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Drive Away Happy

Buying a car is exciting but also comes with a lot of decisions to make. Should you buy new or used? What features do you want? How much can you afford? This course will take you through the steps to make the best car buying decisions so you can drive away happy.

  • Car shopping considerations
  • Should you buy new or used or lease?
  • Your credit score and financing
  • Getting the best price
  • Your legal rights

Begin the Course

Our affordable car loans offer you the same low rate whether your car is new or used.

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  • How much car can I afford?

    This calculator computes the most expensive car you can buy based on the highest monthly payment you can afford. The calculated amount includes taxes and documentation fees.
  • Car Buying Tips

    Shopping for a car can be complicated and time-consuming. It involves balancing your desires with your economic reality, deciding whether to buy or lease, and knowing what is the best deal for you.
  • AutoSmart Vehicle Research

    Using Credit Union Direct LendingĀ® AutoSMART, you can research a vehicle and apply for credit union financing online.