What Should I Bring to the Dealership When I’m Ready to Buy or Lease a New Car?

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

Here at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton, we aim to provide an unparalleled car-buying experience for our customers. When buying a new car, there’s a lot to think about. And if it’s your first time buying a car, navigating the buying or leasing process can be a little daunting. Thankfully, our knowledgeable team strives to make this experience as stress-free and straightforward as possible so that our customers can feel comfortable every step of the way. We’ve developed three easy steps to make the car-buying process easier for everyone, from first-time buyers to experienced ones.

Step one: Do you know what car you want? That’s amazing! If not, we have an extensive inventory of new Toyota models and used vehicles available now. You can easily browse through them and find something that suits your needs and preferences.

Step two: Once you have found the right car for you, you can get pre-approved for financing online.

Step three: When you’re ready to visit our dealership and take your new ride for a spin, don’t forget to bring the necessary documents with you.

Here’s a checklist of the documents you’ll need during the buying or leasing process. We recommend that you print or save the checklist below so you have it handy when you are preparing to visit us.

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

Ready to upgrade but not sure what to do with your current car? Trade in your current vehicle and you’ll make getting a new one even easier. By trading in your old car, you can not only make room for a shiny new ride, but you may also lower the loan amount and/or monthly payments that come with your next ride. Trading in your car at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton is a smooth and straightforward process. Start by getting an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®️ for your car. This offer is valid for a full week. Once you have your offer, bring it in along with your car. We’ll take care of the rest!

Bring the following items if you choose to trade in your car:

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

All Sets of Keys

What to Pay Attention to During Your Test Drive

No matter which car you decide on, don’t forget to take it for a test drive before purchasing. This is a great opportunity to find out if the car that looks perfect from the outside is the right fit for you when you’re in the driver’s seat. Put together a list of the requirements and desires you have for your perfect ride. All of our Toyota models are top-notch, but they have unique differences, so keep your list in mind during your test drive. Throughout the process, feel free to ask our experienced staff any questions you may have. We are here to help you get into the perfect new car for you!

Remember these tips when you’re getting ready for a test drive:

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

Here are two final steps before you can drive away in your new Toyota:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

Buying or leasing a new car is the start of a really exciting chapter. We hope that this list helps you prepare for when you’re ready to upgrade. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 6323 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207. We look forward to serving our customers near Sarasota and Venice.