Auto Loan FAQ

Whether you’re looking to purchase a new car, a used vehicle, or simply refinance a previous loan, Partners Financial FCU is prepared to help you discover, secure, and achieve more with the best auto loan for your lifestyle.

Common Auto Loan Frequently Asked Questions

At Partners Financial FCU, we care about your new vehicle as much as you do. To help you initiate the smoothest experience possible, we have compiled a list of auto loan FAQs.

How do I apply for an auto loan?

Applying for an auto loan through Partners Financial FCU can be done in a few simple steps.

  • If you are currently not a member of Partners Financial FCU, you will need to apply for a membership using our application portal online. Our member services associates will be happy to look over your information and quickly respond to your inquiry.
  • If you are currently a member of Partners Financial FCU, the next step will be to fill out and submit a car loan application. Loan officers will make their decision inside the branch, providing quick and stress-free service at the touch of a button.

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How soon will I know if my auto loan application has been approved?

Because all loan decisions are made within the branch, our loan officers can respond to your application within a few hours. Inquiries made during the weekend may require an additional day to be comprehensively processed.

Who can I buy my car from?

Private sellers, dealerships, and previous owners are all considered to be approved sellers with Partners Financial FCU.

What are the benefits of refinancing?

Refinancing a previous loan may not only reduce your interest rates and term lengths but can drastically lower your monthly payments as well. You can estimate your refinanced monthly payments by using our auto loan calculator.

How do I make payments to my auto loan?

Partners Financial FCU members can make auto loan payments through their online banking portals. You can manually pay your monthly balance, or sign up for convenient automatic payments.

Can I sign up for automatic payments to my auto loan?

Your loan officer can set up automatic monthly payments for you. Members may also schedule loan payments through home banking or mobile banking.

How is my auto loan interest rate determined?

Auto loan interest rates are determined by several factors, namely:

  • Credit scores
  • Loan repayment history
  • New/used car status
  • Term length
  • Debt-to-income ratio

For a full list of the factors that determine interest rates, click here.

Can I make extra payments to my loan?

Partners Financial FCU members are eligible to make extra payments on their auto loans at no extra cost.

Can I trade in my car before I have paid off my loan?

You can trade-in your car at any time, regardless of whether or not your auto loan is completely paid off. However, you will still be responsible for paying off your loans by the appointed term date.

How do I pay off my auto loan?

Partners Financial FCU is proud to provide members with both home banking and mobile banking services. By following a set schedule and setting aside an allotted amount of money per month, you can successfully use both in-person and online services to pay off your auto loans on time.

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From experienced borrowers to those purchasing a car for the very first time, Partners Financial FCU is dedicated to helping members get there faster, safer, and more reliably than ever before.

Take the first step towards auto loan pre-approval when you call or visit one of our branches today.

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A $15. Convenience fee will be automatically added to your payment amount. Your maximum total payment amount (including the $15 convenience fee) cannot exceed $800. Payments initiated and approved by 3:00pm will be applied to your loan on the same business day. Payments initiated and approved after 3:00pm, or on a day that the credit union is closed (weekends and holidays), will be applied on the next business day. If you have a PFFCU debit card, please log into home banking to make your loan payment.

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Excludes mortgages and home equity lines of credit. A $25 fee is due at set-up for each loan. Loan must have been open for at least 6 months. Past due accounts do not qualify. One skip-a-pay allowed per calendar year (Jan-Dec).