earn the title of certified pre-owned. Once a vehicle passes muster with Gus Johnson’s factory-certified technicians, it’s a used vehicle you’d be proud to call your own.

Vehicle history inspection

A Gus Johnson Ford of Spokane certified pre-owned vehicle has undergone a thorough vehicle history inspection. The VIN is verified and all vehicle history reports are obtained. Service recalls (OASIS) are performed when necessary, and scheduled maintenance work including applicable vehicle emissions certification testing is performed.

Gus Johnson Ford Road test inspection

Gus Johnson Ford certified pre-owned vehicles are put through their paces in a road test that equals or exceeds the toughest dealership standards. The following points are tested, where applicable to the vehicle year and model:

  • Engine: starting and idling
  • Remote start functionality
  • Engine acceleration and smooth cruising
  • Engine noise when cold, hot and at low idle
  • Auto/manual transmission and trans-axle: cold and hot shift quality
  • Auto/manual transmission and trans-axle: noise level when cold and hot
  • Shift interlock
  • Drive axle/transfer case noise
  • Clutch operation
  • Steering: response, centering and free play
  • Body/suspension noise and rattle
  • Struts/shocks operation
  • Braking/ABS operation
  • Cruise control
  • Gauge functionality
  • Wind noise

Clean and clear exterior appearance and function

A Gus Johnson Ford certified pre-owned vehicle has been subjected to an exhaustive exterior inspection for aesthetic beauty and full functionality. The following features are observed by technicians and invariably brought up to standard when repairs are needed.

  • Body panels and bumper – No cosmetic, flood, fire or hail damage
  • Doors, hood, deck lid, tailgate and roof – All elements inspected, and aligned where needed/applicable
  • Automatic/manual release, hinges, rods, gas strut function
  • Grille, trim, roof rack
  • Power lift-gate, power sliding doors and voluntary running boards inspected
  • Glass and outer mirrors – Windshield, side- and rear-window glass inspected
  • Wiper blades replaced
  • Outside manual and automatic mirrors repaired or replaced as needed
  • Exterior light sources – All front- and back-end lights inspected
  • Side, hazard and auto on/off lights tested
  • Trailer lamp functionality observed

Interior perfection

The interior of every Gus Johnson Ford certified pre-owned vehicle has passed the most stringent quality tests in the business. See for yourself just how well your Gus Johnson Ford CPO stacks up against any used vehicle in the automotive industry.

  • Airbags and seatbelts
  • All audio, alarm and navigation systems and components
  • Heating/AC vents, defogging and defrosting systems
  • Clock functionality
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel functions
  • Steering column lock
  • All steering wheel button controls
  • Horn and automated warning chimes
  • Instrument panel lights
  • All interior lights – courtesy, dome and map
  • Mirror adjustment controls, including auto-dimming rear-view and visor mirrors
  • Rear view camera, blind-spot detection and Active Park Assist systems
  • Rear-seat entertainment systems
  • Power outlets
  • Glove and center compartments
  • Armrest/console spaces
  • All visors
  • Adjustable pedals
  • All carpets, trim, headliner, seat upholstery and mats are clean, undamaged and odor-free
  • Seats, headrests and head restraints adjusted
  • Seats tested for proper folding, internal heating and child safety
  • Sunroof/moonroof/convertible top
  • All door handles and locks, manual or automatic, including emergency trunk/hatch release
  • Window controls
  • Remote deck-lid and fuel filler door release
  • Luggage and large storage compartments and associated lighting
  • Vehicle jack, tool kit, tire inflation kit and spare tire

CLICK HERE for part two on Gus Johnson Ford of Spokane’s 172-point inspection process for certified pre-owned vehicles.


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