Take Five Steps To Save Before You Shop For A New Car

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. If you are thinking of buying a used or new car, take these five steps before you head to a dealership showroom or website to shop. When many of us feel that first itch for a new vehicle, we think first about dropping by a dealership to browse—look at a few models and check …

Auto Loan: Credit Unions VS Banks

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Need a car but can’t pay cash? You have three choices: Borrow from the dealer or manufacturer’s financing company, borrow from a bank, or borrow from a credit union. Each method has advantages and disadvantages for an auto loan– but if you can qualify, the way to go is usually with a credit union. Structural advantages of credit unions Credit …

Ten Tips For Getting Good Automotive Service

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Consumer Affairs agencies across the country get more complaints about poor automotive service than almost any other area. Repair services and the skills of mechanics can vary widely. But in addition to selecting a service center wisely, using these ten tips can help you get satisfactory results working with automotive service centers and technicians. 1. Educate yourself about your vehicle. …

Money Saving Tips To Lower Your Auto And Gas Costs

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Gas prices typically fluctuate depending on the season, for example, going up when more people are traveling in the summer. Even a few extra cents a gallon can quickly add up to lots of dollars. But, with some attention to the following tips, you can keep the costs of operating your vehicle as low as possible. Saving on gasoline No …

Feeling Stuck In Your Car Loan? Might Be Time To Shop Around!

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Some bills can’t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your car loan can lead to a lower monthly payment, a shorter payment term, or both. It depends on various factors, including the value of your vehicle, how much you owe, …

Should I Get A New Or Used Car?

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Can’t decide between a new or used car? Looking at the financing for both could help sway your decision. Let us help break it down for you. New Auto Loan Generally speaking – It’s much easier to get a new auto loan than a used auto loan from a lender. A lender looks at the value of the auto purchase …

Setting Yourself Up For Car Loan Success

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When shopping for a new car, it’s always too easy to let your emotions do the shopping. After all, you’ve been fantasizing about that red convertible for how long? For most people, a car is the most expensive purchase they’ll make aside from their house. So, keeping this sobering thought in mind is a substantial step toward reining in those emotions. …