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How to Get the Best Car Loan No Matter How Bad Your Credit Is
Having a bad credit score can make getting a good loan on your next car purchase difficult. Even if your credit happens to be less than ideal you can still get a competitive loan on your next car. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take in order to be sure that you are getting the best possible car loan no matter how good or bad your credit score is.
Know Your Credit Score
The very first step in getting a great car loan is to know and understand your credit score. There are a ton of free online options that will not only show you your credit score, but help you understand why it is as high or as low as it is. Once you gain an understanding of your credit score, try to improve it if [...]
Buying a used car is very exciting. Not only are used cars a little more cost friendly than new cars, but there are also a lot more options! However, buying a used car is not as straightforward as buying a new car. For one, every single used car has had its own history, and that history can have a large bearing on how reliable that car will be going forward. So while the process of buying a used car is an exciting one, it is important to really check out any used car before you purchase. Let’s explore some tips for used car buyers to keep in mind!
Know Your History
Before buying any used car, you need to see a complete and accurate history for the car, including any accidents, major repairs, or damage that may have occurred. If you can’t get a detailed history, you should [...]
Now that you’re ready to buy your first car, there are probably a lot of questions that you don’t have the answers to. That’s why we put together these seven tips to help you with this big step in your life.
Features: Must Have vs. Like to Have
The first decision is to decide what you definitely want in your new car, such as body style (sedan, coupe, SUV), size, economical to operate (gas mileage), safety features, etc. Once that is decided, are there optional features that you might like to have? What about a new car or a late-model pre-owned one? The main advantages to a new model are the fact that it is new – you’re not buying someone else’s preferences or problems – and it comes with a bumper-to-bumper multi-year/mileage warranty. The down sides, however, are the significantly higher price and that new vehicles depreciate [...]