Desert Schools Federal Credit Union offers quick tips to help you buy a vehicle

PHOENIX - Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living

Did you know that the average age of a vehicle on the road today is just over 11 years old? This astonishing trend can be attributed to a previously weakened economy, but as the nation recovers, vehicle sales to improve across the country. Little by little, consumers are starting to feel more confident about large purchases, and trends indicate that vehicle sales are expected to vastly increase this summer.   

With that in mind, Desert Schools has compiled a wealth of information for potential buyers to help consumers better prepare for a new auto purchase. Some quick tips to keep in mind:  -Know what your vehicle is worth. Do some research ahead of time with an online appraisal tool to give you an estimate of what you can expect for your trade.  -Know what you can afford and get pre-approved with a reputable lender so that you can buy with confidence.   

Do your research. Lender rates can be vastly different and a few minutes spent evaluating your options can save hundreds of dollars in the long run.   

For more information and tools to assist in your new vehicle purchase or refinance, visit and click on "loans."

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living

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