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Auto Loan Resources

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Welcome to our Auto Loan Resource page. We know buying a new car entails much more than just picking out your favorite model on the lot. It’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, which means there’s a lot to consider before making a decision. That’s why we provide our members with a variety of resources including:  calculators, helpful articles and information on auto buying and loan protection services.

Online Course: Navigating Auto Loans

Financing a car can be a decision that may feel simultaneously exciting, intimidating, and confusing. Whether looking at financing from a lending institution or the dealer, it’s key to know what to look for when evaluating options.

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Top Ways to Save Money on Gas

Looking to save money on gas? You're not alone! In today's economy, everyone is looking for ways to pinch pennies. You can save money on your fuel costs by making a few changes in the way you drive and how you buy gasoline. Check out these top tips for saving money on gas. You'll be surprised at how much you can save!

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Extended Warranty

When the manufacturer warranties end, many people like to continue with a type of coverage that will assist them with future repairs and issues. That’s why lenders (like Rivermark) often offer an extended auto warranty that provides protection for the car after the manufacturer warranties end. This will not only get you your car in the first place but will protect it for a long time after you have it.

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What Are the Steps and Requirements of Getting Car Loans in Oregon?

Everyone should feel like they have access to owning a vehicle. Having your own car gives you flexibility and control over how and when you get places, and it provides you with a sense of freedom that you can’t get with public transportation. But not everyone has the funds to purchase a car on their own. That’s where a car loan comes in.

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9 Essential Car Care Tips

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Buying a new or used vehicle can be a big investment. But as any economist will tell you, gas-powered cars and trucks do not typically go up in value. With every passing mile, your vehicle is worth less and less. Thankfully, you can slow that depreciation, get more miles out of your favorite mode of transportation for less money, and stay safer on the road with these nine conventional car care tips.

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We've Partnered with Enterprise Car Sales

We are excited to announce that we have a new auto buying partner! You know that Rivermark is a great place to get pre-approved for an auto loan at one of the most competitive rates around. But did you know that Enterprise Car Sales is different than buying from anyone else?

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Buying Your First Car: Where to Shop For a Car

Whether you're cruising down the highway of independence or shifting gears into adulthood, buying your first car is an exciting milestone. It's a journey that takes a bit of planning and decision-making, and here at Rivermark Credit Union, we're all about helping you navigate through this process.

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Buying vs. Leasing a Car

When you decide to get a new car, the process can be overwhelming. There are many decisions you have to make. One of the most important decisions is whether you want to buy the car or to lease it. To help decide, we’ve put together some advantages and disadvantages of buying versus leasing.

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Auto Refinancing: Your Worthwhile Path to Savings?

For most people, an auto loan is what makes it possible to buy a car. You agree to the terms, interest rate, and monthly payment because it allows you the freedom to have your own vehicle. Depending on your circumstances, the terms of that loan may have felt reasonable at the time. But as time goes on, you may feel like there are better options out there.

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Buying a Vehicle

Buying a car is a major purchase, and one that can cost more than you’d like if you don’t have the information that you need each step of the way.

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