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How to Care for Your Used Car | Winston-Salem, NC | Credit Union Auto Buying Service

How to Care for Your Used Car

You made the wise financial choice and chose a used car. Now, with just some basic maintenance, your car will keep running for years to come. Here are a few tips on how to care for your used car.

  1. Change your oil. Check your owner’s manual to see what the recommended schedule is for your car. While you hear every 3,000 miles, many cars can go a lot longer than that between oil changes.
  2. Wash your car. Dirt, salt, and dead bugs build up on the outside of a car. This can erode the vehicle’s finish. Monthly washes and bi-annual waxes can help ensure that your car won’t lose its shine.
  3. Inspect your tires. Tires are an important safety feature on any car. Incorporate inspecting your tires into your monthly washes. Look for signs of extreme wear and make sure the tread is deep enough on all four tires.
  4. Tire rotation. Rotate your vehicle’s tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, to help them wear evenly and last longer.
  5. Other routine maintenance. Along with oil changes and tire rotations, make sure you are following the maintenance schedule outlined in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. This will include brake checks, fluid levels, the HVAC system, and other components. Our service lane at Credit Union Auto Buying Service can do all of this for you.
  6. Clean the interior. Just as you want the outside to look like new, you should keep the cabin clean, too. Make sure everything you want to keep in your car has a secure spot, so it does not become a danger to you if you are involved in an accident. Wipe down all the hard surfaces and clean any spots on your upholstery. Finish off with a thorough vacuum.

Call us at Credit Union Auto Buying Service to for more insights on caring for your used vehicle.

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