Vehicle Maintenance Tips Before You Find A Car For Sale


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Vehicle Maintenance Tips Before You Find A Car For Sale

Are you in search of a car for sale? If so, you likely want something reliable that will last you many years. In this case, maintenance and regular servicing are essential to prolonging the lifespan of a vehicle. Therefore, before you decide to search for used cars near you, you should first get acquainted with a few simple maintenance tips.

At R&B Car Company, we understand how much you value your car, and we want to help extend its life as much as possible. For that reason, we have compiled a list below of helpful maintenance tips to look at before you decide to purchase a car.

1. Check And Maintain Fluids

Before finding a car for sale, it is important to note the process involved with checking and maintaining vehicle fluids. Most of these fluids can be checked with a dipstick, and you can have a professional change them when they are low, or you can learn how to do it yourself. The basic fluids within vehicles can be seen listed below:

  • Engine Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Steering Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid

2. Inspect Brakes And Suspension

Two essential components of any car for sale are the brakes and suspension. Therefore, if you are considering buying a car, then you should first familiarize yourself with the brakes and suspension of whichever vehicles interest you. If you want smooth handling, you should check your brakes and suspension periodically or have them checked by a professional.

3. Assess Tires Periodically

At R&B Car Companyís Fort Wayne car dealership, we want you to stay safe on the road as well as save money on tires. Most used cars near you should be equipped with new tires, however, as soon as you drive a car off the lot, the tires will begin to wear, and the pressure could be affected by several different factors. Hence, you should strive to check the wear and tear along with tire pressure to prevent accidents. It is also good to have your tires rotated typically every 5,000 miles to ensure long life and balance out of your tires.

4. Check Engine Belts After 100,000 Miles

Some Fort Wayne used cars may have almost 100,000 miles on them from past drivers. Once they hit 100,000 miles, engine belts typically need to be checked and changed if necessary. However, many dealerships will replace these belts when appropriate.

5. Keep A Clean Car

When you visit R&B Car Company to browse used cars for sale near you, you will likely notice that every car is shiny and spotless. This is not just for show, however. In fact, keeping a car clean also contributes to a vehicleís longevity. If a vehicle isnít kept clean, it may rust, or there may be body damage. Thus, it is best to clean your vehicle whenever it is needed.

6. Different Maintenance Between Different Vehicle Types

While searching for used cars near you, you may be considering several different vehicle types. Perhaps youíre considering a truck for sale near you. In this case, the required maintenance will likely be similar yet slightly different than a sedan, for example. The truck may need more servicing for its tires compared to a sedan if the truck is being frequently used to tow something or driving off-road. For this reason, it is wise to get an understanding of the required maintenance for whichever vehicle type most interests you.

In conclusion, we at R&B Car Company hope that this list has helped you to understand some of the basic maintenance involved in keeping a car running for a long time. If you are near Goshen, IN, and considering a car, donít hesitate to visit R&B Car Company in person or online.

