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What To Bring To The Dealership When You're Ready To Buy Or Lease in Crittenden, KY

Are you ready to buy or lease a new car? If the answer is yes, then don't rush into the dealership without consulting a list like this, outlining what you'll need to bring with you. It would be unfortunate if you were all set to buy a car but realized, for example, that you left your driver's license at home. Make sure that you have everything with you that you need before you even go test-drive that new vehicle at Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

  1. Your driver's license: When filling out the paperwork, you'll want to have your license with you for proper identification. However, there's also a chance that the dealership might already have your license on file if you’ve taken the vehicle for a test-drive before.
  2. Your Social Security number: If you don't know it off the top of your head, bring your social security card. Even if you are buying the vehicle outright -- without any financing -- the dealer will still need your Social for tax purposes. Almost all financial transactions valued at over $10,000 are required to be reported to the IRS.
  3. Proof of car insurance: You can't buy a car without this key piece of paper. There are laws in all 50 states requiring drivers to have some kind of insurance because it protects everyone on the road.
  4. Your wallet: You’ll have to pay for the vehicle somehow, whether through financing, cash, cashier’s check or credit card. There are many payment options these days, and depending on how much your car is worth, it makes sense to figure out the best way to pay for your vehicle ahead of time. When leasing, you’ll normally have to make some kind of a down payment on the vehicle.
  5. Proof of employment, residence and salary: Depending on your credit rating, you may need to bring these things with you.
  6. A few hours to fill out all of the paperwork: It can be a time-consuming process, especially if you're applying for financing.
  7. And if you're trading in your old car:

  8. A trade-in appraisal: Typically you'll have your appraisal performed at the dealership that you're trading it in to. Most of the time, they'll be good for up to three days.
  9. Your old car's title: Once you trade it in, you'll have to turn this over since you're releasing ownership of the vehicle.

If you’d like to purchase or lease a new vehicle in Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 140 Spears Ln, Crittenden, KY 41030 for a test-drive. We proudly serve customers from Lexington and Cincinnati.

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