How to Buy a Used Car

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jul 20, 2017 4:32:24 PM
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As Alaskans, we ask a lot of our vehicles. They get us through the snow and ice of winter, the muck of spring – and when summer arrives, they tow our most important toys and tools! Is your current vehicle up to the challenge of your Alaskan lifestyle? If not, it may be time to upgrade with an affordable, used purchase. Let’s talk about what to look for in a used vehicle, so you can be confident in the condition, cost and more.

As you begin to car shop with the advice below, don't forget to apply for an auto loan preapproval. This will give you an accurate idea of your price range, so you have buying power in hand.


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Whether you want a compact commuter or an off-road beast, a reliable vehicle is a big investment. Buying “used” can be a great way to save money and retain value in your purchase, so don’t be shy about this option! With the guidelines above, you’ll feel confident in your ability to spot the perfect car or truck for your lifestyle, budget and needs. 


More questions on your mind? Drop them in the comment area below!

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