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Your Guide to Planning the Perfect Road Trip

By: American Heritage05.23.24 Auto
Is the open road calling you? You’re not alone. Every summer, millions of people in the U.S. travel by car for leisure. Whether you’re heading across the state or across the country, a road trip can be a fun, flexible, and economical way to travel with the family. But before you gas up and hit the highway, a little planning can ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. From preparing your vehicle to mapping out your route and packing emergency supplies, here are some tips for making the most of your summer road trip.

Is Auto Loan Refinancing Right for Me? Q&A

By: Holly Benedetto01.25.24 Auto
When comparing potential auto loan lenders to refinance with, the main factors to consider are the loan amount (how much money you’re borrowing), the annual percentage rate (or APR, the interest rate on the loan), and the loan term (time to pay back the loan in full). We know refinancing a loan can be a bit daunting—that’s why we answered some of the most common questions buyers have when it comes to deciding when and how to refinance your auto loan.

Is Now the Right Time to Buy Out My Auto Lease?

By: American Heritage07.13.23 Auto
These days, the used car market is greased lightning, with prices soaring by 44% over the last five years. As your lease comes to an end, you’ll find yourself at a crossroads: Should you return the car for a different model or buy out your lease to own the car you’ve already got? In this article, we’ll help you determine which route to take.
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Save More by Buying a Car at these Key Times of Year

By: Holly Benedetto02.16.23 Auto
A vehicle is no small purchase. Many people will research for hours before making a decision, comparing manufacturers, models, and even dealerships. When doing your research, don’t forget to answer this vital question: when is the best time to buy? By timing your purchase for a sales event, you can save yourself thousands of dollars on the ticket price or interest payments over the life of your loan.

Product Spotlight: Auto Loans

By: Holly Benedetto09.29.22 Product Spotlight Auto
Purchasing a vehicle is a significant life milestone and financial achievement. Whether you’ve owned multiple vehicles during your life or are shopping for your very first set of wheels, American Heritage can help you from beginning to end of your purchasing journey.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

By: American Heritage06.09.22 Auto
Along with buying a house, getting an education, and starting a family, choosing a vehicle is one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions you’ll make. And whether you’re a new driver or you have millions of miles behind you, you might be wondering if it’s better to buy or lease your next ride.

Need a New Vehicle? Here’s How to Sell Your Car

By: Holly Benedetto05.12.22 Auto
It’s time to upgrade your vehicle to something that better suits your lifestyle and needs, but what’s the best way to get rid of your old car? If it is in good condition, many owners choose to sell their car to put money towards the cost of the next one. Selling a car is not as simple as selling other belongings and requires additional effort and paperwork. In this blog, we break down the process for car owners to pass on the keys.
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Get Your Vehicle Spring-Ready in 7 Steps

By: Kirstin Wilson03.18.22 Auto
With the warmer months right around the corner, our spring-cleaning list usually includes tasks like decluttering closets, storing away snow supplies, and even organizing finances for the year. One task that should not go overlooked is keeping your vehicle up to date with the season! Getting your vehicle in tip-top shape can save you money down the road and can protect you and your family from preventable hazards.
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What to Consider Before Buying Your First RV, Boat, ATV, or Motorcycle

By: American Heritage09.16.21 Auto
Nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors, but having the right equipment on hand can make each outing more fun and exciting. If you’re thinking of buying your first outdoor toy – whether it’s a boat, motorcycle, ATV, or RV – congratulations! It’s a big step toward helping you and your loved ones have fun away from the TV.
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Prepare Your Car for Winter in 10 Steps

By: Holly Benedetto12.10.19 Auto
Don't get stuck in the snow this season! It's important to get your vehicle ready for heavy weather as soon as temperatures start to drop, since you never know when the next storm will hit. Not sure where to start? Use these ten steps as a checklist towards safer winter driving.

4 Ways to Protect Your New Car

By: American Heritage09.17.19 Savings & Budgeting Auto
Owning a vehicle can cost thousands of dollars per year, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from unexpected expenses. Having the right insurance and other forms of coverage can help you avoid the stress and financial burdens that result from an accident, breakdown, or theft. If you have a new car or are shopping for one now, here are four valuable coverage options that can help you worry less and enjoy your vehicle more.
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7 Ways to Save Money on Your Commute

By: American Heritage09.05.19 Savings & Budgeting Auto
Home is where the heart is, but it is not always near where the job is. The average American’s commute takes 26.9 minutes, with more than 14 million Americans spending an hour or more traveling to work. A longer commute often means more money spent on gas and on car repairs. Here are 7 ways to stop a long commute from cutting into your budget.

How to Finance Your Next Vehicle

By: American Heritage07.11.19 Savings & Budgeting Auto
We all need reliable, affordable transportation. For many of us, an auto loan is essential when it’s time to buy our next new or used vehicle. The type of financing you choose and the lender you turn to for your loan is a bigger deal than you might think.
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The Ultimate Used Car Buying Guide

By: American Heritage02.26.19 Auto
Why do we assemble a team of professionals to buy a house and then spend weeks or months agonizing over our decision, but dedicate little more than a Saturday afternoon to buying a car? This guide is meant to help bridge the gap between the seriousness with which we tend to take home buying and car buying.
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Car Shopping? Here’s Why a Credit Union Should Be Your First Stop

By: American Heritage02.21.19 Auto
When you buy your next car, truck, or SUV, you’ll probably look for a dealer that’s known to be trustworthy and professional. You should be just as picky about where you apply for an auto loan. After all, interest rates and service quality vary widely from one lender to the next – and you never have to settle for the financing option offered by the dealer. Here’s why an auto loan from your local credit union could be the best way to get behind the wheel.
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First Car 101

By: American Heritage02.19.19 Auto
Completely overwhelmed with the process of buying a new car? This brief article is the perfect place to start.



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