Buying a Car in NJ: Documents You Need

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When you’re in the market to buy a car, it can be confusing to know which documents to take with you and what to leave home. Each state has their own requirements for registering a new or new to you car, but knowing what to bring ahead of time can help make it easier for Brick and Toms River area shoppers to buy a used car.

What Wall Drivers Need to Bring

Though it varies by state, New Jersey drivers will need to bring a number of things to ensure their new ride is ready to hit the road. While it may be obvious, your license and proof of residency are arguably the two most important documents you will need to purchase a car. These two pieces of information act as your form of identification and prove to the dealership that you can safely and legally drive the car from their lot.

The next vital documents to have are your proof of insurance and financing information handy. Our Wall used car finance center has trained financial experts to help you find the perfect ride to fit your lifestyle and budget, but if you plan to use outside financing you’ll want to bring your two most recent pay stubs, proof of residency, and a list of references. Bringing your insurance information along with you can also make it easier to transfer information and provide peace of mind that your new ride will be protected when you drive off the lot.

Finally, though not needed, a vehicle history report is very much recommended when buying a used car. Based on a car’s vehicle identification number (VIN), the report usually provides a current or recent odometer reading, accident history, and damage history.


Find Your Next Ride at Automotive Avenues

Once you have all of these documents handy, it’s time to shop for your dream car! Stop in to Automotive Avenues to learn more about our large selection of used cars and SUVs, or call us at (844) 455-4372 for more information.

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