The overall price of new and used vehicles has reached the point where most people need to apply for auto financing to make a purchase. However, many consumers do not feel comfortable about the car loan process that is presented to them. This is usually due to the wide variety of:
These are all things that can intimidate a first time car buyer or even an experienced buyer, but they don't have to. Auto Credit Express is fully capable of helping people experience a quality and worry-free vehicle loan process, and has done so for nearly two decades.
People should know what to think about when applying for an auto loan, and at the top of the list of things to consider is where to go to apply. Every type of auto finance company is different, which has an effect on how they approach certain applicants:
The length of a car loan will determine how long it will take to repay your finance contract. A lender will generally offer car loan terms for 36-72 months, which means that you have three to six years to repay the vehicle price plus interest to the lender. The interest rates and loan terms offered can vary and are based on a number of factors, including down payment and credit scores.
It's important to realize that your auto financing term also plays a role in determining what your interest rate is, and therefore, how much your monthly payment will be. For example, a typical 60-month loan term will carry a higher interest rate than a 36 to 48 month loan, but it will also come with a lower monthly payment. Also, as a buyer, you're able to finance a more expensive vehicle and spread out the payments across a loan term. Yet, most finance companies will still suggest that people select a shorter loan life.
This is largely due to the fact that there are a number disadvantages to long term financing, such as:
One of the most important things that a dealer looks at when it comes to financing an automobile is your recent credit performance. A credit report contains useful information that outlines:
All of these factors are used to assess the likelihood of you repaying the loan. It also has a large impact on the interest rates you'll receive. Those who have low credit scores are often viewed as high risk borrowers and, if approved, will face higher than normal rates.
It's also much more difficult to qualify for auto financing with no down payment if you have bad credit. For borrowers with credit problems who need a vehicle, it is usually a requirement that they have either a cash down payment or an equity trade-in. These forms of up-front payments can help influence a lender to approve your application, while also lowering your monthly payments.
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