Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey

Undocumented immigrants will be able to qualify for New Jersey driver’s licenses under updated laws that loosen federal identification requirements, a significant barrier that has kept many from becoming legal drivers. Starting May 1, 2021, standard driver’s licenses and state identification cards for non-drivers will be available for residents who have proof of residency but don’t have legal papers.

How can vulnerable populations like undocumented immigrants become licensed and trained drivers who can obtain insurance, purchase a car, access work, medical care, and other essentials?

How Does the Licensing Process Work?

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Can You Buy a Car in New Jersey if You Live in New York?

When searching for a new or used car that’s just right, sometimes you need to expand your search radius to find the best option for you. For New York residents, that can mean making a trip into New Jersey to see what New Jersey dealerships have to offer. If you’re a New York resident looking for car, New Jersey State Auto Used Cars is here to help you ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Find a Reputable Dealer

Any time you’re making a car purchase under unusual circumstances, such as buying across state lines, it is helpful to have the guidance of a professional you can rely on. By opting to purchase from a dealership, and one with a strong reputation of caring for its customers, you can breathe easy knowing that your dealer is looking out for your interests and will provide you with everything you need to safely and legally get your car home.

When making a purchase from a New Jersey dealership, it’s important to let the representatives know that you are making a purchase but live in New York. An experienced auto sales professional will know how to take care of you throughout the sales process to ensure that your purchase goes smoothly.

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used vehicle enables you to get better value for your money. The car you purchase will depreciate at a much slower rate than a new car, so it won’t lose a lot of its value from one year to another. However, purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is riskier because you may end up getting a problem-plagued car that needs frequent repairs. 

So, how do you avoid buying a lemon car? Asking the car seller the following questions can help you get a great deal on a used vehicle.

1. Has this vehicle been in an accident?

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How To Buy A Car With Bad Credit In New Jersey

Your credit score plays a big role in the financial products that are available to you. If you have a high credit score, you can access low-interest financing and other enticing options. However, a bad credit score doesn’t have to get in the way of your car-buying journey. There are several options available for shoppers with bad credit. You simply need to understand how to navigate these choices to get the best deal possible on your next vehicle.

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Free Carfax Report

How Do I Get a Free CARFAX Report?

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Free Carfax Report

In the market for a used car? If so, then it makes sense to want to know about the vehicle’s history so you can make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for. For instance:

  • How many previous owners did it previously have?
  • Has it been involved in any accidents?
  • Has it been involved in any natural disasters?
  • Did previous owners have any recall repairs performed?
  • Were there any issues with the title?
  • How was the vehicle used?
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Free Autocheck Vehicle History Reports

Autocheck Vehicle History Reports and Buyback Protection

Free Autocheck Vehicle History Reports on Our Cars

AutoCheck Buyback Protection is a policy that will compensate you by buying back your vehicle under certain circumstances: if the AutoCheck vehicle history report you purchased or received from a dealer has missed a state title brand, when a title brand was reported by the state and provided to Experian, and prior to the date the vehicle history report was run.  The purchase price is up to 110% of the published retail value PLUS up to $500 in aftermarket accessories.

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How is the trade-in value determined?

Using your current vehicle as your down payment is OK.

The trade-in price is based on a physical inspection of the vehicle, as well as dealer guides that establish the value of cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs. In addition to these guidelines, we must factor in the following costs when accepting a trade-in:

  • Reconditioning costs – Detailing, minor repairs, tires, etc.
  • Labor – Sales personnel required for inquiries, test-drives, and document processing for the vehicle’s buyer.
  • Advertising costs – On average, $300-$400 per vehicle.
  • Holding costs – Interest, insurance, depreciation and storage until the car sells (typically about $300-$400 per month).
  • Mark-downs – Price reductions we might have to take if the car is not sold quickly.