4 Things You Need to do After Purchasing a Used Car

Since every used car comes with a prior history, it's a good idea to do a few things after purchase to bring it up to snuff. Although we perform a thorough inspection at Hometown Auto and stand behind every car we sell, you will still need to maintain it. We can help with all your service needs to keep your car in optimal condition. Here are four things you'll need to do to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

  1. Oil Change – If you have a copy of the owner's manual, stick to the recommended schedule for changing the oil. Use synthetic oil for prolonged engine life, better cold-weather starting, and slightly better fuel economy. Since motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine, you'd be wise to change it after purchase.
  2. Flush Engine Coolant – Coolant plays an important role in protecting your engine. An overheated engine can destroy gaskets and warp engine components beyond repair. Second-hand owners should have their coolant system flushed after purchase and replaced every three years.
  3. Battery Check – Look at the date on your battery and replace if it's in its fourth year. The last thing you'll want to worry about is a dead battery, especially in the winter months. Nowadays, many batteries don't last long after the three-year warranty. Battery replacement can easily be done at home or during your service at Hometown Auto.
  4. Examine Tires – Aside from checking tread depth, uneven wear, and air pressure, older tires grow noisier as they age. If your tires look worn, it's time to replace them with a new, matching set. New tires can totally transform your vehicle.

At Hometown Auto, we will always make sure your vehicle is in good working order before you leave the lot. We want you to feel confident that your car is safe and reliable. Come see us at one of our two convenient locations in High Point and Winston-Salem for all your after-purchase service needs.