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Shop Online When Looking For Used Car Loans

Apr 2, 2008
When looking for used car loans the best place to begin your search is online. By going with a specialist motoring website you are able to gather information regarding the various types of loans. You can then decide which choice of finance might be the most suitable for your needs. Once you have decided which type of loan is the most suitable then allow them to search on your behalf for the lowest rates of interest.

Used cars do not depreciate as much as new cars do when buying so taking out a used car loan as opposed to a new car loan would be the better choice. The interest rates on loans vary considerably so ensure that you allow a specialist website to gather together the cheapest rates of interest for the best deal possible.

One of the best ways of taking out finance for a used car is to get an unsecured loan. If you are able to repay the loan back over a short period of time then you could benefit from taking a 0% interest deal. Some lenders offer 0% finance over a short period of time and if you do not need to borrow a large sum of money then you could make excellent use of a deal such as this. It is a good choice for those who are buying a used car privately and for those who are buying from a dealership.

It is always better to go for used car loans this way as opposed to taking the finance that the car dealership offers. The actual dealer will not loan you the money but they will go with a lender they use on a regular basis. This in the majority of cases is not the cheapest rate of interest. Never be tempted by the sales techniques the salesman will use to sell the car, the "one off special rate" is often dearer than you are able to secure online.

Once you have the loan yourself, you are able to walk into the showroom with the cash in hand and can haggle to get something knocked off the sticker price.

If you need to borrow a larger sum of money and need to spread the cost of the borrowing over a longer term then you could consider secured loans. However you will have to secure something against this type of loan. The benefits are that you can take the loan over a longer period of time which keeps the monthly cost of the repayments down.

You do have to bear in mind that you will pay more out in the long run the longer you take the loan. So some compromise will have to be met. The interest rate is usually cheaper than with an unsecured loan and a specialist website will be able to look with the top UK lenders for the very best deal.

All used car loans will come with terms and conditions and if you go with a specialist to gather the loan quotes the quotes should come with the key facts attached. You should read these before signing on the bottom line for your loan. They will tell you what the APR of the loan is, how much you will be repaying in total and of there are any hidden costs attached to the borrowing.
About the Author
Louis Rix is a Director of NetCars, one of the UK's leading motoring websites. First established in January 2000, its mission is to become the number one site for used car searches. NetCars provide Guaranteed Car Finance.
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