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Financing A Car Purchase

Aug 23, 2008
Buying a new car can be a very exciting time, and those that are moving away from an unreliable, possibly even unsafe vehicle to a new, reliable, and safe one probably cannot wait to get their hands on their new pride and joy. However, cars cost a lot of money and in the current financial climate most people simply do not have the free cash to splash out on a new vehicle without some form of financing. Luckily there are a number of options available for those looking to finance a new vehicle, and you should research the options carefully in order to ensure that you get the best deal for your needs.

Different car finance options offer different pros and cons, and whereas some may be suitable for your needs you may find that other options are not well suited to your needs. Your financial status, available deposit levels, credit status, and other factors will help to determine which option is best for your needs. You can get some really good deals on your car finance, but this will depend on your circumstances.

HP or hire purchase is one of the most straightforward ways of financing your car purchase, and this is where you make monthly payments on the vehicle, and once the final payment has been made the car then belongs to you. Many people opt for hire purchase as a way of financing their vehicle purchase. Another option is to take a loan from the bank to purchase your vehicle. This offers a number of benefits, such as competitive rates on interest and the option to purchase your vehicle from anywhere rather than being limited to certain dealerships.

PCP or Personal Contract Plan is where you can make monthly repayments on your vehicle for a portion of the value and at the end of the term you can either pay off the outstanding amount by way of a balloon payment, or you can switch to a newer vehicle and start afresh with the plan. Alternatively you can give the car back and you will owe nothing more on it, so you will basically have been renting the car for that period of time.

Some dealerships also offer finance, and whilst this may sometimes be the only option for those with bad credit it can be a very costly way to finance a car purchase. Many of these dealerships charge very high rates of interest, and you are limited when it comes to choice because you will have to get your vehicle from that particular dealership. Many people find that the most choice and flexibility comes with a bank loan when it comes to purchasing a vehicle, as this offers the freedom of being able to purchase your car from any dealership, as well as affordability if you can find good deals on loans. However, this may not be an option if your credit is damaged, and you may have to go for the more expensive option of dealership finance.
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Peter Kenny has been writing financial articles for 10 years and is a writer for The Thrifty Scot, please visit us at Car Loan and Homeowner Loan
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