Car Care Tips – Brought To You by Keller Bros. Auto Repair

Today's Car Care Tip: Now That I've Decided To Buy Another Car, What Should I Do With My Old One?

Retail value vs. Trade-in
Know right away: you are going to take a beating. You should only trade in if you just don't want the headache.

Sell it yourself
Appearance is a big part of selling your car yourself. Have it detailed (usually less than $100), and make sure your car has good (and good-looking!) tires on.

Keep good records of oil changes, repairs, maintenance, etc. Make sure there aren't any weird noises or vibrations. If helps if your fluids are topped off and clean, and make sure your car drives STRAIT!

When you're preparing to sell it, know the value of your car using a NADA book and newspapers (The value is determined by miles, equipment and condition.). If you run a classified ad (in the Rocky Mountain News or Denver Post or similar publication), price the car a few hundred dollars more than you want, so that you can negotiate with potential buyers.

Handy Car Care Tips and Suggestions

Fluid Colors

fluid-colorsThese are what your vehicle’s fluids look like when they’re brand new and just added to your vehicle. If they’re black, smell burnt, or just past your manufacturer’s recommended service interval, getting these fluids changed can prevent big expenses down the road. Click here to see the fluid chart.

Vehicle Systems

These are diagrams of how all of the integral systems in your car work. From your air conditioning, to your brakes, to your engine, use these diagrams to see how everything works, and why certain repairs and preventative maintenance services are necessary, and can save you money in the long run. Click on any picture below to see a larger diagram!