It's New To Me - What To Do When You Buy Used In Salt Lake CityJan 8th, 2018
Salt Lake City drivers sell vehicles for a lot of different reasons. Maybe they just want something new or maybe they're selling the vehicle because it has a problem or two. So how do you know what you're getting into when you sign the papers for a used vehicle in Utah?
When a vehicle comes into Rays Muffler and Auto Repair in Bountiful with maintenance records, we can see if the factory maintenance schedule has been followed.
If it doesn't come with records, used vehicle buyers have to assume the worst. How many Salt Lake City people who are turning in a leased vehicle at 36,000 miles/60,000 kilometers will perform the transmission service recommended at 35,000 miles/59,000 kilometers?
So what do you do? At Rays Muffler and Auto Repair, we suggest getting on track with the maintenance schedule and staying on track. Lacking evidence to the contrary, assume it needs an oil change. The thorough Rays Muffler and Auto Repair inspection that comes with a full service oil change will reveal basic problems.
Be sure to bring up any specific concerns with your Rays Muffler and Auto Repair service consultant. When buying an older used vehicle in Bountiful, there's more to be concerned with because there's been more time for things to go wrong. A used vehicle inspection at Rays Muffler and Auto Repair is a good idea: the peace of mind is well worth the money.
In addition to the scheduled maintenance items, look for uneven wear on the tires. That could be a symptom of an alignment problem, worn shocks or some other suspension issue. Listen for unusual sounds and pay attention to strange odors. Keep track of any problems you have when driving so you can consult with your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Rays Muffler and Auto Repair in Bountiful.
If you just bought a used vehicle in the Salt Lake City area, give us a call at 801-292-4731.