What to do After Buying a Car

October 29th, 2018 by

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So, you’ve found that perfect vehicle in our new inventory and you’ve gotten the keys in your hand – but now what do you do? Many customers wonder what to do after buying a car to ensure that everything is squared away. Luckily, just a little paperwork is all you need to drive off into the sunset. Learn the steps to take after the car shopping process is complete with Vin Devers Autohaus, serving the greater Toledo area.


There are two crucial components that you must prioritize after car shopping: insurance and registration. One of our top car buying tips is to be prepared. If you already have insurance, call your agent before you purchase the vehicle to double check on the details of your plan. This will also ensure that you have no gaps in your insurance coverage when you trade in your old car for a new model. If you don’t have insurance, this is the perfect time to shop around and compare plans.

Next, registration is required to legally drive on public roads. Many dealerships will offer temporary registration until you can get to the DMV. Once you make it to the DMV, you’ll need to pay a fee and file paperwork. Be sure to bring your title and proof of insurance, and you may need an emissions test or inspection as well. Check with your local department to find out exactly what you need.

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After the paperwork has been filed, it’s important to think about your car’s condition. If you have a brand new vehicle, we recommend staying on top of maintenance services to keep your car in great shape. If you’ve purchased a pre-owned model, it’s not a bad idea to get an inspection to be safe. You may catch a small problem before it becomes a major repair down the line, so plan your service sooner rather than later!

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Still car shopping? Check out what’s trending at the dealership, and see why you might want to buy a Mercedes-Benz! Feel free to contact us with your car buying questions, or visit us near Maumee and Perrysburg today.

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