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New Car Delivery Guideline (The Complete Checklist)

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 28 Dec' 21 | Updated: 28 Jan' 22

Pre-Registration / Delivery Checklist

It's wonderful to drive a brand new car home. After all, you've been saving for that dream car and counting down the days until you can get behind the wheel. Before you accept the delivery of your new vehicle, you need to take some precautions. 

Here are essential key points to remember when inspecting and taking delivery of your new car.

Before Registering, Inspect the New Car!

Do not wait until your new vehicle or car is officially registered in your name. As a result, the dealer's liability will be limited, and any difficulties will be resolved only under the company's guarantee. The month and year of manufacturing of the car can be determined by looking at the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). 


The engine/chassis number of the new car will be revealed on the Form-22 certificate from the dealer, while the month/year of manufacture will be revealed on the Road-Worthiness Certificate provided as part of Form 22.


Also, make sure the odometer cord is not disconnected, as the vehicle could have been used as a demonstration vehicle.

An Examination From The Outside of New Car

Rusting and paint/body damage are likely to occur due to regular inventory movement and weather changes when vehicles are parked at a dealer's stockyard. 


To begin, carefully inspect the vehicle and inquire about any visible damage. Get a formal confirmation from the dealer if there are any, and make sure they are fixed before the delivery of your car. Start the car to listen for any strange or rattling noises.

Interior Examination of the car

Examine the vehicle's interior for any damage to the upholstery. Stockyards, as previously stated, are a sloppy environment. As a result, you should inspect the dashboard, seats, door pads, and floor carpet for quality. 


Look for any evident symptoms of water seepage damage. The electronics, seat belts and glove box must all work properly. The air conditioner should be in good working order and should not create any strange odors.

The Documentation of the car

It's time to concentrate on the documentation process once you've determined that the automobile being offered to you is free of flaws. Make that the VIN matches the one on the bill of sale, registration certificate, and finance or lease agreement.


Examine the insurance information and keep track of all payments made for registration and accessories.


Ensure that the dealer has stamped the owner's manual and the service booklet with the right information. It's worth noting that in most cities, high-security number plates are required to be installed before the delivery of a new car. 


As a result, keep in mind that the vehicle's color is unlikely to change in the future. The vehicle will be delivered to you with tax receipts, a copy of the registration, a copy of the pollution certificate, and a copy of the vehicle insurance.


Within two months, you will receive a hard copy of your vehicle registration certificate at your registered address.

Before Driving Out your new car

Before driving out of the showroom, double-check that the car is road legal and that you have all of the essential documentation. Accepting the vehicle in broad daylight is a smart choice because it allows you to inspect it thoroughly. 


Also, make sure that all of the work that you and the other person agreed on has been accomplished to your satisfaction. That said, thank everyone and praise their efforts in delivering the car that meets your expectations before leaving the dealership. Have fun on the road!