Planning for New Car Delivery. Know Important Documents, Delivery Checklist, Registration Documents from Booking to Delivery with Exchange and Payment Receipts
New Car Delivery Checklist
Disclaimer - Stated Points are referred in context with Purchase in Delhi. Same may be slight modified for other cities basis local laws - but the benchmark remains same
Before Booking the Car
- Be Clear of the Deal Quote - Amount to paid for Buying Car, All Additional Accessories as committed should be mentioned. Even - no worries - to ask about manufacturing month of the car and have it in place in Order Booking Form or Deal Contract Copy (if dealer states that he has a car in stock)
- Discounts Nature Should be Clearly Mentioned - Cash Discounts, Freebies as Accessories, Free Insurance, Warranty, Corporate Discounts - all that what is committed by dealer should be transparent and be there in the deal quote
- Ensure you ask in writing about cancellation and refund policy. It should be in black and white as some time the cancellation may happen - where a dealer could over-commit on car delivery including color or timeline - Ensure to have this in place before signing off a new booking at dealership.
If you dont consent with any clause, ensure to have an alternate one in writing with due sign and stamp
Exchange if you selling Car to Dealer
- Ensure that you ask dealer in Advance pre-hand for NCB Transfer from your Used Car to your Proposed New Car
- Exchange Benefit, Car Exchange Value and Exchange Coupon including Delivery Receipt - should be thoroughly checked while handing over car at dealership. Keep them in stock - Do read that all liabilities of the car - for any challan, insurance, claim from date of sale gets transferred to dealer from the date of sale, including due stamp & signatures.
- Though its a slight favor - Do Take in writing that - dealer will arrange for NCB Transfer from your Insurance Company . Also - as once No Claim Bonus is transferred - the policy gets cancelled by Insurance Company, if dealer does not transfer insurance to his own name by paying difference amount of NCB
Ensure you have this in clear terms - that if policy gets cancelled after NCB Transfer - its the dealer responsibility to get insurance done on the old car or transfer it without any liability of seller (i.e yourself)
At Time of Delivery
Do not Take New Car Delivery without Registration RTO Fee Receipt. If an Unregistered Vehicle Plying on Road is caught by Traffic Police - the vehicle shall be liable to be prosecuted under Motor Vehicle Act and / or with appropriate fine
Its clearly mentioned in Delhi Government Site - The vehicle can be driven or allowed to be driven in public place only after registration by registering authority as under the provision of section 39 of motor vehicle Act 1988. (Source: http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_transport/Transport/Home/Vehicle+Registration/)
Fine is Rs. 2000 in Delhi including Prosecution of New Car - if unregistered vehicle been driven
Important: Some Dealers are offering delivery in Delhi basis there own 'Gate Pass' - which is not acceptable by Traffic Police. Do note that car will be treated as unregistered - if caught by Traffic Police and subsequent action will be taken by Traffic cops including Fine and Prosecution
Registration Fee Document
After allocation of registration numbers, fee receipt is given to the applicant on the same day and above documents are kept by the zonal office. The registration fee receipt can be retained as proof of having made an application for registration
High Security Number Plates
Certain Dealers in Delhi are now authorized to affix High Security Number Plates, it again is an offence to take car delivery without High Security Registration Plate and can be fined from Rs. 2000 for a new car, been driven without High Security Number Plate - same is as per Supreme Court Order in 2012 and further updated in 2013 - when new car dealers are allowed for installation of number plates.
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