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At Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines we’re proud to not only service Des Moines drivers, but also provide customers in out of state with the option to find the right Volkswagen. That’s why we’re proud to offer our We Ship Anywhere program so customers can get their next vehicle delivered right to their home without the hassle of going out to the dealership. Compare vehicle features and offers using our Online Shopper Tool and complete all the paperwork right from home and have your vehicle brought to you. Learn more about our We Ship Anywhere program and get started at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines today!

Get Your Volkswagen Shipped to Your Home

No matter if you’re in our home state of Iowa or out of state, our dealership is dedicated to getting your Volkswagen to you and your family safely and securely. Before you finalize your decisions, we’ll provide you with a 360 walk-around video of the interior and exterior of your selections as well as virtual test-drives to put you behind the wheel of your next Volkswagen. All of our vehicles are thoroughly inspected and sanitized before they arrive at your doorstep to ensure you’ll have a Volkswagen that you can count on for years to come. Here are some frequently asked questions you may have if you’re purchasing a vehicle from out of state:

  • Q: Do I have to pay taxes twice if I buy a car out of state?
  • A: Actually, you don’t! If your vehicle was purchased out of state, you will most likely pay a sales tax when you register your vehicle in your state of residence. If the tax has been paid during the purchase of the vehicle, however, your Department of Motor Vehicles will likely issue a credit to you for the amount that you have already paid if it is over your state sales tax amount.


  • Q: Is it cheaper to buy a car out of state?
  • A: It may be! Sales tax, doc fees, and registration varies on a state-by-state basis, so it may or may not be cheaper for you to buy outside of your state lines. The best thing to do is look into your state’s fees and compare it with other states across the country to find the best deal! While some states charge more than others, you may be able to find a better deal in a neighboring state.


  • Q: What is my state sales tax going to be on my car?
  • A: Whether you are going to be buying new, buying used, or even simply leasing, you are going to have state sales tax attributed to your purchase. You’ll want to do your research before you start the purchase process to see how much you can expect to spend in taxes, but the average state sales tax is usually between 3%-8% on the total price of your vehicle.


  • Q: How long will it take to receive my new registration?
  • A: The time frame is going to vary as each state has its own time frame for how quickly-or not- they will process the state titles and registration for your new car purchase. Having to provide emissions, state inspection, ad-valorem, or paid property tax-fee-assessment receipts, this is going to substantially increase the processing time for your registration. Getting your information in quickly shortens the wait time.


  • Q: Can I register any vehicle in my home state?
  • A: It entirely depends on your state’s emission requirements because they differ from Iowa’s emission guidelines. Double-check before you register your Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines vehicle in your home state.


  • Q: What about pricing and rebates?
  • A: Keep in mind that the pricing and rebates available and advertised in your home state may differ from our dealership’s current incentives and offers. Contact us for further clarity on our offers or check our current specials online.

Use our Online Shopper Tool to Find Your Volkswagen

In addition to our seamless vehicle delivery service, our Johnston dealership enables you to find your next Volkswagen from the comfort of your home with our Online Shopper Tool. Easily search through our vast online inventory to find the vehicles that meet your driving needs and fit your budget, then complete the car-buying, financing, or leasing process. Here’s a breakdown of how simple it is to find and secure your next Volkswagen using our Online Shopper Tool:

Step 1: Find Your Vehicle – Click the “Shop Now” button to search our new and used luxury inventory

Step 2: Customize Your Payment Options – Enter the following details to customize or estimate your monthly auto payment options:

  • Your payment type (Finance, Lease, or Cash)
  • Your zip code
  • Your loan term
  • The down payment amount
  • Your credit score
  • The value of your trade-in vehicle if you plan on trading in a vehicle.

Step 3: Compare Vehicle Options – After assessing payment information, click “Save And Compare This Payment” to add the vehicle to your digital garage, where you can add up to four other cars and compare features, performance, and the monthly payment of each vehicle side by side.

Step 4: Apply For Financing & Schedule Delivery – Once you’ve decided on your vehicle, click on the “Explore More” button where you’ll have the option to “Reserve Vehicle” for 48 hours or click “Continue Deal Online” to begin the car buying process. Apply for financing and securing your loan, then, schedule a time and date to pick up your vehicle or have it dropped off at your home.

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Purchase Your Next Volkswagen at Home from Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines

Our We Ship Anywhere programs ensure that all Volkswagen customers near and far can get their next vehicle delivered to them no matter the distance. Get started today with a look at our rotating new and used vehicle specials, or explore more exciting Volkswagen models among our national offers and incentives. Speak with a member of our finance team who can answer your questions and get the car-buying process started. Contact us today for more information on our We Ship Anywhere option at our Volkswagen dealership from Des Moines!

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