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First 7 Things To Do After Buying A Used Car

hey everybody I’m here today to talk to you about the first seven things to do after buying a used car if you have purchased a used car whether it is two years old or 20 years old or 40 years old it’s a really good idea to do these seven things first because they are crucial and critical in having that used car run well and I’m sure that’s what you want to happen now let’s get right to it number one is to take care of the paperwork now I know that if you’re buying a used car the first thing that you want to do is just drive it because you’re buying it because you like the used car and you want to drive it you want to experience that used car but you should take care of you all of the paperwork first your insurance your registration the ownership the licensing the license plates whatever it is where you live that you need to do make sure that you take care of all that stuff first I know that it’s tempting to just want to drive that car and experience how that car feels when you drive it but take care of the paperwork you will be thankful that you did later okay number two has changed the oil now even if the previous owner said that they changed the oil they just changed the oil and you check the oil dipstick and it looks great you should still change the oil just because you don’t exactly know they could have said they just changed the oil you don’t know what the situation is I’m not saying that they’re lying to you I’m just saying that you just paid for this vehicle so you might as well do the right things to make sure that it is running properly now if you can change the oil oil yourself that’s great because then you can actually see what’s going on with the oil when you drain it when you replace it and so forth you can get a good look at the underbody of the car and the engine bay but if you can’t replace the oil that’s fine to just go to a mechanic shop and have them replace the oil I would also ask the mechanic kindly to just take a look at the condition of the oil and the engine bay just take a very very quick look okay now you you probably will have already inspected the car but just have the mechanic that’s changing the oil just take a quick look and if you’re changing to all yourself you can go ahead and take a quick look number three clean the inside and the outside of the car clean it like you’ve never cleaned the car before okay now when you clean the outside of the car you’re gonna actually number one you’re gonna remove all of the dirt and grime and so forth but number two you’re gonna get to know the outside of the car whoops now chances are that you’ve already inspected the exterior of the car but when you actually clean it when there’s scrubbing the panel’s of the car you’re gonna get to know any little dents that the car has now like I said you probably inspected the car and you probably knew of certain dents or it didn’t have any dents but when you go and clean those panels you’re gonna find every little dent on the car which is a good thing because then you’ll know where they are so you can sort of keep track of them if you get more dense or you can go ahead and fix them if you want to get them fixed clean the inside of the car because that’s the environment that you’re driving in so you want to make sure that it’s nice and clean and you’ll also get to know all of the little quirks of the interior of the car you’ll find anything in the interior when you do a nice deep cleaning of the interior number four you should flush the engine coolant mele engine coolant plays a vital role in making sure that the engine is running properly and it prevents it from overheating and make sure that the engine stays in a nice cool mediocre temperature now with that being said you should flush the engine coolant even if the coolant is popped off and it looks perfectly clean it looks great you should flush it anyways just like I said with the oil you just want to make sure that your car is gonna be running in tip-top shape okay number five is to check the condition of the battery now battery is something that can leave you stranded unless you have jumper cables and it can still leave you stranded from time to time so with that being said check the condition of the battery check the date of the battery take a look at whether or not you see any corrosion happening on the on the posts or the terminals just take a look at you know whether you see the sidewalls of the battery bulging out just you know check the charge of it make sure that it’s in good condition if it’s not in good condition and it doesn’t have a lot of life left and go ahead and replace it if it’s in good condition you’re good to go you can leave it number six you should read the owner’s manual now the owners manual has a lot of good information it tells you pretty much everything that you need to know about the now chances are if you’re buying a used car that the person gave you the owner’s manual with the car but here’s the great thing if not if you can’t find the owner’s manual if you search online I’m sure you can find the actual owners manual or if you can’t find the owner’s manual online for whatever reason then you can actually do research and people in forums will have lots of threads about you know the various things about the car the good things the bad things how to fix this how to replace that how to maintain this how to do this with the car and that with the car so just read the owner’s manual or do some research so you actually get to know the car better and last but not least number seven check the brakes now the brakes are crucial they play a critical vital role in the car because guess what you can push the gas pedal in the car will go but if you want the car to stop you need the brakes check the condition of the brakes if they’re good to go you can leave them if they need to be replaced go ahead and replace them because brakes are arguably one of the most if not the most important parts of a car because they allow you to stop safely and effectively so check those brakes make sure that they’re good to go and that’s basically it in this video I’ve gone over the first seven things to do after buying a used car you’re buying a used car I know the first thing that you want to do is just take that car out and just drive it around the neighborhood but you should do these seven things first the first seven things that you should do as soon as you get that used car okay do these seven things first they will greatly help you in extending the life of the car and making sure that you’re happy with your purchase be sure to give this video a thumbs up if you liked it let me know what you think down below as a comment what are some other things that you recommend doing once you buy a used car let me know has a comment down below and of course be sure to subscribe for more great car and driving videos just like this one and that’s all I have for you today thanks for watching