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Pocket Auto Buying Checklist


AutoSMART is an easy to use internet tool, but unlike other car buying websites, AutoSMART will connect you with the dealers that your credit union has partnered with to get you a great deal on your next vehicle. By connecting you with the CUDL AutoSMART dealers your credit union has partnered with, they are working hard to give you the additional peace-of-mind you expect as you shop for your next new or pre-owned vehicle.

There are a few things you should keep in mind before you contact the dealer:
  • Take some time to do your research, the more information you have the more comfortable you will be that you are getting the deal you expect
  • Use the online Value Guides, so you have a good idea what your trade in might be worth
  • Check out your credit unions auto financing terms and rates
  • Decide what kind of payment you are comfortable with and how that translates to the amount of vehicle you can afford


Once you have taken advantage of the wide variety of tools and resources provided by your credit union, you’ll be ready to make an appointment to meet with your local CUDL AutoSMART dealer contact person. This will ensure that you will save both time and money when purchasing your next vehicle.

Now that you have your appointment, keep these things in mind:
  • Make sure you ask for the CUDL AutoSMART Dealer Representative you made the appointment with
  • Make sure you test drive the vehicle you are actually going to buy
  • If the dealer is offering you optional products, make sure they have explained their value and cost
  • If you are unsure about anything, ask for an explanation before it becomes an issue
  • Be sure to remind the dealer that you want to finance through your credit union
  • Make sure you read before you sign anything


To help guide you through this process we have created a Pocket Auto Buying Checklist, just click the link below, print out the checklist and take it with you when you visit the your CUDL AutoSMART dealer


   Pocket Auto Buying Checklist
  • Top 5 Things to do before you visit the dealership.
  • Top 6 things to do while you're at the dealership.
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