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Exterior: 
Red
Mileage:
110,036
Model #: 
6AH69
VIN:
1G6AX5S32E0188888
Stock #:
34229A
Original:
$20,495
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-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$16,995
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Red Leather
Mileage:
12,423
Engine:
8cyl, 6.2L, 455.0hp
Model #: 
1AK37
VIN:
1G1FG1R74J0133804
Stock #:
34700
Original:
$46,255
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
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$680.29 / month*
This Used 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: * LOW MILES *, ANDROID AUTO, NAV, APPLE CARPLAY, LEATHER, A/C SEATS, HTD ST. WHEEL, LED HEADLTS, HTD SEATS, LED TAIL LTS, ALLOY WHEELS, WIFI HOTSPOT, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, BACKUP CAM, PREMIUM SOUND, VOICE CONTROLS, RADAR SENSING,...   Read More
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Exterior: 
Blue
Mileage:
10,369
Engine:
8cyl, 6.2L, 455.0hp
Model #: 
1AK67
VIN:
1G1FG3D76J0164684
Stock #:
34698
Original:
$47,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$43,880
$698.19 / month*
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Exterior: 
Gray
Mileage:
31,794
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 192.0hp
Model #: 
CV1F3JEW
VIN:
1HGCV1F37JA010964
Stock #:
34496B
Original:
$30,495
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$429.53 / month*
This Used 2018 Honda Accord Sedan has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: ANDROID AUTO, APPLE CARPLAY, LED HEADLTS, ALLOY WHEELS, BLUETOOTH, VOICE CONTROLS, DUAL CLIMATE, AUX PORT.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2018 Honda Accord Sedan sedan Includes: Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Keyless Entry,...   Read More
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
84,494
Engine:
3.6L V6
Model #: 
1GZ69
VIN:
2G1105S35K9142063
Stock #:
34711
Original:
$28,480
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$24,980
$397.47 / month*
This Used 2019 Chevrolet Impala, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: ANDROID AUTO, APPLE CARPLAY, NAV, LEATHER, LED TAIL LTS, WIFI HOTSPOT, REMOTE START, LED HEADLTS, ALLOY WHEELS, HTD SEATS, BACKUP CAM, SIRIUS XM, ONSTAR, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING, PREMIUM SOUND, RADAR SENSING, PWR SUNROOF,...   Read More
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Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
29,230
Model #: 
L5F
VIN:
3LN6L5F98JR608835
Stock #:
34709
Original:
$35,280
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$31,780
$505.66 / month*
This Used 2018 Lincoln MKZ, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: APPLE CARPLAY, NAV, LEATHER, ANDROID AUTO, HTD SEATS, ALLOY WHEELS, WIFI HOTSPOT, A/C SEATS, REMOTE START, AWD, HID HEADLIGHTS, BLUETOOTH, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, VOICE CONTROLS, RADAR SENSING, SIRIUS XM, PREMIUM SOUND, DUAL CLIMATE, AUX...   Read More
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White
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
33,968
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 139.0hp
Model #: 
1852
VIN:
5YFEPMAE2NP271951
Stock #:
34683
Original:
$28,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$24,880
$395.88 / month*
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Exterior: 
Silver
Mileage:
64,602
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 304.0hp
Model #: 
6GB69
VIN:
2G61L5S32H9113694
Stock #:
34682
Original:
$23,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$316.32 / month*
This Used 2017 Cadillac XTS has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: LEATHER, WIFI HOTSPOT, ALLOY WHEELS, REMOTE START, PREMIUM SOUND, BLUETOOTH, RADAR SENSING, DUAL CLIMATE.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2017 Cadillac XTS sedan Includes: WiFi Mobile Hotspot, Homelink System, Satellite Radio, Premium...   Read More
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Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
59,010
Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
2G1105S32H9181718
Stock #:
34681
Original:
$25,480
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$21,980
$349.73 / month*
This Used 2017 Chevrolet Impala has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: WIFI HOTSPOT, ALLOY WHEELS, BLUETOOTH, DUAL CLIMATE.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2017 Chevrolet Impala sedan Includes: Voice Command Features, Keyless Entry, Onboard Hands-Free Communications System, Satellite Radio, WiFi...   Read More
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Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
96,339
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZD69
VIN:
1G1ZD5ST8JF114657
Stock #:
34673
Original:
$20,480
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$16,980
$270.18 / month*
This Used 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: ALLOY WHEELS, WIFI HOTSPOT, BACKUP CAM, BLUETOOTH.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedan Includes: WiFi Mobile Hotspot, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Keyless Start, Keyless Entry, Onboard Hands-Free...   Read More
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Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
103,716
Model #: 
1GC69
VIN:
1G11D5SR6DF163037
Stock #:
34665
Original:
$14,900
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$11,400
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Used, 2013 Buick Verano Leather Group, Blue, 34329B-1
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Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
129,726
Engine:
8cyl, 5.7L, 370.0hp
Model #: 
LDEP48
VIN:
2C3CDXDTXEH320352
Stock #:
34307A
Original:
$16,495
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-$3,500
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Exterior: 
Blue
Mileage:
41,344
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 158.0hp
Model #: 
FC2F6LEW
VIN:
19XFC2F6XLE024584
Stock #:
34656
Original:
$26,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$373.20 / month*
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Exterior: 
Blue
Mileage:
11,543
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 158.0hp
Model #: 
FC2F8MEW
VIN:
2HGFC2F82MH522822
Stock #:
34655
Original:
$33,355
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$29,855
$475.03 / month*
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Lincoln MKZ Reserve

