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Car Buying Checklist – Your Guide to Prepared Shopping
Whether you plan on leasing or buying a new car, it’s a big decision. We put together a simple guide to help you conquer car buying. If you’re unsure what features you really want, or you’re mulling over which financing option is right for you, we can help you narrow it down.
View our car-buying checklist below to prepare.
Do your research
Think about what kind of vehicle will serve you now and three to five years down the road.
Now that you know what you want and how you'll pay for it, it's time to reach out to your dealer. Each dealership has its own protocol during COVID-19, so you'll want to double-check before heading that way.
Gather your driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Remember your down payment, prequalified financing letter (if applicable) and insurance card.
You may also need proof of employment, residency and income.
Got a trade-in? Don’t forget the title, registration, keys, account information and owner’s manual.
By Kelly Schaefer Hill, GM Financial
GM Financial’s Kelly Schaefer Hill is a seasoned road warrior with a history of long road trips and early morning drives. When she’s not belting out an alternative rendition of “The Wheels on the Bus” to her daughters, she's digging into digital marketing data.