Two people talking about a car

What Do I Do After I Buy A Used Car?

It’s always exciting to find yourself behind the wheel of your new car, even if it is actually a used car. If it is new to you, then it is a reason to celebrate. Any upgrade is worth celebrating, but upgrading your car is especially worthy.

We know to be careful with used cars, though. You shouldn’t buy the first used car on the lot that you see with no questions asked. Some research and thought are vital to making sure you’re making the best purchase possible. If you do your research, then you should be in the clear once you buy your car right? Well, there is an after-purchase checklist you will want to run through as well.

What to do After you Buy a Used Car

Obviously, the first thing to do is to get your car licensed, registered, and insured. Most dealerships will help you take care of these things, but it never hurts to double-check. Once that is settled, you should have it inspected by a mechanic. In an ideal situation, you should have it inspected before you buy it, but that’s not always possible. You should also replace any and all filters, even if they look OK. This gives you a fresh start with your car and helps keep it running.

Pre-Owned vehicles sign

Carfax sticker on a window

Cleaning your car is also a good thing to do early. Have the inside and outside cleaned as much as you can to take care of anything the previous owner might have left behind. You can also change the fluids and do any small repairs your car might need. Taking the time to change and fix everything when you get the car will help you get more out of it. It also helps to check everything, like the tires and brakes, again as well just to make sure it looks all right.


How to Finance a Used Truck


Truck Service in Mesa, AZ

If you need to get some work done on your truck, then stop by the Trucks Only service center and see what our staff can do for you. Feel free to call us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.