The Season of Audi is here and that means big red bows on beautiful new cars! We’ve all seen the commercials and even some home videos of people giving a vehicle as a gift… But how do they do it without stifling the joy by drowning the new car owner in paperwork just after they set eyes on the best gift they’ve ever received? We sat down with Audi Finance Manager, Michael Schutt, to find out. The answer is surprisingly simple.
Once you decide that there is no better gift than a new Audi for your loved one, the first step is to stop in at Audi Naples to pick one out. Your Audi Brand Specialist will assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. When you meet, it is important to tell them that this is a surprise! They will be just as excited as you are to make this happen. Be sure to coordinate your communication for after you leave the dealership, should they need to contact you. Give them a safe way to reach you along with the best times of day to do so, so that your loved one won’t get suspicious. After you’ve picked out the perfect Audi, it’s time for the hard part – or so you thought!
You’ll probably want the title of the vehicle to be in their name. That can be done, sometimes with as little as one signature. We can prepare all of the paperwork ahead of time for you, but keep in mind that they will still have to sign so that the title and registration is in their name.
If you choose to finance or lease the vehicle, your name will have to be on the title and registration. If you want your loved one’s name to also be on the title and registration for the vehicle, we will have to put them on the loan as well. This means that we will need a credit application from them. The easy way to remember this is, “if the name is on the loan, it must be on the title,” and vice versa. If you pay for the vehicle in full, however, you do not have to put yourself on the title.
If you would like to have all of the paperwork prepared ahead of time (highly recommended!), here are the things that you will need to provide us with from the person receiving the vehicle:
A copy of their driver’s license
A copy of their current car insurance
A copy of their current registration (only if you will be transferring a license plate – not necessary if they will be getting a new plate)
You could easily sneak a photo of all of these items using your cell phone to avoid suspicion. Just make sure that everything is clear and legible.
Next is the fun part: the surprise. Ask your Audi Brand Specialist to help you coordinate the ultimate surprise! Don’t be afraid to ask – we would be happy to bring the car to you and your loved one at home, meet you outside of a restaurant or store, or anywhere that you can dream up! Feel free to get creative. And don’t worry – we have plenty of big red bows.
If you’ve helped us to prepare the paperwork ahead of time, all we’ll need from the newest Audi driver on the block is a few signatures…. After the shaking, screaming, and tears of joy die down, that is.
Let Audi Naples help you give the gift of Audi this season!