Auto Buying

Car Buying Tips

Car Buying Process The car buying process has dramatically changed over the years. The average car buyer spends weeks and possibly months researching vehicles to find the right color, make/model and equipment; however, over the past 10 years, the number of dealerships...

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Rent to Own Vehicles

Rental Vehicles for Purchase If you’re in the market for a newer vehicle, don’t shy away from past rental vehicles (off-rental). While the unreliability of a rental vehicle is a common concern, the pros outweigh the cons. Rental companies like Enterprise in Omaha and...

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Get Smart…Approved

Rick Seamann, Centris assistant vice president of indirect lending, knows a thing a two about the car business after previously owning a dealership for 13 years. His knowledge and expertise come in handy for Centris members when they are ready to purchase a vehicle....

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Buy Local

When you’re searching for your next vehicle, buying local is a great option. Buying local is very important to the community you live in. However, the Internet has changed the car research and buying process. Over the past 10 years, the number of dealerships a car...

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Trade-in Tips and Tricks

By Rick Seamann, Centris assistant vice president of indirect lending You’re ready to trade in your vehicle for a better and/or newer model, but you can’t forget about the money you didn’t receive the last time you traded in. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the...

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First Car Feeling

Buying a car is a major milestone on the road to adulthood. It’s one of the first large purchases someone will make, and it’s a feeling like no other. Purchasing a car is more than just signing the papers and being handed the keys. It’s a feeling of freedom,...

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Year-End Car Buying Tips

By Rick Seamann, Centris vice president of indirect lending Everyone wants the best deal when shopping for a car and most people think that the year-end clearance sales are hands down the best time to get that deal. They definitely can be, but there are a few things...

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