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New • Used • Refinance

2.64%
APR*
 
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OVERVIEW

Interested in buying a car?

Personalized service. Same-day decisions. No speed bumps or surprises. All at the lowest rates around. With Direct Federal, applying for an auto loan almost feels like a joyride. Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Affordable. Rates as low as 2.64% APR for 48 months for new, used or refinanced vehicles.
  • Flexible. With terms up to 84 months, find the product that fits your needs.
  • Easy to apply.  Whether you apply online, by phone or in person, your application will take less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Quick decision making. In most cases, you will have a decision the same day you apply.
  • Comprehensive. Finance the FULL purchase price of your vehicle – including sales tax.

 

Have you just started the car-buying process? Give us a call if you'd like us to walk you through the process. If you want to know how much car you can afford and what your monthly payments will be, use our loan calculators below. Keep in mind the additional costs associated with owning a vehicle such as insurance, registration and maintenance.

have an auto loan with a different lender?

Refinance your existing car loan with a Direct Federal auto loan and lower your monthly payments right away with our leading low interest rate. You can even refinance your car loan up to the full value of the car and get cash back to be used however you wish.

For example:

Car value: $16,700

Current Auto Loan from another lender: $10,000

You would pay off your current your current auto loan and receive $6,700 back in cash to spend however you wish. Click here to get started today. The application will take less than 10 minutes.
 

First-Time Auto Buyer Loan
SMARTSTART PROGRAM

Buying a car is long considered the first start of adulthood but yet many young-adults struggle to buy their first car since they may not have had an opportunity yet to establish the credit required from lenders. Our First-Time Auto Buyer loan allows first-time auto buyers who have a zero credit score purchase their first vehicle and start establishing credit. ADULT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.  Apply today and buy your first car tomorrow!

Rates

RATES

Rates

  • New/Used/Refinance - Featured Auto Loans
MODEL YEAR 2017 - 2019  
TERM 63 Months
APR* 2.99%
MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000 $17.17
MODEL YEAR 2015 - 2016  
TERM 63 Months
APR* 3.34%
MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000 $17.33
MODEL YEAR 2013 - 2014  
TERM 60 Months
APR* 3.59%
MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000 $18.23
MODEL YEAR 2011-2012
TERM 60 Months
APR* 3.99%
MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000 $18.41
MODEL YEAR 2009-2010
TERM 60 Months
APR* 4.54%
MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000 $18.66
MODEL YEAR TERM APR* MONTHLY PAYMENT PER $1,000
2017 - 2019 Up to 48 Months 2.64% $21.98 Apply Now
  Up to 63 Months 2.99% $17.17 Apply Now
  Up to 66 Months 3.39% $16.63 Apply Now
  Up to 75 Months 3.74% $14.97 Apply Now
  Up to 84 Months** 4.39% $13.85 Apply Now
2015 - 2016 Up to 48 Months 3.09% $22.17 Apply Now
  Up to 63 Months 3.34% $17.33 Apply Now
  Up to 66 Months 3.64% $16.74 Apply Now
  Up to 75 Months 3.94% $15.06 Apply Now
2013 - 2014 Up to 48 Months 3.34% $22.28 Apply Now
  Up to 63 Months 3.59% $18.23 Apply Now
  Up to 66 Months 3.89% $16.85 Apply Now
  Up to 72 Months 4.19% $15.73 Apply Now
2011 - 2012 Up to 48 Months 3.74% $22.46 Apply Now
  Up to 63 Months 3.99% $18.41 Apply Now
  Up to 66 Months 4.29% $17.04 Apply Now
2009-2010 Up to 48 Months 4.24% $22.69 APPLY NOW
  Up to 60 Months 4.54% $18.66 Apply Now

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CALCULATORS

Calculators

Use this calculator to help you determine your monthly car loan payment or your car purchase price. After you have entered your current information, use the graph options to see how different loan terms or down payments can impact your monthly payment. You can also examine your complete amortization schedule by clicking on the "View Report" button.

Use this calculator to help you compare financing between your credit union and low interest dealer financing. A dealer rebate, usually not available when you choose low interest dealer financing, combined with credit union financing, can produce a lower initial loan balance, and in many cases, a lower monthly payment. The best option depends on the price of the vehicle, the size of the rebate and the interest rates available for financing.

How much interest can you save if you refinance your auto loan? This calculator helps you find out! Enter the specifics about your current loan and determine how much interest refinancing can save you. In addition, it will calculate the number of months to break even on closing costs with your reduced monthly payment. Click the 'View Report' button for a detailed look at the results.

FAQs
FAQs

How do I use my Direct Federal AutoCheck?

Use your Direct Federal AutoCheck like any other check.

Use your Direct Federal AutoCheck like any other check. Make it payable to the party you’re buying your car from, and enter the appropriate amount. Endorse the back of the AutoCheck and ask the seller to do the same. Make sure the required information is filled in on the back. (Note: you cannot pay off a Direct Federal auto loan with an AutoCheck.)

What is considered a "New Auto" versus a "Used Auto"?

At Direct Federal, the most recent two model years are considered "new." Model years earlier than the most recent two are considered "used."

At Direct Federal, the most recent two model years are considered "new." Model years earlier than the most recent two are considered "used." We add a new model year each year on June 1st. For example, beginning June 1, 2015, the most recent two model years are 2016 and 2015, both of which would be "new." Model years 2014 and earlier are "used." You can finance "used" vehicles as old as 2007.

How much can I borrow?

You can borrow 106.25% of the value of your car (subject to our maximum auto loan limit of $100,000).

You can borrow 106.25% of the value of your car (subject to our maximum auto loan limit of $100,000). This allows you to finance the entire purchase price plus the sales tax.

How long do I have to use my Direct Federal AutoCheck?

You have 60 days to use your AutoCheck.

You have 60 days to use your AutoCheck. If, for whatever reason, you do not use the AutoCheck during that time period and need another one, simply call us at 781.455.6500.

What happens if interest rates change between the time I apply and the time I use my AutoCheck?

If rates rise from the time you apply until the time you use your Direct Federal AutoCheck, you will get the lower rate that was in effect when you applied.

If rates rise from the time you apply until the time you use your Direct Federal AutoCheck, you will get the lower rate that was in effect when you applied. If rates fall from the time you apply until the time you use your AutoCheck, you will get the rate in effect at the time you use
your check.

What if I need more money?

If you realize you need more money to finance your purchase once you start shopping for your car, simply call us at 781.455.6500.

If you realize you need more money to finance your purchase once you start shopping for your car, simply call us at 781.455.6500. We’ll review your request and if approved, send a
new Direct Federal AutoCheck to you that day.

What types of vehicles can I finance with my Direct Federal AutoCheck?

You may finance automobiles, SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans for consumer use.

You may finance automobiles, SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans for consumer use. You may not use your Direct Federal AutoCheck to finance boats, motorcycles, RVs or campers or any vehicles for commercial use.

When is my first payment due?

Your first payment is due on the 30th of the month following the month you use your AutoCheck.

Your first payment is due on the 30th of the month following the month you use your AutoCheck. For example, if you use your Direct Federal AutoCheck during September, your first payment will be due on October 30.

We strive to provide our members great rates, easy access and remarkable service. If you have any feedback on how we could improve in these areas, please let us know.

 

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