What To Do After Buying a Used Car?

2022 Lexus NX on Highway
It can be stressful finding the perfect pre-owned vehicle for your Holmdel lifestyle. Fortunately, our experts are here to help you find the right vehicle for your needs. But, after you’ve purchased your dream vehicle, what should you do next? Knowing what steps to take after buying a used car will ensure that you don’t run into any issues during your Colts Neck commute.

From maintenance to registration, there are some important steps to be aware of so that you can get the most out of your vehicle ownership. Learn about the steps to take after buying a used car today with the finance experts from Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold!

What Are the Steps After Buying a Used Car?

It’s almost always an exciting experience purchasing a new-to-you ride for your Old Bridge adventures. Sometimes the excitement is so much that you can forget what you need to do to ensure you can enjoy your drives with little to no issues. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what to do after buying a pre-owned vehicle:

  • Get Insured: Many areas require that you have some kind of auto insurance before you leave the dealership showroom. Ideally, you’ll want to make sure you speak to an insurance agent before you get to the dealership but it’s vital that you’re insured before you start driving.
  • Get Your Vehicle Title Transferred: We simplify the buying process by transferring the title for you. However, if you’ve purchased your vehicle from a private party, you may have to look into the correct steps for transferring the vehicle’s title to your name.
  • Register Your Vehicle: At our dealership, we’ll help you register your vehicle so there’s no need to worry about that. But, purchasing from a private party or other dealerships may not be so easy. You’ll want to ensure you visit your local DMV with all your paperwork to have your vehicle registered.
  • Find a Trusted Service Center: Our experts are here to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly around Freehold but you don’t have to work with our service experts. We just recommend that you find a trusted service center that can help you keep your vehicle in excellent condition. Make sure your vehicle has been inspected and is up to date on maintenance.
  • Explore Your Owner’s Manual: Your owner’s manual has plenty of information that can let you know everything from how features work to how to perform maintenance. It’s a good idea to explore your owner’s manual so that you know the ins and outs of your ride.
  • Check for Recalls: Any kind of vehicle can have a recall so be sure that your vehicle has no open recalls. Recalls are often safety issues and it’s not a good idea to drive with an open recall.
  • Explore Extended Warranty Options: Extended warranties aren’t right for everyone but they can be a smart choice depending on your lifestyle. You can speak to our finance experts when you’re purchasing your vehicle and we’ll be happy to go over extended warranty options with you.

Start Your Pre-Owned Vehicle Search With Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold!

If you haven’t started looking for a pre-owned vehicle yet because you’re not sure where to start, come to our Freehold dealership or explore our selection online. We’ve got a high-quality selection of pre-owned vehicles and a simple vehicle purchasing process that you’ve never experienced before. Let us know if you have any questions!


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