Summit Credit Union: Free first-time car buying seminar offered in Sun Prairie


June 27, 2013

For more information, contact:

Amy Crowe, (608) 243-5000X2834,
[email protected]

Cheryl Van Tessier, APR, (608) 467-4408, [email protected]


MADISON, Wis. — Whether you’re 16, 21 or 46, your first car purchase can be stressful. A no-regrets car purchase has little to do with the color of your car or even the stereo, and lots to do with a complete understanding of your options and costs.

On Wed., July 24, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Summit Credit Union will host a free seminar, “How to Buy Your First Car,” that will provide the tools and information participants need to drive off a dealer’s lot with a purchase to feel good about, including:

What to consider when purchasing a first vehicle
How to find the best financing option

How repayment affects credit ratings

The five most important questions to ask the auto dealer

A simple way to figure out how much car you can really afford

How to calculate the actual cost of owning a vehicle

The importance of maintaining your new investment

The seminar will be held at the in the Community Room, at Summit’s Sun Prairie Branch, located at 1333 W Main St. in Sun Prairie. A complimentary light dinner will be served at the seminar, which is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register by visiting

About Summit Credit Union:

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative open to anyone in Wisconsin. Summit holds $1.9 billion in assets and has more than 128,000 members with a total of 23 locations throughout the Madison and Milwaukee areas. For more information, visit or call (608) 243-5000 or (800) 236-5560.