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Used, 2018 Lincoln MKZ Reserve, Black, 34329A-1
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Dark Grey 
Mileage:
72,758
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 203.0hp
VIN:
4T1B11HK9KU803575
Stock #:
34692
Original:
$27,475
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$23,975
$381.48 / month*
This Used 2019 Toyota Camry, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: LEATHER, ALLOY WHEELS, LED HEADLTS, LED TAIL LTS, SIRIUS XM, BACKUP CAM, VOICE CONTROLS, PREMIUM SOUND, BLUETOOTH, USB, AUX PORT, KEYLESS ENTRY.This preowned 2019 Toyota Camry SE located at our R&B Car Company South Bend used car...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
69,545
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 124.0hp
Model #: 
12019
VIN:
3N1AB7AP8KY375214
Stock #:
34691
Original:
$21,455
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
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$17,955
$285.69 / month*
TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2019 Nissan Sentra sedan Includes: Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Keyless Entry, Electronic Messaging Assistance, Auxiliary Audio Input, Steering Wheel Controls, MP3 Compatible Radio, Engine Immobilizer, AM/FM Stereo, Bluetooth Connection.Here at R&B Car Company...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
68,050
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 188.0hp
Model #: 
13511
VIN:
1N4BL4CV5MN325353
Stock #:
34690
Original:
$27,495
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$23,995
$381.79 / month*
This Used 2021 Nissan Altima has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: ANDROID AUTO, APPLE CARPLAY, LED HEADLTS, REMOTE START, ALLOY WHEELS, BLUETOOTH, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, RADAR SENSING, SIRIUS XM, AUX PORT.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2021 Nissan Altima sedan Includes: Keyless Start, Steering Wheel...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Gray Leather
Mileage:
68,593
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 188.0hp
Model #: 
13310
VIN:
1N4BL4CV6LC239334
Stock #:
34689
Original:
$25,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$21,880
$348.14 / month*
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black  Leather
Mileage:
68,753
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 188.0hp
Model #: 
13710
VIN:
1N4BL4EVXLC215583
Stock #:
34688
Original:
$27,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$23,880
$379.96 / month*
This Used 2020 Nissan Altima, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: LEATHER, APPLE CARPLAY, ANDROID AUTO, NAV, HTD ST. WHEEL, HTD SEATS, REMOTE START, LED HEADLTS, ALLOY WHEELS, PWR SUNROOF, RADAR SENSING, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, PREMIUM SOUND, SIRIUS XM, BLUETOOTH, DUAL CLIMATE, AUX PORT.This...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Red
Mileage:
64,029
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 147.0hp
Model #: 
484A2F45
VIN:
5NPD84LF6LH576264
Stock #:
34687
Original:
$24,255
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$20,755
$330.24 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
68,574
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZD69
VIN:
1G1ZD5STXLF125470
Stock #:
34686
Original:
$25,455
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$21,955
$349.33 / month*
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Dodge Challenger R/T Classic

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Used, 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic, Purple, 34563A-1
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Silver
Mileage:
68,820
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZD69
VIN:
1G1ZD5ST7LF111722
Stock #:
34716
Original:
$24,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$21,455
$341.38 / month*
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