It can be completely nerve-wracking going car shopping for the first time. You are already anxious about the whole process in the first place because there are so many unknowns. So, you do your research and make sure to know what it would cost to cover the car(s) you are thinking about getting.
Forgetting one thing could mean going back home in your current car and having to return; better yet, waiting until the next day to bring home what you want. Here are a couple things you don’t want to forget when buying a car.
This is something you should be carrying around with you at all times but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be mentioned. This is needed for when you test drive the car but also for proof of who you are. No one will give you financing without checking to see if you are who you say you are.
Proof of Insurance
This is another thing you should have with you (or at least your car) at all times. This proves that you carry insurance on your current car and plan on getting insurance on whatever you buy. If this is your first purchase (and you don’t have insurance), get what you need from your future insurance company to satisfy what the dealership needs.
If you choose to get preapproved before you headed to the dealership, this might save you some time. Most banks will send you a blank check with a limit (that you are approved for). Both you and the dealership must sign the check for it to be valid and you’ll know your payments before you set foot on the lot.
This is important if you plan on putting money down towards your car. Make sure the dealership takes whatever form of payment you plan on using for that down payment. Otherwise, you could be scrambling to get that in.
Have a car to trade in? That’s great. Make sure the car has already been cleaned out before taking it to the dealership. You’ll want to make sure you’ve gotten everything important out before they take possession.
Being prepared before you head into a dealership like Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will help ease the anxiety of buying a car. Just have fun and enjoy your new car.