After picking out that perfect vehicle to drive home, what are the next steps? Between temporary registration and upgrading insurance, it's important for drivers to know exactly what to do after buying a car to avoid headaches and legal fees. Find out the proper steps to buying a car below.

Car Buying Primer

We know that you want to drive that brand new car from Schaumburg to Streamwood and everywhere in between, but first, it's important to take inventory of your paperwork.

  • Registration: Before you drive out of Elgin, be sure to figure out your registration. You can secure temporary registration before you hit the highway, but don't forget to head to the DMV to make everything official.

  • Insurance: Most insurers will cover your new vehicle for several days, but call your insurance company as soon as possible to work out your new insurance plan.

  • Repairs: If you choose a used car over our new inventory, it may be worth a visit to the service center. If your new purchase needs repairs or maintenance work, getting it done quickly will help prevent headaches down the road!

Take the Next Steps to Buying a Car!

Contact us at Elgin Hyundai to find your next vehicle today! You can even learn more Hyundai GAP insurance and how it can protect your new vehicle.


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