I recently bought a new car because my previous vehicle was totaled in a car accident last year (it was the other driver’s fault). My wife and I checked out various cars at the dealerships. When we decided on a Toyota Rav4, we signed up for the Costco Auto Program. It’s a free service that makes it easy for members to get a low price on new and used cars. All you have to do is go online, select the vehicle you want, and then fill out a short web form. Then a dealer will contact you and provide you with the exclusive prearranged Costco member price for the vehicle you choose. The price we got was over $2000 less than the MSRP (including destination fee). However, we found the same model advertised online at another dealership for about $1300 less than Costco’s price.
Has anyone heard of State Farm’s Auto Learning Center? Until recently, I didn’t. After browsing the site, I can tell you that the Auto Learning Center features information about auto insurance, auto care, driving tips and a variety of other topics from experts. The online community also includes discussion forums, polls and a Q&A section for dads and moms to submit questions. To help spread awareness of the resource center, State Farm (Facebook | Twitter) is giving away a cool prize pack on my dad blog. The gift set includes:
- Garmin nuvi 1300 4.3″ GPS Navigator
- State Farm-Branded Roadside Emergency Kit (12′ heavy duty jumper cables, 300psi air compressor with accessories, 12′ nylon tow strap, flashlight with batteries, 2-in-1 screwdriver, slip joint pliers, industrial cutter, and work gloves, all in a rugged carrying case with reflective taping and handle)