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SMART union member drives away happy

Gary Reinsberg had never encountered a “simple” auto buying experience until he used the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. The Union Plus service not only offers a streamlined, online experience, it also offers post-purchase benefits. Learn more about why “this was by far the easiest vehicle purchase” Reinsberg had ever experienced.

SMART union member drives away happy

Buying a new car was not a new experience for longtime International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) member Gary Reinsberg, but his latest purchase process was unlike any of his previous endeavors.

Reinsberg, a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) inspector for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, used the Union Plus Auto Buying Service in June 2021 and has rave reviews.

“This was by far the easiest vehicle purchase I’ve ever experienced,” Reinsberg says. “I provided some basic information and the type of vehicle I was looking for, and at least five dealerships I connected with said they could get the vehicle for me. It was a fabulous experience.”

The Union Plus Auto Buying Service1, powered by TrueCar, provides union members with helpful tools to navigate the car buying process and find the perfect new or used vehicle, including the ability to research top brands, compare features, read reviews, find special member deals, and connect with certified dealers.

Additionally, union members get a $100 rebate2 on a new union-made car purchased through the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, and can enjoy post-purchase benefits up to $2,000.3

“The $100 rebate was the icing on the cake,” Reinsberg says. “Looking for a vehicle that you want can sometimes be a daunting task. With the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, it was done within hours, and it saved me a lot of time. The whole process was very pleasing and simple.”

To learn more about the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, visit unionplus.org/autobuying.

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1For questions about the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, please call (888) 878-3227. TrueCar, Inc. (“TrueCar”) operates this information publishing website (“Service”) that features pricing, performance, technical, and safety data available for new and used car/truck purchases at participating dealers. The lowest price is not guaranteed. The Service is not available for all locations. Certified Dealers are contractually obligated by TrueCar to meet certain customer service requirements and complete the TrueCar Dealer Certification Program. Neither TrueCar nor Union Plus brokers, sells, or leases motor vehicles. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles shown on this website are offered for sale by licensed motor vehicle dealers. Used vehicles are subject to prior sale. By accessing this website, you agree to the TrueCar Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

2Union members who purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle through the Union Plus Auto Buying Service will receive a check for $100 six to eight weeks after purchase. (The rebate checks come from Union Plus and not from the dealer.) Union Plus receives a monthly report on the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a rebate check should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic; there are no forms to complete. Purchasers who believe they qualified for a rebate but did not receive a check should reference their Union Plus Auto Buying referral email.