Buying A Used Car

Important Things To Do After Buying A Used Car

So you’ve just purchased a used car.  You’re probably itching to take it on its first road trip or to show it to your friends and family.

But before you do, you’ll want to follow these important tips below.

Get Car Insurance
This is one of the first things that you’ll want to do.  Call your insurance company to let them know of the purchase.  If you’ve sold your old vehicle, you’ll want to tell them about it.  Be smart and shop around for the best rates.  This is the best time to do it.  There are plenty of online resources to help you purchase auto insurance.

Take It To The Mechanic
Before you start showing your car to friends, take it to a Brake Masters® for any routine maintenance issues.  Remember, it’s important have a mechanic take a look at any used car before you purchase it.  Once you purchase it, take it back to them for any maintenance issues they may have noticed.

Throw Away Any Old Paperwork
If you’ve gotten rid of your old vehicle, be sure to properly throw away old service records and bills.  Be sure to shred any paperwork with important/confidential information on it.  This will help you avoid identity theft and other headaches down the road.

Wash The Car
If you didn’t purchase the used car from a dealership, you’ll probably need to wash it.  Remember that household cleaners are not meant for cars.  Be sure to use shampoos and polishes specifically designed for cars.

It is important to follow these four tips after you purchase a used car.  Be sure to keep track of oil changes and other repairs and services. Keep the records handy for future reference and for the next owner.