auto buying articles

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June 2nd, 2013

5 Important Steps to Buying and Financing Your Next New Car

If you’re thinking about buying a new car and you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Your first instinct might be to head straight to the dealership, but a little bit of financial planning and preparation can go a long way. Here are 5 steps to guide you on your… (keep reading)

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April 17th, 2013

The Evolution of Miles Per Gallon

Ten or twenty years ago, what did you think transportation in the year 2013 would be like? We might not have flying cars or teleportation devices, but we do have high-tech, fuel-efficient vehicles to help keep our Pacific Northwest air fresh and clean. Some of the most popular hybrid-electric cars released this year reach up… (keep reading)

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April 2nd, 2012

Apply and Sign Online with Docusign. Save Money and the Planet.

Save Money Buying a new car? Before you go shopping, stop by smcu.com to save thousands of dollars. When people finance a car at the dealership, they often only look at the monthly payment without considering all of the interest they’ll pay over the life of the loan. These shoppers could save thousands of dollars… (keep reading)

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April 2nd, 2012

Meet One of Our Owners – Lynne Edwards

Lynne Edwards, a Seattle Metropolitan member of 23 years, recently became our first member-owner to purchase a vehicle through Autoland, SMCU’s new in-house auto buying service.  Autoland provides Seattle Metropolitan members a unique, convenient, and economical way to purchase a new or used automobile without the hassle of going to and negotiating with a dealership.… (keep reading)

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October 19th, 2011

SMCU Now Offers Autoland In-House Car Buying Consultant

Ready to experience the joy of hassle-free car buying? We are proud to announce a new service for SMCU members only. Introducing Autoland, the easy-to-use auto-buying service designed especially for credit union members. Our experienced in-house consultant will find the exact make, model and color of car you want so you never have to visit… (keep reading)

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July 26th, 2011

A CU Charge You’ll Like

If you have an electric vehicle (EV) or are thinking about getting one, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has great news. Last week, SMCU installed an EV charging station in the parking garage of its Downtown branch. The 208-volt, 30-amp charger is able to charge two plug-in EVs at the same time.

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July 9th, 2011

Meet Our Consultative Sales Team

Did you know that Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has a team of loan experts dedicated to assisting you with all of your loan-related needs? Did you know that they can answer any questions you have or help you close your loan without you ever setting foot in a branch? Our Consultative Sales Team (CST) are… (keep reading)