In the market for a new car in the greater Knoxville, TN area? If so, it’s important to ask yourself, if I found the right car today, would I have everything I need on hand to purchase it? Before you come see us at 4190 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, TN 37814, check out this list of information you should know and items you should bring before getting behind the wheel of your next ride.
If you drove to the dealership, you should probably have this on you already. We need a valid form of identification to begin the purchasing process. The only exceptions to this rule are customers who have already test driven one of our vehicles. For those people, we will already have your information on file.
If you don’t have it memorized, bring along your social security card or an image of it that you can reference. Even if you are buying the vehicle outright -- without any financing -- we will still need your SSN for tax purposes as nearly all financial transactions valued at over $10,000 are required to be reported to the IRS.
You can’t buy a car without car insurance. All 50 states have laws that require drivers to have some kind of insurance. Not only is insurance important for you personally, it also protects everyone else on the road as well.
As much as we’d like to, we at Honda Morristown can’t just give cars away. You’ll have to pay for your new ride somehow. Whether that payment comes by way of financing, cash, cashier’s check or credit card, you’re not leaving the lot without a lighter wallet. Keep in mind that even when leasing, you will usually still have to make some kind of a down payment.
Depending on your credit rating, you might need to bring these things with you. If you haven’t checked your credit score recently, you should plan on bringing these documents, just to be safe.
The car buying process can take up to a few hours, particularly if you’re applying for financing. This is not something that you can get done on your lunch break.
Oftentimes, you would have had your appraisal performed at the dealership that you’re trading your car in to. Typically, these appraisals will be good for up to three days.
Once you get your old vehicle off your hands, you’ll have to turn the title over. This is necessary because, by trading in your vehicle, you are releasing ownership of your old vehicle.
If you’re interested in finding out more about purchasing, leasing, or even test driving any of our new vehicles, drop us a line. Contact us by filling out a short form or stopping by our dealership at 4190 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown TN, 37814. We’re proud to serve our customers from Morristown, TN and the greater Knoxville, TN area.