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How to Negotiate Car Financing

Jan 20, 2008
Have you ever wondered if there is some way to negotiate car financing like you would the car deal? Well in part there are a few tips you can follow to help you negotiate for a car loan. In this article we will discuss a few of those as well as look at a few options you have.

First when you negotiate car financing you need to know exactly what your financial status is, what does your credit history display, and of course what are your credit scores. You have to think like the bank. What will the bank be looking for in giving you car financing? They are going to want to look at your identity to make sure you are who you say you are. They are also going to want to look at a pay stub or two to determine your monthly income. The bank is not just going to believe the application you have filled out. They are also going to determine what risk you will pose to them if they allow for car financing. With car financing it is all about the numbers, and not about the emotion. Many individuals make a mistake in thinking it is personal when it is a business transaction. In other words you can't negotiate at all if you don't act professional and responsibly.

When you consider negotiating a little on the car financing you are talking about the interest rate, and of course the actual amount of the car financing you are going to need. Most often we are going to try for a car loan that will get us the car we want in the hopes that the interest rate and term of the car loan is going to be correct enough to get the monthly payments we are looking for. Anytime you buy a car you have an idea of just what you can afford in a month as well still have a little savings left over. You want to make sure that the number you are aiming for will be obtained.

Sometimes with car dealerships they will only offer a certain length for the car loan such as sixty months based on your credit history rather than offering two or three years instead. You can try and negotiate this while negotiating the car financing contract. You can also learn what the interest rates are. In other words what is the interest rate on a car loan typically average right now? What does it average if you have less than stellar credit? Knowing these numbers helps you to negotiate for a better interest rate or go elsewhere to a bank willing to give you that better loan. You have the option of going through the car dealership, a bank, or an online resource regarding the car financing. You just have to choose the option that will work for you. You have a say in the ultimate decision of which loan you choose or if you must wait a little while for a better deal.
About the Author
Mark Robinson writes for auto-loans.guidefin.com. Visit his website for information about auto loans.
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