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Used Cars: Pickering's Auto Service Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Lakewood drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Lakewood area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some Lakewood used vehicle owners sell them because they don't want to deal with developing or existing problems.When you're considering buying a used vehicle in Lakewood, ask for service records. Check to see if the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed. If so, you probably have a great used vehicle on your hands. If there aren't any service records, then assume the worst.Check the vehicle for obvious signs of problems. Kick the tires if you want to but definitely check them for uneven tread wear. This can indicate alignment problem ... read more

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What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Lakewood

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Lakewood area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Lakewood area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in CO with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most Lakewood buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?Lakewood drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think that ski ... read more

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