Come to New Motors prepared and save time at the dealership

You want the process of purchasing a vehicle to be as streamlined and simple as possible. At New Motors, we work to make it happen through standout customer service and organization, but there are ways you can help to speed up the car buying paperwork process as well, and when you do, you'll find the these simple steps go a long way toward getting you behind the wheel quicker.

There are a few things you should make sure to bring with you to our Erie, PA dealership. If you have all these things on you, it gives us the ability to process information quicker, and get the paperwork ready faster so you can see it all, and finalize your new vehicle purchase! So, what should you be bringing? Here's the things we like to see that help speed things up when buying a car:

  • Your driver's license: This one should go without saying, but in order for you to drive a vehicle off our lot, we need to verify that you're legally registered to drive. It also serves as identification to cross reference for your payment, too.

  • Title for your trade-in vehicle: If you're planning to use your current vehicle as trade toward the purchase of a new one, we'll need your title, to demonstrate that the vehicle you are trading in is yours. If you have a co-signer or lien against the title you'll need the required signatures ahead of time so we can move forward. Always be thorough with your vehicle title, because any slight mistake on it can lead to it being rejected by the state's motor vehicle registry. If you're unsure of what to do, contact our finance team, and we can help you go over it to ensure you have everything in order. You can also go online to check with the motor vehicle registry on the state's website to see where you should sign your title.

  • Current vehicle registration for trade-in: If you're trading your vehicle in, you'll need a copy of your current registration. We use it to verify its registration, and check with the sticker on the license plate.

  • Proof of insurance: We have to make sure that you have insurance on a vehicle before you drive off in it, and that's something you can set up ahead of time if you know which vehicle you're planning to purchase. You can also call your insurance company to give them your new vehicle's VIN from the dealership and your insurer will be able to send over an updated insurance card electronically to the dealership. Sometimes, we might need to see current proof of auto insurance as well, so being prepared for your auto insurance needs before coming in is always a good idea.

  • Account number for trade-in loan: If there is any unpaid loan balance on your trade-in vehicle, you have to bring the loan's account number, which is a payment stub of your auto loan. You can also call the lender ahead of time and explain you're trading in the vehicle and ask how to facilitate the transaction. Our team is here to help with that as well.