What To Bring When Buying A Car in Ohio

documents to bring when buying a car

At our Tiffin area Kia dealer, we know that buying a car can turn into an overwhelming process. In order to make it a bit easier for you, we've provided you a list of documents and papers that you need to bring to the dealership if you plan on purchasing a car that day.

Valid Driver's License

Most obviously, the first thing you need is your driver's license. It lets the dealer know you're allowed to take the car for a test drive off the lot. When you're ready to pay, it serves the purpose of verifying your identity for your check or other form of payment.

Proof Of Car Insurance

When you plan on skipping the financing and only purchasing a car, all you'll need is your license and proof of car insurance. If you've already done all your research and you know exactly what car you want, you can call your insurance company ahead of time and set up a policy on the car you're getting. In some cases, having proof of insurance on your current car is enough, and you're still able to get insurance on the car you pick out when you're sitting at the dealership.

Tiffin area drivers can check out our selection of new Kia models for sale to pick out the one that suits them perfectly.

Current Vehicle Registration For Trade-In

If you plan on trading in your old car to save up to thousands off your next one, you'll need to bring the title and registration so ownership can be transferred easily to the dealer. Those interested in finding out the value of their trade-in can check out our trade-in calculator.

Proof of Residency

If you've opted to finance with your dealer, you'll need to bring proof of residency to verify that the information you put down on your finance application is correct. Generally, people will bring a utility bill to verify their 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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