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What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in GREELEY

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in GREELEY

So you've bought a used vehicle in the GREELEY area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the GREELEY 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 Colorado 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 GREELEY buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?GREELEY 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 s ... read more

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

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious GREELEY 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 GREELEY 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 GREELEY 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 GREELEY, 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 problems, w ... read more

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Odometer Rollback on Your GREELEY, Colorado Vehicle

Odometer Rollback on Your GREELEY, Colorado Vehicle

How do GREELEY drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Colorado consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Colorado seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in GREELEY, Colorado, stop by Phil's Pro Auto Service: Phil's Pro Auto Service 707 12TH ST GREELEY, Colorado 80631   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can GREELEY vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll give you a com ... read more

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