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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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3 Car Owner's Tips For A Well Maintained Vehicle

by Connor Ferguson

Since you drive your car every day to get around, it is vitally important that you do everything that you can to keep your car in the best possible condition. This will protect your investment and also make it so that you are able to prevent unnecessary repairs throughout the years. This will save you some money and allow you to keep your car on the road for as long as possible. Take advantage of some of these tips, so that you can stay on top of a few of the most important repairs that will protect your vehicle. 

#1: Get An Oil Change Every 3,000 To 7,000 Miles If You Are A Frequent Driver

You stand to gain a lot from your vehicle as long as you stay on top of your oil changes. Some of the following benefits are available to you when you get your oil changed frequently:

  • The engine will emit less noxious fumes
  • Your engine won't knock and will give you excellent performance
  • The engine will have a longer lifespan overall
  • You will fill up at the pump less, since your vehicle will get better miles per gallon

For the best results, you should get your vehicle's oil changed approximately every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. If you don't get the oil changed under those parameters, make sure to get it changed every 6 months. 

#2: Keep Your Tires In Good Condition With Rotations Every 5,000 To 8,000 Miles

A tire rotation allows your tires to wear down evenly, as opposed to the tread becoming smoother and duller in one spot. This adds to the longevity of your tires overall and allows you to have a smoother ride, better gas mileage and better overall control of the vehicle. To get the most of your vehicle, you should get your tires rotated at a licensed and insured auto shop every 5,000 to 8,000 miles

#3: Get Your Car Inspected Every Year

Getting a vehicle inspection is easy to remember when you live in a state that requires them. However, since not all states require you to get an auto inspection, you should always take it on yourself to make sure your car is looked after thoroughly. Auto shops will inspect your vehicle inside and out, checking everything from the engine, transmission and radiator to the tires and horn. 

To get the most of your car, get in touch with an auto shop in your area, so that you can build a rapport.