Dealership Checklist

There is little more exciting than buying or leasing a new Lincoln. If you’re like most people, you’ve already found the perfect fit, whether an all-new Aviator, a sleek and sophisticated MKZ, a luxurious Navigator or any of our other unrivaled Lincoln models, and you’re ready to drive it home today. We understand that excitement, so we’re here to make sure the transaction is as smooth as possible.

You probably already have a specific car in mind, but if not, browse our inventory and find the one that best fits your needs and budget. We routinely offer specials on some of our more popular models, so searching there first is always a good idea. Getting approved for financing will help expedite the buying process, as well.

When you are ready to buy, there are a few items, such as your license and proof of insurance, that you’ll need to bring with you to our dealership. We know your time is valuable, so we’ve compiled a short list below that you can keep on your phone or even print out and use as a checklist before heading out for our dealership.

What To Bring

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Your Driver's License

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ProofOfInsurance

Proof of Car Insurance

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Proof of Income

Proof of Income

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Method of Payment

Method of Payment

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Your Social Security Number

Your Social Security Number

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Trade In Your Old Vehicle

When purchasing a new or pre-owned Lincoln, most people trade in an older vehicle to help lower the overall loan amount and monthly payments. If you’re planning to trade in a vehicle, regardless of make or model, we’ll make an instant cash offer based on Kelly Blue Book®️ estimates. We will do everything we can to give you the maximum amount for your old vehicle. If you want to know what your old car might be worth, you can quickly check the value of your car online . Your instant offer is good for seven days — and we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy one of ours! If you are planning to trade in a vehicle, though, make sure to bring the following items with you:

Documents for Trade-In

Documents for Trade-In
(title, registration, current loan paperwork)

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All Sets of Trade-In Vehicle's Keys

All Sets of Trade-In
Vehicle's Keys

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What to Pay Attention
to During Your Test Drive

While no one really enjoys paperwork, everyone loves the test-drive. Other than driving home in a new car or SUV, it’s the best part of the buying process. That joy, however, should not cloud your goal. You need to find the perfect vehicle for your needs and that means you need to pay attention to the details. Every Lincoln drives like a dream, so that box will be checked, but do make a list of any must-have features and be sure the model you’re driving includes them. And, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your salesperson. We know every Lincoln model inside and out. Here are a few other things to remember:

Get comfy in the driver's seat

Get comfy in the
driver's seat

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Pay attention to the feel of the ride

Pay attention to the feel
of the ride

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Try out various features inside and out

Try out various features
inside and out

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Test out the parking and visibility in different environments

Test out the parking and
visibility in different
environments

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Don't rush!

Don't rush!

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Final Steps in the Car-Buying Process

You’ve found the perfect Lincoln and you’re ready to drive it home. We’re happy for you! We don’t want to waste any of your time, so take these final things into consideration and you’ll be parking that new Lincoln in your driveway in no time:

Review the paperwork carefully before signing

Review the paperwork
carefully before signing

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Remember your new keys and thank the people you've been working with!

Remember your new keys
and thank the people
you've been working with!

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If you’d like to purchase or lease a new vehicle from Gettel Lincoln, send us a message or stop by our dealership at 2021 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving customers in Punta Gorda, FL, and throughout the Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers areas.