Documents to Bring when Purchasing a New Car

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At our Keokuk area GM dealer, we know that buying a car can sometimes turn into an overwhelming process. We try to make it a bit easier for you by providing you with a list of documents and papers that you’ll need to bring to a dealership if you plan on buying a car.

Valid Driver’s License

Your driver’s license obviously lets the dealer know that you’re legally allowed to take the car for a test drive off the lot. When you’re ready to purchase, it also serves the purpose of verifying your identity for your check or other form of payment.

Proof Of Car Insurance

When you go to a dealership planning only on purchasing the car and not financing with them, all you’ll need is your license and proof of car insurance. If you know what car you want already and are confident that it’s the one you’re buying, you can call your insurance company ahead of time and set up insurance on the car, so you have it going in, but in some cases, having proof of insurance on your current car is enough.

We’ve got a great selection of new GM models for sale to Keokuk area drivers, so if you don’t know what you want when you get to our dealership, you can call the insurance company after you choose and have them fax an email an insurance card to you.

Current Vehicle Registration For Trade-In

In order to prove to the dealer that your current car is yours and ownership can easily be transferred if you want to trade it in, you’ll need to bring your current registration. Save up to thousands on your new car when you trade in with us.

Proof of Residency

When you’re applying for new car financing with the experts at our finance center, we’ll help you drive off the lot with a new car loan at a competitive rate. In order to start the process, you need to bring proof of residency to verify that the information on your application is correct. Usually, a utility bill is enough to verify your address.

Contact us today with any more questions about the process leading up to driving off the lot in the car of your dreams. We’ll be happy to help you with anything you might need!

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