Auto Loan 101s

How To Increase Your Credit Score

Consumers who are in the market for auto loans or leases generally check their credit score to see where they're at before they apply for auto financing to get a vehicle. It's also widely known that to get the best deals like 0% financing and low lease rates, you have to have a good credit score. In the ever-cons[...] .. Read More.

What is Not Included in Your Credit Score

Most auto loan lenders use your FICO score as part of the application process to determine if you'll qualify for a car loan and if so, at what interest rate. While some auto lenders do use other credit scores like VantageScore, the FICO score is the most widely used. We've previously covered what your FICO score is made up of, but there are several items that consumers might think are part of the[...] .. Read More.

How to Improve Your Credit Score in 2010

It’s a well-known fact that getting approved for a car loan or lease is extremely dependent on your credit score. If it’s too low, you’ll pay high interest rates over the life of the auto loan. If it’s high, you can take advantage of 0% APR car loans and even get approved for a lease. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improv[...] .. Read More.

Getting the Best Auto Loan Rates

Build a Relationship With a Lender and You'll Get Better Car Loan Interest Rates Lenders are more likely to give a car loan to a buyer who they have a relationship with. If you've had a car loan in the past and made your payments on time, that lender knows that you're a responsible car buyer and might offer you a loan or interest rate that other lenders won't. This holds true with other[...] .. Read More.

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