for a Stress Free Car Buying Experience
Car buying guru, Scott Richardson, owner of Members Auto
Finders, shares his tips for a stress free car buying experience.
pre-approved before car shopping. It’s important to know your budget and payment plan
before you begin shopping. If you wait to seek financing until after
you shop, you might find out that you cannot afford the car you want.
It’s always best to know what you can afford before you shop.
shop for a payment.
When buying a car, don’t just look at the monthly payment. Make sure
you understand the total cost of the car during the entire term of your
loan. The shorter the term, the higher your monthly payment will be but
the lower the overall cost of the car.
get the “drive out” price.
If you’re negotiating with a dealer, make sure you get a quote that
includes, tax, tag & title.
a vehicle history report.
If you’re buying a used car, be sure to get a vehicle history report
from CarFax & AutoCheck before purchasing the car. The report will
tell you who owned the car, if it’s been in any accidents, if it’s been
reported stolen and more.
new car could be the best deal for you. In today’s market, buying new might actually be the
best deal for you. On certain types of cars, dealers are offering
additional incentives, including rebates, maintenance guarantees and
even roadside assistance.
an auto finder service.
If you don’t have the time to invest into finding a car &
negotiating a good price, this service is perfect for you. They do the
research and leg work for you and have relationships with dealers to
get the best price possible.
Scott Richardson, owner of Members Auto Finders, has
over seven years of car buying experience for credit union members.
Scott retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Military. While
on active duty in the military, he had little time to spend negotiating
prices at the dealership. He used a credit union car buying service
because it saved him time, money and provided him with a stress free
buying experience. After leaving the military, Scott worked several
years for an auto buying service. In 2009, he combined both his life
and professional experiences to start Members Auto Finders.
If you need help finding a new or used vehicle at a
great price, Members Auto Finders can help. Learn more
about Members Auto Finders>>