Documentation Needed to Test Drive:
If you find a vehicle you wish to test drive, the first item needed is a copy of your driver’s license. The dealership will keep this on record while you are out driving their vehicle.
Current Vehicle Insurance-
Before you can take off in a car for a test drive, you will also need to show the sales person proof of current auto insurance for their records. A dealer wants to make sure that you are insured if something were to happen while you are driving one of their vehicles around town.
Paperwork for a Purchase:
Whether you are receiving financing for the vehicle you plan to purchase, or paying upfront, you will need to get your payment strategy solidified. If you wish to get pre-approved from a lender, you can bring proof of that with you to the dealer. Many car dealerships provide financing services, in which they can help you find a bank that can do a loan on the vehicle you wish to purchase.
If You Have A Trade-In:
If you plan to trade your current vehicle in when purchasing a new one, be sure to bring the title with you to the dealership. A trade in cannot happen without the proper title work performed. Check your title over and ensure there is not a co-signer, if there is, that individual will need to sign the title as well.
Proof of Insurance-
Registration of your trade-in will be needed as well. Bring your current vehicle registration with you to the car dealer when looking for a new ride.
Clean Out Your Trade-In-
To save you time at the dealership, ensure all personal belongings are removed from the vehicle you plan to trade-in. You will be excited to get in your new ride and drive away, don’t let this task slow you down.
Now that you know what to bring when considering buying a car in Mid-MO, you can be better prepared to make a purchase after you find the right vehicle. For an enjoyable experience at a car dealer, visit Spieler’s Inc. in California, MO. We have no hidden fees— the price you agree on, is the price you pay! If there is a specific vehicle you are interested in, call us at 573-796-3129 to schedule a test drive.
Proudly Serving the Columbia,
Jefferson City, and California, MO Areas