Do Used Cars Have Different Maintenance Needs?

August 10th, 2022 by

2020_Chevy_Trax_LT If you’re planning to buy a car, knowing what ownership entails is essential. One of your most important responsibilities is maintenance. And while both new and used vehicles require this, used cars’ needs may require different maintenance from used car dealers in Warminster, PA.

What All Cars Need

No matter if the car you bought just came from the factory or has been in service for the last decade, there are some everyday maintenance items to address.

  • Fluid changes, including oil, coolant, refrigerant, and others.
  • Filter changes, including fuel, oil, air, and cabin filters.
  • Tire replacements and wheel alignment.
  • Brake inspections and occasional adjustment or repair of components.
  • Electrical inspections and periodic battery replacement.
  • Transmission inspections, top-offs, and flushes.
  • And more — your Chevy dealer will keep you on track.

What Used Cars Need

Many forms of car maintenance are based on wear, which in turn is calculated by mileage. This is true of motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, tires, and many other components. However, as you’ve seen, if you’ve ever cracked open the owner’s manual, some maintenance intervals can be tens of thousands of miles. This means that there are services the original owner never had to deal with, but you will. Certain parts wear more with time than with mileage (like belts and hoses, which can become brittle over time, or spare tires, which age out). It’s a good idea to have your car inspected thoroughly and have a technician experienced with Chevy cars handle your maintenance.

Ensuring Longevity for Vehicles of All Ages

Consistent maintenance is the best way to keep any car in fine condition. If your vehicle needs any of these tasks, just make an appointment with the Chevrolet service center at Patriot Chevy of Warminster.

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