The Costco Auto Program and Affinity Auto Group’s (AAG) newest programs provide access to some of the most trusted brands in the country: Navy Federal Credit Union, AAA, IntelliChoice, Good Sam RV Club and more. Your dealership will reach highly sought-after membership and consumer groups not available to outside marketing access. You’ll enjoy brand exclusivity for your selected markets and the support to help you generate sales.
We are the power behind the industry’s most successful membership auto buying program, the Costco Auto Program. Now we’re delivering other well-respected brands to our participating dealerships, with auto programs for Navy Federal, AAA, Desert Schools, Good Sam RV Club, IntelliChoice and more … offering new, used and CPO vehicles, RVs, boats, motorcycles and powersports products to millions of members across the U.S.
Our Costco program exceeds industry sales boasting closing ratios in excess of 40%. We set the standard for service and value, surpassing all other programs available today. More than a million vehicles in the last five years were sold through our Costco Auto Program alone, illustrating the value we provide to clients, members and dealers alike.
Participating dealers receive support unmatched by other auto programs. You’ll gain a complete infrastructure geared for your success, including our team of support specialists standing by when you need assistance. Some of our dealerships have been with us for more than 15 years – a testament to building lasting partnerships where each side works together to achieve success.
“The Costco Auto Program has been a lifesaver. Out of all the members we get from Costco, we're selling cars to half of them.”
- F. C. Tempe Dodge Chrysler Jeep
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Leading the industry with the Costco Auto Program since 1989, we continue to add respected, well-trusted brands and institutions. To learn more about our partners, click an image below.
The program known today as the Costco Auto Program was launched in 1989. Today it is recognized as the leading member auto buying program in the industry, offering more than 40 million U.S. Costco members prearranged pricing on new and Factory-Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, RVs and boats, as well as parts, services and accessories at a discounted price. The program boasts the highest closing ratios in the industry, and sells an estimated average of 250,000 vehicles a year.* Several industry surveys have repeatedly shown that the Costco Auto Program is one of the highest producing auto buying referral programs with respect to closing ratio, business generation and long-term dealer retention and participation. The Costco Auto Program continues to grow, and in 2011, added Powersports, including Kawasaki to the program.
* Estimated average vehicles sold is based on members who, in responding to a Costco Auto Program survey, stated they purchased a vehicle from a participating dealership. Historical averages of new and factory-certified pre-owned vehicles are derived from survey respondents and extrapolated across all vehicle requests for the same time periods.
Navy Federal Credit Union is the world's largest credit union with $44 billion in assets, more than 3.6 million members, 212 branch offices, and more than 7,800 employees worldwide. Today, Navy Federal serves all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel and their families. The credit union has a long legacy of service, and celebrates its 78th anniversary in 2011. AAG's national dealer network and proven processes ensure Navy Federal members throughout the U.S. consistently receive the best experience—no matter where they may be stationed. AAG, in partnership with Navy Federal, launched the Navy Federal Auto Buying Program in November 2010.
One of the larger AAA clubs, AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah serves more than 4.3 million AAA members and is part of the national AAA family that has provided more than a century of service to its members. With well-known automotive products including roadside assistance and automotive insurance, AAG's auto buying programs were a natural fit for this demanding group of automotive members. AAA recruited AAG to help them build a full-service auto buying program for its members, and in October 2009, the AAA Auto Buying Service was launched.
For 25 years, automotive buyers have trusted IntelliChoice to provide automotive information, practical advice, ownership cost analysis and industry news to help them 'choose their car wisely.' Now part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, a collection of leading automotive magazines and websites for consumers, IntelliChoice and AAG have partnered to bring their collective strengths together to offer IntelliChoice customers a superior auto buying experience. AAG and IntelliChoice launched the IntelliChoice Auto Buying Program in August 2011.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Arizona and the 11th largest credit union in the U.S. Since their beginning in 1939, they've grown to more than 380,000 members with 64 branches in the greater Phoenix market. Desert Schools contracted with AAG in early 2011, and by March 2011, AAG launched Desert Schools Auto Buying Program, known to members as the ‘Click Buy & Drive.’
Based in San Diego County, USE Credit Union is the fifth largest credit union in the county. It is among the top 50 in total asset size of the more than 700 credit unions in Calif. Originally founded in 1936 as California State Credit Union #17, the credit union was first available to San Diego-based employees of Division of Highways (predecessor to Caltrans). This changed in the ’70s when the charter was amended to include all state and university employees. In 1999, this charter was expanded again, to include individuals who live or work in Alameda, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Clara and Yolo counties. Under a special arrangement with the Affinity Development Group and Costco Wholesale, the Costco Auto Program has been available to USE members since 2007.
Credit Union West is an award-winning financial cooperative that has earned an ‘excellent’ ranking from the independent rating agency Bauer Financial Reports for the last 14 years. Based in Arizona, CU West has 11 branch locations, 50,000 members and more than $450 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Arizona’s Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Under a special arrangement with the Affinity Development Group and Costco Wholesale, the Costco Auto Program has been available to CU West members since 2009.
Founded over 70 years ago, NIHFCU is one of the largest credit unions in the Washington D.C. metro area and the country’s largest credit union serving the biomedical and healthcare industries. Created by members of the National Institutes of Health to meet their specific financial needs, NIHFCU is now in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Its 10 branch locations serve more than 43,000 members with total assets in excess of $520 million. The Costco Auto Program, under a special arrangement with ADG and Costco Wholesale, has been available to NIHFCU members since 2010.
Founded in 1966, Good Sam RV Club is the world’s largest organization of recreational vehicle owners. Representing more than 1,500 local RV chapters, Good Sam RV Club provides its 1.3 million members with helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Built on the foundation of helping its members with various aspects of their recreational needs, including saving money, partnering with AAG to launch the Good Sam Club Auto Buying Service was a natural fit for their membership.
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