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When It Comes To Buying Car Finance Look Online First

Dec 29, 2007
When it comes to buying car finance your first port of call should be online. By going online with a specialist car finance website you are able to access some of the top UK car loan providers to determine which would be the cheapest option for your particular circumstances. Car finance comes in many different forms and it is imperative that you understand your options and what each option entails so when it comes to comparing you know which is better for your personal needs.

The most popular type of car finance is hire purchase, this is simply a loan which you take out after paying a deposit against the car and then pay for the remainder over a certain period of time. The monthly repayments will depend on how much you wish to borrow, how long you wish to take the loan over and the deposit you are willing to put down. Of course your credit rating will be taken into account as well and you will be putting the car up as security against the money you are borrowing in case you find you cannot afford to keep up the repayments.

An alternative method when it comes to buying car finance is to go for a popular choice called personal contract purchase. Again you will put a deposit down to reduce the amount left to borrow on the car and then take out an agreement which will last for a specified term during which very low monthly repayments are made, after this there will be a lump sum left which will mean you have choices to make. If you decide to pay off the balance left owing then the car is yours, if you want to part exchange for a new car you can or you can give the car back and you owe nothing more.

A lease or credit purchase is very similar to the personal contract purchase method of buying car finance but you do not have the option of changing cars or of giving it back, you have to find the money for the balance left owing. All finance options suit different circumstances and information and advice can be found with a specialist website regarding all options. Understanding what you are taking on is essential so you have to not only compare the rates of interest and deals but also unearth any hidden charges, these are usually found in the key facts which should come with the loan.

Buying car finance is never easy and it is not something which should be rushed into, never be tempted by what seems to be very low interest rates without first reading the small print. Hidden costs could be associated with the finance option which could boost up the cost considerably. By reading the small print you can determine how much interest will be added onto the loan, the total amount you will pay and the rate of interest, also how much would be left to pay up at the end of a personal contract purchase or lease purchase.
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 car loans and finance.
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