Out-of Town Buyers Program – Drive Muskoka
Drive Muskoka dealerships are dedicated to ensuring that your purchase experience is a seamless one. We understand that as an out-of-town client you will have questions detailing your purchase, so we have compiled a list of answers to our most common questions below.
If you would like additional clarification on Drive Muskoka’s Out-of-Town Buyers program, one of our Sales Staff would be happy to help you. We will ensure that your needs are not only met, but exceeded every time.
At Drive Muskoka we believe that transparency is essential when buying a vehicle. It is particularly important when you are purchasing a vehicle from out-of-town and you will not be able to come in to physically see your vehicle. To help make the process as smooth as possible, we provide our out-of-town buyers with a thorough mechanical report, comprehensive vehicle history reports and full disclosure at every point of the process.
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1. The Customer completes and signs a certificate of exemption for purchasing a vehicle outside the province.
2. We are responsible for obtaining the necessary documents to ensure that the individual purchasing a vehicle is not an Ontario Resident. Two pieces of acceptable ID are required and can by any two of the following:
- Out-of-Province Driver’s License
- Out-of-Province Medical Plan Card
- Current utility bill showing address of service
- Vehicle registration (we cannot accept vehicle registration and driver’s license together as this does not prove residency)
- Items including credit cards, social insurance cards or birth certificates are not acceptable as identification.
If the purchaser resides in a province with PST, only 5% GST will be charged by our dealership if you are able to provide the above documentation. Applicable PST for your province must be paid at the time of vehicle registration.
There are two options for residents of provinces with HST such as Ontario:
1. Charge 5% GST, with any additional tax due at the time that the customer registers a vehicle in their province.
2. Charge the applicable HST rate for the customer’s province up front.
Contact us for details and quotes on shipping prices for your province. Prices will vary depending on the size and type of vehicle you will be shipping.
What if my vehicle is damaged during shipping?
Our shipping partners are fully insured and any new damages found after transport will be rectified. If for any reason the vehicle does not arrive in the same condition that it left our dealership, you can rest assured that you will be completely taken care of. We will not stop until you are completely satisfied.
Do I have to get an inspection on my car once it arrives?
If your pre-owned vehicle is being shipped outside of Ontario to another province then it requires an out of province inspection. This low-cost inspection is a formality to ensure that the vehicle you are bringing in meets the requirements of your province.
Our reconditioning standards mean that the vehicle that you are purchasing will meet the requirements of your home Province. You will also receive via email, the service inspection on this vehicle and the printed copies will arrive with the vehicle as well.
What does “Certified” mean and what does it get me?
All major manufacturers have now committed to the re-marketing of their respective brands. For our dealerships it means attractive pricing, offering competitive finance rates, warranty options, and confidence of our stringent inspection and reconditioning standards.
So if I am not buying a Honda, Hyundai or Chrysler does that mean I am getting a sub-standard vehicle?
Absolutely not, we are dedicated to ensuring that we sell a quality vehicle no matter what the brand. Our entire pre-owned inventory has been fully safety inspected and reconditioned to the standards set by our dealership and dealer group.
What kind of finance rate would I get?
We work with a number of financial institutions to ensure that we get you the most competitive rate for the vehicle you are purchasing. A number of factors can affect what rate we can get. Our Financial services office will work diligently to ensure we are getting the best rate for the vehicle you are buying.
What kind of guarantee or warranty do I get?
Depending on the vehicle that you are purchasing there may or may not be any remaining manufacturer’s warranty. For added peace of mind we offer and can tailor a warranty to your specific driving needs. We will work with you to ensure you get adequate coverage for your vehicle.
Do you offer protection packages or 3M?
We offer many products intended to protect your new investment. 3M, Rust proofing, undercoat, Paint Protection, leather and vinyl protection and window tint are all items offered through our dealership. These items can also be added to any finance or lease contracts.