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Buying Your First Car

Couple sitting in car with a salesman talking to them through the window.

Where to Shop for a Car?

There are many ways to shop for a car:

  • As a credit union member, you can use an auto buying service such as Auto Solution.
  • Shop the online want ads and purchase from a private party
  • Shop dealerships

What Kind of Car is Best for You?

Cool is very important. But you also need to consider safety, insurance and cost to operate. Finding a car you can afford with all the features you need means you’re in for a little homework. Not doing your homework can literally cost you thousands of dollars! Here are some tips to becoming a savvy car shopper:


You'll now be a savvy shopper when you visit a dealership looking for your new car!


Questions About Auto Loans?

Our auto loan resources page can help you make informed decisions as you prepare to shop for a car or apply for an auto loan. And, as always, you can call Rivermark and speak directly to a lending expert by calling 503.626.6600.

Auto Loan Resources