Whether you’re getting yourself a brand-new automobile or a pre-owned one, buying a car is an exciting feeling. The thought of taking long drives by the beach and being able to attend events that finish late might have also crossed your mind.
Buying a brand-new car requires not much from you. All you need to do after getting your papers is to start your engine and enjoy your new baby. A used car, however, requires a few checks just to make sure all is in order. Auto Trader shares the following tips to do after buying a used car.
If you bought your car from a private seller, you have a bit more work ahead of you. If you haven’t obtained a roadworthiness certificate from your local vehicle testing facility yet, you should make a plan to get this done. The certificate is only valid for 21 days. This document is to be handed in with the yellow Change of Ownership form which has been filled in by the previous owner.
These documents are to be handed in together to get the car registered in your name, along with your car’s Proof of Purchase, a copy of your ID, the car’s current registration certificate, a valid motor vehicle license disc, and the completed blue RLV application form for licensing a motor vehicle as well as the application fee. (Call beforehand to find out exactly how much, as it differs from one DLTC to the next.)
If you’ve bought your car from a dealership, they’ve hopefully taken care of most of the above. If not, you will know what to do by going back to point no 1. of this article. If everything is in order, by all means, open that bottle of champers and enjoy your new car – but not in that order, of course.
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