Dealership Checklist | Ocala, FL

Dealership Checklist

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

Whether you buy or lease a new car, we know the process takes time and can be a little overwhelming. Here at Volkswagen of Ocala, we want to help save you time during your next visit to our dealership.

Do you know which vehicle you want to upgrade to? If not, we have an incredible new and used inventory available that you can easily browse through on our website. When you find a vehicle that piques your interest, you can get pre-approved online. Finally, when you’re ready to visit us to make your purchase or lease official, there are many documents you’ll need to bring with you. We put together the list below to help you plan ahead and prepare for your time at our dealership.

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

Trading in your current vehicle is a great way to make space for a new one! Plus, it helps you save money, since the value of your vehicle can be applied toward your down payment or monthly payments on a new model. Our trade-in process is simple. Visit our website and get an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®️. Your offer will be valid for seven days, so during that time, bring your car and your offer with you to our dealership. We’ll evaluate your vehicle and explain next steps.

If you’re interested in trading in your vehicle, there are a couple additional items you’ll need to bring 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

The most exciting part about shopping for a new car is test-driving it. Getting behind the wheel of your (potential) new ride is a great way to see if it’s actually a good choice for your lifestyle. Start by thinking about what’s important to you in your new vehicle — are you prioritizing the features, technology, drivetrain or a mix of it all? Keep these priorities top of mind as you take your drive. Make sure the vehicle you choose fully fits your needs, and if you have any questions along the way, be sure to ask us.

Here are a few additional tips for when you test-drive your ride:

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

It’s easy to upgrade when you visit Volkswagen of Ocala. We have an incredible selection that’s hard to say no to. When you inevitably find your dream car, there are two more (super easy) steps to follow before you can drive off into the sunset.

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

Whether you buy or lease a car, it’s the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Print or save this checklist so you can be prepared and save time when you’re ready to upgrade your ride. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 5135 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474. We look forward to serving our customers near The Villages and Orlando.