How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

July 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you’re shopping for a truck, you have no shortage of options available. Almost every major brand on the market sells some kind of pickup, and many automakers offer multiple trucks. The best way to narrow down your choices is to ask yourself how much truck you need.

Topics: Vehicles, Auto Lending, Personal Lending

The True Cost of Teen Drivers

January 04, 2021 by First Federal Bank

That magical moment when your teenager reaches driving age can be both exciting and stressful. While you’re thrilled your child is now old enough to get behind the wheel, the reality of what that means will quickly begin to affect your wallet. Having a teen driver means extra expenditures, including higher insurance, dealing with potential...

Topics: Vehicles, Auto Lending, Family

Common Auto Financing Terms

November 25, 2020 by Renee Williams

Whether you’re shopping for your first car or a newer model, the first thing you should do before visiting the dealership is establish your financing options. Enlighten yourself with these basic auto financing terms so you know exactly what you’re agreeing to when signing the paperwork to fund your new vehicle:

Topics: Auto Lending, Personal Lending

Should you Sell or Trade In Your Car?

October 26, 2020 by First Federal Bank

When it’s time to buy a new car, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make— such as figuring out what to do with your old vehicle. Most of the time, you’ll have to choose between selling your car privately and trading it in at a dealership. Each option has its pros and cons regarding factors like convenience and selling price. To help make the...

Topics: Vehicles, Auto Lending

Should You Buy a Rental Car?

June 24, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you can choose to purchase a former rental car or a privately-owned car. Buying a rental car has its own set of positives and negatives that are worth thinking about before going car shopping.The latest featuresRental car companies tend to have fleets comprised of newer vehicles to attract customers. As...

Topics: Saving Money, Auto Lending

4 Common Auto Loan Mistakes

October 22, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Purchasing a new car is an exciting and tumultuous experience. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you go through the process of choosing your new vehicle and applying for a loan that won’t leave you in the red as you pay it off. Thankfully, there are a few easily-avoided pitfalls that can save you money and stress.

Topics: Saving Money, Vehicles, Auto Lending, Personal Lending

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Hybrid?

September 09, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Are you looking to cut down your gasoline budget? Modern hybrids offer excellent fuel efficiency alongside space, style and luxurious amenities. However, it’s important to understand a few key differences between traditional vehicles and their electrified counterparts. Here’s a look at five factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line...

Topics: Saving Money, Environment, Vehicles, Auto Lending

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