Dealership Checklist | Punta Gorda FL

Dealership Checklist

What to Bring to the Dealership When You’re Ready to Buy or Lease a New Car in Punta Gorda, FL

Start your next adventure here at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Since 2017, we’ve helped thousands of customers upgrade their vehicles in the Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers area. We pride ourselves on creating an inviting atmosphere and helping our customers find the perfect car for their needs and lifestyle. We’ve worked with a lot of guests with unique needs, but there are some steps that everyone can take to make the car-buying experience quick and easy.

For example, if you still need to decide on the car you want, you can save time by simply shopping our incredible selection of new and used vehicles online. You can also save even more time by getting pre-approved for financing on our website before you arrive at the dealership. Finally, gather the documents you’ll need ahead of time. Planning ahead, shopping online and staying organized can make your dealership experience seamless.

To help you stay on track, we put together a checklist of the documents you’ll need to buy or lease a car below:

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

Do you have a car currently? Consider trading it in! Many of our customers trade in their vehicles to help lower their loan amount and reduce their monthly payments. Plus, it helps make space in their driveway for their new ride. Our trade-in process is quick and easy. For an estimate of your vehicle’s worth, you can value your trade online — you’ll get an Instant Cash Offer that’s valid for seven days. With this offer, you’ll also need:

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

All Sets of Trade-In
Vehicle’s Keys

What to Pay Attention to During Your Test Drive

Before you start the paperwork to buy or lease a new vehicle, you should test-drive the ride you want! Test driving your (potential) new car can help solidify your car-buying decision. We encourage you to write down a list of the qualities you want in your future vehicle and go through that list as you test-drive it. Ask yourself if you like how it maneuvers, turns, accelerates, brakes, etc.

Feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff any questions you may have at any point during the buying or leasing process. Knowledge is power. The more you know about each vehicle you test drive, the better our team can work to ensure you find the perfect car for you.

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

With our extensive inventory and knowledgeable staff, we know you’ll find the perfect car for you, and when you do, there are two more things you’ll need to check off your list:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

Here at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we strive to make every moment a stress-free, pleasant experience and we hope this checklist helps you prepare for the next time you buy or lease a vehicle. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 2323 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.