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Auto Buying Service & Car Buying Advice

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Auto Buying

Complete a vehicle purchase order form to get actual pricing by email to take directly to the dealer.

This benefit requires you to sign in or register to access it.

The Union Plus Auto Buying Service:

  • Get up-front pricing from dealers in your area in three minutes online and use the no-hassle Union Plus program through TrueCar by clicking in the box below.
  • Up to $350 rebate when you make a down payment or deposit with your Union Plus Credit Card on a new vehicle. Vehicle must be purchased before December 31, 2014 to qualify.
  • $100 rebate on purchases of new union-made cars.
  • $200 rebate for purchases of new union-made, EPA Green Cars.
  • TrueCar Buyer Bonus Benefits:  Auto Repair Reimbursement (valued at up to $1000); Auto Deductible Reimbursement (valued at up to $1,000); Auto Expert Opinion.
  • Check out two Used Car Buying Services Hertz Rent2Buy and Enterprise Car Sales - with special union member savings.
  • Unique union member advocate program for special customer service.

No hassle car buying service helps you save time and money when buying a new car or truck

 

Buying or leasing a car or truck doesn't have to be a hassle. Union members can receive information on what others paid and a target price for new cars and trucks without having to negotiate with the dealer.

Use the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, administered by TrueCar, a leading auto purchasing provider, to help you find the right new or used car or truck for you and your family. 

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Car Buying Service Features

  • Save an average of $2,628 off MSRP* on new cars and trucks.
  • See what others really paid for the car you want and get a price plus a Minimum Savings Guarantee** before you even talk to the dealer.
  • Additional $100 rebate for purchases of new union assembled vehicles.
  • $200 rebate for purchases of union-made, EPA Green Cars.
  • Discounts may not be available for certain models.

Eligibility

The Union Plus Auto Buying Service is available in the Unites States. This car buying service is not available in Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

Who is eligible?

  • Dues-paying labor union members of participating unions
  • Retired union members
  • Spouse, domestic partner and children of union members
  • Widows/widowers of union members
  • Union Plus credit cardholders

Customer Service

We realize that sometimes you may need help with a concern about using a Union Plus program. The Union Plus Member Advocacy Program, staffed by OPEIU Local 2 members, is here to help you resolve any problems. Contact us at 1-800-472-2005 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, weekdays) or online at UnionPlus.org/Customer.

How the program works
 

The program helps members save by using target pricing and providing information on what others paid for new vehicles at dealers all across the country to give you confidence that you are receiving a fair price for your vehicle.

  1. Log into the Union Plus TrueCar website using the link in the green box above and select the vehicle and options you want.
  2. The website will then show you your Estimated Price and Estimated Savings*.
  3. Enter your contact information (name, address, phone, email) and you will be presented with up to 3 available dealers in your area and the distance to the dealership based on your zip code. There is no cost and no obligation and no one will contact you until you request a Member Savings Certicate.
  4. At this point, you can choose to see personalized pricing and dealer contact information by requesting a Member Savings Certificate for each of the dealers you selected be emailed to you.
  5. Your Member Savings Certificate(s) has your Estimated Price, Estimated Savings and Minimum Member Savings Guarantee**. The savings guarantee represents the minimum amount of money you will save. Almost everyone saves more. (In certain states, you will receive a Target Price and the dealer will provide the vehicle's price when you contact the dealership.)
  6. Print and take your certificate into the dealership for a hassle-free car buying experience.
  7. If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a check for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. You will receive a $200 rebate if you purchase a qualifying new, union-made EPA Green Car. (The rebates come from Union Plus and not from the dealer)
  8. How the rebate works:  Every month Union Plus receives a report on the sales activity from the program provider TrueCar. Based on that report that shows the type of vehicle sold, a rebate check is sent to members who purchase a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms for you to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email from TrueCar.com. This email can assist us in tracking down your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a check.

While the program can provide an excellent value for a vast majority of union members, it may not provide the lowest price for those union members who want to take the time to haggle from dealer to dealer. Also, some vehicles are in such demand they command premium pricing. However, even for buyers who make car buying a sport, the program can provide an excellent price point to start from and in-depth price reports are available to help you make a smart car buying decision.
 

*$2,628 Average Savings represents the average amount of savings off of MSRP presented to Members by Certified Dealers based on Member-configured new vehicles between 10/01/11 and 12/31/11. Your actual savings may vary based on multiple factors including the vehicle you select, region, dealer, and applicable manufacturer incentives. The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") is determined by the manufacturer, and may not reflect the price at which vehicles are generally sold in the dealers trade area as not all vehicles are sold at MSRP. Each dealer sets its own pricing. Your actual purchase price is negotiated between you and the dealer.
 
**Guaranteed Savings currently not available in all states. In these states, a "Target Price" is presented, which reflects a market-based example of what you can reasonably expect to pay for a vehicle configured with your desired options.


Member Comments

On 07/09/14 Michelle said:

Quick, easy & saves $$$. Within 24 hrs of my transmission going out on my previous car I looked up the program, found what I wanted, the dealership called & picked me up and I was home before dinner. This is a great program. I got 2 rebates (one of which I didn't even know of). I make sure all of my local is aware of this benefit.

On 03/19/14 Jessica said:

got an excellent deal

On 03/18/14 Diana said:

The information was very useful in my search for a new car lease. It was fast, easy, and the TRUECar experience took the "nervousness" factor away. Thank you, UnionPlus.

On 03/12/14 Diana said:

Good service.

On 02/21/14 Denise said:

My husband and I just purchased our new car using the Union Plus auto buying program. We had an excellent experience. The online pricing tools were easy to use, and I was able to compare makes and models prior to going for a test-drive. When we were ready to purchase, the certificate was easy to download and printout. Truecar found three dealers in our area. Our experience at the dealership was truly stress-free, we were in and out in 2 hours and driving home our new vehicle. By using the Union Plus Auto Buying program, we were able to save over $3,600 off of MSRP on our fully-loaded sedan. I also registered our vehicle purchase with Truecars for their Buying Bonus Benefits, which will add to my piece of mind by covering some repair costs, insurance deductibles and giving us access to an auto expert's opinion should I have any questions about my vehicle, maintenance or repairs. Overall, I am very pleased with my auto buying experience through the Union Plus Auto Buying Program.

On 12/10/13 Lori said:

I used this as an additional savings to my new vehicle purchase today. WELL WORTH IT & it's been made VERY SIMPLE to use too!!!

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