Owning pre owned vehicles is a great way to have multiple reliable cars while saving money. Unfortunately, since most used cars have had an average of three owners, you need to focus even more on vehicle maintenance in order to get the most out of your car.
Of course you should be taking your vehicle to a reputable shop every few months to ensure that everything is working properly, but there are plenty of other things you can do, as well.
Here are some helpful tips for taking better care of your pre owned vehicles this year:
- Check and change your oil — This is perhaps the most important step when it comes to keeping your engine functioning properly and your car working well. Neglecting your oil level or forgoing regular oil changes will destroy your engine quickly — so check often and schedule an oil change.
- Keep your car clean — Washing the outside of your car is great, but you need to clean your vehicle’s interior every once in a while, as well. Also, you need to clean your car’s undercarriage since just about everything your car runs over can get stuck to the underside. Hose off that road grime and winter salt to keep your entire car looking and feeling great.
- Clean your windshield — A dirty, foggy, worn-down windshield doesn’t just look bad, it obscures your view of the road and can be a major safety hazard. It’s recommended to thoroughly clean your windshield at least once or twice a week. You can do this at any gas station with a squeegee. Simply soak the windshield with the cleaning fluid and pull the squeegee tightly from the middle to both sides and then top to bottom.
Owning any kind of car is a major responsibility — so you need to make sure you’re staying on top of your car’s maintenance and visiting trusted auto shops every few months. If you want to learn more about how to better take care of your pre owned vehicles this year or find some quality used cars for sale, give Auto Sales and Service a call today.