Have you recently purchased a pre-owned Alfa Romeo? There are a few crucial first steps you should take when buying a pre-owned vehicle from Helfman Alfa Romeo of Sugar Land.

Get the Car Insured

You have to show proof of insurance before you can even buy a vehicle. If you already have a vehicle, you can show proof of that coverage. You’ll just need to contact your insurance company as soon as possible to let them know you have a new vehicle. If you don’t have existing coverage, it’s important to look at coverage options before you shop. 

Get the Car Registered

Oftentimes, vehicles will include a 30-day tag, or you can transfer your existing license plate. You need to take your new vehicle to get registered as soon as possible. Registration costs depend on the type of vehicle you drive, as well as its weight, so the cost could be different for your new (to you) vehicle.

Read the Owner’s Manual

Anytime you purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle, reading the owner’s manual is one of the crucial first steps. It can give you an inside look at your vehicle, helping you understand its features, their functions, and how to use them. Plus, it will tell you the best ways to care for your vehicle, including its ideal maintenance schedule, what type of oil you should use, and more.

After purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, it’s a good idea to have it inspected and schedule a maintenance appointment as soon as possible. That way, you can ensure it doesn’t have any hidden issues. The trained and certified technicians at our Alfa Romeo dealership in Houston, TX know Alfa Romeo vehicles inside and out and will gladly check yours out!