5 Important Things to Do as Soon as You Buy a New or Used CarInsured by Carver
5 Important Things to Do as Soon as You Buy a New or Used Car
Buying a new or used car means you will be spending your hard-earned money. So, it is crucial to be mindful about your buying decision. However, once you have purchased your vehicle, there are still many important things left to do. Read on to learn about them so you can protect your investment and fully enjoy your new ride.
Following are 5 important things to do as soon you buy a new or used car:
1. Call Your Insurance Agent
Call your insurance agent and notify him/her about your new vehicle. Be ready to provide the car’s make, model, year, VIN, and any financing company information. Ask them about any discounts or additional coverages that may be available. It is also recommended that you obtain auto insurance ID cards so that you have proof of insurance. If your new vehicle replaces an old one, be sure to remove the old vehicle from your insurance policy.
2. Collect All the Paperwork
Just because you have signed everything it doesn’t mean that it’s all done. It is recommended that you obtain a copy of all the paperwork that you and your dealer have signed. Aside from the ownership and other agreements, be sure to acquire the original receipt of the payment that has been made for purchase, tax receipt, registration details, and all papers pertaining to any financial installment or loan that you have agree upon.
3. Get it Registered
Car registration is your legal proof that you paid the fees and taxes associated with your vehicle. This is referred to as your license plate and sticker. The registration connects with your vehicle title and insurance as evidence that the vehicle is yours. Not registering your car can lead to heavy fines or even jail time. There is also the risk of getting your vehicle impounded.
4. Read the Owner’s Manual
It is highly recommended that you read the owner’s manual of your new vehicle as it will help you become more familiar with this valuable investment. Note general maintenance items, e.g. recommended oil changes, fluids, tire pressure, etc. Also, familiarize yourself with new features or controls so you are not trying to find the windshield wipers or temperature controls while you are driving.
5. Aftermarket Protection
To protect your investment and ensure that your new ride is enjoyable, there are a couple of things that you should make sure that your car has or buy them if it doesn’t. Buy some quality seat covers for your new seats. They will keep the seats clean and offer padding and some cool features like controlled massagers and heating built-in, hence making your morning commute a little more tolerable. Apart from these, you should also consider getting some all-season floor mats to protect the cabin floors from slush, mud, and dirt that may find its way in between passengers. A sunshade and a steering wheel cover are also worthy investments.
Whether you have just purchased a new car or you are still evaluating your options, it is important to take into account a few key considerations to stay on top of things. The above-listed guidelines will help you in this regard.
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