There’s always a ton of excitement when it’s time to trade in your car. You’ve done all of your research, picked out your next ride, and you’re ready to get behind the wheel as soon as possible. Before you head out the door, there are a number of things to consider bringing with you to the dealership in order to simplify your trade-in experience. Our team at INFINITI of Easton is here to help with our top tips for what you need to bring when trading in a vehicle. We’re standing by to make your buying experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.
What Paperwork Do I Need to Trade In My Car?
Save time and hassle at the dealership by ensuring that you have all the necessary paperwork and documents with you when you arrive. Having these documents in your possession at trade-in time helps you avoid running back and forth to the dealership. You’ll be able to spend less time filling out forms and more time enjoying your new car! Below, you’ll find some of the most common documents that may be required to complete the transaction.
- Proof of Car Insurance
- Vehicle Title
- Vehicle Registration
- Trade-In Value Quote/Offer Sheet (if applicable)
- Driver’s License
- Maintenance Records/Receipts
- Auto Loan Information (account numbers, payoff amount, loan servicer contact information)
While it’s possible that your individual situation may not require all of the documents listed, it’s always better to bring more documents than you think you may need to avoid any delays. By being properly prepared, you can get a head start on the process and enjoy a smooth trade-in experience.
Other Items to Bring When Trading In Your Car
In addition to the necessary paperwork, we have some other recommendations regarding important items that you should bring with you to the dealership when trading in a vehicle. Be sure to spend some time removing your personal belongings from your old car such as garage door openers, sunglasses, EZ-Pass transponders, parking passes, gloves, and other miscellaneous items. Additional items that you should bring with you to the dealership include:
- All vehicle keys and remotes (including the valet key if applicable)
- Owner’s manual
- Headphone sets (for vehicles with rear entertainment systems)
- Wheel lock key
INFINITI Shopping Tips
Even if you’re just beginning the process of shopping for your next vehicle, INFINITI of Easton is here to help you get a head start! We’ve compiled a selection of our most helpful tools and vehicle comparison guides that can help you narrow down your options. Armed with the right information, you’ll be able to avoid some of the most common car-buying mistakes and shop with total confidence!