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    Better Research Returns Better Outcomes on Auto Loans

    Students loans are a real concern for many graduates. Take advantage of these four tips for paying off your student loans quickly.

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    You Might Want to Refinance Your Car If…

    Refinancing your car loan can save you money in interest and lower your payments. Is now a good time to refinance? Read this article to find out.

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    What to Know About Extended Warranties

    Who foots the bill for car repairs once your original vehicle warranty expires? Without an extended warranty, you will.

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    Your Auto Loan Term Is More Important than You Think

    Are you in the market for a new car? Don’t underestimate the importance of your auto loan term.

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    Top 5 Ways to Minimize Car Stress with Your Pet

    The prep work for traveling with your pet is as important to your success as the drive itself. Take advantage of our top five ways to have a safe and happy ride with your best four-legged friends.

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    Know Your Driving Habits

    Before you start car shopping take a good, hard look at your personal driving habits and determine which car best meets your needs. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you ever step foot into a dealership.

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    Become a Smarter Car Buyer

    While a lot of cars are affordable, they're still considered a large purchase and can significantly impact your budget. Consider these strategies for success the next time you’re in the market for a vehicle.

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    Simplify Your Next Auto Purchase

    So, you’ve found the right car and been preapproved! What next? A UFCU electronic Vehicle Buyer’s Check (eVBC) just might be the quickest, easiest way to buy a car from a dealership. Learn how it works, and why it’s a great alternative to the more conventional car-buying routine.

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    Is It Time to Upgrade to a Bigger Vehicle?

    Have you outgrown your cute little two-seater or tiny econo-car? Is it time to upgrade your tiny transportation to something larger and more comfortable? Whether you need to make room for a new baby, a big pooch, or your next DIY project, a bigger vehicle might be the answer. Consider these reasons why, and learn what to look for in a larger vehicle.

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    Five Car Tools That Will Prepare You For Anything

    Even with a ride that’s fresh off the factory line, it’s essential to prepare yourself for the headaches of car ownership.

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    Make the Most of Summer Car Deals

    End-of-season summer shopping may land you some cool deals. If this is your summer for car shopping, consider these tips before you get started.

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    The Truth About “No Haggle” Car Deals

    You may have heard of bundling your insurance policies, but have you done it yet? If you’re still not sure, consider these three reasons to bundle your insurance policies.

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    Gear Up for Summer Adventure

    If you’re looking to purchase a recreational vehicle, boat, or Jet Ski™ to make the most of your summer, consider these common questions and our answers.

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    Five Central Texas Adventures Calling Your New Car

    If you’re thinking of buying a new car for that next stage in your life, then you’re probably dreaming of all the places that car will lead you.

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    Eight Reasons to Buy a New Car

    Final purchase price is just one factor of many to consider when buying a car. There are many reasons to consider buying a new car instead of a used car.

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    Seven Reasons to Buy a Used Car

    Previously owned vehicles can be a great value and a great choice for your next car purchase.

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    Purchasing a Used Vehicle, Post-Disaster

    Any time a natural disaster strikes, the effects can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Consider these five ways you can be sure you’re making a smart choice for you when selling or purchasing a vehicle after a disaster.

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    Why Credit Matters When Buying a Car

    Before you decide to buy a car, consider your credit score. And follow these steps to leverage your credit and get the best deal possible.

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    How to Get a Great Deal at a Dealership

    Buying a new car can be an exciting time. Just the idea of having a new car, the test drive, the new car smell — it’s something a lot of us gear up for. Here are four tips to help you shop for a car with confidence, get the best deal possible on your loan, and walk away from the dealership satisfied.

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    Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Auto Insurance Rates

    Did you realize that a bad credit score can negatively affect your auto insurance rates?

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