make smart car buying decisions

Car shopping includes many considerations. In addition to the make, model, and color of your dream car, you’ll need to think about vehicle financing, leasing versus buying, and how a car payment will fit into your budget.

Empower your decision-making with these car-buying resources!

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  • Drive Away HappyDownload this handy workbook to help you make the right decisions. 
  • How to get the Best Deal When Buying a CarThis article breaks down the pros and cons of buying and leasing, how to analyze your personal requirements, how to get the best deal, and how to protect your rights as a consumer.
  • Buying Versus Leasing a CarWhether to buy or lease a vehicle depends on your individual situation and needs. This article will help you decide for yourself by analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • Car-Buying Decision Toolkit: This comprehensive resource includes planners, calculators, articles, and more to help you navigate the car-buying process.


high car prices got you down?

You have options! Our team can help you understand ways to negotiate for the best deal possible in this high demand, low supply market. Contact our Lending experts at 1-800-359-1939, option 2 or stop by your local CAFCU branch to learn more. Here are other ways you can contact our team.


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Make sure you're ready to negotiate by bringing your preapproval letter so you know what you can afford to spend. It only takes a few minutes to apply online by clicking below.

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Start browsing for your next car with CAFCU's handy tool! Search for new or pre-owned vehicles in any make and model, access payment calculators, and much more.

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