A vehicle Certification Program is based on the expertise and talent of the people who manage it.
No dealership comes close to having the expertise of a person like Franck FREON when it comes down to driving, evaluating, understanding and assessing a vehicle.
Despite the size of larger dealerships like F.C Kerbeck, BMW of Atlantic City, Precision Cars of Atlantic City, Lexus of Atlantic City and Boardwalk Honda, PUMPKIN FINE CARS & EXOTICS is in a league of its own thanks to Franck’s background.
FRANCK FREON DRIVES EVERY SINGLE VEHICLE THAT BARES HIS NAME WHETHER IT IS A $5,000 TRADE-IN OR A $100,000 EXOTIC CAR.
What are the steps of the Pumpkin Certification Process ?
First Step : A thorough title history is completed on every vehicle. If it is a vehicle chosen by us, the vehicle has to have a PERFECT TITLE HISTORY (Experian, CarFax) that includes guaranteed odometer, no accident reported, no frame damage reported and no flood damage reported.
Second Step : The freshly bought vehicle is test driven by Franck Freon who puts together a list of comments and recommendations with special regard for the engine, brakes, tires and other safety factors.
Third Step : The vehicle is brought to our ASE Certified Automotive Work Shop to evaluate Franck’s comments and take any of the necessary steps.
Fourth Step : Our ASE Certified Automotive Work Shop goes through a check-up list that includes -
- Change Oil + Oil filter if necessary according to manufacturer specifications
- Check Transmission fluid level and quality
- Check Differential(s) fluid level and quality
- Check Transfer Case / AWD unit fluid level and quality
- Check cooling system for leaks and coolant quality
- Check engine hoses and belts
- Check tire pressure
- Check exhaust system
- Check suspension elements for safety
- Check brakes for safety
- Check battery
- Check air filter
- Check lights (bulbs, lenses)
- Check under carriage
- Check and perform a wheel alignment
Fifth Step : The vehicle is then test driven one more time to confirm its technical readiness.
Sixth Step : The vehicle is fully detailed, buffed and waxed, carpets and mats steamed, engine cleaned, tire shined, clock adjusted, radio stations selected and trip odometer reset. Carpets are protected with fresh paper mats as the last touch.
The vehicle is now Pumpkin Certified, Showroom Ready and available for purchase.
Seventh Step: Either prior to final sale agreement with us or at the time of the final vehicle "delivery", our knowledgeable staff will review functions of the vehicle with you as per the individual’s level of desire. We provide a document which allows the customer to express any last concerns prior to departing with their vehicle that is to the best of all our knowledge perfect at the time of purchase :)
A Happy customer and new member of the "Pumpkin Car Family" is photographed and added to our "Wall of Fame" which was begun with Franck’s first customers over ten years ago as simple pleasure and thanks for allowing him to help provide great cars to great people!