What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Carbondale

So you’ve bought a used car in the Carbondale area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Carbondale area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from. Maybe it was a little of both.

Used cars in CO with 25,000 to 35,000 miles on them are often lease returns, Glenwood Springs corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most Carbondale buyers feel pretty confident about these because they’re newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?

Carbondale drivers who are planning to own a car for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid costly repairs down the road. But, if you know you’re only going to have the car for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think that skipping an oil change here and there wouldn’t ruin a brand new engine. Then it’ll be someone else’s problem when it comes time to pay for the damage.

It is very tempting for Carbondale auto owners to skip the 30,000 mile service if they know they’ll be turning in their leased vehicle in a couple of months.

If the vehicle didn’t come with maintenance records, Carbondale used care buyers need to assume the worst. Most likely the coolant system and transmission have never been serviced. The cabin air filter has probably not been changed and a fuel system cleaning at Your Parts Haus may be in order.

You’ll want Your Parts Haus to check the A/C, battery, engine air filter, serpentine belt and hoses. A used car inspection at Your Parts Haus is well worth the cost.

And if your “new” used vehicle has more miles on it, an inspection is even more essential. Check your owner’s manual or talk with your satisfactory Your Parts Haus service specialist (call 970-963-3344) about what should have been done. Please don’t forget the timing belt; that can be very pricey if it fails.

Your Parts Haus will help you with a plan to take care of essential services and get the rest caught up. If your budget won’t allow you to take care of everything right away, we can help you prioritize your needs and get it taken care of over the next several months. And remember to keep your important maintenance records. They’ll help you get top dollar on the CO used car market when it’s time for you to sell.

Your Parts Haus
1301 Delores Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-3344

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