FAQs for Out-of-State Buyers

 

Since Stuckey Ford first opened its doors in 1959, we have proudly served the communities of Central Pennsylvania.  Throughout the years, we expanded our business to accommodate the Subaru and GM market, increased our used vehicle inventory, and created a dynamic set pricing model and efficient sales process to better serve all of customers - from near and far. 

 We strongly encourage our customers outside of Pennsylvania to review the information below well in advance to their visit.  Here, you'll learn of title and registration policy, state taxes, payment options, required documents, and other frequently asked questions.


FAQs

Insurance

To purchase a vehicle or to take test drive, we require a valid vehicle insurance card. The insurance card must list the name of the buyer and include the effective date, expiration date, and date of purchase.

Title & Registration

​Can I title & Register the Vehicle Outside of PA?

Several states and financial institutions have new regulations and requirements making the car-buying process more time-consuming. In certain circumstances, a dealership must have the physical title on hand before a vehicle can be sold to an out-of-state customer.  Further, some dealerships will hold the vehicle until documentation is received and processed.  We strongly advise out-of-state buyers to send us their motor vehicle documents, including driver’s license, registration, and insurance, ahead of time so we can verify you have the required documents.

Can I Handle My Own Title & Registration?


It is the customer’s responsibility to register the vehicle in their home state and pay the state sales tax. Some states require an inspection before a vehicle can be registered.  All vehicles at Stuckey Automotive are inspected in the State of Pennsylvania, per the Department of Transportation’s guidelines.  This does not guarantee a vehicle will meet / pass the inspection requirements issued by another state.   

How Long to Receive My Registration?


Our dealership will provide a temporary registration.  Once expired, the vehicle is no longer considered legal and cannot be driven until the buyer secures a valid registration.  It is the buyer’s responsibility to register a vehicle in the state in which they reside within sixty (60) days from the date of purchase.

It May Be a While Before I Return Home, What Then?

This should not be a problem.  Keep in mind some states require a vehicle / emission inspection before a title can be process or a vehicle can be registered.  

Taxes & Fees

What Can I Expect as far as State Taxes?
It is the customer's responsibility to pay the sales tax required by the state in which they reside. The dealership can finance the tax into the deal, so long as a financial institution allows. Otherwise, taxes are paid when a vehicle is registered with department of motor vehicles.


What About Additional Fees?
When available, we will inform you of additional fees applicable to your state of residence. However, some states will not divulge the costs of local, city, county, or state fees, state sales tax, ad valorem tax, or use tax.

Other FAQs

Can I Have My Vehicle Shipped to Me?
Due to proof of identity requirements, buyers must sign all documents in person and take delivery from the dealership.

Can I Finance with My Credit Union or Pay Cash?
We will only accept a certified check, wire transfer, or cash. We do not accept out-of-state/country personal checks or starter checks. To expedite the process, we advise you to contact any one of our finance managers in advance to confirm the information from your financial institution is accurate.

Do Advertised Rebates and Incentives Apply To Me?
The advertised price for the new vehicles listed on our Web site and other mediums includes OEM incentives applicable to residents of central Pennsylvania. Incentives may vary by region and therefore affect the final cost.

Our used vehicles are dynamically-priced, meaning the price you see is the price you pay. We do not charge additional fees for dealer cleaning or delivery expenses.

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