You're crunched for time, you're pressed for cash, and you don't have a lot of either to spend. Why would you waste them wandering around a car lot? If you want to make your stop at NJ State Auto Auction as efficient as possible, be sure to bring along a few key items that could come in handy. Even if you start registration and bidding online, having certain information might speed up the entire process.
Here are five of the must-have items you should bring with you to an auction lot.
1. Driver's license
It sounds simple, but it's important: Make sure you bring your driver's license. Whether you need it to verify your identity for final paperwork or take a test drive, this one card could make a big difference. Place your auto insurance card with it so you can be sure you drive off the lot without a problem.
2. Proof of address
Most facilities will require you to show some kind of proof of address in addition to a driver's license. Recent bills with your name on them or a copy of your current lease may suffice. This can be difficult, so don't be afraid to get creative with your personal documents.
3. Financial information
If you plan on using auto financing, you're going to need to provide some personal financial information. While this is part of the process you can begin online before even heading to the auction lot, it's smart to bring some of the important documentation along. The most basic details involve your credit cards and bank accounts, but be sure to add any other paperwork you think is pertinent.
We've all got the power to surf the Internet with just the touch of a button – and you should take full advantage of that when shopping for used cars. Keep your device close by in the event something comes up you want to doubled check, or you simply want to stay ahead of the process by remembering certain details about prospective used cars. It also allows you to check out comparable prices on nearby models so you can negotiate the best price.
5. Pen and paper
When all else fails, writing down figures and notes can be a huge advantage in the car buying process. Have a pen and paper handy. It's typically faster than trying to type into an electronic device, and it's more versatile as well.