Pittsville Ford

Things to Bring With You


After helping thousands of your neighbors with great vehicles since 1955, we have learned the ins and outs of what a customer needs to bring with them to purchase a vehicle. If you’re looking for what you need to bring when buying a car, here is a checklist;

A Valid Driver's License

Must be issued by the state that you are registering the car. The only exception is people in the military; as any state can issue their license.



A Current Insurance Card

The card must have the name of the person who is buying the car and whose name is going to be on the title. It does not have to be for your new vehicle; it can be a current vehicle.

A Current Registration Card

This applies if you are trading in your car and still have a lien against your car or if you are going to transfer your current license plate to your new car.

The Title of the Car You Are Trading

This only applies if you are trading a vehicle that does not have a bank lien. Some states (Maryland, for example) have two parts to their title, make sure you bring both parts of the title. Please, do not sign the title before you arrive here at Pittsville Ford.


Make Sure You Bring All Parties That Need to Sign Paperwork

This includes anyone on the trade title or anyone signing the bank loan paperwork, which includes co-signers and co-owners. Also, anyone going on the title of the car you are purchasing needs to be present.

Bring Your Checkbook

This applies to anyone making a down payment on a vehicle. Bringing a check book is also a good idea even if you have your own financing in case you want to purchase one of our extended service contracts.

If you are unsure of what to bring, please give us a call. It is always better to be safe than sorry!