What are the Best Methods to Maintain a Pre-Owned Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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6 Tips for Maintaining a Pre-Owned Car 

Maintaining your pre-owned vehicle is of vital importance. When maintaining your car, we suggest following the TOWBIF model. TOWBIF stands for Tires, Oil, Windows, Brakes/Belts/Battery, Interior, and Fluids. These areas of the vehicle need to be maintained on a regular basis.  

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To maintain your tires, you should be frequently checking your tire pressure. Newer car models have technology that monitors this pressure. However, if your car does not have this feature, we recommend checking tire pressure every couple of days. You should also be checking your tires for general wear and tear weekly and have them rotated every six months or 8,000 miles. The best way to do this is to rotate your tires with every other oil change. 


Speaking of oil, it is recommended that you check your oil weekly. Additionally, your oil should be changed every 4,000 miles to keep your vehicle running at peak performance. 


Maintaining your windows is another key aspect of maintaining your pre-owned vehicle. Therefore, you should be cleaning off your windows and checking for cracks on a regular basis. We recommend that you do this every time you stop for gas and use the complimentary window cleaning supplies available at most gas stations. 

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The brakes, belts, and battery are some of the most important components of your vehicle. Ensuring that these parts are well maintained are paramount. We recommend you have your brakes checked with every tire rotation. Belts should be checked for general wear and tear regularly, while your battery should be checked and cleaned monthly. 


The interior of your vehicle is a huge selling point during resale. As a result, you will want to keep your interior well-maintained by cleaning and vacuuming the interior as needed. 


Every car needs several fluids to keep it operating at its best. Fluids should be checked regularly and flushed out and refilled every six months or with every tire rotation. 

Where Should You Buy Your Next Pre-Owned Car? 

If you are looking for a great car buying experience check out the OkCarz pre-owned inventory. We offer tremendous financing options that can make your car buying experience run smoothly. Stop in today! 

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