OUT OF TOWN EXPERIENCE
At Vernon Nissan, we are dedicated to ensuring that your car buying experience is a seamless one. As an out of town client, you’ll probably have a lot of questions regarding your purchase. To help, we’ve detailed what you can expect from our dealership below. If there is something that you would like clarified, one of our Sales Staff will be happy to assist you.
From your first contact with our dealership and for years afterward, you can expect that our dedicated staff will ensure that your needs are not only met but exceeded. Transparency is a must when buying a vehicle, especially when you are not physically there to see, touch, and feel your new vehicle. Our process is simple and effective. We will provide you with a personalized video of the vehicle you are purchasing, a mechanical report, ICBC or CarProof claims history and full disclosure throughout the entire process.
The process is simple: you only pay the tax of the province in which you live. If we are selling a vehicle to a customer that lives outside of B.C., we do not have to charge PST if the following criteria are met: The Customer completes and signs a form FIN 440 (provided by us).
We, the seller are responsible for obtaining the identification necessary (photocopy) to ensure that an individual purchasing a vehicle is not a B.C. Resident.
We must have two pieces of ID as proof of residency. Acceptable forms of ID are as follows:
- Out of province Driver’s License
- Out of province Medical plan card
- Utility bill showing the address of service.
- Vehicle registration. We cannot accept the vehicle registration and driver’s License together as it does not prove residency
NOTE… credit cards, social insurance cards, or birth certificates are not acceptable identification.
If the customer is a resident of a province that has a PST (i.e. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, etc.) we only have to charge 5% GST if the customer is able to provide us the documentation outlined above. The customer will then need to pay their home Province tax (provincial PST) when they register the vehicle. If the customer is a resident of a province that has HST (i.e. Ontario) we have two options.
- Charge 5% GST. In this case, the customer will need to deal with the additional tax due when they try and register the vehicle in their province.
- Charge the customer the applicable HST rate in their province.
Many of our clients choose to ship their new vehicles. Our trusted partners have been assisting us for years and will ensure your vehicle arrives in a timely manner. Before the vehicle leaves our dealership, your sales consultant will shoot a final HD video of your new vehicle so you have something to view until it arrives! Our Sales Administrator and Management team will ensure that you are well informed during this entire process. Here are some examples of shipping costs from Penticton (these prices can vary based on the type and size of vehicle):
- Calgary – $550
- Edmonton – $650
- Vancouver – $400
- Regina – $850
Out-of-town clients can still benefit from the tax savings you get when trading a vehicle in. Fill out our online trade-in form and allow us to do a full market analysis of your vehicle so we can provide you with a competitive value. Our shipping department can also make arrangements to have your trade-in shipped to our location.
Vernon Nissan is conveniently located at 6417 BC-97, Vernon, BC V1B 3R4, Canada. Our central location means that we are only a short drive from many cities in B.C. and Alberta. We understand that with busy schedules you may not be able to make it to Vernon to pick up your vehicle. Shipping is a convenient cost-effective way to receive your vehicle. Over the years we have partnered with only the best shipping companies and have shipped vehicles across Canada as far away as Newfoundland. Driving to Vernon, located in the heart of the Okanagan, Vernon Nissan is only a short drive from many cities in B.C. and Alberta.
We work with many major financial institutions and are committed to assisting you in finding suitable financing where applicable. Most of our vehicles qualify for financing and because of the amount of business we do with our trusted partners we have access to competitive finance rates. These partners include: NCF, TD, RBC, BMO, MNS, GB, CU, SDA and Carfinco.