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What to Bring to the Dealership When You're Ready to Buy or Lease in Livermore, CA

Once you've made the decision to buy or lease that new Subaru you've had your eye on, going through the actual car-buying process can be a hassle. Although we understand that the whole experience at a dealership can be stressful, we feel Subaru ownership is worth it. We also know that purchasing a vehicle can be demanding and draining, as there are so many steps in the process, but we're here to help. At Livermore Subaru, we make it our duty to make your experience at our dealership as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That's why we've created this list of items you'll need to bring with you when you're ready to buy or lease a vehicle.

This list can be found on your phone or printed out so you can check off the items as you gather them. Keep reading to learn which documents to bring with you to the dealership. As always, you can contact us if you have any other questions.

What to Bring

  • Driver's License 
  • Proof of Car Insurance 
  • Proof of Income 
  • Method of Payment 
  • Social Security Number
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Trade In Your Old Vehicle

When customers trade in their old vehicles, we try to keep it simple. Our online trade-in form is safe and secure. Also, we use Kelley Blue Book® to provide an accurate estimate of your trade. That means you can rest easy, knowing that you're getting a good offer for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on giving fair trade-in values, and we strive to offer our customers the maximum amount for what their vehicle is worth.

  • Documents for Trade-In (title, registration, current loan paperwork) 
  • All Sets of Trade-In Vehicle's Keys
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What to Pay Attention to During Your Test Drive

While test-driving a vehicle is perhaps the most fun step in buying a car, it's important to take your time and pay attention to how it drives and feels. Take note of any must-have features and make sure the vehicle checks off all the boxes on your list. And, of course, you can call us with any further questions.

  • Get comfortable in the driver's seat 
  • Pay attention to the feel of the ride 
  • Try out various features both inside and out
  • Test out the parking and visibility in different environments
  • Don't rush the test drive
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Final Steps in the Car-Buying Process

If you've fallen in love with a particular vehicle and you're ready to drive it off the lot, make sure you take these final steps into consideration:

  • Review the paperwork carefully before signing
  • Remember your new keys and thank the people you've been working with
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Ready to buy or lease a new Subaru from Livermore Subaru? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 3600 Las Positas Road, Livermore, CA 94551. We look forward to helping our customers near Hayward, Tracy, Manteca and Stockton.