You're off to the dealership to buy a new, or new-to-you, car. You're excited and already imagining yourself cruising down the road with the top down (okay maybe that's my imagination, but you get the point). Buying a car can be a joyous occasion, but it can instantly turn sour if you've forgotten one of those important items you were supposed to bring to the dealership with you. We don't want you to have to be nervous about forgetting something; therefore, we've created a list of the things you will need when you go to buy that car.
I never thought that I world ever forget to bring along my driver's license until it happened to me. Make sure it is in a secure place (preferably your wallet) along with some important documents that we will be discussing later on.
Can't drive your new car if you can't prove that you're insured to drive the car. That would be a major bummer, especially if you drove a long distance to pick up your new ride.
It would surprise you the amount of people who forget this particular item ? including a couple of my co-workers! If you want to put money down, bring this litte baby ? it will make the process a lot easier.
Good to have for negotiation on trade-in value, so you can put more toward your new car.
Whether you've paid off your trade-in or still owe a little more, the dealership you visit to buy your car is going to need this paperwork
This one might not be so hard to remember since you will most likely be driving it to the dealership, but did you remember to bring all the keys and manuals that go with your trade-in? Also, if you have a record of the regular maintenance you've had done to your trade-in, you will get more value for it!
Just because you've agreed on the price of the car you're going to buy doesn't mean the negotiations are over, Be prepared for a few hours at the dealership to negotiate the value of your trade-in, as well as financing and, of course, signing all of that paperwork. You still want to be excited and have a great experience buying that car, so don't ruin it by being famished!Click to view Article on go.drive / go.drive Spring 2012