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

Buying or leasing a new car is the start of a new adventure. Here at Gettel Genesis of Sarasota, we have guided many guests through the process of choosing a vehicle, and we are ready to help you too! Many first-time drivers (and even those with experience) can feel a little overwhelmed by all the documentation involved when buying or leasing a new car. One thing we know for sure is that there are steps our customers can take to save time at the dealership.

If you know the vehicle you want to upgrade to, you’re already ahead. And if you’re unsure, we have an amazing selection of new and pre-owned vehicles that you can browse through on our website. If you see a ride that you like, save even more time and get pre-approved online. Finally, you’ll need to gather all the documents below before coming to the dealership. We know there can be a lot of documents to keep track of, so we put together the printable checklist below to help you prepare for the final steps of your purchase.

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

Not sure what to do with your current vehicle? Many of our customers trade in their cars to save money on their upgrades and make space in their garages. Our upgrade process is seamless. First, you can head over to our website and get your vehicle trade-in value . Once you do that, bring your car and your offer to our dealership and we’ll handle the rest.

If you choose to trade in your current vehicle, you’ll need to bring these 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

With our incredible inventory, we’re sure a shiny new Genesis (or two) will catch your eye. Make sure to test-drive each desired vehicle to ensure that it’s right for you and your needs. Put together a mental list of what you need from your vehicle. For example, do you have any feature requirements or technology needs? While you test-drive each model, be sure to think about your list and ensure that the car meets your expectations. Plus, we can’t stress this enough — share as many details as you can about what you want from your future vehicle with our sales team. We’re here to set you up with the perfect car, and we can only do that if we know what you’re looking for.

Here are a few of our test driving tips:

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 of our final steps for when you’re ready to drive off into the sunset with your new ride:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

If you’re ready to buy or lease a new car keep this checklist with you to help you save time in a dealership. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 3480 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239 . We look forward to serving our customers near Venice.