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Personal Auto Shopper

SMCU Auto Shopper puts you in the driver's seat

What comes to mind when you think about buying a car? Maybe it's the way you'll feel behind the wheel of something new (or different). Maybe you picture more comfortable family trips, or perhaps you might even look forward to commuting a little more.


Our Personal Auto Shopper program does all the legwork for you.

  • A free service available in California only
  • Let us know what you want and our car experts will search more than 500 dealers around Northern California
  • Your dedicated specialist handles the details, negotiates the price on your behalf, and delivers your vehicle to your door
You probably have some questions, so we've put together the FAQ below. And, we'd love to talk to you about Auto Shopper in detail anytime. Just give us a call at (800) 734-7292.
 
STEP 1 - Tell us how we should get in contact with you 
STEP 2 - Tell us what kind of car and features you want 
STEP 3 - Sit back and relax. We will do all the negotiating and locating and contact you when your car is ready
 
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Personal Auto Shopper FAQs
Our Personal Auto Shopper is a free service for San Mateo Credit Union Members. Our shoppers are industry experts who work with over 500 auto dealers to help you find the new or used vehicle (up to six model years old) of your choice, without you having to visit a single dealership or haggle for the best price. We'll get you the car you want, do all the negotiating for you, and in most cases we'll deliver it right to your home or office and you won't spend hours at a dealer. Plus, you could get up to .25% off your auto loan when you finance with San Mateo Credit Union.
The Personal Auto Shopper service is absolutely free to San Mateo Credit Union members.
In most cases we will have found a new car for you in less than one business day.
Yes! Just give us a call and we'll help you determine the value of your trade based on market conditions and the condition of your vehicle, advantages and disadvantages of selling privately, and compare trade-in values for your vehicle among multiple dealers so you can get the highest amount for your trade.
No, you can choose to finance with San Mateo Credit Union or pay cash.
The biggest advantage is the time and energy you'll save by not having to do all the legwork to find the vehicle you want. No more driving around town, flipping through newspapers, tireless Internet searches, haggling with dealerships, or getting stuck at the dealer for hours. We do all the work for you for free. Plus, you save on the cost of your vehicle, and your auto loan rate when you finance with San Mateo Credit Union.
Yes. This exclusive FREE service is only available to San Mateo Credit Union members. If you're not yet a member, we encourage you to apply so you can take advantage of this exclusive service.
In many cases we can have your vehicle delivered to you The dealer will print the paperwork in advance and deliver it with the vehicle. Before you sign anything, you will have an opportunity to inspect, test drive, and review the operating features. Only when you're satisfied with it, will you complete the paperwork. If you pick up the vehicle from the dealership, you can complete your transaction at the time of pick-up with our preferred contact at the dealer to streamline your purchase.
No worries. If, when your vehicle is delivered, it isn't exactly what you wanted, just tell the driver to turn around and go back to the dealership. We'll keep looking on your behalf until we find exactly what you want.
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Services provided by Global Auto Solutions, an independent service provider licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and not affiliated with San Mateo Credit Union. All new cars arranged for sale are subject to price and availability from the selling franchised new car dealer.