Reliable Reconditioning | Best Used Cars

March 22nd, 2022 by

Carfax top rated dealer

What Makes a Used Vehicle Reliable?

Searching for a used car can become quite time-consuming with so many options available.  What makes one vehicle better than the other?  The first thing that comes to mind for us is how reliable it is.  Since we rely on our vehicles to get us everywhere, it’s important to have confidence in making it to our destination safely.  Of course, we understand that no one wants to end up stranded on the side of the road.  This is why making sure it’s reliable and functioning properly is of the utmost importance! 

We stand behind every vehicle on our lot because we know we only put the best ones on it.  Therefore, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee and a 30-day exchange on every used vehicle.  This is due to our rigorous inspection and reconditioning process.  Our reconditioning shop is located at our Volkswagen dealership.  Although it also processes all the used vehicles for our Ford and Toyota locations as well.  In addition to reconditioning, you will also receive a free Carfax report on every vehicle.  Kalispell Volkswagen was a Carfax 2021 Top-Rated Dealer!  

Used Vehicle Inspection

Every single used vehicle for sale on our lot is thoroughly inspected.  Additionally, our highly trained technicians review all the major components and parts on the vehicle.  Thus to ensure everything is working properly.  Consequently, if any problems are found they create a repair order, order parts, and fix it.  

Below is a full list of the inspection process for all of our used vehicles:

Road Test

  • Engine Performance
  • Drivetrain Vibration
  • Drivetrain Noise
  • Transmission Operation
  • Clutch Operation
  • 4 Wheel Drive Operation
  • Exhaust Noise
  • Brake Feel
  • Parking Brake
  • Steering Feel
  • Tire Balance
  • Alignment
  • Cruise Control Operation
  • Speedometer/Odometer
  • Operation
  • NVH

Under the Vehicle

  • Frame/Unibody
  • Ball Joints
  • Tire Rods
  • Other Steering Components
  • Springs
  • Shocks/Struts
  • Wheel/Axle Bearings
  • CV Joints/Boots
  • U-Joints
  • Exhaust System
  • Hydraulic System
  • Leaks (Engine, Axles, Transmission, Transfer Case, Differential, Steering System)
  • Fluid Condition

Under The Hood

  • Coolant
  • P/S Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Washer Fluid
  • Battery
  • Air Filter
  • Jack and Tools
  • Leaks
  • Brake Fluid

Functional Test

  • All Exterior Lights
  • Horn
  • Front Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Windshield Wiper
  • Heater Operation
  • A/C Operation
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • All Windows
  • Door Lock Operation
  • Seat Operation
  • Seat Belt Operation
  • Audio System
  • Gauge Operation
  • Warning Lights
  • Mirrors
  • Interior Lights

Reconditioning Process

 Finally after our inspection, parts are ordered and replaced by our Certified Technicians.  Although we try to replace everything we can, not all cosmetic blemishes are necessarily replaced.  While this may be true, it depends on the Certification, age, and class of the vehicle.  Above all we are proud to provide a summary of our reconditioning reports to our customers.  Therefore if you want to know what work has been completed simply ask your Product Specialist for a Reconditioning Report from our Toyota, Ford, or Volkswagen dealership.   In conclusion, going above and beyond to make sure our used vehicles are safe, mechanically sound, and reliable is our priority.  

See the inspection and reconditioning process for yourself below!

To shop all of our available used inventory visit our website at Kalispell Volkswagen.

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