What to Bring With You When Buying a Car

What to Bring With You When Buying a CarAre you planning on buying a new Ford in the near future? You can streamline the entire process by having the necessary documents ready to go. Here’s what to bring with you when buying a car from Van Drunen Ford.

Proof of income

In order to buy a car, you need to prove you can afford to make the monthly payments. Proof of income can be as simple as a bank statement or paycheck stub. Either document will satisfy lenders.


Are you really you? A dealership will need to confirm so to let you leave the lot with your new Ford. If you drove to the dealership, odds are you already have a valid driver’s license that can serve as identification.


Before you leave our dealership, you’ll need to prove you have insurance on your new vehicle. It’s wise to make a phone call to your insurance company to set up the switch before purchasing the car. You don’t want your new car sitting on the lot for days while you wait for insurance coverage.


A driver’s license may include your address, but a dealership still needs proof of residence. This can be in the form of a utility bill, mortgage agreement, or another bill sent to your address.

The more prepared you are when you come to buy a car from Van Drunen Ford, the sooner you’ll be able to drive your new car home.

Why Service at a Dealership like Van Drunen Ford?

why Service at a Dealership

An independent garage can save you a little money, but it can’t offer you the peace of mind a dealership can. Although a little more expensive, dealerships bring more to the table than simple service. Check out these great benefits to servicing your car at a dealership.

Genuine Parts

Dealerships like Van Drunen Ford have a direct working relationship with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). As a result of this relationship, our service department has prime access to genuine OEM parts designed to fit and function perfectly in Ford vehicles. These parts are identical to the parts in your vehicle, rather than off-brand imitations.

Genuine parts are built to provide drivers with peace of mind. Each part features a manufacturer-backed warranty that covers the cost of replacement if the new part is defective. If the part does need to be replaced, there’s no extra labor cost.

Professional Technicians

A certified Ford dealership employs professional technicians trained to work specifically on Ford vehicles. They’re the experts in spotting and solving problems both big and small. Thanks to their knowledge and efficiency, they can save drivers time and money.

Service History

Each time a vehicle comes to a dealership service department, the technician adds an entry to the vehicle service history. An accurate service history proves the car was properly maintained and professionally repaired. It can even increase the resale value of the vehicle when it comes time to trade it in.

If your vehicle needs serviced, bring it to Van Drunen Ford. You can trust our technicians to do a stellar job.