Even if you’re the savviest of shoppers, it can still be hard to snag a deal on a car. If you don’t plan ahead, you can easily end up paying far too much or paying for features you don’t need. Here is a list of planning tips to try so you can get the best deal on a car this fall.

Tip #1- What Do You Want in Your Car?

If you’re thinking about getting a new or used car, there’s obviously a reason. So, the first thing you need to do is think about what you want from your car. There are a lot of features that you should consider before you purchase, including:

  • Do you want a new or used car?
  • What kind of fuel economy do you want?
  • Do you want a sedan, SUV, truck, etc.?

Tip #2 – Price and Budgeting

Once you know what features you want on your car, you need to check prices. You can use car pricing websites to see what people in your area are paying for the car you want. Make sure you budget enough money to be able to pay for your car. If you don’t want to break the bank, you can head to your local credit union to find an auto loan.

Tip #3 – Plan For the Long-Term

If you don’t plan on driving this car for the rest of your life, you need to think in the long-term. Find a car that has a good resale value so you won’t have a hard time selling. Also, consider fuel economy. Are you willing to spend $50 to fill up your tank? If not, you should probably look for a car with a more efficient mile per gallon.

Let MNFCU Help You Get The Car You Want

Metro North Federal Credit Union offers many tools to help you find the right car for you. Our Groove Car service can help you narrow down features and find your ideal car. Plus, it can help you set up a budget as well as help you find an auto loan. For more information, or to talk to one of our representatives, by contacting us.