Car Buying Tips


Take some time to do your research. The more information you have, the more comfortable you will be with the result.

Value Guides

Use the online Value Guides to learn what your trade-in might be worth.

Financing Terms & Rates

Check out Beehive’s auto financing terms and rates.

What Can You Afford?

Decide what kind of payment you are comfortable with and how that translates to the amount you can afford. Click here for an auto loan calculator.

Test Drive

Make sure you test drive the vehicle you are going to buy.

Optional Products

If the dealer is offering you optional products, make sure they have explained their value and cost.

Get Clarification

If you are unsure about anything, ask for an explanation before it becomes an issue.

Finance through Beehive

Remind the dealer that you want to finance through your credit union. Auto loan rates are generally lower through a credit union. Learn more about Beehive Auto Loans.

Read Before You Sign

Make sure you read before signing anything.

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