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Buying a Vehicle

Smooth the road (or waters) ahead 

Whether it’s your first or next vehicle, buying new or used, or going with a dealer or private seller, our resources can help give you the confidence to navigate the many twists and turns. And when you’re ready to take the next step, our loan officers are ready to help.  

Auto Loan Calculator 

Searching for a new (or new-to-you) vehicle is exciting, but before you hit the lots, crunch the numbers with our Auto Loan Calculator to find out how much car you can afford.  

Understanding Credit 

When buying a vehicle, your credit score can directly impact your loan rate. Learn more about credit and take our quiz to get a discounted rate on your first auto loan! 

Get Started on Your Learning Journey

Are Extended Vehicle Warranties Worth the Cost?

Is it better to purchase coverage you might not need or risk covering maintenance expenses yourself? Learn if an extended warranty is right for you.

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Carvana: An Online Car-Buying Nirvana?

With a quick stop at the Carvana website, you can order a used car and have it delivered in 1–2 weeks—or take a road trip/fly to pick it up the next day at one of Carvana’s unique “vending machines.”

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Is It Time To Refinance Your Auto Loan?

Did you know you can refinance a vehicle loan? Under the right circumstances, you could enjoy considerable savings by restructuring your loan.

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7 Tips to Protect Yourself When Buying a Used Car Privately

If you're looking to purchase a car privately and not through a dealership, follow these tips to protect yourself from potential "curbstoners" when shopping online for a used car.

Car Buying Basics

New or pre-owned? SUV or hybrid? Dealer or private seller? First time car buyers can feel overwhelmed with all the choices, but Ace will walk you through the fundamentals of researching, shopping, and negotiating your new ride in less than three minutes. 

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