What to Bring to the Dealership

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Bring to the Dealership

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to to bring to the car dealership?

Buying a vehicle is an exciting time! If you are in the process, and close to driving off the lot in your new car, truck, or SUV, congratulations! We, at Easterns Automotive, thoroughly enjoy helping people's dreams come true. Of course, you want your car buying experience to go as smoothly as possible. There are certain things you the buyer can do to make sure that things go as planned. One of those things is to arrive at the dealership with certain documents and information in hand. Read on to learn what you need:

What Documents do I Need to Buy a Car?

In the video above, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing for Easterns Automotive Group, breaks down what you should bring to a car dealership to make sure that your transaction is as smooth and seamless as possible.

If You Are Financing Your Car with a Loan:

The majority of consumers elect to finance their vehicle, and most of those people will only need to bring two things:

Proof of Income (like a Pay Stub)Valid Form of Identification (like a Drivers license)

Your driver’s license is something you carry with you anyways. But [...]

Where Do Your Used Cars Come From?

In this interesting video above, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing at Easterns Automotive Group, discusses where our high-quality, competitively-priced cars come from. Have you always wondered where used car dealerships get their cars from? One of the biggest myths that we regularly dispel is that all of our vehicles are trade-ins, which isn’t the case at all.

Inventory from Auctions

Almost all of our automobile inventory comes from reputable major auctions. We like to call where we buy our cars from “The War Room,” since we are constantly working against our competition for the best cars on the auction block. Our auction experts work on up to 8 monitors at once to participate in as many different national auctions as possible. The entire time, we are also checking out CarFax reports, previous owners and more to be as informed as possible. In short, where do our cars from? The best auctions in the country! 

Inventory from Trade-Ins

While much of our inventory comes from high-quality auctions, we do get some used vehicles from customer trade-in. However, before we would ever put a trade-in on t [...]

In this video, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing for Easterns Automotive Group, explains the basics of understanding your credit reports.

Your Credit Report - Understanding it in the Car Buying Process

Have you been shopping for a used car at Easterns Automotive and found something you are interested in? You may wonder what the next steps are. If you need financing for your car, which most people do, part of the process is for our dealership to check your credit. We do this by looking at your credit report. A credit report is a detailed record of your credit history that is gathered and maintained by three separate major credit agencies: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Credit reports are like digital file folders that hold details of your finances, like when you opened a credit card or whether you’ve been late making mortgage payments. If you live in the greater Washington DC/Baltimore/VA area and are in need of a used car, read on to learn about how you credit report comes to play in purchasing a car from one of our many Easterns Automotive locations.

What Dealerships Look for in Your Credit Report

Easterns Automotive Group looks at three core parts of your cr [...]

Bad Credit Used Car Loans

Your Job Is Your Credit!

Get a Bad Credit Car Loan in Washington DC, Baltimore and Throughout Maryland and Virginia

Are you a DMV-area resident struggling to buy a car because you can’t quality for an auto loan? The only way to defeat bad credit is to build good credit, but it’s difficult to do if you can’t find a lender to approve you for a car loan. At Eastern Automotive Group, we’re committed to helping Washington DC and Baltimore residents get the vehicles they need even if they currently have bad credit.

Helping Drivers With Less-Than-Perfect Credit for More Than 30 Years

Easterns Automotive Group (AKA Eastern Motors) proudly serves the car, truck and SUV buying and financing needs of drivers throughout Virginia and Maryland. If you live in this region, we are the top choice for finding a great loan and vehicle with less-than-perfect credit. We know that bad things happen to good people, which is why we look at more than just your credit score. We opened in 1988 with the slogan “Where Your Job is Your Credit®”, and our goal was and still is simple, find each person their next vehicle with the best financing possible.


What Does “Your Job Is Your Credit” Mean?

In the video below, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing at [...]

In this informative clip, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing at Easterns Automotive Group, talks about how our low price guarantee sets us apart from other dealerships. Instead of sitting down for a stress-filled negotiation session, our customers benefit from our transparency and One Low Price Promise.

Interested in learning more about our dealership? Here we are pleased to offer you some insight where Easterns Automotive began, and what has happened since. You can even view our very first TV commercial! We hope you enjoy.

In the video, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing for Easterns Automotive Group, talks about the 30+ year history of our company. While the company officially launched in 1988, the roots stretch back to when Mr. Bassam was a waiter in Washington, D.C. and found inexpensive cars that were still in usable condition through the Salvation Army. In flipping these cars, he discovered the potential for a high-quality used car dealership in the area. After spending time in the wholesale business, Mr. Bassam saw the need in the community for a place that could cater to those with less-than-perfect credit. By welcoming these customers, Easterns Automotive Group began to grow into what it is today. Now, we cater to all levels of credit and support the hard-working men and women of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.