Advice for the First-Time Car Owner

September 24th, 2020 by

Buying your first car is a milestone worth celebrating. Continue reading for some tips for first-time car owners so you can get the most out of your new ride.

Tips for First-Time Car Owners
Get Your Car Inspected
If you haven’t done so already, schedule service with a trusted mechanic as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that everything in your car performs as advertised. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the inner workings of your car. A mechanic can demystify the terminology you may not be familiar with including how it handles, which features will prove to be the most useful to you, and any potential red flags you’ll want to keep an eye on down the road. Getting your inspection completed early is even more important if your car came with a limited warranty.

Explore the Owners Manual
Your owners manual is not only a resource that will help you care for and maintain your car effectively, it will also be a lifeline if you ever find yourself in a crisis.

Take a few minutes to look over your manual now so that if you find yourself a crisis with a flat tire or a blinking check engine light, you’ll know exactly where to find the information you need.

Create a Maintenance Schedule
While it’s important to know what each of your indicator lights are, these are not intended to be reminders of general maintenance. Creating and sticking to a routine maintenance schedule will help your car perform at peak performance much longer. Taking the time to regularly check and replace the oil, rotate and align the tires, and check or replace filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions will extend the life of your car by years.

Your owners manual will provide specific instructions for the make and model of your car. If you have lost your owners manual, you can access a copy of your owners manual online or you can speak with a trusted mechanic.

Don’t forget to maintain the exterior of your car as well. While washing and waxing your car may not seem as important as changing the oil, doing so will protect the clear coat and paint on your car to keep it from damages such as rust later on.

Find Your First Car in Gorham, NH
If you’re still looking to buy your first car, visit Berlin City. Not only do we have a wide variety of new cars for sale, we have an experienced team that will help you find the perfect car to match your lifestyle. Give us a call or drop by our dealership today to get started.

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