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Do It Yourself Advice - November 26, 2003

Do It Yourself Advice


Buying: After the Sale
by Kevin Schappell

Enjoy your car... that's simple huh? Well it's not really that simple. Here is a list of things to think about after the sale.

  • Notify your insurance agent about the new car. Now would also be a good time to get a competitive insurance quote to make sure you are saving the most on auto insurance.

  • Read the entire owners manual. Familiarize yourself with the service requirements. Understand when you need to change oil, filters, and other major things like timing belt and driveline fluids.

  • Get used to operating the heating/AC controls and the radio so you do not have to fumble around and risk an accident while on the highway.

  • Pop the hood and find the oil filler cap, the oil dipstick. If you bought a car with an automotive transmission there will be a dipstick for the transmission fluid also.

  • Find the spare tire and jack. Make sure you know where to jack the car when changing a tire and how to remove the spare when you need it. There is nothing worse than getting a flat tire in a new car and having to struggle to change it the first time.

  • Accessorize! It's your car and it should make a statement about you. There are plenty of aftermarket items to make your new car unique like yourself.

Good Luck!

Kevin Schappell

Kevin maintains http://www.autoeducation.com where he gives advice on car maintenance, buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles.


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