Auto Buying Basics Everyone Should Know

Posted on April 3, 2013

Complimentary Altura Workshop April 17 in Riverside

(Riverside, Calif.) April 3, 2013 – Other than a home, a car is one of the single most expensive things a person can buy. With so much money riding on one decision, car shoppers can become easily overwhelmed. Altura Credit Union is offering a complimentary workshop, “Auto Buying Basics,” on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at its headquarters, 2847 Campus Parkway in Riverside.

This workshop is the latest in a series called “Breakfast with Altura” that offers information and tips on common financial challenges. Workshops are open to both Altura members and the general public. Upcoming topics include: resume writing tips, dreaming of buying a home, raising money-smart kids and more.

The April Auto Buying workshop will walk attendees through the process of buying a car, including:

• Things to do before shopping for a car, such as researching pricing and lending options

• What to do when you step onto the car lot, including how to avoid common pitfalls

• What you need to think about when deciding between a new or used car

• Getting the best price and eliminating the hassle of car shopping by using an Auto Locating and Buying Service, like Altura’s Auto Expert

A continental breakfast will be served. Because seating is limited, reservations are requested. Call 1-888-883-7228 to reserve a seat. For more information on this workshop and others, visit

Altura is a Member-owned financial cooperative. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties and selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties. Membership is not required to take advantage of this workshop series.

Altura is very proud of its 56 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire. Today Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Altura Credit Union,, has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Today, Altura Credit Union serves 86,500 members and has $683.5 million in total assets. For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.

Comments (1)

Susan A.
April 17, 2013
The Auto Buying Basics workshop was very well presented and full of need-to-know information if you are in the market for a new or used car.

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