THINGS TO KNOW WHEN BUYING A NEW VEHICLE

WHAT DOES PURCHASING A MOTOR VEHICLE ENTAIL?

-Purchasing a motor vehicle entails getting the following;

1) Pro-forma

2) Copy of Fitness

3) Copy of Import Entry (if the vehicle is freshly imported)

4) Copy of the Registration (if the vehicle has been licensed before locally)

5) Financing requirements (see our financing page)

6) Insurance requirements (see our insurance page)

7) Licensing of vehicle

Crichton Automotive provides our customers with the first four requirements. The Financing and the insurance requirements are provided by our in-house loans co-ordinator who would collect the loans requirements from the customer, package the loan and send it to the financial institution best suited to the requirements of the client. The loans co-ordinator would work with the bank or credit union to ensure a speedy turnover of the loan and also work with our insurance entity CRICHTON INSURANCE AGENCY to get the best rates possible. The licensing of the motor vehicle is done by Crichton Automotive FREE OF CHARGE, however there is a government tax of ja$7,000 which included the charge to license the vehicle for a year, buy new license plates and apply for a motor vehicle title(the receipts are provided).

WHAT IS THE WARRANTY?

The warranty provided on pre-owned cars covers the engine and transmission only. It does not cover electrical nor does it cover the front end (shocks, ball joints, tie-rods etc) .Crichton Automotive recommends that a qualified mechanic check the vehicle before the transaction is completed inorder to ensure an independent evaluation before the vehicle leaves the property(check our warranty in our “about us” page).

WHAT IS THE AFTER SALE SERVICE PROVIDED?

Crichton Automotive provides one of the best after sale service in the industry and certainly the best in the pre-owned industry through our “Lifetime labour-free service “programme (see our “service page”).

We have a ten day special order system with our suppliers for any parts needed so everything needed is covered by our friendly service staff.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE TITLE FOR THE VEHICLE?

The local tax office has a three month processing period for all new title applications.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS?

Crichton Automotive provides certificates of fitness for all the vehicles that we sell.

HOW DO I GET INSURANCE FOR THE VEHICLE I AM ABOUT TO PURCHASE?

Once a deposit is made an agent from Crichton Insurance Agency will call to arrange a quotation for insurance and provide information on the various premium financing options available.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LICENSING THE VEHICLE?

The licensing of the motor vehicle is done by Crichton Automotive FREE OF CHARGE, however there is a government tax of ja$7,000 which included the charge to license the vehicle for a year, buy new license plates and apply for a motor vehicle title(the receipts are provided).

WHAT KIND OF ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED?

Crichton Automotive provided roadside assistance for one year FREE OF CHARGE. This is done through our association with Jamaica Automobile Association(JAA) who offers a number of services through the JAA CARD who allows the customer to access towing services ,repair services ,security services and discounts at a number of leading retailers island wide.