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General Car Financing Tips

Jan 26, 2008
In this article we are going to look at car financing tips to help you determine, which is your best option when buying a new car. There are many options that you have regarding car financing and the most common is always the loan. The loan is often easier for many to obtain over a lease option. So we will concentrate on loans for the general car financing tips.

* When buying a car you need to know what your credit scores and history say. Sometimes a bank or loan office is going to try and offer you a worse deal than what your credit scores really reflect in order to make more money. They may fudge the credit score numbers to make it seem probable that you are more of a risk. Knowing what your credit scores are can help you determine if the loan company is on the up and up. You have two options for car financing. You can go through the dealership for financing or you can seek financing on your own. In either case know your credit score and history. Make sure there are no surprises.

* If you are refused a loan because your credit is not sterling enough you will need to wait for a few months until your scores are in a place that you can obtain a loan. Don't try to find multiple loans when your credit has already been rejected chances are the other financing will refuse you and make your credit score worse.

* When searching for a loan for car financing you are going to want to make sure you have researched the current market. You will want to know what the current car loan interest rates are for someone with sterling credit as well as someone with little credit or bad credit. If you know where the numbers are on average you can negotiate for a better loan. This will help in the long run. Remember you don't have to take any loan that seems fishy or just isn't what you hoped for. You have the right of refusal.

* Keep in mind that a down payment towards a new car is going to help you with the loan. A car dealership is going to hope that they can get a little money from you up front and the car financing will appreciate this. It will lower the overall amount you need to borrow and make your payments more affordable.

* Keep in mind that you can also trade in another vehicle. If the trade in value is a fair price you can also have the down payment to partially pay off the car. This will again lower the financing you need to obtain. You can also just trade in a vehicle without the down payment if that is what you would like to do.

There are many options and tips regarding car financing and overall using common sense and knowing where you stand financially is going to save you a lot of hassle and get you what you want.
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Mark Robinson writes for Auto-Loans.GuideFin.com. Visit his website for information about car loans.
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