Enterprise Certified™ Used Vehicles

“Certified” is a word that is used frequently in the auto industry. Buying an Enterprise Certified used vehicle provides peace of mind that your vehicle was thoroughly inspected by an ASE-certified technician and is ready for worry-free ownership.

To be Enterprise Certified, all of our vehicles must pass a rigorous inspection by an ASE-certified technician, who examines and tests all of the vehicle’s major systems including brakes, suspension, transmission, exhaust, heating & cooling, etc. During this process, any necessary replacements and repairs will be made to meet our high standards. If a vehicle fails any aspect of this inspection, it is not sent to an Enterprise Car Sales dealership.

The following inspections are performed as part of the Enterprise Certification Program:

+Vehicle Check

Items reviewed prior to certification

  • Review CARFAX®
  • Two keys and remotes
  • Clean title
  • Complete open recalls
  • Owner’s manual


Inspect all for damage and cleanliness

  • Paint and panel condition
  • Panel alignment
  • Body trim and moldings
  • Bumpers
  • Headliner
  • Dashboard
  • All glass surfaces
  • Seating
  • Carpeted areas
  • Weather stripping

+Test Drive

  • Listen for abnormal squeaks, rattles, noise
  • Driver assist features
  • Dash panel gauges/compass
  • Odometer/trip
  • Turn signals/hazards
  • Engine: startup, idle and sound quality, acceleration
  • Transmission: shift performance, shift interlock, AWD/2WD/4WD engagement
  • Alignment/drift/pull
  • Steering wheel alignment: centered, ease of turning
  • Brake function, anti-lock brakes, smooth stop
  • Cruise control
  • HVAC performance
  • Fan speed control
  • Climate controls
  • Recirculation
  • Defrost
  • Wiper operation: front/rear
  • Mirrors


  • Engine oil and filter – change/replace
  • Lube chassis

Inspect repair/replace as needed

  • Wiper blade condition
  • Air and cabin filter (if equipped)
  • All hoses and clamps
  • Drive and serpentine belt
  • Battery: voltage; clean and secure connections; tray, retainer and vent tubes

Check warning lights

  • Air bags and warning light
  • Check engine light
  • Antilock brake system (ABS)
  • Traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Fluids – check, top off

  • Windshield fluid
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Brake fluid


  • Headlights: aimed properly, high/low
  • Directional signal lights
  • Parking lights
  • License plate light
  • Hazard lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Tail lamp and brake lights


  • Tread – more than 4/32” tread
  • Inspect for damage
  • Evaluate need of rotation
  • Wheel lugs (all) – check torque
  • Verify size, speed rating and load range according to manufacturer placard
  • Correct PSI according to manufacturer placard specs


  • Verify front and rear have 50% or more of lining remaining and are worn evenly
  • Rotors – inspect for grooves and pits, measure thickness for adherence to mfg. specs; clean surface to remove dust and dirt
  • Calipers operate properly
  • Drums – inspect; measure inside diameter for adherence to mfg. specs, clean surface
  • Lines – inspect; check fitting for leaks
  • Parking brake operation

+Under The Vehicle

Check for damage and operation

  • Steering system
  • Control arms
  • Rack and pinion
  • Springs/sway bars
  • Shock absorbers/struts/suspension
  • Transmission mounts, seals and gaskets
  • CV joints/boots
  • Axles
  • Differentials
  • Driveshaft/universal joints
  • Transfer case (4×4)
  • Oil pan
  • Exhaust system; incl. hangers and muffler
  • Fuel tank
  • Frame/unibody
  • Cooling system; radiator condition, condenser, cooling fan
  • Active grille shutter
  • Engine mounts, seals and gaskets
  • Ignition system
  • Alternator, starter
  • AC compressor
  • AC refrigerant lines
  • Fuel system


Check for damage and operation

  • Power seats
  • Sun visor, sun visor lights
  • Glove compartment
  • Courtesy lights
  • Horn
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Cup holders
  • Trunk cover
  • Accessory outlets
  • Seats belts; wear and operation
  • Infotainment system: navigation, radio, all video equipment, bluetooth function, CD player
  • Reset all technology solutions to remove all previous driver data ex: infotainment systems, driver preferences, MyKey, driver seat settings, lane departure etc.
  • Power mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Convertible top (if applicable)
  • Sunroof/sunshade operation
  • Power doors/sliding doors/hatches
  • Door locks
  • Child safety locks
  • Steering wheel; tilt, telescoping, touch controls
  • Hood, trunk and fuel lid releases
  • Spare tire, jack and tool kit or inflation device (if applicable)


  • State emissions inspection
  • State safety inspections