Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:21

5 Things to do after buying a used car

5 Things to do after buying a used car 5 tip are important. All vehicle owners are required to title the car, register the car, and pay tax within 30 days of purchase. A registered vehicle requirement is state law and you will be fined a hefty amount if you do not register your vehicle.

 

After you have bought your used car, you should look below things in your vehicle.

Title Paperwork

After your vehicle purchase, you will need the vehicle title from the seller. The title certificate must include the following:

 

Your signature

Seller’s Signature

Date of Sale

Sale Price

Odometer reading

Description of vehicle

Lien information

If you purchased your used car from out of state, you must get a vehicle identification number (VIN).

Title Transfer and Vehicle Registration

All rules vary from state- to- state. All rules stated here abide by Missouri laws.

 

All vehicle owners are required to title the car, register the car, and pay tax within 30 days of purchase. A registered vehicle requirement is state law and you will be fined a hefty amount if you do not register your vehicle.

 

To transfer the title and register your used car you must go visit your state’s Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Bureau. (DMV office)

 

Before arriving at the DMV office you will need:

 

The application for your state’s title and license. You can find a Missouri application here

Title certificate

Inspection certificates

Copy of your property tax receipt

Payment for fees and taxes. These fees tend to vary.

If you didn’t get a vehicle history report before buying your vehicle, you definitely should get one now. The history report can tell if the car has had any damage due to accidents and the number of previous owners.

You should give the vehicle a good inspection. Pay special attention to the areas listed below.

Examine the tires

When you buying a used vehicle you must be sure your tires have correct air pressure and maintain proper alignment. Driving with under= or over- inflated tires can lead to flat tires and blowouts. Having your tires aligned will give your vehicle better fuel economy. Your tires react to changing weather conditions. Cold weather can cause your tire pressure to drop, and warmer weather may cause your tire pressure to increase. For your safety, you should be sure all your tires are in excellent condition.

Check your oil

After taking your car home, be sure to check the engine’s oil. It is also a good idea to change the filter. This way you don’t have to guess when the vehicle will next need an oil change.

Become familiar with your vehicle by reading the owner’s manual, if available. If notFree Web Content, you can find the owner’s manual online.

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