Important Steps After Buying a Used Car

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Did you know that it’s necessary to take certain steps after buying a used car? Some steps are even required by law. Fortunately, we’re available to help our Waynesville customers long after they buy a car from us. So, we’ve put together the guide below on important things you should do after buying a used car.



What to Do After Buying a Used Car

There are certain things that need to be done after your purchase to ensure your vehicle is running legally and safely on our Houston roads. So, be sure to take these steps after buying a car:

Take These Steps After Buying a Used Car

  • Procure insurance coverage – The law requires that this be done in order for the car to be registered.
  • Make sure the title is transferred – We’ll do this for you when you buy a car from us, but you’ll want to get the signed title from a private seller then transfer it at the DMV.
  • Get the car registered – Again, we’ll do this for you when you buy a car from us. But, if you buy from a private seller, you’ll need to go to the DMV to take care of this.
  • Locate a trustworthy mechanic – The easiest way to find a mechanic you can rely on is just to bring your car to our service center and let our trained professionals take care of it.
  • Take care of necessary maintenance – We will have changed the oil and done other important maintenance tasks on a car that we sell you. But, if you buy a car from a private seller, schedule an appointment with us to take care of these tasks.
  • Look over the owner’s manual – Don’t just throw your manual in the glove box and forget about it. A lot of our Houston customers have been surprised to find out how much useful information can be found there.
  • Check the government website recalls – Every automaker will eventually have recalls. You’ll likely be informed if your car is involved in one. But it’s a good idea to check just in case.
  • Think about getting an extended warranty – Used cars can still be covered. Extended warranties can remove a lot of the uncertainty out of buying a used car.

Take One of the Used Cars at Al West Nissan of Rolla for a Test Drive

We have a wide selection of dependable used cars to choose from. Come down and take one for a test drive. And to really ensure that you’re getting a reliable vehicle, check out our certified pre-owned cars. But, make sure to look over our pre-owned vehicle specials to make sure you’re getting the best deal. We’re conveniently located near Salem. So, stop in or give us a call today.


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