auto buying articles


June 23rd, 2011

SMCU Show and Shine Auto Show

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers great rates on auto loans. Online loan applications make it easy to apply and electronic loan documents make handling the paperwork a breeze, but those aren’t the best part about our loans. The best part is that we help you get back into your car fast, sitting behind the wheel… (keep reading)

refinance your auto loan at SMCU

June 16th, 2011

Refinance Your Auto Loan

Don’t get stuck with a high interest auto loan. If you have an auto loan and less than perfect credit, there’s a chance you could be paying extremely high interest rates for your auto loan at another institution. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, rates are traditionally lower than most banks. Refinancing your current auto loan… (keep reading)

Beat The Dealer

April 7th, 2011

What If You Don’t Have Great Credit?

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers fantastic rates on auto loans. Qualified members can get a rate as low as 3.00%* for a loan up to 72 months on a new or used car. It’s a great deal for anyone who has the credit to take advantage of it, but what if you don’t have great… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2010

Know Your ‘Options’

Unlike buying a TV or a new couch, buying a new car represents a significant investment. Other than purchasing a home, a new car is one of the biggest purchases the average person makes in his or her lifetime. Many dealerships bank on the fact that you as the consumer have no idea what you’re… (keep reading)


July 21st, 2010

Is Zero-Percent Financing Too Good To Be True?

Many auto manufacturers have had a tough time weathering the economic storm of the past couple of years. We are starting to see things turn around which is translating into an upward trend in auto prices and rates, but there are still manufacturers offering 0% financing to entice buyers to visit their dealerships. Zero-percent financing… (keep reading)


June 14th, 2010

Is Your Teen Ready For A Car?

Graduation season is here and so are the never-ending pleas from teens to have their own car. Summer is a great time to be young and mobile, but how do you decide whether your teen is ready? Here are a few things to consider before making a decision. What kind of driver will your teen… (keep reading)


June 7th, 2010

Protect Your Car and Your Wallet

Almost everyone has experienced the stress that unplanned car repairs can cause. Auto repairs are expensive, wreak havoc on your time and budget and leave you feeling anxious and confused.  While it may never be possible to prevent repairs from being necessary, you can make the repair process less frustrating and much less expensive by… (keep reading)