Dealership Checklist | Gettel Automotive Group

Smiling customers in a vehicle showroom.

If you’ve decided it’s finally time to buy or lease that new model you’ve had your eye on for so long, then you’re most likely really excited. That’s great! We’re excited for you. You’ve probably decided on a budget and which dealership you should visit. However, to make the process run as smoothly as possible, there are a few things you need to bring with you to the dealership when you’re finally ready to commit to your next great car.

This list can serve as a great checklist you can keep on your phone as you’re getting ready to head out to the dealership or you can print it out and check things off as you go. We want to make sure no one gets to the dealership without everything they need. Keep reading to make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible when you buy or lease from one of our Gettel dealerships.

What To Bring

Your Driver’s License

Proof of Car Insurance

Proof of Income

Method of Payment

Your Social Security Number

Trade in Your Old Vehicle

Most people (aside from first-time buyers) will be trading in their old vehicle for a newer one, and we’re proud to offer trade-in values that reflect the value of your current vehicle. You can easily value your trade with us online as well. If this applies to you, make sure you don’t miss out on these last few bullet points to bring into the dealership with you to finalize your trade-in.

Bring these documents with you if you decide to trade in:

Documents for Trade-In
(title, registration, current loan paperwork)

All Sets of Keys

What to Pay Attention to During Your Test Drive

Research was the fun part, but test driving is the best part of car buying! Take your time and enjoy the ride. Take your list of must-have features and start checking it off. And remember, we’re just as excited about your new car as you are, so ask us all your questions.

Get comfy in the driver’s seat

Pay attention to the feel of the ride

Try out various features inside and out

Test out the parking and visibility in different environments

Don’t rush!

Final Steps in the Car-Buying Process

If your car has met all of your criteria and you’re ready to seal the deal, make sure you take these final things into consideration:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

Remember your new keys and thank the people you’ve been working with

If you’d like to purchase or lease a new vehicle from our Gettel stores in Sarasota, Gainesville, Ocala, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, FL and also Woodstock, GA feel free to contact us or stop by anytime. We look forward to taking care of all of your automotive needs.