As Long Island reopens and more people begin preparing to go back to their daily lives, auto dealers are beginning to see an increase traffic at their dealerships. As this trend continues, and as we adjust to the new normal, Suffolk Federal has partnered with GrooveCar to assist their members with their auto purchases. Members will be able to conduct research and have access to an expansive auto inventory anywhere and at any time. In addition, the convenience of being able to finalize the transaction at the dealership is a huge benefit for the members.
Michele Dean, President & CEO of Suffolk Federal explained that “By partnering with GrooveCar, members are now able to search and find their vehicles with ease. The platform offers access to over 3 million vehicles and before this partnership our members did not have the option to complete the contract at the point of sale. Now they can.”
The GrooveCar auto buying resource is an interactive platform with advanced technology to assist the shopper every step of the way. “Our partnership will provide Suffolk Federal with all of the auto-buying tools to service those interested in the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle. Leveraging the Suffolk Federal/GrooveCar relationship will provide the public access to the largest dealership network on Long Island, personalized customer service and the fastest online process to acquire the vehicle of their dreams,” states Robert O’Hara, Director of Credit Union Relations, GrooveCar.
While the GrooveCar program meets the car buying needs of the public, it also expands on the synergies between the automotive dealer and the credit union. The program enlists 90 percent of the dealerships on Long Island who promote financing through GrooveCar credit union partners. The service-oriented program will also provide Suffolk Federal with a member service representative who assists the public during the car buying process. “Members who work with Suffolk Federal to access our service will be able to take full advantage of our concierge service during the purchase journey, assisting the member with personalized vehicle recommendations, and vehicle location, It’s a very thorough service that will save the public both time and money,” adds O’Hara. To access Suffolk Federal’s auto buying service visit suffolkfcu.groovecar.com.
About GrooveCar: GrooveCar, a Fusion AF company, has been providing full-service automotive loan growth solutions to credit unions since 1999. GrooveCar focuses on building strong, lasting relationships with credit union partners by ensuring they can capture loan volume without compromising the quality and integrity of their portfolio. GrooveCar’s knowledge of the credit union industry, combined with an expansive dealer network surpassing 4 million vehicles, enhances the ability of credit union partners to secure loans and leases while offering the guidance and knowledge that their members seek.