Dealership Checklist | Sarasota FL

Dealership Checklist

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

There’s nothing like the smell of a new car, and here at Gettel Nissan , we want to help you upgrade to the perfect new ride. Ever since we opened our doors in 1997, we have helped thousands of our customers upgrade their vehicles. The car buying or leasing process, while easy, can be a bit time-consuming, and with the excitement of a new car, our customers can barely sit still — and we get it! To help, we put together some steps our customers can take to save time before they even step foot into our dealership.

Do you have a specific new car in mind? If so, you’re already ahead of the game, but if not, we have an amazing inventory of new and used vehicles that you can browse on our website. When you find a car that catches your eye (and you definitely will), you can save time by getting pre-approved online. Finally, to upgrade you’ll need to bring in a few different types of documents.

Here’s a printable checklist so you can gather these documents ahead of time:

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

There are several benefits to trading in your vehicle, but one of the most compelling reasons is that it helps save money on your upgrade. The process is simple, too! Start by visiting our website and getting an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®️. This offer will be valid for a full week, so visit us during that time with your vehicle and offer in hand. We’ll assess your car and take the next steps from there.

Bring these documents with you if you decide to trade in:

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

The test drive is one of the deciding factors in your search for the perfect vehicle. It’s your chance to see what it’s like behind the wheel of the vehicle and test out all the features. We recommend putting together a list of what’s important to you and features that are nonnegotiables in a new ride. Keep that list in mind while you test-drive each car. We’re here to help along the way, so if you have any questions or insights, let us know.

Here are our tips for when you test-drive your (potential) new car:

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

Found your dream car? Here are two final steps to take before you drive off and start making memories:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

Upgrading to a new car is an exciting start to your next adventure, but we know it can be a little overwhelming. Be sure to save this checklist to help you prepare for when you’re ready to upgrade. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 3530 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34239. We look forward to serving our customers near Venice, Port Charlotte and Bradenton.