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
Soccer mom, corgi enthusiast, virtual learning teacher’s assistant, Kelly Schaefer Hill wears a lot of hats, but one thing she can’t stay away from is data and fun facts. When she’s not writing a post to answer your questions, she’s hanging with her family.