Dealership Checklist | Punta Gorda FL

Dealership Checklist

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

In 2017 when Gettel Toyota of Charlotte County opened its doors, we knew we wanted to create a car-buying experience that was like no other for our guests. We know that buying or leasing a new car can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. In an effort to make buying or leasing a car as easy as possible, we’ve put together steps you can take at home to help prepare new and seasoned car shoppers for their next purchase.

If you know what car you want to purchase or lease, you’re already a step closer to a new ride, but if you’re unsure, we have an incredible inventory of new and used vehicles listed on our website. Shop our selection from the comfort of your home, and when you find the perfect car for you (and you surely will), you can get pre-approved for financing online. When you’re ready to go to the dealership, before you drive off in your new ride, you’ll need to bring several documents with you. We put together a checklist to help you remember — saving you more time at the dealership.

We encourage you to print the checklist below or save it on your phone so you can have it close by when you’re ready to complete 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, making it even easier to upgrade to a new ride. Trading in your ride not only helps make space for a new one, but can also lower your loan amounts and reduce monthly payments on your next purchase. Trading in your car at Gettel Toyota of Charlotte County is quick and easy. You can start by getting an Instant Cash Offer from Kelley Blue Book®️ on your vehicle that’s valid for seven days. Then, bring your Instant Cash Offer and car in and we’ll handle the rest.

If you decide to trade in your ride, there are some additional documents you’ll need to bring to the dealership 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

Whatever car you choose, be sure to test-drive it first. This is a great opportunity to see if the car you love on the outside is the right match when you’re behind the wheel. You’ll want to put together a list of the specific features, needs and wants you have for your desired vehicle. All of our Toyota models are high-quality, but uniquely different. So keep your list in mind as you test-drive the vehicle you want.

Throughout the process, be sure to communicate your needs or ask our knowledgeable staff any questions you may have. We’re here to help put you in a new ride, so the more you tell us, the better we can help.

Here are some additional tips for your test-drive.

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 two final steps for when you’re ready to sign the paperwork and ride off in your brand-new Toyota.

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

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

Buying or leasing a new car is the start of a really exciting chapter. We hope that this list helps you prepare for when you’re ready to upgrade. If you have any questions, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 1801 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 . We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.