RKM Performance Center Certification

At RK Motors Charlotte, many of the cars we sell transcend their basic classification as automobiles. They represent the childhood dreams and long-term goals of our customers. Years of dreaming and months of shopping have lead them to our showroom. With these buyers in mind, we developed the RKM Performance Center Certification.

Building on the combined benefits of the Seal of Approval and Test & Tune levels of service, the RKM Performance Center Certification offers the most comprehensive post-sale service experience in the classic car industry. With over 130 parameters inspected by one of our ASE certified master mechanics, RKM Performance Center Certification ensures your new purchase is ready for years of enjoyment.

Our technicians start at the core of your driving experience: the drivetrain. All the benefits of our Seal of Approval and Test & Tune are included, so the engine is already guaranteed to start easily, idle well and operate leak-free. The Certification process allows our technicians to perform a comprehensive inspection, ensuring:

  • Compression is within specifications
  • Cylinder leakage is within specifications
  • Bolt-on speed equipment operates properly, including superchargers and turbos
  • The carburetor is tuned for optimal performance (if equipped)
  • Ignition timing and point gap/dwell is accurate
  • Valve train noise is acceptable to specifications
  • All OEM identification decals are in place (if applicable)

Continuing down the drivetrain, the transmission, drive shaft and differential all undergo a comprehensive inspection to ensure:

  • Transmission shifting noise is acceptable to specifications
  • Back-up light switch is in place and functional
  • Neutral safety switch is operable and present
  • Speedometer cable is in place and not rubbing other components
  • The drive shaft is in good working order and free of excessive vibration
  • The differential is fully operation and leak-free

Also included is an optional dyno tuning/max power testing session at Roush Yates Performance. If your new car claims serious horsepower, we’ve partnered with the best in the business to make sure that it not only delivers but has the road manners necessary for street driving.

Once performance is optimized, looking good takes precedence. With the combined benefits of our Seal of Approval and Test & Tune levels of service, paint, trim, glass, chrome and any exterior accessories are guaranteed to look showroom fresh and function as intended.

Inside, the checklist is extended to make sure all possible inconveniences are taken out of the equation. While basic features such as a functional horn, operational windows are already guaranteed, the Certification checklist is extended to ensure:

  • All interior lights are functional
  • Headlights are tested and aimed
  • All interior trim and rubber seals pass our inspection
  • All instrumentation is fully functional and problem-free

Engine

Our technicians start at the core of your driving experience: the drivetrain. All the benefits of our Seal of Approval and Test & Tune are included, so the engine is already guaranteed to start easily, idle well and operate leak-free. The Certification process allows our technicians to perform a comprehensive inspection, ensuring:

  • Compression is within specifications
  • Cylinder leakage is within specifications
  • Bolt-on speed equipment operates properly, including superchargers and turbos
  • The carburetor is tuned for optimal performance (if equipped)
  • Ignition timing and point gap/dwell is accurate
  • Valve train noise is acceptable to specifications
  • All OEM identification decals are in place (if applicable)

Drivability

Continuing down the drivetrain, the transmission, drive shaft and differential all undergo a comprehensive inspection to ensure:

  • Transmission shifting noise is acceptable to specifications
  • Back-up light switch is in place and functional
  • Neutral safety switch is operable and present
  • Speedometer cable is in place and not rubbing other components
  • The drive shaft is in good working order and free of excessive vibration
  • The differential is fully operation and leak-free

Also included is an optional dyno tuning/max power testing session at Roush Yates Performance. If your new car claims serious horsepower, we’ve partnered with the best in the business to make sure that it not only delivers but has the road manners necessary for street driving.

Interior & Exterior

A great interior is a huge asset for any vehicle. During our Seal of Approval, our techs assess overall condition of the interior while ensuring that seats and seat belts work properly, the heater and defroster are operational and all courtesy lights come on when they should. For Test & Tune, we look close to be sure:

  • All accessories work as intended (clocks, radio, etc.)
  • Blower fan works at all speeds
  • Vents are clear and functioning
  • All hand controls work as they should (window cranks/switches, etc.)

Exterior

Once performance is optimized, looking good takes precedence. With the combined benefits of our Seal of Approval and Test & Tune levels of service, paint, trim, glass, chrome and any exterior accessories are guaranteed to look showroom fresh and function as intended.

Inside, the checklist is extended to make sure all possible inconveniences are taken out of the equation. While basic features such as a functional horn, operational windows are already guaranteed, the Certification checklist is extended to ensure:

  • All interior lights are functional
  • Headlights are tested and aimed
  • All interior trim and rubber seals pass our inspection
  • All instrumentation is fully functional and problem-free