How many Patriot cars did you look at before finding the perfect one? If you’re like most people, it probably took a while to decide on a vehicle. While the hard part may be over, there’s still work to be done; here are four things to do once the sale is final.

Talk to Your Insurance Company

Driving anywhere without insurance – even if it’s just a few miles from the dealership to your home – is illegal and could be financially disastrous. This is why you need to contact your insurer to either update your current policy to account for your new car or to get new coverage.

Take Home the Right Paperwork

Buying a car typically involves a lot of paperwork, but some documents are more important than others. Above all, you want to ensure that you have proof of ownership, which involves the bill of sale. If you’re paying the full price for the vehicle right away, you also need to get the title.

Register Your Car with the DMV

You’ll get a temporary license plate from the dealership that typically expires in 30 days. You’ll need to visit your local DMV to register your car during that time. In addition to proof of ownership, you will have to show them your insurance information and identification.

Make a Service Appointment

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to make a service appointment for your vehicle. Even if it’s new, it needs regular maintenance. At the very least, you should schedule an oil change for six months after the purchase.

Answers You Can Trust from Patriot Auto Group

Questions are a natural part of buying and owning a vehicle. When they arise, getting answers you can trust is as simple as getting in touch with Patriot Auto Group!