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Multi-Point Vehicle Inspections at Stan McNabb Chevrolet Columbia

What Is a Multi-Point Inspection?

The technician who performs your multi-point inspection follows a checklist with a color-coded results system. While using this checklist, the specialist assesses your vehicle from front to back and prioritizes repair concerns.

Green: The parts of your vehicle that fall into the green category are checked by the technicians and deemed fully functioning. 

Yellow: These items need to be addressed soon but are not urgent. These issues can be things like windshield wiper blades or brake pads. 

Red: Services that get color-coded as red need to be addressed immediately. 

The multi-point inspection checklist is useful for you as a car owner and for the technician. 

Why Is a Multi-Point Inspection Important? 

A routine vehicle inspection can alert you to many different services that your car may need. Even if you come in for a tire rotation, a service specialist will perform a multi-point inspection to ensure that your vehicle does not need any other maintenance. 

You want to protect your investment and increase your vehicle’s longevity, which can be done with regular and preventative maintenance. Your service technician can alert you to routine things you may have missed, such as a 50,000- or 60,000-mile maintenance, or they may see some hoses that need changing. 

Since the technician looks at the brakes, tires, belts, hoses, air filters, and lights, they will be able to tell you if any of those components need changing now or in the near future. They will also look at your tires and give you an idea of when you will need a tire rotation or a new set of tires. This way, you will not have any surprises while you are driving. 

Urgent items should be taken care of immediately to keep you and others safe while you are out driving. Maintenance items that fall into the yellow category can be planned out as needed and as your budget allows. We can give you a quote for the impending services, so you have an idea of what that maintenance item may cost you. 

What Is Specifically Covered in the Inspection?

If you have never had a multi-point inspection, you may be interested in learning more about what is specifically covered. Here are a few of the areas your technician will take a look at. 

Engine Oil

Your technician will check the level and clarity of your engine oil. If it is low, they will recommend you get additional oil, either immediately or in the near future. If it is too dirty, they will recommend that it be changed as soon as possible. 

Tire Wear

Since your tires keep you on the road, they must keep you safe as you drive. Your technician will check your tire tread and wear pattern. They will also take a look at the tire walls to make sure there isn’t any cracking or wearing. In the multi-point vehicle inspection, the technician will notate your tire tread depth, so you have it for your records. 

Wiper Blades

The technician will take a look at your wiper blades to see if they need to be replaced. This is especially important in the winter when it is raining. In addition to wiper blades, they will take a look at your windshield. The technician looks for any signs of cracks or chips that may turn into something larger down the road. Finally, they will check the levels of your windshield wiper fluid. 

Fluid Levels

Your car fluids keep all your essential parts lubricated and functioning properly. Your levels will be checked in your brake reservoir and your transmission. They will also check your power steering fluid and your coolant. 


Your brakes are more than just the pads. The system includes the lines, hoses, and the parking brake. All are looked at to ensure they will function properly. Measurements of the front and rear linings are also taken. 

Car Battery

Jumping a car battery is a useful skill. However, you do not want to have to use it often. Battery life will be tested to assess the longevity of the battery. Battery cables and their connections will also be visually inspected to make sure the connections are sound. 

Onstar Diagnostics

If you have an Onstar system with an active subscription, it will be checked to ensure it is fully activated and connected. 

Visible Leak Inspection

Items that are visually inspected for leaks are your drive axle, fuel system, engine cooling system, transfer case, and power steering. Any indication of leaking will be noted and inspected for any other potential concerns. 

When Should a Multi-Point Inspection Be Done? 

It is recommended that a vehicle inspection be done at the same time an oil change is done, every 3,000-5,000 miles, especially if you do a lot of driving on a daily basis. Most often, an inspection is done every time you get your oil changes. If you are not a frequent driver, an oil change should be done once a season. 

How To Schedule Your Appointment

Now that you know how important it is to have your vehicle inspected, you may want to get an appointment for yourself on our calendar. Scheduling your multi-point inspection appointment with us is hassle-free. 

Click here to schedule your appointment online. Have more questions for us? Call a service advisor at (931)-548-1370. Our friendly service advisors will be able to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you to come in and see us. We look forward to assisting you.

Stan Mcnabb Chevrolet Columbia is located at: 101 S James Campbell Blvd • Columbia, TN 38401

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Main 931-548-1370 Sales 931-548-1370
101 S James Campbell Blvd
Columbia, TN 38401
Stan Mcnabb Chevrolet Columbia 35.58874, -87.0417.