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

New Cars Experts Love

June 21, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you’re ready to hit the open road but your vehicle can’t quite keep up, it might be time to go shopping. This model year’s cars have a lot to offer, and here are some of the most recent award winners:

Topics: Vehicles

Car Service Essentials: Maintenance Milestones

May 24, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Following a car maintenance schedule can help prevent major car problems before they occur, as well as boost your car’s resale value if you keep a record of its service history. Most car components ought to be inspected, changed, or replaced at 30,000-mile intervals, but a handful of other components require attention on a more frequent basis:

Topics: Vehicles

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.

Topics: Vehicles

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