First Time Auto Buyer Program

Planning is important to prevent surprises when you buy your first car. We offer guidelines on vehicle searches and online resources, as well as our friendly loan professionals are experienced in vehicle lending and can guide you through many of your auto buying considerations.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Affordable rates, and flexible terms available. NEW auto loan rates as low as 10.24% APR and USED auto loan rates as low as 10.49% APR up to 60 months.
  • Borrow up to $20,000 and up to 5 year repayment plan
  • Credit or auto loan history not required**
  • Minimum income $1000 a month
  • We offer you the convenience of applying quickly and easily, using our online application, signing electronically using DocuSign and having your funds deposited into your account all from the comfort of your home.
  • With our online banking and bill pay, you’ll have secure access to your loan 24/7, so even checking your loan balance or making a loan payment can be just as fast and flexible.
  • Members are allowed to skip one payment during the life of the First Time Auto Buyer Loan

Auto Coverage Options

Auto Insurance:  When it comes to securing your purchase, it’s nice to have additional peace of mind. Learn about the convenient auto coverage options our partners at TruStage® Insurance can provide. Get A FREE Quote Now.

Mechanical Breakdown Coverage:  Mechanical Breakdown Coverage provides protection against mechanical breakdowns above and beyond the original manufacturer’s warranty. Learn more about what’s available to you as a Greater Alliance member. Get AFREE Quote Now.

Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP):  Did you know you in the event of a total loss, you could be liable for paying off the remaining loan balance on a vehicle that is no longer drivable? Bridge the gap between the difference in what you owe on your vehicle and how much the insurance company decides it is worth.  Get A FREE Quote Now.

Debt Protection:  Life is unpredictable. There are a wide range of unexpected events that could leave you and your family scrambling to pay monthly bills. In the event of death, disability or unemployment you wouldn’t want your family to worry about making your loan payments.

CARFAX:  CARFAX allows members to receive notifications regarding any vehicle. You can use these free vehicle history reports when you narrow down the search for a USED CAR that you would like to buy or even use these reports to see the value of your car if you are looking to trade-in or sell your car.

Free Financial Coaching and Education

Overwhelmed with debt, having trouble making ends meet or budgeting each month? We have partnered with GreenPath Financial Wellness to enable our members to prepare for life’s ups and downs and build the financial foundation for their dreams.
GreenPath is a FREE member benefit to support the financial wellness of our members by working with them to:

  • Get out of Debt — If members have high interest credit card debt, a Debt Management Plan may be able to help them lower their interest rates AND pay off debt faster.
  • Create a Budget and Save Money — During a financial counseling session, members will create a spending plan that works towards their financial goals, including building savings.
  • Build Credit — Our counselors will work with members to better understand their credit report, dispute inaccurate information, and manage their credit score.
  • Plan for your Housing — Housing experts will provide support to members who are going through the home buying process, or struggling with rent or mortgage payments.
  • Educate Themselves about Personal Finance — A myriad of resources, including online learning experiences, workshop materials, articles and education handouts, support communities, and more.

Schedule An Appointment

APR* = Annual Percentage Rate. Advertised rate 9.99%  refers to individuals who qualify and open a Checking account w/Payroll deduction/Direct Deposits.  All Advertised rates are subject to individual qualifying factors and subject to change without notice, lower rate and higher loan amount may be available for qualified borrowers. This offer is not transferable. The credit union reserves the right to change or terminate the program at any time without notice. Offer is null and void if income can’t be verified. In order to qualify for the loan ALL borrowers must have or open a share (savings) account and be a member in good standing. Members are required to maintain a minimum balance of $100 in their savings account after their first six months of becoming a member. All credit underwriting guidelines will apply. Members are required to provide proof of insurance with full coverage, $500 deductible and GAFCU as Loss Payee. Maximum Auto Loan term allowed will be based on the age of the vehicle; age and term not to exceed 10. The monthly payment for 5 years for $ 20,000 at 10.24% will be approximately $437.27