lunes, 1 de mayo de 2017

Important things you should do after buying a used car

When you finally have found a new car, you have negotiated a grat deal, and you're ready to drive it for the next few years, you may think that's all, but it is not quite that simple. There are a couple more things that you need to do before it is legal to drive your car on the highway. Fortunately, they are fairly easy, and there is a lot of information available to help you through the processes.

At GUARDIAN INSURANCE AGENCY located in Fairburn, Lagrange and Norcross, we give you some important tips to do after buying a used car:

1. Registration:

Until your car is properly registered, you will not be able to legally drive on public roads, but if you buy a new or used car at a dealership, they will usually help you with the paperwork so that you have at least a temporary registration before leaving the dealer. But keep in mind that the service is not free and they will usually charge you a documentation fee, or doc fee, for the time that they spend on the paperwork.

If you buy the car from a private seller, you will almost certainly have to go to DMV to finalize the title transfer and register the car. You can also leave this process to specialized agents in these topics and save time. You should be prepared to pay several hundred dollars for registration, depending on the state.

We advise you to always keep your registration information in the car but never keep the title of your vehicle in the car.

2. Insurance:

We advise that if it is your first car, find an insurer before buying your car, as most dealers will not allow you to drive without showing proof of insurance.

There are several components to an auto insurance policy, and the costs for each vary according to the type of car you buy, its value, your age, your credit score, your driving record, the length of your trip, how much is the deductible and the area in which you live.

Buying insurance to cover your car and its contents in case of an accident or theft is optional if you own the car but it is necessary if you have a loan on the car. State laws require that you purchase liability insurance to protect other drivers and their property from your actions.

3. Repairs and Maintenance:

- Change All Filters: Air, Fuel, Transmission, Oil, Most likely you should replace all these filters and even if they are ok, it is still a good idea to replace them anyway.
- Read the Owner's Manual: Although it is a difficult task you should do it to learn the intervals of service of your new car, or how to configure the systems and others.
- Clean thoroughly inside and outside: It is important to make sure your new car is nice and bright on the outside, but certainly more important than detailing the interior thoroughly. The previous owner could have left inside unpleasant things that need to be removed as soon as possible.
- Change all fluids: Change all the fluids of your car is obvious, but absolutely necessary. Your car will work much better than it did with all the dirty fluid that had ever been changed.
- Check the brakes: Brakes are one of the most vital safety components of a car, so you need to check and replace if necessary before you start using your car.
- Check/change the tires: Tires are the only thing that connects a car to the road, so its importance can not be overstated. Make sure they have good depth of tread and that all four match, otherwise change them.

Contact us for more Information, At GUARDIAN INSURANCE AGENCY, we can help you whit all the paperwork for your new car. 

If you need a Car Insurance, Car Registration, Car Title, Vehicle License Plate or Car Tag in the Fairburn, Lagrange and Norcross areas, please Call us: (706) 884-5006 or (770) 969-5666 or Please visit us: 

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