Negotiating with a Car Dealer

April 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If the thought of negotiating the purchase price of a new vehicle at a car dealership makes your heart race and your palms sweat, take solace. Many car buyers feel daunted by the task. Why? Because buying a car can be a stressful, complicated, and expensive process. With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your cool, negotiate like a pro, and...

Topics: Vehicles

Car Care: Tips for Cleaning and Organizing the Interior

April 14, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Keeping your vehicle’s interior clean and organized can feel like a hassle or a chore that’s easy to put off. But, much like regularly tidying your home, it’s important. Here are a couple of tips that may help you stop your car’s cabin from becoming a mess:

Topics: Vehicles

Is a Crossover or SUV Better for You?

March 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

It’s easy to get crossovers and SUVs confused. Some vehicles, like the Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano, are referred to as both interchangeably. U.S. News & World Report, one of the leading resources for new vehicle research, lists several crossovers on its lists of the best SUVs. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle and aren’t sure which...

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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

Benefits of Bundling Insurance

November 04, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Many insurance policyholders like to sign up for coverage, set their monthly premiums to automatic payment, then put it out of their mind. But it’s important to examine your policy from time to time to ensure that you’re getting the lowest rates. Another way to save money on your insurance is to take advantage of something called “insurance...

Topics: Insurance, Vehicles, Home Owners

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

Fall Car Care Tips

September 25, 2020 by First Federal Bank

We all know the importance of routine car maintenance, but one frequently overlooked type is seasonal care. As summer starts to slip into fall, here are some simple ways to make sure your vehicle stays in perfect health.

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Is a CPO Vehicle for You?

September 16, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Nearly 30 years ago, several automakers began implementing a new program at dealerships: instead of auctioning off trade-ins and other brand-new returned vehicles, they would resell them with added benefits. These vehicles became known as Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, and the CPO program was born.

Topics: Saving Money, Vehicles

Helpful Ways to Organize Your Garage

September 11, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If there’s no longer room to park, the junk is piling up, or you spend far too much time searching for the items you need, it may be time to organize your garage. If that seems like an intimidating prospect, these tips will help you get started and put your efforts on the path to success.

Topics: Vehicles, Home Owners, Home Improvements

5 Good Reasons to Consider Roadside Assistance

July 13, 2020 by First Federal Bank

When it comes to driving, it’s always wise to expect the unexpected. Even the most prepared drivers can be caught off guard when unforeseen issues arise. Tires can go flat; car batteries can die and accidents can leave you unable to continue driving. That’s where roadside assistance comes in handy. Knowing that help is only a call, text, or...

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