Complete Vehicle Inspections The Most Comprehensive Check-Up
When you want to know that your car is the best it can be, invest in a full vehicle inspection. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind...and that's priceless.
COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS TELL YOU MORE
While Courtesy Checks are offered with every service, you can also choose to have a more thorough inspection done on your car. A Complete Vehicle Inspection goes far beyond the free Courtesy Check! In addition to the items we inspect in the courtesy check, we also examine your steering/suspension, exhaust systems, and brakes, among other systems, to make sure they are in line with manufacturer specifications.
In an effort to maintain the health of your vehicle, car manufacturers actually recommend Complete Vehicle Inspections at regular intervals. View the scheduled maintenance for your vehicle to make sure you're on track.
HOW MUCH DOES A FULL VEHICLE INSPECTION COST?
Not as much as you may think. We do our best to keep our inspection costs as low as possible. Call your nearest Firestone Complete Auto location for a quick estimate and check out our latest service offers and coupons for limited time deals.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION?
There's a lot involved in a Complete Vehicle Inspection, so expect it to take a little longer than our Courtesy Check. Our ASE-certified auto technicians perform these full vehicle inspections and they know just what to look for. With a Complete Vehicle Inspection, you'll receive a thorough assessment of your vehicle's condition.
We check for vehicle noises such as popping, hissing or excessive loudness, all of which could indicate leaks at the exhaust manifold, muffler, tailpipe, a punctured catalytic converter, or other problems with the exhaust system.
- Exhaust Manifold
- Oxygen Sensor
- Exhaust Pipe
- Tailpipe and Muffler
STEERING & SUSPENSION
We check for suspension-related issues, including loose steering parts, damaged shocks or struts, broken or worn out mounts or bushings, and vehicle swaying or bouncing.
- Idler/Pitman Arm
- Center Link
- Tie Rod Ends
- Ball Joints
TIRES & ALIGNMENT
We examine tire pressure, making sure the recommended tire pressure is set according to the specifications set by your vehicle's manufacturer.
We perform a thorough visual inspection of your tires, paying close attention to the depth of the tread and the tire wear patterns. Uneven tire wear could be a sign of a misalignment which could reduce the life of your tires and decrease fuel efficiency.
We also make sure the tread depth of your tires has not fallen below the recommended levels. The amount of tread on your tires has a direct impact on the stopping distance of your vehicle. We make sure your car is set to provide the best performance when you are on the road.
During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we will inspect the following tire and wheel alignment components.
- Tire Pressure Check
- Tire Tread Depth
- Inspect for Illuminated TPMS Light
- Signs of a Misalignment
Can't forget about one of your vehicle's most important safety features, your brakes! During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we'll examine the condition of your braking system and watch for any common brake problems like grinding, squeaking, shaking steering wheel while braking, and spongy brakes.
- Measure Brake Pad/Shoe Thickness
- Measure Brake Rotor Thickness
- Measure Brake Drum Diameter
- Brake Hoses
- Parking Brake System
- Other Braking Components including Hardware, Calipers, Wheel Cylinders, and ABS
- Brake Fluid
This last section includes all the little things that you may not think about on a daily basis. In addition to the maintenance items that we inspect during our Courtesy Check, we will perform a visual inspection of the following components.
- Belt Tensioner
- Valve Cover Gasket
- Power Steering Hoses
- Windshield Washer Fluid Top-Off
- Start/Charge Test
- Spark Plug Scheduled Maintenance
- Fuel Filter
- Fuel System
- Ignition Wires
- Power Steering Hoses
- Timing Belt
- Exhaust System Check
WHERE TO GET FULL VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
With more than 1,700 locations, there's a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you. Schedule an appointment and come to see us for your next Complete Vehicle Inspection. You can even have your car inspected on a Sunday! Many of our stores are open in the evenings and on weekends for your convenience. Make an appointment to invest in your car's health today!