Start Your Volkswagen Journey: Essential Documents You’ll Need

Are you excited about your next car hunt? We know, diving into the world of car buying can be a maze! But at Byers Volkswagen, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our dedicated sales and finance experts are here to help guide you through the entire process. We are dedicated to ensuring a seamless experience for you.

To keep things smooth and hiccup-free, we’ve curated a handy checklist for your next Volkswagen purchase. So you can relax, enjoy the experience, and leave the details to us!

Purchasing a car can be an experience like no other, especially when it’s a Volkswagen. To ensure a smooth ride throughout the process, there are some key documents you need to have on hand.

Photo of the showroom and three Volkswagen vehicles.

  • Your Driver’s License: Your Key to the Test Drive and Ownership
    Your valid driver’s license is crucial. Not only does it serve as an identification document, but it also grants you the privilege of test-driving your dream Volkswagen. Remember: without a valid driver’s license, we won’t be able to hand over the keys.
  • Vehicle Insurance: Your Safety Net
    While not required at the onset, vehicle insurance becomes essential during the buying process. Whether you already have an insured vehicle or are shopping for a new provider, your new Volkswagen’s details—year, make, model, color, and VIN—will be needed to secure coverage.
  • Why Do You Need This Insurance?
    Firstly, if you’re financing your vehicle, your lender will require comprehensive coverage. If you’re paying upfront, you’ll need at least liability coverage. Secondly, to register the vehicle and issue a temporary license plate, proof of insurance is mandatory. Lastly, Ohio law mandates that any vehicle leaving our lot must be insured.
  • Trade-In Vehicle’s Title and Loan Info: Your Trade-Up Tool
    Are you trading in or selling an old vehicle? If you are, we’ll need its title with your name on it to verify ownership. If there’s an outstanding loan on your trade-in, we’ll need details to determine the remaining amount. This figure will be factored into the price of your new car.
  • Proof of Income: Your Financial Snapshot
    If you’re financing your new Volkswagen, you’ll need to provide proof of income. Typically, pay stubs from your employer suffice. For non-traditional income sources like self-employment or social security benefits, give us a call—we’ll guide you on acceptable methods of income verification.
  • Cosigner’s Information: Shared Responsibility
    In cases where someone else is signing for the vehicle or helping with financing, they’ll need to provide the same set of documents as you.

Remember: owning a Volkswagen is about more than just driving—it’s about experiencing quality, performance, and comfort. And with these documents in place, you’re one step closer to that experience.

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