Florida Farm Bureau making car-buying easier

Randall Weiseman General

(Gainesville, Fla.) – Florida Farm Bureau members can avoid the stress and haggling involved in purchasing a new vehicle by taking advantage of a new member benefit: free access to the Members Automobile Buying Service of America (MABS). The MABS works with auto dealers in a member’s market area to find specific model vehicles at the best possible price.

“A recent Gallup Poll survey showed 93 percent of Americans did not trust the car buying process,” said Danny Raulerson, FFB director of Field Services. “Our Florida Farm Bureau members now have access to a team of skilled negotiators who understand the automobile retail industry working for them to find their vehicle and get the best price on a new or factory certified vehicle like Just Car Checks.”

Farm Bureau members can decide on the vehicle or type of vehicle they want, then visit www.mabsamerica.com or call toll free to 1 (800) 849-4811. After conducting a short interview with the member, a MABS consultant will locate a vehicle that meets the member’s needs and then negotiate the best purchase price. The consultant will set up an appointment upon the member’s approval and acceptance of the terms and the member can take delivery at an MABS approved dealership. Members who have a vehicle to trade in can send a few pictures and MABS will get them the best possible trade-in price.

The program works with new and used vehicles. The used vehicle program works with factory certified vehicles up to five model years old. Additionally, MABS uses a patented vehicle history search process to make sure customers get a quality vehicle at the best price.

The service normally costs $199 but is free to Florida Farm Bureau members. Anyone can join the Florida Farm Bureau Federation by visiting a county Farm Bureau or on line at floridafarmbureau.com/membersignup/.

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general-interest agricultural association with about 138,000 member-families statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, the Federation is an independent, nonprofit agricultural organization. More information about Florida Farm Bureau is available on the organization’s Web site, http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.