The Audi Q8 e-tron is a luxury electric SUV that offers a spacious interior and a powerful electric engine, thereby establishing itself as a premium electric vehicle in the automotive industry. This Audi Q8 e-tron checklist will guide you through your buying experience.
(A) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items
1. Check all dealership paperwork for the correct name and address for all buyers.
2. Confirm that the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all of your paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match what you configured.
4. Bring proof of down payment having been made if sent before, and the final payment if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, or a digital copy if not available.
6. Download the Kia Connect App.
(B) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Exterior Inspection
1. Inspect the body exterior paint for any defects.
2. Check under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels for gaps or misalignment, especially the hatch gap, charge port door, passenger side door, and quarter panel alignment.
4. Inspect the wheel rims for any damage and ensure all 4-valve stem covers on the tires are in place.
5. Inspect all the glass surfaces, ensuring they are clear and without any damage.
6. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
7. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
8. Test the opening and closing of the hatch with the auto-close button, ensuring that it latches and seals automatically.
9. Check all exterior lights for any condensation.
10. Inspect the all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for any damage or poor fitment.
11. Test the opening of the hatch and unlocking of the doors with the key fob.
(C) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: In The Driver’s Seat
1. Verify that the vehicle is charged to 100% if required for travel to your home destination.
2. Set up the driver profile and seat memory system.
3. Check the display screen for any error messages.
4. Ensure that the latest system software updates are installed by checking for updates on the system screen.
5. Test the wireless phone charger.
6. Check the speed and smoothness of each window operation.
7. Make sure the heat and air conditioning work at full power.
8. Ensure that heated seats, steering wheel, and vented seats (if equipped) are functioning properly.
9. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers, including the amp, are working.
10. Test steering wheel repositioning.
11. Test the vehicle’s horn.
12. Check the windshield for any distorted view.
13. Test the windshield wipers.
14. Test the rearview camera.
15. Test the turn signal cameras.
16. Check the side mirrors folding and positioning operation.
17. Check the sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
18. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.
19. Understand the different drive modes and how to switch between them.
20. Understand the different regen modes and how the paddle shifters work.
21. Test navigation and voice command functionality.
(D) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Interior Inspection
1. Inspect the interior upholstery and all surfaces for any damage or issues with build quality.
2. Check the windshield and windows for any cracks, chips, or distortion.
3. Ensure that all seat belts are in proper operation and condition.
4. Check the seats for any noises and test all directions of adjustment.
5. Verify that the rear seats fold down properly.
6. Test the back seat by pulling upwards to ensure it is securely attached.
(E) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Connectivity Inspection
1. Test the connectivity of the USB ports, including 1 USB-C in the front center console, 1 USB-C in the glovebox, and 2 USB-As in the rear passenger area.
2. Check if the 12-volt DC receptacle has power.
3. Test the connectivity of the wireless phone charger.
4. Test the operation of the key fobs.
5. Pair your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth.
(F) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Lighting Inspection
1. Check the vanity mirror lights and front lights.
2. Check the dome light.
3. Check the driver and passenger door puddle lights.
4. Inspect and check all door lights, including the latch and window button.
5. Check the steering wheel control lights.
6. Verify the proper operation of the glovebox, including the light.
7. Check the trunk lights.
8. Test the headlights (low and high beam).
9. Check the front and rear turn signal lights.
10. Verify the proper functioning of the brake lights.
(G) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability
1. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
2. Verify the charge port indicator light.
3. Test the charger on-site.
4. If available, test the charging at Level 2 and Level 3 chargers.
(H) Audi Q8 e-tron Checklist: App Setup And Final Items
1. Sync the Kia Connect App to the vehicle.
2. If there are multiple drivers, add them to the driver profile on both the app and the vehicle.
3. Verify the inclusion of any additional items specified in the purchase agreement.
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