Your New Car Checklist

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Getting a new car is an exciting and emotional time for a lot of drivers. You have a lot of decisions to make, and there is never enough time. So, it’s easy to forget the rest of the work and simply kick back once you’ve got your new car. This doesn’t work, though. You’ve still got some tasks to complete! To help you out, this post will go through a checklist to make sure that your car is ready for the road.

  • A Service

Of course, when you first get a car, you should be checking that everything is working correctly. Most of the time, this is done with a professional service. You can take your car to near enough any garage, and by appointment, they’ll service the car for you. A service will generally include a look over the whole vehicle, replacing parts that need to be replaced. They will also make advisories that should be fixed as soon as possible. This isn’t so important if your car is brand new. In this case, it will have been serviced very recently. But, with secondhand cars, you should always have them checked. This will give you a chance to make sure that you haven’t been scammed and that the car is safe for the road.

  • Insurance And Tax

In most countries, you need car insurance to be able to drive on the road. At this point, you need to choose an insurance provider. Usually, people will make this decision based on the best value options available. If you’ve already been driving for some time, you probably already know who you’re going to choose to provide it. But, usually, this takes some time. And, of course, you want to get your car on the road as soon as possible. For this, you need temporary car insurance coverage. This gives you a few days to get permanent insurance sorted once you’re on
the road. Some countries also require road tax to be paid. So, it’s worth doing a bit of research. Without road tax, your new car won’t be legal!

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  • Is It Stolen?

Unfortunately, cars are incredibly hot items for theft. They’re easy to sell, and they’re high value, even if they’re old. So, it makes sense that a lot of them get stolen. But, even more, unfortunately, a lot of these cars end up getting sold on as if they are perfectly fine. If you buy a stolen car, you’re not likely to get into trouble. But, the car could be taken from you. And, if the seller never gets caught, you may never get your money back. It’s a scary prospect, but it’s incredibly easy to avoid. You can install an app on your phone or text a local number that will tell you if a car is stolen. All you need is the number plate and a little bit of change, and you’ll get a report. Never buy a stolen car, it’s simply not worth it.
Hopefully, this will make it easy for you, next time you decide to buy a new car. Remember; it’s worth doing plenty of research, to get the best option and avoid breaking any rules. Good luck and drive safe!

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