What To Bring To The Dealership When You're Ready To Buy Or Lease in Greenville, SC

Is it about time to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle? Whether you’re buying or leasing, there are certain things you need to bring with you to ensure that the process goes smoothly. To help you better prepare for your trip to the dealership, here’s a list of what you might need to buy or lease a vehicle.

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to call Big 'O' Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram or stop by and talk to someone on our sales team. We'd love to talk about your options with us.

1. Your driver's license.

When you're filling in your paperwork, you'll need to have your license ready since you'll need proper identification. However, there’s a chance that the dealership might have your license on file if you’ve already taken the vehicle for a test-drive.

2. Your Social Security number.

If you don't have it memorized, bring your social security card along with you. Even if you are buying the vehicle outright—not using any financing—the dealer will still need your Social for tax purposes. Nearly all financial transactions valued at over $10,000 are required to be reported to the IRS.

3. Proof of car insurance.

ou can't buy a car without this crucial piece of paper. There are laws in all 50 states requiring drivers to have some type of insurance because it protects everyone on the road.

4. Your wallet.

You’ll have to pay for this vehicle somehow, whether through financing, cash, cashier’s check or credit card. There are many ways to pay these days, and depending on the value of your car, it makes sense to determine the best way for you to pay for your vehicle. When leasing, you’ll usually have to make a down payment on the vehicle.

5. Proof of employment, residence and salary.

Based on your credit rating, you may need to bring these things with you.

6. A few hours to fill out all of the paperwork.

It can be a time-consuming process, especially if you're applying for financing.


For trading in your old car you'll need:

7. A trade-in appraisal.

A trade-in appraisal: Typically you'll have your appraisal performed at the dealership that you're trading it in to, and many times they'll be valid for up to three days.

8. Your old car's title:

Your old car's title: Once you trade it in, you'll have to turn this over since you're releasing ownership of the vehicle.

If you’d like to purchase a new vehicle, stop by Big 'O' Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram at 2645 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607 for a test drive. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Greenville, SC, and throughout Spartanburg, Greer, Anderson and Easley.