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What Are Used Car Loans?

Jun 7, 2008
When it comes to a used car loan, there are quite a number of concerns. You may asked yourself, 'How can I sell my used car to a private party if I don't have title?' or 'How do you finance a car from a private person?' as well as many other questions.

Many people ask how they could have a used car financed. When applying online, it will only take minutes. After you receive an emailed check from the online loan company, you can choose to buy a used car from a private owner with very little hassle.

Some companies offer used car loans for buying from car dealers as well. You can apply online and you can get approved in an hour.

Here are some useful tips when surfing the net for a used car loan:

1. To qualify for a used car loan, make sure to keep your credit score to at least 680. People with bad credit pay higher car loan interest rates. A used car loan wouldn't be any different.

Get hold of your credit report online. Never apply for a car loan, much less for a used car loan, unless you get your credit report with credit score first. Depending on other factors, a high quality lender like some finance companies or banks do, can approve used car loans for people with scores as low as 540.

2. Never pay cash for a deposit on a car - even if it's a used car loan you're relying on to pay for it or finance it. You can dispute purchases made with your credit cards. But without proof of the transaction, you can be taken advantaged of by swindlers.

3. Shop for auto insurance costs for your used car along with your used car loan. Before you shop armed with a used car loan, get auto insurance quotes to find out how much it will cost to insure it. Auto insurance sites give free online car insurance quotes.

4. Get an extended warranty for your used car. Unless you have an extended warranty, you are exposed to potentially large losses, which would be huge drawbacks on your used car loan.

Before deciding on a used car loan, better ask yourself these questions:

What are the drawbacks of a used car?
What are the benefits of a used car?

Think twice: A used car could have a listed maintenance and repair history.

Used car warranties often are available at extra cost.

The maintenance costs get higher as the miles on the vehicle climb toward 100,000.

There are not as many safety and convenience features as newer vehicles have.

A used car, however, will be significantly cheaper to buy than going with a new model. It has comprehensive and theft insurance and costs are likely to be less.

After weighing the pros and cons, you can decide if a used car loan is for you.
About the Author
Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of Free Affiliate Programs

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