Used Car Dealer in Calgary

What to Do After Buying a Used Car

Prime Autos offers great prices on used cars in Calgary, making it easy to invest in one. However, after completing the purchasing process, there are steps to take in order for you to get on the road.

1- Ownership Transfer

To complete the purchase process of a used car, Prime Autos will hand over the title to you with a Bill of Sale. Using this document, you’ll be able to transfer ownership to your name and either use your existing plate or acquire a new one.

2- Get Insurance

Before you get off the lot with your newly purchased used car, you must ensure that you have an insurance plan. The minimum liability insurance will give you the proper coverage for unforeseen incidents. Since insurance coverages vary, it is a good idea to compare different options and include this cost as part of your car maintenance.

3- Secure the Bill of Sale

Your bill of sale will include information about the vehicle and extended warranty. Some insurance providers ask for the bill of sale in order to apply insurance. However, it is advisable to store it along with other important documents.

4- Register Your Car

Alberta rules indicate that a new vehicle purchase comes with a 14-day grace period. During this period, your new used vehicle must be registered. In the meantime, you can drive with your old license plate or a temporary registration tag.

5- Understand Your Vehicle’s Manual

The owner’s manual is helpful if you want to know the ins and outs of your used vehicle. By reading it, you will learn the scheduled maintenance, warranty information, the optimal tire pressure, gas grade and other helpful information about your vehicle.

6- Schedule Repairs

All vehicles sold through Prime Autos undergo 2 mechanical assessments. We first have our in-house mechanic inspect vehicles and fix whatever needs repair. Then, we send vehicles to a certified 3rd party mechanics to ensure that vehicles are mechanically fit. Both mechanics thoroughly check the engine, transmission, exhaust system, fluids and brakes.

7- Schedule Maintenance

Reading the owner’s manual will give you an idea of when the next maintenance should be done. Regular maintenance is vital for keeping used vehicle in tip-top condition and prolonging its life.

Use the manual to create scheduled maintenance and stick to it as closely as possible. This will ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly, helping you save significantly in the long run. For service recommendations, check with your Prime Autos associate.

8- Double-check for Recalls

Manufacturers can issue recalls for both new and used vehicles to upgrade them with the latest technology and address safety or operation issues. We usually handle all recalls, prior to selling vehicles. However, check recalls on your manufacturer’s website to ensure that your vehicle is up-to-date.

9- Get Extended Warranty

Getting an extended warranty for your used vehicle may be necessary to save you some costs in the long run. Once your car hits the road, it may be susceptible to expensive repairs; this is where warranties come in handy. By default, all vehicles from Prime Autos come with 6-months warranty included. This offers protection against the most common breakdowns including: Powertrain, Seals & Gaskets, Air Conditioning, Alternator, Water Pump, Starter Motor.

10- Hit The Road

Once you are done with all the processes involved in purchasing used vehicle, it’s time to hit the road. Drive in the neighborhood, take a road trip, and enjoy our new ride.

Need Financing?

If you want to invest in a good-quality used vehicle, apply for used vehicle financing in Calgary. After buying the vehicle, you will need to transfer the title, register your vehicle, schedule maintenance, read the owner’s manual, and get to know your vehicle. Also, ensure that you take your used vehicle for regular maintenance to keep it in top condition.