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OMVIC Blog: Car Buying Tips

Top 11 Vehicle Delivery Tips

Mar 10

Written by: OMVIC Communications
Thursday, March 10, 2016  RssIcon

Bought a new car? Can’t wait to take delivery? When the big time comes, don’t let excitement take over completely – there are still important steps to take to ensure your purchase goes smoothly.

 

Top 11 tips for car buyers picking up their new (or newly used) car:

 

  1. If a new version of the contract is presented when you pick up the vehicle, ensure the terms and prices are the same as the initial agreement.
  2. Don’t be rushed; ensure you have all of your questions/concerns addressed to your satisfaction.
  3. Sometimes when purchasing a vehicle, a consumer will sign a credit application; and then sign the loan agreement at the time of delivery. Ensure the loan agreement has the same terms/interest rate as agreed upon and no additional fees have been added.
  4. Take a thorough walk-around with the salesperson to inspect for any scratches/damages. This should be done in daylight or in a well-lit area.
  5. If you previously had an agreement that repairs would be conducted or options added, ensure they are completed before handing over money or signing-off on the final contract.
  6. Have the salesperson explain how to operate all systems and features of the vehicle.
  7. Have the maintenance and warranty requirements explained to you.
  8. Ensure you obtain all keys of the vehicle.
  9. Ensure you get copies of ALL paperwork, including safety/e-test.
  10. If the vehicle is pre-owned, ensure there is a spare tire and jack.
  11. If the vehicle is equipped with locking lug nuts on the wheels, ensure you get the key.

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