used vehicle1So you’ve bought a used car in the Des Moines IA area. How do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Des Moines 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 couldn’t afford to fix?

Regular Maintenance is Important!

If you plan on owning a car for the long haul, you’ll do well to keep it maintained so that you avoid costly repairs later. It’s easy to think that skipping an oil change here and there wouldn’t ruin a brand new engine.

It’s also very tempting to skip the 30,000 mile service.  Surely a brand new car doesn’t need that much work, right?  This is a common misconception.  Your vehicle manufacturer knows what your car needs!  Follow the service schedules they recommend.

What To Do First

If the vehicle didn’t come with maintenance records, you need to assume the worst. Most likely your car’s coolant system and transmission have either never been serviced or are in desperate need of a service.  It’s also a good idea to check the cabin air filter and have the fuel system cleaned.

All Pro Servicenter can help you with a plan to take care of critical 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 maintenance records. They’ll help you get top dollar when it’s time for you to sell.