Proper vehicle care and maintenance is doubly essential when you have your sights set on a used car for sale. True, the risks could be higher in driving a previously owned car, but good ol’ tender loving care can ensure longer and quality performance. Here are must-dos for you:
Check the car history.
If you could ask the previous owner or the dealership for a maintenance history of the car, as well as a list of repairs done, do so. This will give you an idea what potential problems to expect, and you could plan ahead to avoid them.
Know which parts have to be regularly replaced .
Some parts of your car will need to be replaced more often to ensure that your ride is always in its best condition. These parts include the:
· Fuel Filter – Replace this every two years, or every 24,000 miles, to avoid clogging your injector.
· Engine Belts – Replace them every three years or 36,000 miles to ensure smooth running on your crankshafts and camshafts.
· Brakes – Replacement should be done every two years or sooner. You need to check the fluid level frequently, as well as the brake pad.
With proper maintenance, even a used car can run like a new one for years, while the lack of it could make even the newest models faulty and problematic within a short time. So, don’t be anxious to buy a used car. You can keep it running like new through monitored maintenance and repair.