Buying a Car from S&S Auto

When purchasing any vehicle from S&S, you’ll get personal attention. Providing a worry-free service from start to finish, we will expedite, register, insure, pick-up, deliver your new car right to your door. We’ll also bring the vehicle to the dealership for the first year for warranty service.

. . . There is no extra cost to you when buying a car. . . .

There is no extra cost to you when buying a new car. With our experience and bilingual staff, we work to achieve a confident level of professional expertise. Working with most major dealerships in Guadalajara, and they pay our commission.

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There are annual registration fees to be paid the first quarter of each year on all Mexican-plated vehicles. To avoid unnecessary fines, S&S Auto will also be sure to remind their clients when it’s time to renew registration on your vehicle, S&S also offers this service.

Advantages of a Mexican-Plated Vehicle

  • Unlike a foreign-plated vehicle, anyone can drive a Mexican-plated vehicle as long as they have a valid driver’s license and permission, and no extra insurance is required.
  • You can sell your Mexican-plated vehicle, but a foreign-plated vehicle must leave the country to have the ownership legally transferred.
  • Contrary to previous years, when there were few options available and prices were high, today there is a large competitive market offering more makes and models, and - more importantly - lower prices.
  • The annual licensing fees have been dramatically reduced by eliminating the Tenencia (federal tax).
  • If you work in Mexico, you can use this purchase as a huge right-off.
  • There are warranty issues with some manufacturers, as they will not honor the warranty of a foreign-plated vehicle in Mexico. Be sure to check that before you bring your car down.
  • You only need to maintain insurance in Mexico on a Mexican-plated vehicle unless you plan to drive to the U.S. and Canada
  • Parts would most likely be easier to obtain for a Mexican-plated vehicle

Whether you live part-time or full-time, it makes sense to purchase a Mexican-plated vehicle.

Documents needed to PURCHASE a vehicle in Mexico:

  • photo identification (passport)
  • Immigration Document (Visa)
  • proof of address (telephone, electric receipt or bank statement)
    • must be no older than 60 days
    • must show full address (postal box is not accepted)
    • if proof of address is not in the name of the buyer, then copy of rental or purchase agreement must accompany proof of address.

Documents needed to SELL a vehicle in Mexico:

  • original factura endorsed on reverse by seller
  • last five years of registration (tenencia & refrendo) payments
  • documents for purchaser (see above)
  • Any previous or historical Facturas, that show change of ownership