PDI stands for “Pre-Delivery Inspection.” A PDI inspection is a thorough examination and testing process that is performed on vehicles, typically automobiles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs), and other similar motorized vehicles, before they are delivered to the customer or dealership. The purpose of a PDI inspection is to ensure that the vehicle is in proper working condition, meets quality standards, and is ready for use by the end-user.

During a PDI inspection, trained technicians or mechanics go through a checklist of tasks and tests to identify any issues, defects, or discrepancies that might have occurred during manufacturing, transportation, or storage.