What Should I Bring to the Dealership When I'm Ready to Buy or Lease?

Dealership Checklist

What to Bring to the Dealership When You're Ready to Buy or Lease in Lafayette, LA

Found the new Subaru or used vehicle of your dreams? You’re not alone. Many residents from Lafayette, New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngsville and Broussard, LA, have driven home in a quality vehicle from our dealership, but some have been confused about what to bring with them to seal the deal. That’s why our team at Giles Subaru has created a comprehensive checklist of items, documents and forms of ID that you’ll need to buy, lease, trade, test-drive and finish up in an efficient manner. The last thing that we’d want for you to do is turn around on your way to our finance office since you forgot your proof of income document — for example — so keep scrolling below to read through our dealership checklist.

You can check off the items on the list from your phone, or for even more convenience, print our checklist on your home printer. Either way, we can’t wait to help you secure a competitive rate on a car you love!

What To Bring

DriversLicense_Icon

Your Driver's License

Checkmark
ProofOfInsurance

Proof of Car Insurance

Checkmark
Proof of Income

Proof of Income

Checkmark
Method of Payment

Method of Payment

Checkmark
Your Social Security Number

Your Social Security Number

Checkmark

Trade In Your Old Vehicle

Trading in your current ride to place towards your purchase or lease? Great idea! Giles Subaru is always searching for quality used sedans and SUVs from our favorite brand to add to our used inventory, plus, you’ll like your bottom line when you take advantage of our Subaru Guaranteed Trade-In Program. Or, if you’d rather just sell us your car outright, we can take the hassle out of that, too. For either transaction, bring these items and documents below:

Documents for Trade-In

Documents for Trade-In
(title, registration, current loan paperwork)

Checkmark
All Sets of Trade-In Vehicle's Keys

All sets of keys

Checkmark

What to Pay Attention to During Your Test Drive

Even if you’re fairly decisive and you know what you want, our team always recommends taking your chosen vehicle out for a test drive. It’s the best way to get to know your car! Schedule your appointment with a member of our team, and remember to pay attention to these few things as you hit the open road:

Get comfy in the driver's seat

Get comfortable in the
driver's seat

Checkmark
Pay attention to the feel of the ride

Pay attention to the feel
of the ride

Checkmark
Try out various features inside and out

Try out various features
inside and out

Checkmark
Test out the parking and visibility in different environments

Test out the parking and
visibility in different
environments

Checkmark
Don't rush!

Don't rush!

Checkmark

Final Steps in the Car-Buying Process

You’re almost through! There are just two final steps to your buying, leasing or trade-in process.

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

Review the paperwork
carefully before signing

Checkmark
Remember your new keys and thank the people you've been working with!

Remember your new keys
and to thank the people
you've been working with

Checkmark

We hope our handy checklist has helped you gather the documents you need to have a smooth, hassle-free buying or leasing experience with us. If you’re considering the purchase or lease of a new vehicle from Giles Subaru, feel free to contact us or stop by anytime at 6141 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503 for a test drive. We look forward to serving our customers from New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngsville and Broussard.