Dealership Checklist | Bradenton FL

Dealership Checklist

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

A new car signifies the start of a new chapter, and the team at Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood wants to be a part of it. We know that buying or leasing a new car can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to create a seamless guest experience. From the moment you walk into our showroom, we’re here to help guide you and answer any questions you may have about the car-buying process. We’ve sold many cars since we opened our doors, and we know what steps our customers can take to help save them time when buying or leasing a new car.

If you already have a car in mind, then you’re one step ahead, but if you’re still unsure, we have a great inventory of new and used vehicles that you can browse on our website. And if you find a car that catches your eye, save even more time by getting pre-approved online . Finally, there are a few documents you’ll need to start the process — we encourage you to gather those ahead of time.

In order to help, we’ve created a printable checklist below of everything you’ll need to bring to the dealership when buying or leasing a car.

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

A great way to make space in your garage for your new ride and save money is to trade in your current vehicle. It’s a route many of our customers choose to go, and we make it very easy. To start your trade in process, visit our website and get an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®️. This offer is valid for seven days. Bring your car and your Instant Cash Offer to our dealership and rest assured that you’ll get a great deal.

If you choose to trade in your ride, you’ll need to bring these additional documents with you:

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

See a car you love? Be sure to test-drive it! Test-driving a car is a great way to decide if it is truly the right vehicle for you. Make a mental list of what’s important to you and keep that list at the top of your mind as you drive your (potential) new ride! If you have questions at any point, do not hesitate to ask. We’re here to help every step of the way!

Here are some additional tips for your next 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 some final steps for you to take when you’ve found your perfect car.

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 can be very exciting, and if it’s your first time, it can also be a bit overwhelming. We hope this checklist can help ease some of those feelings. Print or save this list for when you’re ready to upgrade. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 5921 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34208 . We look forward to serving our customers near St. Petersburg and Brandon.