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The Car Shopper’s Playbook

Contrary to what you might think, buying a car doesn’t have to be stressful. Think of car shopping as planning for a sports competition. Before any game, the smart player researches the competition, prepares a strategy, and is willing to be patient. The same tactics apply at the dealership.  Before you shop, prepare your car buying playbook and have the following ready:

  • Quotes of the vehicle you are purchasing showing both MSRP and invoice pricing
    (Suggested website:
  • Trade-in value of your vehicle
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  • Copies of rebates and incentives being offered by the dealer and/or manufacturer
  • Pre-approved letter from FAIRWINDS
  • Insurance quotes from your agent with the coverage you want
  • Extended warranty quotes
  • Maximum price you are willing to pay

For any questions or to review your car shopping plan ahead of time, stop by any branch location or call 407.277.5045 to consult with a FAIRWINDS lending expert.

Join Us in the Fight Against Diabetes

Fact: 7.8% of the country’s population is living with diabetes.
Fact: Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Fact: FAIRWINDS members can help find a cure for diabetes.

How can you make a difference?

Quilt for a Cure
Stop by your favorite FAIRWINDS branch and for a small donation, personalize the “Cure Quilt” with your name or any message of hope you’d like.

Join us on Saturday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we host a yard sale and car wash at our Corporate Center (map). Charitable donation receipts will be provided with every yard sale purchase. 

Wristbands and Bears

For only $1, show your support with an official ADA wristband. Or purchase a furry friend through our teddy bear sales. Bears are on sale for $10 each or three for $25.

Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk
Mark your calendar and join the FAIRWINDS team at the annual Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk on Saturday, November 6 in Loch Haven Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. 

Or, you can make a secure donation online through our website.

shredfestShred Fest at Waterford Lakes

Saturday, October 23

Waterford Lakes Branch
306 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Protect yourself from identity theft by safely destroying your personal documents and papers in our shred truck, courtesy of Crown Shredding.

Click here to see all of the Shred Fest dates and locations for 2010.

Be sure to stay tuned to as the 2011 dates and locations will be announced soon!

"Retirement Income Solutions for a Changing Market"

Thursday, September 30

FAIRWINDS Corporate Center
3087 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Looking for retirement solutions to ensure your income will last you a lifetime? Please join us at this free member seminar as Dan VonLehmden, CRC, Divisional Vice President with SunAmerica Retirement Markets, shares 17 years of experience in representing guaranteed retirement income solutions. FAIRWINDS’ Wealth Management experts will also be available to discuss strategies to help you maximize your retirement.

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