Fall is here and soon enough snow will be on the ground which means tough winter conditions. If you’re wondering if your vehicle can safely make it through another season, it’s probably time to start thinking about a new car. Westport Federal Credit Union has you covered! Keep reading to learn our car buying tips that we have for you.

Before you buy follow these simple tips to help you get the best deal.

  • Establish your budget: No one wants to overspend. Make sure you know exactly what you can afford before you head to the dealership. Westport Federal Credit Union offers free pre-approvals to help you find an amount you’re comfortable with.
  • Know what you want: Know what kind of car you’re looking for along with features. Do not arrive at the dealership without researching ahead of time. Websites such as Auto Trader, Carfax or Kelley Blue Book can help educate you.
  • Know how to negotiate: Negotiate the sale prices and trade-in value separately. You’ll get a better deal than trying to negotiate together. Walk away from any offer that doesn’t feel like a good enough deal for you.
  • Secure your financing with WFCU before you visit the dealer: At Westport Federal Credit Union, we have low rates with terms from 12 months to 84 months. Stop in before you shop to help determine your budget and get your free pre-approval. Or fill out an application online! Secure your financial future with us.

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