What documents to bring when buying a used car?


When you're ready to purchase your dream vehicle, you'll want to come to the dealership prepared with the right paperwork. While the necessary information can vary by location, our Cleveland used car dealer recommends the following documents to enable our customers to navigate the car-buying process quicker and ensure their new ride is ready to hit the road.

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Valid Driver's License

While it may be obvious, your driver's license acts as your form of identification for your desired method of payment. It also proves to the dealership that you can safely and legally drive your new car off their lot.

Proof of Car Insurance

Besides having a valid driver's license, auto shoppers will need to insure the car they're purchasing and have proof before driving away. If you know for a fact which car you are buying, you can call ahead to set up a new insurance policy or you can contact your insurance company to receive the new insurance card. It's best to plan ahead and set up insurance for your new ride as soon as possible to keep things moving at the dealership.

Current Vehicle Title & Registration For Trade-in

Do you plan to trade in your current vehicle? If so, you will need to provide a copy of your current registration as well as the car title to prove that you are the owner. This also ensures that ownership can be easily transferred from you to the dealership.

Form of Payment or Financing Information

Finally, the last two things you'll want to have with you is a way of funding your vehicle and down payment, as well as any personal information needed for financing your ride if you plan on getting a loan. This information includes your recent pay stubs, credit score report, and a list of references that can help alleviate the crediting process. We invite you to get a jumpstart on the process by getting pre-approved before visiting our used car dealer in Cleveland!

Visit our Cleveland Used Car Dealer For Your Next Ride!

Ready to get behind the wheel of a quality used car from North Coast Auto Mall of Cleveland? Contact us today when you have all of these documents handy to learn more about our large inventory and to receive expert assistance from our knowledgeable sales staff. We look forward to helping you into your dream car!

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