The days of jet skiing and paddleboarding may be winding down, but definitely not the outdoor fun! As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors, breathe the crisp air, and enjoy the colorful scenery of fall. It’s also a great time to purchase one of the “toys” you’ve always wanted!
Fun Fall Items
Fall is a great season to hit the golden fields and leaf-scattered trails without sweating too much under your protective gear. Even some good old-fashioned outdoor chores can become fun again with new equipment that will make you feel like a king! What’s on your browsing list?
- Dirt bikes
How to Save Money
It’s common for power sports and tractor shops to push many of their items in the spring, when everyone is itching to get outside. Because fall is the “off” season, you can get some great deals on these vehicles just by waiting a few months. When the dealers start rolling out the new snowmobiles for Christmas, they’ll want to move some of their ATVs, motorcycles, and other non-winter toys from last season.
Of course, you can always save a bunch by going for pre-owned vehicles, whether through dealers or individuals on sites like Craigslist or OfferUp. When purchasing used, make sure you check the vehicle’s history through the VIN ($25 at the DMV), take it for a test drive, and even run it by a mechanic, if possible. Making a good buying decision at the outset will save you a lot of money in repairs–or replacement–down the road.
Financing Your Purchase
If you choose to finance your big-ticket item, you can save a significant sum by working with an organization that has your best interests at the center. Local credit unions like Ashland Community Federal Credit Union will offer you honest assessments on your loan options and competitive interest rates with no unexpected payments or fees.Ready to buy that big-ticket item you’ve always wanted and enjoy an unforgettable fall? Visit ACFCU at https://www.ashlandfcu.org/borrow.